Federal funding is set to run out on what industry experts are calling a crucial safety net program for farmers. As Texas Public Radio's Ryan Poppy reports...the latest developments all depend on legislation that mandates new requirements for certain SNAP food benefit recipients. In more news...The Trump Administration's new trade deal with Mexico is designed to encourage car companies to make more of their products in the United States. However, with the North American Free Trade Deal, manufacturers have turned to the cheaper labor pool south of the border for more affordable cars and auto parts. So is this a win for the U.S. and a loss for Mexico? From the Fronteras Desk, Jorge Valencia reports.
A financial accountability group gives New Mexico a poor grade due to the state's high debt burden. Also, in other news...due to a shortage of hearts available for transplants, doctors have had to change standards for what's considered acceptable. KERA's Sam Baker talks with Dr. Shelley Hall, Chief of transplant cardiology at Baylor University Medical Center to learn more research and clinical trials being done there of donor hearts from people who have hepatitus C.
There's a lot at stake for New Mexico with the 2020 Census. KUNM's Hannah Colton shares more on how important the data from the U.S. Census is to the state. In more news...Many students and families are affected by the Trump administration's immigration rhetoric, and teachers are seeing the effects in their classrooms. KUNM's Marisa DeMarco reports that The New Mexico Dream Team recently held a training for University of New Mexico faculty and staff regarding the issue.
Emily Guerra with KRWG Public Media brings us a story about two community non-profit organizations working together for a musical fundraiser to help local children's arts and food programs. Also, NMSU's new leadership is taking on a number of challenges. Fred Martino sat down with NMSU President Dr. John Floros to learn more about how the university is facing those challenges.
New Mexico's gubernatorial candidates shared their differences on the recreational use of marijuana during a Wednesday night debate sponsored by KRQE-TV. Also, we hear from NMSU President Dr. John Floros on NMSU's key goals of student recruitment and retention.
Shortly after President Donald Trump was elected, a new grassroots movement formed called Indivisible. The group has thousands of chapters across the country and has created a manual for progressives. Mallory Falk with KRWG Public Media reports on several Indivisble chapters in Southern New Mexico as they gear up for election season.
A state senator from El Paso is not happy that a temporary shelter housing migrant children is planning to more than triple in capacity, and commentator Peter Goodman shares thoughts on the discussion about refugees lacking proper context.
Starting this year, teaching students in Mexico are being required to learn English for a degree. Commentatory Walt Rubel says that Gary Johnson's Senate Bid is straight from a Hollywood plotline, and NMSU Faculty and community members plan a series of events on climate change.
A national consumer group files to intervene in a proposal for a nuclear storage facility in SE New Mexico, and The Archdiocese of Santa Fe acknowledges 78 New Mexico priests are accused of sexually abusing children since the 1930s, but many other priests from elsewhere we sent to treatment centers run by a catholic order in NM. We hear from an attorney who has represented dozens of victims of priest abuse, and he says that one of his lawsuits names a priest who was sent to NM for treatment.
State Police say an investigation is underway by an Alamogordo man who died from being struck by a passing car after surviving a rollover crash, and UT Southwestern Medical Center In Dallas is conducting a clinical trial on reducing radiation treatment to a single dose. We hear how this new treatment compares to the current one.
Economic development officials propose tax incentives for film production in Las Cruces and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has ordered the Roman Catholic Church in the state to release decades worth of records relating to allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up.
The Domenici Institute's 11th Public Policy conference wrapped up last week. We hear from Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican Pollster and ABC News political contributor who addressed the conference. She shared with KRWG Public Media her predictions for the November midterm elections.
The Domenici Institute at NMSU wrapped up the 11th annual Public Policy Conference. We hear from James Carville, democratic political strategist who addressed the conference. Also, we learn about how a local anthropologist has a new novel out about Zapatista women living in Chiapas, Mexico.
The New Mexico Supreme Court blocks a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from a particular party in all races by marking a single box, The Trump Administration is considering new rules that could significantly cut down on family-based, legal immigration. Also, The New York Times has defended the decision to print an anonymous opinion from what is said to be a high-level staff member of the Trump Adminstration, but commentator Walt Rubel says that without knowing who wrote the essay it's hard to understand how much attention needs to be paid to it.
Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center shares information about a nationwide survey the center conducted regarding what Americans want to see in immigration reform.
The New Mexico Supreme Court hears arguments regarding straight-party voting, a new study says that recurring climate patterns known as El Niño and La Niña will lead to stronger storms and wildfires as the planet warms, and commentator Peter Goodman shares some thoughts on gratitude.
New Mexico sees spike in traffic deaths, a temporary shelter housing migrant children in Tornillo will remain open after new contract, and The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners voted to select a new county clerk.
New Mexico is short on jobs, and one way the state is trying to address that is by attracting companies to the state. Sometimes that means giving them financial incentives to move or expand here. That's part of how New Mexico swayed Stampede Meat to open a plant here.
Statewide Candidates, state house candidates, and political committees in New Mexico filed recent campaign contributions, and we learn about a new blood test that can detect or rule out a heart attack faster.
Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke has been everywhere lately. Campaigning across Texas, blowing up the internet with viral videos, and even making a guest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. But will all of this attention translate to votes? Also, will O'Rourke's Senate Bid bring more local voters out to the polls in his hometown of El Paso?
Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke's campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has landed him before a national television audience. Researchers at Duke University find the amount of water used for fracking has increased dramatically and the oil and gas industry is also generating higher volumes of wastewater. A Las Cruces music school is keeping Mariachi music and culture alive in the community.
Two teachers unions are suing the Texas Education Commissioner regarding rules he's set up for allowing outside groups to manage struggling public schools. KRWG intern James Puff speaks with students at New Mexico State University about their decision to attend the school.
As the Trump administration rolls back regulations to limit pollution from oil and gas drilling, a New Mexico grandmother is fighting for environmental protections. Many are calling for a more civil discourse in the nation, including commentator Peter Goodman.
Support is growing for legislation that would enhance the 112-year-old Antiquities Act. The Doña Ana County Commission voted Tuesday to ask the county clerk's office to refuse to offer a straight ticket option on the county's November ballot.