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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 2020 – NM State Representative District 36

44 minutes ago

Election 2020: State Representative District 36 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Dale Yeo from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Nathan Small. The Republican candidate Brandi Polanco declined the invitation. 

Election 2020 – NM State Representative District 35

46 minutes ago

Election 2020: State Representative District 35 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Dale Yeo from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Angelica Rubio and Republican Richelle Ponder.

Election 2020: U.S. Senate Debate

22 hours ago

NMPBS Election Special 10/16, 7p: Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (Democrat) is seeking a second term in this year’s Second Congressional District campaign in a rematch from 2018 against challenger Yvette Herrell (Republican). That election was decided by fewer than 4,000 votes. 

Election 2020 – NM State Representative District 34

Oct 15, 2020

Election 2020: State Representative District 34 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Vicki Simons from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Raymundo Lara and Republican Dawn Ladd. 

Election 2020 – NM State Representative District 33

Oct 15, 2020

Election 2020: State Representative District 33 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Vicki Simons from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Micaela Cadena and Republican Beth Miller. 

WATCH: KOB-TV Debate- New Mexico U.S. Senate Race

Oct 9, 2020

KRWG Public Media is pleased to partner with KOB-TV during Election 2020.

As part of our collaboration, KRWG-TV aired a debate in New Mexico's U.S. Senate race.

Watch the debate at this link.

WATCH: KOB-TV Debate- New Mexico 2nd Congressional District

Oct 9, 2020

KRWG Public Media is pleased to partner with KOB-TV during Election 2020.

As part of our collaboration, KRWG-TV aired KOB's debate in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional district.

The debate features Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvettee Herrell.

Watch the debate at this link.

Election 2020 – NM State Senate District 38

Oct 8, 2020

Election 2020: State Senate District 38 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Eileen VanWie from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Carrie Hamblen and Republican Charles Wendler. 

Election 2020 – NM State Senate District 36

Oct 8, 2020

Election 2020: State Senate District 36 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Eileen VanWie from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Jeff Steinborn and Republican Kimberly Skaggs.  

 

Election 2020 – NM State Senate District 37

Sep 30, 2020

Election 2020: State Senate District 37 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Bobbie Green from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Bill Soules and Republican David Gallus. 

Election 2020 – NM State Senate District 35

Sep 30, 2020

Election 2020: State Senate District 35 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Bobbie Green from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Neomi Martinez-Parra and Republican Crystal Diamond. 

Election 2020 – NM State Senate District 34

Sep 24, 2020

 

Election 2020: State Senate District 34 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Eileen VanWie from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democrat Darren Kugler and Republican Ron Griggs.

Election 2020 – NM State Senate District 31

Sep 24, 2020

Election 2020: State Senate District 31 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Eileen VanWie from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features Democratic candidate Joseph Cervantes. We were unable to reach Republican candidate John Roberts.   

 

Election 2020 - New Mexico State Representative District 53

Sep 18, 2020

Election 2020: State Representative District 53 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Kathy Brook from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features the candidate Republican Ricky Little. Democrat Willie Madrid declined the invitation.

Election 2020 - New Mexico State Representative District 52

Sep 18, 2020

Election 2020: State Representative District 52 with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Kathy Brook from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features candidates Democrat Doreen Gallegos and Republican John Foreman.

Issues & Answers: Equity in Education

Sep 10, 2020

Dulcinea Lara of New Mexico State University, The National Education Association-New Mexico's Andrew Montoya, and Michelle Valverde of the Learning Action Buffet in Las Cruces talk about efforts to ensure equity in New Mexico public schools.

Newsmakers 1217 - Henry Fountain: Climate Reporter, New York Times

Aug 12, 2020

This week, Newsmakers features Henry Fountain, Climate Reporter for the New York Times to discuss his latest article on the Megadrought and Climate Change.  

 

This week, Newsmakers looks at changes to the CWA that could impact the Gila river and we visit Eagle Ranch Heart of the Desert which is known for being the largest pistachio producing grove in the state of New Mexico. 

Newsmakers 1215 - New Graduates Face Tough Labor Market; Naida Zucker

Jul 27, 2020

This week, Newsmakers looks at how new graduates are facing a tough labor market and we visit with Naida Zucker a retired zoologist and biology professor who now is a local artist.  

 

This week, Newsmakers features Dr. Patrick Turner, Director of First Year Initiatives at NMSU and Kimberly York, Interim Director, Black Programs at NMSU.  

 

Issues & Answers: Police Oversight

Jul 2, 2020

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Third Judicial District Attorney Mark D'Antonio discuss the legal issues surrounding police oversight. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima and Las Cruces District 4 City Councilor Johana Bencomo talk about municipal policy efforts to improve police oversight.  

Issues & Answers: Police Reform

Jun 25, 2020

Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart and New Mexico State University Police Chief Stephen Lopez talk about the movement for police reform. This series is a partnership between KRWG Public Media, NAACP of Doña Ana County, and the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. 

This week, Newsmakers features Dr. Chris Erickson, New Mexico State University Professor, to discuss COVID-19 and the short and long-term effects on the New Mexico economy.     

 

Newsmakers 1212 - Dr. Bobbie Green: President Doña Ana County NAACP

Jun 11, 2020

This week, Newsmakers features Dr. Bobbie Green, President of the Doña Ana County NAACP.

  

 

Election 2020 - New Mexico GOP Primary: U.S. House District 2

May 14, 2020

Election 2020: New Mexico GOP Primary U.S. House District 2 Forum with moderator Fred Martino. The show features three candidates running for the Republican nomination in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District: Claire Chase, Yvette Herrell, and Chris Mathys.

This week, Newsmakers host Fred Martino sits down for an in depth discussion with James Millward of Georgetown University on China and the current state of affairs.  

  

 

This week, Newsmakers speaks with Oscar Arriaga of the U.S. Census Bureau and Manuel Sanchez, Vice Chair Doña Ana County Commission on the up coming census.  

 

Newsmakers 1209 - Paul Gessing, Rio Grande Foundation

Mar 20, 2020

This week on Newsmakers, Fred Martino sits down with Paul Gessing, president of the Rio Grande Foundation, to discuss New Mexico's state budget which was set at this year's legislative session.

Newsmakers 1208 - A traveling RV that gathers health data; Smokey Bear

Feb 27, 2020

This week, Newsmakers looks at an RV that tours America gathering health data, and Living Here finds out the true story of Smokey Bear.

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