In September, a new Texas law aiming to limit opioid abuse will take effect. Also, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has assembled a task force to examine the feasibility of legalizing recreational cannabis in the state. We get a preview of an interview with the Governor.
Dr. Dulcinea Lara, Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at NMSU and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at NMSU shares perspective on how the media covered the recent deadly attack in El Paso and rhetoric surrounding the tragic event.
Newspapers have published a "Letter of Solidarity" from over 150 Latino leaders and artists after the El Paso attack and immigration enforcement raids. A variant of a gene association with Alzheimer's and death has been linked with a longer life. Also, we get a commentary on how a new book offers a colorful way to explain border walls.
Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a Mexican Gray Wolf, a new study says that more needs to be done to improve data on how many women in the U.S. are dying of pregnancy-related complications. Also, we get a commentary on New Mexico State Senator Mary Kay Papen getting challenged in the Democratic primary.
The American Psychological Association unanimously passed a resolution urging federal and state lawmakers to provide sufficient funding for health and social services for immigrant and refugee communities. Also, we get a commentary on moving forward after the El Paso mass shooting, and news of El Paso planning a memorial tonight at 7 to remember victims.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is meeting with lawmakers and public safety officials to talk about ways to decrease the risk of domestic terrorism. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima announces he is running for a fourth term. Also, Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Greg Ewing is resigning.
After the El Paso massacre that targeted Hispanics, groups are speaking out. We hear from Stevie Paz with NM CAFé on the issue. The faith-based community organizing group has been speaking out against hate crimes and the impact that racist language has on our communities.
More from a conversation with Fernando Garcia, Founding Executive Director of the Border Network for Human Rights. Garcia shares thoughts on how the borderlands have been impacted by the immigration debate.
A University of Texas study supports the idea that access to guns is a far better predictor of whether a person will commit gun violence than mental illness. Close observers of the southern border say the Trump administration has manipulated specific migration policies to create an artificial crisis for political ends. Also, we get a commentary saying that the Democratic Presidential debates have not been helpful to voters.
Hundreds protested against President Donald Trump visiting El Paso after the recent mass shooting. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham wants lawmakers to consider reforming the Public Regulation Commission. Also, we get a commentary on the recent firing of former New Mexico Education Secretary Dr. Karen Trujillo.
Enrollment in New Mexico's medical marijuana program has increased by more than 30 percent in the past year. The State of New Mexico is close to hiring a private firm to develop a security plan for state government buildings. Also, hundreds of residents gathered in El Paso to rally against President Donald Trump's visit Wednesday.
The El Paso community continues to grieve after a mass shooting and one young boy is hoping to lift people's spirits with a little kindness. Also, New Mexico Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small says the U.S. Senate needs to take action on gun safety legislation.
The City of Las Cruces unanimously approved another $500,000 in funding to support migrant care in the community. Also, the community of Las Cruces came together Monday evening for an expression of solidarity to nearby El Paso in response to the recent mass shooting and loss of life. We hear from those who attended the vigil.
The country is reeling from three recent shootings - one of which happened this past weekend in the border city of El Paso. The violent rampage took place at a Walmart and is one of the deadliest in Texas history, leaving 20 dead and dozens more injured. The incident was too close to home for many who spend time in what residents call the safe, family-oriented Cielo Vista neighborhood. Marfa Public Radio’s Diana Nguyen visited a nearby church on Sunday morning to see how the community is coping.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo has confirmed police are investigating whether a racist message posted online shortly before the shooting that killed 20 people at a Walmart was written by the suspect, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius from Allen, Texas. State prosecutors announced they will pursue the death penalty against Crusius. Anthony Moreno speaks with Fernando Garcia, founding executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights to learn about the group's mission.
A new survey shows that people in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez feel less connected with the hardening of the U.S.-Mexico border. Also, we get a commentary on finding inspiration from the people of Puerto Rico calling for a change in leadership.
A clinic in Alamogordo that treats opioid abuse has announced it will close this month. The ACLU of New Mexico has created a video series they say aims to counter the Trump administration's portrayal of cities along the U.S.-Mexico border as dangerous due to immigration issues. Also, we get a commentary on the Gila River Diversion proposal.
A preview of an interview with former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on the "Left, Right, Forward Podcast" with Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Delano Lewis. The special broadcast of the interview airs on KRWG-FM this Sunday morning at 7.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham seeks more regulations and funding for behavioral health boarding houses. In Texas, more than 100 new mumps cases have been identified in the last five weeks in the immigrant detention facilities where officials have yet to contain an outbreak. Also, we get a commentary on jail diversion programs losing funding in New Mexico.