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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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Newsmakers 4/17/14

Apr 23, 2014

This week on Newsmakers, a wide variety of field reports, including:  A push to increase the federal minimum wage is part of Congressional campaigns across the country, including New Mexico's 2nd District; a local woman starts a campaign to help clean up the Las Cruces area; and we'll meet the winner of this year's J. Paul Taylor Symposium social justice award.

Omed Noori, President-NMSU International Club

Apr 17, 2014

NMSU International Club President Omed Noori, a native of Afghanistan. Join us for a fascinating discussion about Noori's life in a war-torn nation and his adjustment to a new life in New Mexico.

Julia Brown, Dona Ana County Manager

Apr 17, 2014

Newsmakers 3/27/14

Apr 1, 2014

This week on Newsmakers:  Business owners react to a potential increase in the Las Cruces minimum wage; efforts to save Fort Bayard; concerns remain about transparency in New Mexico government; and disappointment with a temporary fix to the New Mexico lottery scholarship.

Newsmakers 3/20/14

Apr 1, 2014

Merrie Lee Soules

Mar 17, 2014

Newsmakers 2/20/14

Feb 25, 2014

Efforts to raise the minimum wage are an issue in New Mexico 2nd
Congressional district race; a profile of Rus Bradburd, a former
college basketball coach who's now making a name in the literary
world; and New Mexico teams up with restaurants to encourage healthy

Newsmakers 2/13/14

Feb 25, 2014

The minimum wage debate heats up in Las Cruces; A profile of Tony
Pennock, the artist who creates the most visible public art in
southern New Mexico: the Las Cruces water tank murals; and several
grants will fund equipment putting NMSU's Geology department in rare

Alan Webber

Feb 24, 2014

Fred Martino interviews Alan Webber, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico Governor.

Newsmakers 1/30/14

Feb 5, 2014

On this episode of Newsmakers, field reports include: efforts to improve water infrastructure in New Mexico; hopes remain high for Spaceport America; and more Early College High Schools are coming to the region.  Also:  Glen Cerny interviews New Mexico State University President Dr. Garrey Carruthers.

Senator Howie Morales

Jan 26, 2014

Fred Martino interviews Senator Howie Morales, candidate for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico Governor.

Leslie Endean Singh

Jan 26, 2014

Fred Martino interviews Leslie Endean Singh, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Mexico District 2.

Paul Gessing, President-Rio Grande Foundation

Jan 26, 2014

Fred Martino interviews Paul Gessing, President-Rio Grande Foundation, regarding the 2014 New Mexico legislative session.

David Clements

Jan 26, 2014

Fred Martino interviews David Clements, candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Mexico.

Issues And Answers: Public Education

Dec 23, 2013

Fred Martino hosts this town hall meeting on public education held at KRWG-TV studios.

Newsmakers 12/26/13

Dec 23, 2013

Newsmakers 12/12/13

Dec 23, 2013

Field reports on this episode include:  The increasing demand on area food banks; a program to teach students about sustainability through a community garden; local groups push for immigration reform; and high hopes remain for Spaceport America.

Issues And Answers: Immigration Reform

Nov 20, 2013

Fred Martino moderates this KRWG Town Hall on immigration reform.

Newsmakers 11/14/13

Nov 10, 2013

Fred Martino interviews New Mexico State University student Kevin Cardoza.  Just seven years ago, Cardoza moved to Las Cruces from El Salvador.  In that short amount of time, he learned to speak English and adjust to a new life in the United States.  Now, he's thriving at NMSU, where he's been part of the Model United Nations team.


Newsmakers 10/17/13

Oct 28, 2013

Newsmakers 10/24/13

Oct 28, 2013

Newsmakers 10/10/13

Oct 9, 2013

Newsmakers 10/3/13

Oct 2, 2013

This week, Newsmakers features a variety of local field reports, including:

Efforts to attract new business to downtown Las Cruces

A summer camp run by NMSU for young people with autism

The JUMP program to help students academically at Las Cruces Public Schools

New Mexico In Depth's Heath Haussamen

Sep 25, 2013

Fred Martino speaks with New Mexico In Depth's Heath Haussamen.  Field
reports include:  A look at efforts to reestablish New Mexico desert
plants and NMSU researchers gain insight about the evolution of space
with the help of NASA's Hubble telescope.

NMSU Student Regent Jordan Banegas

Aug 29, 2013

Fred Martino speaks with NMSU Student Regent Jordan Banegas.  Field
reports include:  A look at the controversy over artificial turf at
the Las Cruces Field of Dreams and New Mexico launches a summer
reading program for children.

Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio

Jul 30, 2013

Fred Martino speaks with Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio.  Field reports include a look at efforts to confront two of the region's most pressing challenges...hunger and affordable housing.

"The Good Life Lab-Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living"

Jul 29, 2013

Navy Operational Support Center-El Paso

Jul 16, 2013

Fred Martino speaks with LCDR Michael Newman, Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support Center in El Paso.  Also:  An in-depth look at the effort involved in fighting the massive Silver Fire in the Gila wilderness.

United Way Of Southwest New Mexico

Jul 1, 2013

Fred Martino interviews NMSU graduate Michael Zaragoza, President/CEO of United Way of Southwest New Mexico. Field reports include: NMSU hosts a summer camp for young people with autism and Dona Ana County holds a burial service for those who are unclaimed.

Valley Fever In New Mexico

Jul 1, 2013

The New Mexico Department of Health presents a documentary on Valley Fever. This episode also includes field reports on wildfire management and public transportation in Las Cruces.