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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

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Election 2018 State Auditor Forum

Sep 26, 2018

Election 2018 Forum: New Mexico State Auditor. This forum features the candidates for New Mexico State Auditor - Democrat Brian Colón and Republican Wayne Johnson.   


Election 2018 Forum: New Mexico Secretary of State

Sep 24, 2018

This week on Newsmakers, Fred Martino sits down for an in depth interview with New Mexico State University President Dr. John Floros. 

Election 2018 Forum: New Mexico Attorney General

Sep 5, 2018

Election 2018 Forum:  New Mexico Attorney General.  This forum features Republican Michael Hendricks and Libertarian Blair Dunn, candidates for New Mexico Attorney General.  Incumbent Democrat Hector Balderas was invited to the event, but did not confirm.

Newsmakers 1021 - Senator Howie Morales

Aug 28, 2018

State Senator Howie Morales, the Democratic candidate for New Mexico Lieutenant Governor.

Newsmakers 1020 - Our Water Future

Aug 8, 2018

Issues & Answers: Computer Science Education in New Mexico

Jul 25, 2018

Newsmakers1018 - Jerry Pacheco pt. 2

Jul 12, 2018

Newsmakers 1017 - Jerry Pacheco pt.1

Jul 5, 2018

Newsmakers 1016 - Fernando Macias pt.2

Jun 28, 2018

Newsmakers 1015 - Fernando R. Macias

Jun 21, 2018

Newsmakers 1014 - Joshua Wheeler-Author, "Acid West"

May 21, 2018

Newsmakers 1013 - Heather Whitley, Ph.D.

May 20, 2018

Newsmakers 1012 - Sean Roberts,

May 15, 2018

Newsmakers 1011 - Giovanna Rossi

May 7, 2018

Newsmakers 1010 - Xochitl Torres-Small

May 5, 2018

Forum: Candidates For New Mexico Governor

Apr 2, 2018

This program was produced by KNME-TV in association with the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG). 

From NMFOG: Candidates for governor of New Mexico in 2018 are on the record in support of the public’s right to know.

Newsmakers 1007 - Senator Joseph Cervantes

Mar 25, 2018

Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea visited the KRWG-TV studios during his March visit for NMSU's "Big Read" project.  The NMSU Big Read committee chose Urrea's “Into the Beautiful North" for the community reading project.  Urrea answered questions from NMSU students, faculty, and staff during the taping of a special one-hour edition of KRWG-TV's Newsmakers.  

Issues & Answers: The New Mexico Economic Forum

Mar 2, 2018

Fred Martino hosts this forum with New Mexico State University economists Dr. Chris Erickson and Dr. Jim Peach. They discuss national, regional, and local economic conditions. We'll also visit Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to hear ideas for boosting the economy from a diverse group of citizens.

NM 2nd Congressional District Republican Nomination Forum

Feb 22, 2018

Edmundo Resendez speaks with the candidates running for the Republican nomination in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District: Clayburn Griffin, State Representative Yvette Herrell, Jack Volpato, Monty Newman, and Professor Gavin Clarkson.


Issues and Answers: Civic Engagement

Feb 15, 2018

Join Fred Martino with a great panel discussing ways to boost civic engagement in our region. Guests include Dona Ana County Clerk Scott Krahling, Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez, League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces President Kim Sorensen, and NM Cafe community organizer Allex Luna.

Newsmakers1005 - Searchlight New Mexico - Lauren Villagran

Feb 10, 2018

Newsmakers1004 - Common Cause New Mexico - Viki Harrison

Feb 3, 2018

Newsmakers 1003: Angel Peña

Jan 20, 2018

Newsmakers1002: Mad Hildebrandt

Jan 19, 2018