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The people and culture of New Mexico and Texas.  Fascinating field reports, interviews, and local viewpoints showcase an image of our region you won't find anywhere else.  

Rep. Martin Heinrich

Oct 16, 2012

Fred Martino interviews Rep. Martin Heinrich, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico.

Fred Martino interviews Dr. Kathy Whiteman of Western New Mexico University.  They discuss the Gila Natural History Symposium, taking place from October 25-27, 2012.  More information is available at

Fred Martino speaks with Carrie Hamblen, executive director of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, about leading the organization and a number of upcoming events.

Dr. Steve Loring

Aug 16, 2012

Fred Martino interviews Dr. Steve Loring, Associate Director of the New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station system.  Dr. Loring will speak at 9:30am at the Leyendecker Plant Sciences Research Center Centennial Field Day Saturday, August 25.  The free public event takes place from 9am to 3pm.  For more information, including driving directions, go to

More information from NMSU is available below:

Fred Martino interviews members of the Student Veterans Association at New Mexico State University, including Secretary Stevie Hansen, President Tony Cano, and Vice President Andrea Sandoval.

The group is hosting the Second Annual "Ride to Remember 9/11" on September 1.  Registration begins at 10:30am at Barnett's Harley-Davidson in Las Cruces.  Proceeds benefit the New Mexico State Veterans Home and Military Working Dogs Adoptions.

Fred Martino interviews:

Michelle Valverde, Engagement and Research Coordinator, BoCES (Borderlands Center for Educational Studies), Norma Arrieta, Parent participant in the BC2E2 project (Building Community Capacity for Educational Excellence) and Dhalea Macias, student at Arrowhead Park Early College High School and youth participant.

On this edition of The Age Spot, Las Cruces Sun News columnist Claudette Ortiz reflects on the damage caused by prejudice and labels.

Rita Nassuna

Jul 24, 2012

KRWG is a rich learning environment.  We provide internships to students from various institutions, including New Mexico State University.  And this summer, Fred Martino worked with NMSU international graduate student Rita Nassuna, who interned in our newsroom.  Martino speaks with Nassuna, a native of Uganda, about the experience.

Nancy Barnes-Smith

Jul 12, 2012

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

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 discusses education reform with National Education Association-New Mexico President Sharon Morgan.

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Rita Nassuna speaks with "cowboy poet" Baxter Black.


KRWG is proud to be involved with the Las Cruces Mayor's Top Teens.

Every year, great students who have overcome challenges and give back to our community are honored.

Today, we speak with Top Teen Letticia Martinez.


KRWG is proud to be involved with the Las Cruces Mayor's Top Teens.

Every year, great students who have overcome challenges and give back to our community are honored.

Today, we speak with Top Teen Marisa Salazar.

KRWG is proud to be involved with the Las Cruces Mayor's Top Teens.

Every year, great students who have overcome challenges and give back to our community are honored.

Today, we speak with Top Teen Lexi Tallman.

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 Jerry Nachison of Jardin de los Ninos, which provides services to homeless children and their families in Las Cruces and Dona Ana County.

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. 

Marlene Salas-Provance

Apr 24, 2012

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.

RIAS Berlin was a legendary voice in Germany’s broadcasting landscape from 1946 through 1993.

The radio station was established by the U.S. Government, and while it stopped broadcasting in 1993, the name RIAS Berlin continued with a new mission, a journalist exchange program.

Twice a year, American journalists travel to Germany and German journalists come to the United States.

Rev. Robert Graetz

Apr 5, 2012
Courtesy: Auburn University

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.