A state senator from El Paso is not happy that a temporary shelter housing migrant children is planning to more than triple in capacity, and commentator Peter Goodman shares thoughts on the discussion about refugees lacking proper context.
Starting this year, teaching students in Mexico are being required to learn English for a degree. Commentatory Walt Rubel says that Gary Johnson's Senate Bid is straight from a Hollywood plotline, and NMSU Faculty and community members plan a series of events on climate change.
A national consumer group files to intervene in a proposal for a nuclear storage facility in SE New Mexico, and The Archdiocese of Santa Fe acknowledges 78 New Mexico priests are accused of sexually abusing children since the 1930s, but many other priests from elsewhere we sent to treatment centers run by a catholic order in NM. KUNM's Hannah Colton talks with an Levi Monagle, an attorney who has represented dozens of victims of priest abuse, and he says that one of his lawsuits names a priest who was sent to NM for treatment. Support for KUNM’s Public Health New Mexico project comes from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Con Alma Health Foundation, and from KUNM listeners.
State Police say an investigation is underway by an Alamogordo man who died from being struck by a passing car after surviving a rollover crash, and UT Southwestern Medical Center In Dallas is conducting a clinical trial on reducing radiation treatment to a single dose. We hear how this new treatment compares to the current one.
Economic development officials propose tax incentives for film production in Las Cruces and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has ordered the Roman Catholic Church in the state to release decades worth of records relating to allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up.
The Domenici Institute's 11th Public Policy conference wrapped up last week. We hear from Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican Pollster and ABC News political contributor who addressed the conference. She shared with KRWG Public Media her predictions for the November midterm elections.
The Domenici Institute at NMSU wrapped up the 11th annual Public Policy Conference. We hear from James Carville, democratic political strategist who addressed the conference. Also, we learn about how a local anthropologist has a new novel out about Zapatista women living in Chiapas, Mexico.
The New Mexico Supreme Court blocks a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from a particular party in all races by marking a single box, The Trump Administration is considering new rules that could significantly cut down on family-based, legal immigration. Also, The New York Times has defended the decision to print an anonymous opinion from what is said to be a high-level staff member of the Trump Adminstration, but commentator Walt Rubel says that without knowing who wrote the essay it's hard to understand how much attention needs to be paid to it.
Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center shares information about a nationwide survey the center conducted regarding what Americans want to see in immigration reform.
The New Mexico Supreme Court hears arguments regarding straight-party voting, a new study says that recurring climate patterns known as El Niño and La Niña will lead to stronger storms and wildfires as the planet warms, and commentator Peter Goodman shares some thoughts on gratitude.
New Mexico sees spike in traffic deaths, a temporary shelter housing migrant children in Tornillo will remain open after new contract, and The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners voted to select a new county clerk.
New Mexico is short on jobs, and one way the state is trying to address that is by attracting companies to the state. Sometimes that means giving them financial incentives to move or expand here. That's part of how New Mexico swayed Stampede Meat to open a plant here.
Statewide Candidates, state house candidates, and political committees in New Mexico filed recent campaign contributions, and we learn about a new blood test that can detect or rule out a heart attack faster.
Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke has been everywhere lately. Campaigning across Texas, blowing up the internet with viral videos, and even making a guest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. But will all of this attention translate to votes? Also, will O'Rourke's Senate Bid bring more local voters out to the polls in his hometown of El Paso?
Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke's campaign to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has landed him before a national television audience. Researchers at Duke University find the amount of water used for fracking has increased dramatically and the oil and gas industry is also generating higher volumes of wastewater. A Las Cruces music school is keeping Mariachi music and culture alive in the community.
Two teachers unions are suing the Texas Education Commissioner regarding rules he's set up for allowing outside groups to manage struggling public schools. KRWG intern James Puff speaks with students at New Mexico State University about their decision to attend the school.
As the Trump administration rolls back regulations to limit pollution from oil and gas drilling, a New Mexico grandmother is fighting for environmental protections. Many are calling for a more civil discourse in the nation, including commentator Peter Goodman.
Support is growing for legislation that would enhance the 112-year-old Antiquities Act. The Doña Ana County Commission voted Tuesday to ask the county clerk's office to refuse to offer a straight ticket option on the county's November ballot.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has 1,500 Mexican cookbooks, including one dating back to 1789. A recent addition shares recipes from one of the invisible, but ever-present, groups of workers at the university. Norma Martinez explains.
The American Civil Liberties Union sent letters to 10 New Mexico cities demanding they repeal anti-panhandling laws. Advocates for solar energy want the state's Public Regulation Commission to remove fees charged to solar customers of Southwestern Public Service Company saying the utility punishes current customers and deters new ones. A cancer fundraiser walk will kick off the third annual La Gran Fiesta in Las Cruces.
KRWG continues our conversations with local candidates running for New Mexico's House of Representatives. This week, we hear from Rudolfo "Rudy" Martinez, the Democratic State Representative in District 39.
In a surprise move, Doña Ana County Clerk Scott Krahling submitted his resignation Wednesday. Democratic State Senator Howie Morales of Silver City is on the November ballot for New Mexico Lieutenant Governor. Santa Fe High School graduate Kennedy Rodriguez shares how the deadly school shooting last May changed her.
Congress has a little more than a month to reauthorize a fund that has been creating and protecting public places for 50 years, and commentator Peter Goodman says a careful balance should be considered when organizations discuss bringing in business practices into their operations.