Fred Martino speaks with Nancy Barnes-Smith of the Roadrunner Food Bank. There is increased demand for donations to support the food bank's work, with an estimated 18.5 percent of state residents dealing with hunger. More information is also available online at www.rrfb.org
Fred Martino interviews Pat Gill, Storytellers of Las Cruces. The organization is hosting the National Convention of the National Story League from July 12 through July 15 at the Hotel Encanto. There will also be a free public event with song and stories on Saturday, July 14 at 2pm at the Farm and Ranch Museum.
Fred Martino interviews Rep. Martin Heinrich, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a race against State Auditor Hector Balderas. Heinrich says Congress needs to pass legislation to spur job creation, including the Senate version of the Highway bill. Heinrich also discusses his efforts to protect the Organ Mountains and surrounding areas through a National Monument designation and legislation he is co-sponsoring to ensure employers may not demand social networking passwords.
On this edition of Images, Fred Martino interviews David McCallister, an international director with Toastmasters. McCallister recently visited a Las Cruces chapter of the organization, which includes about 270,000 members across the globe.
Fred Martino interviews state auditor Hector Balderas. They discuss the audit of Sunland Park as well as many federal issues. Balderas is running against Rep. Martin Heinrich for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. The primary will be held on June 5 and is restricted to those registered with a political party. Former Rep. Heather Wilson is running against Las Cruces businessman Greg Sowards for the Republican nomination. The seat becomes available in 2013 due to the retirement of Democratic U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman.
Fred Martino interviews Marlene Salas-Provance of the New Mexico State University Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders. They discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center at NMSU. The center is hosting a community open house and celebration on May 4, 2012, from 5pm to 8pm. Free food, music, clinic tours, and activities for children. Information: 575-646-2402.
On this episode of Images, Fred Martino interviews the Rev. Robert Graetz.
In 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama signaled the start of the modern civil rights movement in the United States. Some of the organizers of the boycott, such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, became nationwide symbols of African-Americans' struggle for equality.
On this very last edition of Images with Carrie Hamblen, Denise Chavez, who was the very first guest on the program, comes back to talk about the upcoming 18th annual Border Book Festival, what the journey has been like, what she hopes has been achieved through the festival, and what she hopes is in the future. Plus, Images Gardening expert Jackye Meinecke talks about the highlights of the upcoming Tour of Gardens show.
On the program, Irene Oliver Lewis talks about the chartering of Alma de Arte school, how it grew out of the after school programs at Court Youth Center, the programs that are upcoming and what she hopes will happen in the future of the school.
On the second part of the interview with Hasia Diner, she talks about the historical background behind Jewish migration in the United States, what Jews experienced as citizens and what can be learned from that history.
On Part 1 of this program, Hasia Diner talks about growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the time of segregation, how her social activism started and her interest in Jewish history in the United States.
On the program, one of the organizers of the upcoming Las Cruces Arts Fair, Glenn Cutter and local artist, Rosemary McLoughlin, talk about the success of last years' event, how an event like this benefits the area, the artists featured in the event and how it may develop in the future. Also, on the program, Images Gardening Expert Jackye Meiencke says despite the blustery weather, there are chores to do in the garden to get ready for spring.
On the program, Spencer Crew discusses his background in African American history, discussing his work on the Underground Railroad and the migration of African Americans from the South to the North. Spencer Crew reflects on the evolution of race relations and what we can learn from it today.
On the program, Stephanie L. Taylor talks about American Surrealist Joseph Cornell, the portrayal of women in the photographs of Playboy Magazine, and the origins of Yarn Bombing. There will be a yarn bomb on the NMSU campus in April.
On the program, Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University, Matthew Frye Jacobson, talks about the early arrival of Irish immigrants to the country in the 1800's and 1900's and how they were viewed by American. He talks about the evolution of racial discourse at the time and how that affected how "white" someone was considered.