Community Matters

Community Matters is a radio program where subject experts and community leaders talk about the challenges and inequities our City faces and possible solutions that could contribute its growth. Third Monday of the month, at the bottom of the hour, 8:30AM- 9AM, on KSFR's Wake-Up Call (101.1FM).

Community Matters - Affordable Housing

Aired on February 19th, 2018, housing experts and community leaders Tomás Rivera from Chainbreaker Collective, Kim Shanahan from Santa Fe Home Builders Association, Alexandra Ladd from the City’s Affordable Housing Department, Daniel Werwath with New Mexico Inter-Faith Housing, and your host Bill Smith from the Santa Fe Community Foundation talked about the affordable housing shortage our City faces, current issues with existing housing, and what institutions need to do in order to tackle the housing crisis in Santa Fe.

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Community Matters - The New Tax Bill and How It May Impact Charitable Giving

Aired on March 19th, 2018, Nell Graham Sale a partner with the Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman and Sale Law; and your host Bill Smith from the Santa Fe Community Foundation will be discussing what the new tax bill means for donors, the impact it will have on our nonprofits and community, and what nonprofits can do to prepare and ensure funding from those donors that will no longer have the tax incentive they used to for their chartable gifts.

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Community Matters - Mayor Webber

Aired on April 16th, 2018, our new Mayor, Alan Webber, and your host Bill Smith from the Santa Fe Community Foundation will be discussing the housing crisis, ideas of how we can preserve our culture and provide support for existing businesses while welcoming new businesses as well as talking about the City’s agenda (under its new leadership) to address certain barriers and create a more inclusive community for all who live here.

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Community Matters - Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support for Young Parents.




Aired on May 21, 2018, this Community Matters radio segment discussed the uncomfortable topic of teen pregnancy, prevention methods, and support for young parents with Lauren Whitehurst from Mother Tongue Project, Katherine Courtney from SFCF's Birth to Career Collaboration, and your host Bill Smith.

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Community Matters - Fire in our Communities

Aired on June 18, 2018, this “Community Matters,” New Mexico’s ongoing and severe drought is the topic of discussion. Program host and Santa Fe Community Foundation CEO Bill Smith welcomes guests from the Santa Fe National Forest; the City of Santa Fe and the Forest Stewards Guild to discuss.

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