Voice Of The Public

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

Dr. Raquel Garzon returns to the program to talk about wellness. Dr. Garzon is President and Founder of Revitalize Project and author of the book, "The Business of You: Leveraging Business Principles to Thrive in Life."

Voice of the Public

Jan 7, 2022

Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Dolores Gomez, offers an update on COVID-19 in our community. 

Voice of the Public

Dec 17, 2021

Dona Ana Community College President Dr. Monica Torres discusses the Great Resignation and what opportunities it presents for community colleges , the college's efforts to absorb nursing students from Vista College after its abrupt closure and how community colleges train students for jobs of the future.

Talkin' Tamales with Edmundo Resendez and KC Counts

Voice of the Public - Top Stories of 2021

Dec 3, 2021

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore and Las Cruces Sun News Lead Reporter Damien Willis discuss the region's top stories of 2021. 

Voice of the Public - Dr. Fred Martino

Nov 19, 2021
Fred Martino-KRWG Director of Content

Dr. Fred Martino reflects on his time at KRWG Public Media; listeners, viewers and staff check in with their well-wishes. Fred's last day at KRWG is December 3rd.  He has been named Executive Director of WSIU Public Broadcasting, a network of NPR and PBS stations based at Southern Illinois University.

Voice of the Public

Nov 12, 2021

Veterans Day edition with Air Force Veteran Hector Sanchez, Director of Military and Veterans' Programs at NMSU. 

Dr. Bryce Jorgensen offers strategies for getting out of debt, investing and teaching kids about money and financial responsibility.

Voice of the Public - Root Causes of Migration

Oct 29, 2021

Root causes of migration examined with NMSU Government Dept. Head Dr. Neil Harvey, Economist Dr. Chris Erickson, and Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Jose Bucheli.

Voice of the Public

Oct 22, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness - Estela Casas and Dr. Stephanie Nemir of Texas Tech Physicians 

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, LCPD Chief Miguel Dominguez and Deputy Chief Kiri Daines discuss crime and policing in Las Cruces. 

Dr. Dolores Gomez of Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces takes your questions about the pandemic.  We'll have the latest information on COVID-19 and how hospitals in the region are faring.  We'll hear about the stress being placed on healthcare workers as well.  There's also good news from the CDC and the state of New Mexico, as new cases decline and the state is seen as a national leader in vaccination rates.

Chef Tom Drake, Culinary Arts Instructor at DACC's East Mesa Campus, shares some not-so-traditional holiday recipes and ideas. Click through to see the printed recipes!

Public Regulation Commission Chair Stephen Fischmann discusses the proposed Avangrid/PNM merger, El Paso Electric's rate decrease and their new power plant near the state line, the commission's transition to appointees rather than elected members and the state's move to 40% carbon-free electricity by 2025.  

State Climatologist Dr. David DuBois discusses climate change 

Dr. Eileen Van Wie, co-President of the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico, Dr. Bobbie Green, President of the NAACP of Dona Ana County, and Dr. Amanda Lopez Askin, Dona Ana County Clerk, discuss voting rights and the recent webinar sponsored by the Southern New Mexico Suffrage Alliance.

Voice of the Public - Dr. Ruth Johnston

Aug 27, 2021

NMSU Vice Chancellor and Chief COVID Officer Dr. Ruth Johnston discusses the University's response to the pandemic and what fans attending the Battle of I-10 need to know. 

Voice of the Public - Red or Green Confidential

Aug 20, 2021

It's the 6th Annual Red or Green Confidential with Edmundo Resendez, KC Counts, Dr. Paul Bosland (NMSU Chile Pepper Institute) and Juan Morales from the Santa Fe Grill.

Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Ralph Ramos discusses safety measures, virtual learning, transportation and other issues as the new school year begins.

Kris Winterowd, Regional Coordinator with SHIP and Aging and Long Term Care Services discusses an array of senior services through the department.

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima joins the program to discuss plans for federal pandemic relief aid, cannabis business regulations and other community concerns. 

Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Medical Center, offers her thoughts on the Delta variant of COVID-19 and what our community should expect moving from Summer to Fall. 

According to an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, New Mexico ranks 49th in the country in child well-being. To learn more about this year's KIDS COUNT Data Book report we speak with James Jimenez, Executive Director of New Mexico Voices for Children and Lori Martinez, Executive Director of Ngage New Mexico on this week's Voice of the Public.

Kim Stewart

Dona Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart discusses county concerns, policing reform, the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission and more. 

Voice of the Public - Economist Dr. Jim Peach

Jul 2, 2021

Economist Dr. Jim Peach discusses the state, national and international economy.

New Mexico Drug Policy Alliance Senior Director, Resident States Emily Kaltenbach and New Mexico Cannabis Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ben Lewinger address the upcoming change in state law to legalize possession of cannabis by adults 21 and over and the future of the cannabis industry once sales begin in April of 2022.

On this edition of Voice of the Public, a conversation with Dr. Bobbie Green NAACP of Doña Ana County. She talks with Fred Martino about Juneteeth, progress in the United States, and the work that still lies ahead.

Americans are rejoicing after President Joe Biden signed legislation establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. But some say that while they appreciate the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many. The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the events of June 19, 1865. That’s when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — some 2 1/2 years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had freed slaves in Southern states.

New Mexico State Senator Carrie Hamblen and PFLAG President Ryan Steinmetz discuss issues facing the queer community.

Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education President Ray Jaramillo discusses in-person learning opportunities in Spring and Fall, the selection of Ralph Ramos as Superintendent and the resignation of board member Terrie Dallman.