Voice Of The Public

This call-in program covers the most important issues in New Mexico and Texas.

Legislators Carrie Hamblen, Crystal Diamond, Angelica Rubio, Rebecca Dow and JoAnne Ferrary join Voice of the Public along with journalist Walt Rubel to discuss the 30-day session that got underway this week.

Dr. Christa Slaton, NMSU Government Professor, discusses the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the second impeachment of President Trump and the upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President.

Voice of the Public - Dr. Edward Michelson

Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Edward Michelson, Chair of the Emergency Department at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and member of El Paso's COVID task force, discusses the city's Fall surge, treatments, vaccines and new strains of the virus.

Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley discusses aid to unemployed New Mexicans and Economist Dr. Jim Peach joins in the second half of the program to discuss the economic challenge moving forward.

Voice of the Public - Talkin' Tamales

Dec 11, 2020

Talkin' Tamales with Juan Morales - recipes and stories.

New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce and Democratic Party Communications Director Miranda Van Dijk outline party priorities, discuss the state's COVID response and stimulus and the election.

Dr. Susan Brown from Mesilla Valley Hospital shares some insight into mental health challenges facing youth, adults and elderly during the pandemic and the holidays.

Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Medical Center, joins us to talk about the current COVID-19 situation and how the local medical community is responding.

Dr. Bryce Jorgensen joins us to discuss holiday debt, credit and investing.

Voice of the Public - Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Oct 30, 2020

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver joins the program to talk about voting in the 2020 election.

Dona Ana County Commission candidate forum for contested races in districts 4 and 5. In district 4, Republican Stacie Durham and Democrat Susana Chaparro; In district 5, Democrat Manuel Sanchez and Republican Robert Flora. 

Voice of the Public - Coronavirus Update

Oct 16, 2020

New Mexico Department of Health Media Manager David Morgan and Dr. Salina Torres update listeners on the COVID-19 numbers, which have risen to record numbers in the last week. 

Voice Of The Public - The Future of Journalism in New Mexico

Oct 3, 2020

From Searchlight New Mexico:  This is a critical moment. The confluence of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the impending election, and widespread social unrest makes community connection and the news media more important than ever.

But the dialogue between representatives of the press and everyday New Mexicans is lacking. A virtual town hall presented by Searchlight New Mexico will endeavor to change this.

Hear a candidate forum with candidates for Dona Ana County Clerk. Incumbent Amanda Lopez Askin and challenger Cheryl De Young answer questions about the functions of the Clerk's office, securing the voting process and encouraging more participation in the voting process. 

Voice Of The Public - Voting And Voter Suppression

Sep 25, 2020

Today's program looks at voting and voter suppression. 

There are grave concerns about the election during the pandemic, as voter suppression has increased across the nation. 

Guests include: Dr. Christa Slaton-Government Professor at New Mexico State University and Eileen VanWie, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico.

Voice of the Public - Fall Gardening Confidential

Sep 21, 2020

Listen to the Fall Gardening Confidential with Edmundo Resendez and Jeff Anderson.

Dr. Neal Rosendorf provides the history behind 9/11 and offers his perspective as a New York native. Sabiha Khan weighs in with perspective as a Muslim in America on 9/11 and beyond.

Red or Green Confidential

Sep 4, 2020

The Red or Green Confidential - with Edmundo Resendez, Dr. Paul Bosland and Juan Morales. It's Chile season in New Mexico!

Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley addresses the issues facing New Mexico's unemployed.

New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance Russell Toal discusses COVID-19 issues, changes to the health insurance exchange and legislation to import lower priced drugs from Canada.

This week, New Mexico Dept. of Health Spokesman David Morgan and Dr. Salina Torres, ABC's Coordinator with the Epidemiology Response Division discuss the state's progress on the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest information on face coverings, back to school, testing, contact tracing and reopening.  

Memorial Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dolores Gomez, updates us on the latest COVID news, how the pandemic has progressed in the region and what treatments might be showing promise on this week's Voice of the Public with KC Counts.

Dr. Raquel Garzon, RDN, discusses nutrition, exercise, and SLEEP during the Wellness Confidential on Voice of the Public. You can vote for her to win a grant to help teach gut health in Dona Ana and Otero Counties by clicking this link: by August 3rd.

Dr. Karen Trujillo, LCPS Superintendent, discusses the district's remote back to school plan. 

Voice of the Public with NMSU Athletics Director Mario Moccia, Football Coach Doug Martin, Volleyball Coach Mike Jordan and comments from men's Basketball Coach Chris Jans.

New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales discusses the hold on phase 2 reopening, back to school plans and the special legislative session to shore up the state budget on this week's Voice of the Public.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Landen and New Mexico Health Department spokesman David Morgan discuss the current status of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Bobbie Green, President of NAACP of Dona Ana County, Ambassador Delano Lewis and Boxer Austin Trout share their perspectives on racism, policing and policy changes on our Juneteenth edition of Voice of the Public.

Economist Dr. Jim Peach, NMSU Professor Emeritus, discusses the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on a world-wide, national, state and local level on Voice of the Public.