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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

Click here for the Newsmakers archive through 2016

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Domenici Forum: Agricultural Policy 2016

Sep 13, 2016

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dr. Garrey Carruthers moderates a panel discussion on agricultural policy and how how it affects the economy in the border region. Panelists include Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Jose Calzada Rovirosa, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs of USDA Ed Avalos and New Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte.

Newsmakers 818, 8/4/16

Aug 16, 2016

Newsmakers 817, 7/14/16

Jul 28, 2016

Newsmakers 816, 7/7/16

Jul 13, 2016

Newsmakers 815, 6/30/16

Jul 13, 2016

Newsmakers 814- 6/23/16

Jun 24, 2016

On this episode of Newsmakers: we visit a Deming school that welcomes hundreds of students from Mexico; El Paso considers a municipal I.D.; and Living Here visits Dripping Springs in the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument.

Newsmakers 813- 6/16/16

Jun 17, 2016

This episode of Newsmakers includes a report on former President Bill Clinton's visit to Las Cruces and what area residents are saying about Hillary Clinton's run for the Presidency; we'll meet a new citizen who's excited to be voting for the first time in November; and "Living Here" takes us to the City of Rocks State Park.

Newsmakers 812, 5/26/16

Jun 1, 2016

This episode of Newsmakers features field reports on:  budget cuts facing Las Cruces Public Schools; Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits Vado; and local students benefit from the "Every Kid in a Park" program.

G.Y. Liu-President, Shijiazhuang College

Jun 1, 2016

Issues And Answers: Public Education

May 12, 2016

Fred Martino discusses public education in New Mexico with Senator Bill Soules, NEA New Mexico Vice President Mary Parr-Sanchez, Las Cruces school board members Ed Frank and Andre Gonzales (student member), and Jo Galvan of Las Cruces Public Schools.

Paul Gessing-Rio Grande Foundation and Connor Gordon-Young Americans For Liberty discuss the current political climate and their advocacy for limited government.

Issues And Answers: The Youth Vote

May 3, 2016

Las Cruces teachers and students discuss the 2016 election and public policy. 

Public Education in New Mexico

Apr 25, 2016

This documentary looks at controversial changes in New Mexico public education, including the use of standardized testing as a major factor in teacher evaluations.

Issues and Answers: The College Vote

Apr 14, 2016

Guests include David Moreno of the NMSU College Democrats, Connor Gordon from Young Americans for Liberty, Taylor Dyer-Paz from NMSU Political Awareness Club and Aaron Holloway of the NMSU College Republicans.

Newsmakers 808, 3/31/16

Apr 11, 2016

This episode of Newsmakers includes these field reports and more:  A look at the enormous impact of the 1966 Texas Western basketball team; an update on regional transit service and its potential benefits for Dona Ana County; and "Living Here" focuses on the annual visit of sandhill cranes to Hatch.

Issues And Answers: The Graduation Rate

Apr 6, 2016

Issues and Answers: The Graduation Rate. Guests include Senator Bill Soules, NMSU Education Dean Dr. Donald Pope-Davis, and  La Academia Dolores Huerta Middle School head administrator Octavio Casillas.

Alan Webber, One New Mexico

Apr 1, 2016

Fred Martino interviews Alan Webber, founder of One New Mexico, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a better future for the state through public policy improvements.  Webber was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico Governor in 2014.


Newsmakers 806, 2/25/16

Feb 26, 2016

Field reports include:  Legislation has been introduced to create a new type of liquor license in New Mexico; people from across the globe look to a Las Cruces business for custom-made horns; and the Hope Border Institute and the Center for Migration Studies held a conference discussing the Catholic influence on migration issues.

Alamogordo Mayoral Forum

Feb 17, 2016

 The Alamogordo Mayoral Forum airs Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 11am on KRWG-TV.    Fred Martino covers the major issues with candidates James Baker, Richard Boss, Michael Elliott, and Robert Hahn.  Candidates Jeffrey Ault and Mike Rosales did not attend.

Alamogordo will elect a new mayor on March 1.  Early voting is already underway.

Land Tawney , President/CEO-Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Jan 30, 2016

Fred Martino interviews Land Tawney, President/CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.  The group recently visited the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument.  

Scott Krahling, Dona Ana County Chief Deputy Clerk

Jan 22, 2016

Fred Martino interviews Dona Ana County Chief Deputy Clerk Scott Krahling.  They discuss a variety of efforts designed to increase voter participation, including online registration and an Election Advisory Committee.

Newsmakers 803, 1/21/16

Jan 22, 2016

This episode of Newsmakers features a variety of field reports, including:  A look at how new U.S. citizens can boost local economies; a feature on the owners of the Pepper Pot restaurant in Hatch, N.M.; and Dona Ana County discusses forming a Detention Center Advisory Committee.

Newsmakers 802, 1/14/16

Jan 17, 2016

This episode of Newsmakers includes the following field reports and
more:  Dona Ana County Community College demonstrates a "use of force"
simulator being used to train area law enforcement officers; students
at UTEP build a soccer field for a shelter in El Paso; and "Living
Here" takes us to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival held by Tortugas

Paul Gessing-Rio Grande Foundation

Dec 25, 2015

Fred Martino previews the 2015 New Mexico legislative session with Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing.

Our Water Future

Dec 25, 2015

The KRWG documentary "Out Water Future" is presented on this special edition of Newsmakers.  Simon Thompson looks at the grave threat to current and future water supplies in the region.

New Mexico Incentives: Economic Development or Lost Opportunity?

Dec 18, 2015

New Mexico Incentives:  Economic Development or Lost Opportunity? Simon Thompson investigates the New Mexico Economic Development Department's incentives designed to create jobs and attract new investment.

Newsmakers 729, 11/19/15

Nov 30, 2015

WATCH: Chamber Economic Forum

Nov 24, 2015

  The Chamber Economic Forum airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. on KRWG-TV. 

The program included a conversation on income inequality and ways to address the challenge.

Economists from New Mexico State University cited a number of ideas, including investments in infrastructure and education.

Newsmakers 728, 10/12/15

Nov 18, 2015

Field reports include:  A proposal to increase New Mexico's alcohol excise is aimed at reducing abuse and an education town hall is held in Las Cruces.  Simon Thompson interviews departing Las Cruces city councilor Nathan Small about Election 2015 and his decision not to run for re-election. 

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima

Nov 10, 2015