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The KRWG news team features the people, issues, and events that shape our community in this weekly news magazine.   Special Newmakers programs include political forums, as well as the hour-long programs "Issues and Answers" and "The Innovators."  E-mail your story and interview ideas to feedback@nmsu.edu

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Election 2021- LCPS Board District 2 Forum

19 hours ago

Election 2021: Las Cruces Public School Board for District 2 with moderators Anthony Moreno from KRWG and Jo Galván Nash from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features candidates running for the school board in District 2: Pamela Cort and Henry Young.   

 

Newsmakers 1325 - New Mexico U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

Sep 9, 2021

Fred Martino speaks with New Mexico U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich about a variety of issues, including: the COVID-19 surge, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, plans for infrastructure spending, and the Senator's proposals to advance clean energy.  

 

Election 2021- LCPS Board District 1

Sep 9, 2021

Election 2021: Las Cruces Public School Board for District 1 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Dale Yeo from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features candidates running for the school board in District 1 : Abelardo Balcazar and Raymond Jaramillo.  

Newsmakers 1324 - Michael Marlin: Author, "Astrotourism"

Sep 1, 2021

Fred Martino speaks with Michael Marlin, author of "Astrotourism: Star gazers, eclipse chasers, and the dark sky movement." They also talk about the prospects for space tourism after the Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin launches in our region.  

 

Newsmakers 1323 - JJ Amaworo Wilson: Author, "Nazaré"

Aug 18, 2021

Issues & Answers: Preserving Our Groundwater

Jul 26, 2021

The show features: John D'Antonio, State Engineer and John Fleck, University of New Mexico Water Resources Program Director and they discuss the groundwater issue facing the state of New Mexico and ways we can help preserve this natural resource.  

 

Newsmakers 1322 - Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Ralph Ramos

Jul 22, 2021

Fred Martino talks with Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Ralph Ramos about the return to in-person learning, remote instruction, equity in schools, and more.  

 

Newsmakers 1321 - Virgin Galactic Launch; Health of Local News

Jul 15, 2021

An in-depth report on the long-awaited beginning of space tourism at Spaceport America, as Virgin Galactic has a successful launch. Plus: Fred Martino speaks with Impact Architect's Lindsay Green-Barber, Ph.D., and Hannah Stonebraker. They discuss a report completed for the Knight Foundation that looks at the health of local news in New Mexico and other areas across the country.   

Newsmakers 1320 - Stephen Fischmann, Dist. 5 NMPRC Commissioner

Jul 7, 2021

 Fred Martino talks with Stephen Fischmann, Dist. 5 NMPRC Commissioner. They discuss the rejection of El Paso Electric's rate increase request; a proposed purchase of PNM, New Mexico's largest utility; and much more.  

 

Newsmakers 1319 - COVID-19: The Student Perspective

Jun 29, 2021

Newsmakers:  COVID-19 - The Student Perspective

Noah Raess spent the last few months of his high school career producing this documentary about how the pandemic impacted students throughout the region. 

Following the documentary, Fred Martino speaks with Raess about the experience he gained as a KRWG Public Media intern.

Newsmakers 1318 - Physical Science Laboratory 75th Anniversary

Jun 21, 2021

PSL, the Physical Science Laboratory at New Mexico State University, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Fred Martino talks with PSL Director Eric Sanchez and PSL retiree Bernie McCune.  

 

Newsmakers 1317 - Sharman Apt Russell: Author - "Within Our Grasp"

Jun 15, 2021

Fred Martino talks with Silver City-based author Sharman Apt Russell. Her latest book is "Within Our Grasp - Childhood Malnutrition Worldwide and the Revolution Taking Place to End It."  

 

Newsmakers 1316 - Economist Chris Erickson, Ph.D.

May 21, 2021

Fred Martino talks with New Mexico State University economist Chris Erickson, Ph.D. They discuss federal pandemic relief funding, priorities for New Mexico and the nation, and much more.

Newsmakers 1315 - Ambassador Delano Lewis

May 17, 2021

Fred Martino talks with Ambassador Delano Lewis, Visiting Senior Fellow for Global Affairs at New Mexico State University.  Lewis served as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa during part of the Clinton Administration.  They discuss global affairs at NMSU, challenges for the Biden administration, and much more.

Newsmakers 1314 - Camp Hope Film & 48 Hour Film Challenge

May 5, 2021

 This week on Newsmakers: Creative Media Institute (CMI) students help Camp Hope through film and we sit down with Ilana Lapid, an associate professor at CMI at New Mexico State University to talk about the film’s impact on Camp Hope, as well as the 48 Film Challenge.

Newsmakers 1313 - Dan Arvizu Chancellor, New Mexico State University

Apr 23, 2021

Fred Martino interviews Dan Arvizu, Ph.D., Chancellor, New Mexico State University. They discuss the transition to renewable energy and the opportunities it presents for education and economic development.

Newsmakers 1312 - Mary Parr-Sanchez - President, NEA - New Mexico

Apr 20, 2021

Fred Martino interviews Mary Parr-Sanchez, President of the National Education Association-New Mexico.  They discuss how the pandemic has affected K-12 education, the return to in-person classes, and the initiatives needed to improve education in the state. 

Anthony Moreno discusses the legalization of adult-use cannabis in New Mexico with those involved in the cannabis industry in the state. We also hear what two state lawmakers think about the legislation that was passed in a special session.

Newsmakers 1311 - COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in NM

Apr 8, 2021

This week, Newsmakers looks at efforts in vaccine distribution in New Mexico and other issues related to the pandemic.

Newsmakers 1310 - New Mexico Sustainability - Camilla Feibelman

Apr 1, 2021

This week, Newsmakers features Camilla Feibelman, Director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter to discuss how to make New Mexico more sustainable.  

 

This week, Newsmakers features Eileen VanWie, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico and Rebecca Courtney from the GFWC Progress Club of Las Cruces to discuss the installation of a National "Votes for Women" trail marker in Pioneer Women's Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  

Newsmakers 1308 - First-Generation College Students

Mar 17, 2021

Fred Martino talks with New Mexico State University student Carolina Trejo and Rosa De La Torre-Burmeister, Director of the TRIO Upward Bound program at NMSU. They talk about the assistance available to encourage more students in their pursuit of a college education.  

 

Newsmakers 1307 - Las Cruces Police Reform and Oversight

Feb 25, 2021

Fred Martino is joined by Dr. Bobbie Green-President, Doña Ana County NAACP for a discussion about police reform and oversight with Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima and City Councilor Johana Bencomo.

Newsmakers 1306 - Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez

Feb 17, 2021

Fred Martino is joined by Dr. Bobbie Green-President, Doña Ana County NAACP for a discussion with Las Cruces Police Chief Miguel Dominguez about police reform and oversight.  

 

Newsmakers 1305 - Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination & Treatment

Feb 10, 2021

Fred Martino is joined by Dr. Bobbie Green-President, Doña Ana County NAACP for a discussion about equity in COVID-19 vaccination and treatment. The guest for the show: William R. Thompson, MD, of the UNM Health Sciences Center (retired).

Newsmakers 1304 - New Mexico Civil Rights Commission

Feb 2, 2021

Fred Martino is joined by Dr. Bobbie Green-President, Doña Ana County NAACP for a discussion with Las Cruces area members of the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission: Kim Stewart, Doña Ana County Sheriff and Gerald Byers-District Attorney, Doña Ana County. 

This week, Newsmakers features one of the last in person Naturalization ceremonies before the COVID-19 pandemic and an interview with Johana Bencomo, City Councilor for Las Cruces District 4. 

 

This week, Newsmakers features one of the last in person Naturalization ceremonies before the COVID-19 pandemic and an interview with Johana Bencomo, the Executive Director of NM CAFé. 

Newsmakers 1301 - Martin Heinrich: New Mexico U.S. Senator

Jan 14, 2021

This week, Newsmakers features New Mexico U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, who discusses the insurrection at the capitol and his work in Congress.  

 

Issues & Answers: COVID-19 in the Borderland

Dec 17, 2020

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