KRWG News This Week

Saturday at 5pm

Saturdays at 5pm, join Fred Martino for the region's full hour of in-depth coverage: KRWG News This Week. 

The program features the region's top stories, interviews, and regular features, including:

  • Commentaries from Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel
  • Puentes a la comunidad (Bridges to the Community) with Emily Guerra
  • Healthwatch updates to keep the region safe and provide information about important health topics
  • Fronteras interviews with Anthony Moreno

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KRWG News This Week - COVID-19 Update

Dec 2, 2020

On the program this week, two in-depth local reports:  New Mexico is moving to a county-by-county system to determine COVID-19 restrictions and a look at delays in testing.  

Plus, we'll see how hospitals in the Mountain West are already accepting COVID patients from other states.  Some of those places transferring patients have loose restrictions, including Texas.  We'll examine how Republican state legislatures, which normally emphasize local control, are doing just the opposite with the pandemic, blocking local safety precautions.

All that, plus more of the week's top stories and Walt Rubel's commentary on the need for more transparency at Spaceport America.

This week, we continue our conversation with U.S. Senator Tom Udall, as he completes his career in Congress. 

Plus, New Mexico Democrats call for more stable revenue in the state, including the legalization of marijuana. 

And, we'll hear from President-elect Joe Biden's choice for Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, the first Hispanic person to lead the department.

KRWG News This Week - COVID-19 Surge; Election 2020 Reaction

Nov 18, 2020

KRWG News This Week looks at the COVID-19 surge and what it could mean for hospitals in the region.  We also continue our coverage of Election 2020.  This week, we'll talk with New Mexico State University professor Dwight Kealy, who notes the United States is more "purple" than "red" or "blue."  Plus: a portion of our interview with Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, as she completes her term in Congress.  Torres Small lost her re-election bid to Republican Yvette Herrell.  She talks about the loss, President Trump's refusal to concede his race, and what she hopes Congress can accomplish in the lame duck session.  That and much more during an extraordinary week for our region and the nation.

KRWG News This Week - Election 2020: Take 2, America?

Nov 12, 2020

A look back at an extraordinary election.  We visit Santa Fe, where Trump loyalists protested in one of America’s most progressive cities. Then, a conversation with public radio reporter Nate Hegyi, who traveled more than 800 miles across the Mountain West in advance of the election. Dr. Nancy Baker, Professor Emeritus of Government at New Mexico State University, discusses the grave threats posed by President Donald Trump.  And New Mexico U.S. Senator Tom Udall comments on Trump’s actions and President-Elect Joe Biden’s return to Washington.  Plus: Las Cruces area officials welcome Biden’s win, as do immigrant rights groups.

On the premiere of KRWG News This Week, our program is dedicated to Election 2020.  Fred Martino looks at the New Mexico U.S. Senate race and the 2nd District Congressional contest, one of the closest House races in the nation.  Fred also examines the healthcare and Social Security plans of President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden.

We'll also hear from young voters, members of New Mexico State University's College Democrats and College Republicans.

And, we'll travel across the border, where asylum seekers are closely watching the Presidential race.

That and much more in this unprecedented election preview.