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PUENTES

Emily Guerra covers the people and issues important to our growing border communities.


Jo-an Smith - Border Artist

Nov 1, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with multi-disciplinary artist, Jo-an Smith to talk to us about her participation in the Border Artists’ benefit art show “What We Love.” A portion of proceeds from art sold at the show will help KRWG Public Media. She helped with the title of the show which reflects each artist’s choice of what they are currently making in the studio or a favorite piece from the past.

SNMDO's Annual Diabetes Awareness Conference

Oct 24, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with (SNMDO) Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach Volunteer Board President, Kent Yalkut; and Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, (Trinidad) T.J. Jasso, to talk to us about the 14th Annual Diabetes Expo. The yearly diabetes awareness conference – Diabetes Expo, will be held on Saturday November 3rd beginning at 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Alma D’Arte High School, 402 W. Court Avenue, Las Cruces. A $12 admission will include lunch.

"What We Love" - The Border Artists Benefit Art Show

Oct 17, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Border Artists’ President, Tauna Cole-Dorn to talk to us about “What We Love,” a benefit art show. A portion of proceeds from art sold at the show will help KRWG Public Media. The title of the show reflects each artist’s choice of what they are currently making in the studio or a favorite piece from the past. The Border Artists are 20 artists working in the Southwest.

Potters' Guild of Las Cruces 26th Annual Empty Bowls

Oct 12, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces Board Member, Leetha Rushing, and El Caldito Soup Kitchen Volunteer Vice President Richard Lohmeyer, to talk to us about the 26th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Friday, October 19th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 West Griggs Avenue in Las Cruces at the corner of Alameda & Griggs. There will be soup from over 50 local restaurants to eat-in or take-out, there will also be a silent auction wo bid on several items.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with SWEC (Southwest Environmental Center) Membership Coordinator, Ashley Martinez, to talk to us about their Annual Fundraiser Gala, A Wild Night for Wildlife, Saturday evening, October 13th from 6 to 10 under the stars at the Downtown Las Cruces Plaza. There will be live music; entertainment; food and a silent auction. For more information call 575-522-5552; or visit SWEC at 275 N.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with La Casa, Inc. Support Services Director, Pat Acosta, to tell us about Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. La Casa, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in domestic violence emergency shelter relief and services to help families living with all forms of violence and abuse. Founded in 1981 by a group of community volunteers, Acosta says La Casa has one of the one of the safest, largest and most modern emergency shelter facilities in the state of New Mexico.

AARP - 45 years in Las Cruces

Sep 27, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with AARP Las Cruces Chapter Volunteer President and member of the AARP State Executive Council, David Lynch. Founded in 1958 by retired educator, Ethel Percy Andrus. AARP was formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons to advocate on behalf of senior citizens. Currently there are 38 million members nationally, and 300,000 in New Mexico. The Las Cruces Chapter started 45 years ago to help people choose how they live as they age.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Kathleen Albers, Executive Director of the Doña Ana Arts Council (DAAC), with information about “Feed the Body & Soul” musical fundraiser collaboration with Casa de Peregrinos. The event will benefit DAAC’s children’s art programs and Casa de Peregrinos’ children’s food programs. Albers says, “food for the body and for the soul are essential for the children of Doña Ana County to thrive.”

"When a Woman Rises" - a novel by Dr. Christine Eber

Sep 12, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with author and activist, Dr. Christine Eber, New Mexico State University Anthropology Professor Emerita, to talk to us about her new novel, “When a Woman Rises,” published by Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso, Texas. Her work explores the lives of indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico and how they have been organizing to defend their lands and lives.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Las Cruces Mariachi Conservatory Executive Director, Robert Palacios, and with student and soloist, Alyssa Adriana Bustillos, to talk about the importance of the Mariachi Conservatory in the community.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with CARE (Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc.) Founder, President and Executive Director, Yoli Diaz, to talk to us about raising cancer awareness and helping local cancer patients with the 3rd annual “The Big Event – La Gran Fiesta,” New Mexico’s largest cancer fundraiser. It is a 3-day event, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, with a special remembrance to honor National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday, September 21st at 5:30 p.m.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Alliance for Border Collaboratives Projects Coordinator and Binational Breastfeeding Coalition Outreach Officer, Rosalba Ruiz-Holguin, to talk to us about the importance of breast milk. Several border communities will join over 175 countries around the world in August to celebrate, promote and support breastfeeding.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with The Cat’s Meow Volunteer Board Vice President, Alison Reynolds, and Volunteer, Linda Pribble, to talk to us about The Cat’s Meow, the only feline adoption and resource center in Las Cruces.

Affordable Health Insurance Plans through "beWellnm"

Jul 12, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico's Health Insurance Exchange, also known as “beWellnm,” New Mexico Outreach Manager, Veronica Reyes. It is the official health insurance marketplace for individuals and businesses where New Mexicans can shop, compare and access the subsidies that are offered to consumers so they can have health insurance coverage. They offer a program for New Mexicans that are 138% above the poverty level, and for those that are under 65 years of age.

The Music and Moments at the Heart of "Homelands."

Jul 5, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – Music is essential in part two of a two-part interview on this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra with El Paso-based Mexico Border Correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo Corchado, and Philadelphia-based Tequilas Restaurant owner, David Suro Piñera, about Corchado’s newest book: “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.”

Las Cruces, NM – Part one of a two-part interview on this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, with host Emily Guerra and with El Paso-based Mexico Border Correspondent for the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo Corchado, and Philadelphia-based Tequilas Restaurant owner, David Suro Piñera, about Corchado’s newest book: “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.” Suro was one of the three friends he developed a close bond with when he was so homesick in Philadelphia in 1986.

Remembering the Braceros - Personal Accounts

Jun 22, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Raymond Cobos, historian and curator of the traveling art exhibit “Braceros – Melding History and Art” currently at the Branigan Cultural Center through October 3rd. The exhibit explores the history of agriculture, labor and migration during World War II through 1964 with the Bracero program, a worker permit program between the United States and Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Western New Mexico University Special Assistant to the President for Cultural Affairs, Faye McCalmont to talk about the three-day 2nd Annual Fiesta Latina cultural event June 22nd – 24th, in celebration of Mexico’s heritage, customs and traditions in New Mexico.

Lowriders - More than a Hobby, A Way of Life

Jun 7, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with two lowrider owners, Imperials Car Club member, Eddie Rodriguez, and Good Times Car Club member, Jesse Paredes. They will be part of the Doña Ana Arts Council “Dale Gas!” (Step on it!) Concert & Car Show on Friday, June22nd at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center.

Lowrider Photo Exhibit, Concert and Car Show

May 31, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Doña Ana Arts Council Executive Director Kathleen Albers and Committee member, Irene Oliver-Lewis, in celebration of the elaborately decorated and technically enhanced lowrider vehicles.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with the Pastor of Santa Ana Catholic Church, Reverend Manuel F. Ibarra, to talk about their Centennial Celebration in June.

Parents Are First and Most Important Teacher

May 17, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Children’s Reading Alliance Programs Manager, Maria Zuniga, to promote children’s literacy in areas such as Chaparral, Sunland Park, Anthony, Vado, Hatch and Las Cruces. In 2011 the Children’s Reading Alliance began with a mission to engage families and the community to “raise readers together.” She says parents are their children’s first and most important teachers and should read with a child 20 minutes a day.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Raíces Del Saber (Roots of Knowing) Xinachtli Community School Project Coordinator, Lucia Veronica Carmona, and Educator and Curriculum Committee Member, Carlos Aceves. The proposed new dual language public charter school “Raíces Del Saber” is projected to open in August 2019.

Innoventure Jr. - Student Entrepreneurship

May 3, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center’s Innoventure Director Amanda Bradford, and Program Specialist Cassie McClure, to talk to us about their new program - Innoventure Jr.

Building Bridges to a Better Future for Puerto Rico

Apr 26, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with New Mexico State University Professor of Engineering Technology and Co-Advisor of (AWL) Aggies Without Limits, Kenny Stevens. The group began seven years ago with students, faculty and community members focusing on improving the daily lives of developing communities with infrastructure projects both local and international. Local projects have been in Anthony, Las Cruces – Camp Hope; and Alamogordo – Foxhole homes; and internationally in Mexico, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

DAAC 31st Annual Community Arts Awards

Apr 19, 2018

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Doña Ana Arts Council Executive Director Kathleen Albers. They will be celebrating the 31st Annual Community Arts Awards with a Garden Party (Hats are Optional) on Sunday, April 29th from 3-6pm at the Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla. There will be appetizers, wine and beer by local vendors, and a dessert table; with music by “Oldies But Goodies.” Tickets and information are available at www.daarts.org.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with Co-Author of “Code Talker,” Judith Schiess Avila and the oldest Grandson of Chester Nez, Latham Nez, to talk to us about a well-kept secret of World War II, the Navajo Code Talkers. “Code Talker” is the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II, the late Chester Nez, who passed away in 2014, two years after their book was published.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with local artist, educator and musician, Wayne Carl Huber, to talk to us about his new art show, “Memories of Georgia O’Keeffe.” The show will open at Las Cruces’ first Friday Art Ramble on April 6th from 5-8pm and continues through April 30th at Dragonfly Restaurant, 139 North Main Street. For more information and to view his work, visit his website – www.waynecarlhuber.com.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with volunteers of New Mexico’s first-ever Las Cruces Space Festival Dawn Starostka, Regional Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Joe Bullington, Jacobs Technology Communication Manager at NASA White Sands Test Facility.

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