Voice Of The Public

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

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.

Listen to Voice of the Public: Coronavirus Update - running an election during a pandemic with Dona Ana County Clerk Dr. Amanda Lopez Askin.

Fred Martino talks with Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer for Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces.

Dr. Gomez fields a wide variety of questions about COVID-19 and safety protocols that are needed inside and outside of medical facilities.

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Voice of the Public: Coronavirus Update- Mental Health

May 22, 2020

Election 2020 - New Mexico GOP Primary: U.S. House District 2

May 14, 2020

Election 2020: New Mexico GOP Primary U.S. House District 2 Forum with moderator Fred Martino. The show features three candidates running for the Republican nomination in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District: Claire Chase, Yvette Herrell, and Chris Mathys.

Fred Martino speaks with New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver.  They discuss the challenges of running an election during a pandemic, New Mexico's dramatic increase in requests for absentee ballots, and the urgent need for Congress to provide funding to every state to offer mail-in and early voting options in November.

Voice Of The Public: Coronavirus Update - Elections And Campaigning

Apr 24, 2020

This week, a look at elections and campaigning during a pandemic.  Guests include: New Mexico Republican Party Chair Steve Pearce and New Mexico Democratic Party Chair Marg Elliston.

To request an absentee ballot for the June 2 New Mexico Primary, go to

Voice Of The Public: Coronavirus Update - K-12 Education

Apr 9, 2020

On this edition of the program, a look at adjustments to remote learning, now that school buildings have closed due to the pandemic.

Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Public Schools Superintedent Dr. Karen Trujillo and Deming Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Arsenio Romero.

This week, a conversation with Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, including a wide range of your questions.

Today, the city council unanimously approved a resoultion granting the Mayor and the Council the power to declare a state of emergency in the city.  

While this action has not yet been taken, it may be of use during the continuing pubilc health emergency.

Leora Zeitlin (left) and Emily Guerra (right)

This hour-long program celebrates a true milestone: Leora Zeitlin (Intermezzo, Thursday/Friday-2pm to 4pm) and Emily Guerra (Fiesta!, weeknights-7pm to 9pm) are marking 20 years as KRWG hosts.

Listeners reflect on memories of talking with Leora and Emily over the years, their contributions to the arts in our community, and the profound impact they've had through their love of music and public media.

Voice of the Public - Coronavirus Update

Mar 19, 2020

Listen to Voice of the Public - Coronavirus update with Anthony Moreno and Dr. Michael Woods. Stay tuned for ongoing coverage of the virus in New Mexico.

Spring Gardening Confidential

Mar 14, 2020

Listen to the Spring Gardening Confidential with Jeff Anderson who offers tips on soil, watering, shade and fruit trees, vegetables to grow, pest management and cactus wrangling. Happy gardening from KRWG!

KRWG's 5th Annual Tamale Confidential

Dec 13, 2019

KRWG's 5th annual Tamale Confidential. Listen for traditional along with vegetarian recipes. 

KRWG's Wellness Confidential

Oct 17, 2019

Welcome to KRWG's Wellness Confidential -   Principles of Diet and Exercise: The State of Mental Well Being.

This is not a medical advice show. Check with your doctor before you begin any diet or exercise program. 

  Fred Martino speaks with Doña Ana County clerk  Amanda López Askin about ranked choice voting, the new voting procedure being used in the Las Cruces Municipal Election. 

KRWG's Gardening Confidential 2019 Fall Edition

Sep 26, 2019

Time now for KRWG's Gardening Confidential - the fall edition. This is a two hour show jammed packed with questions, answers and tips on gardening in the desert with host Edmundo Resendez and Jeff Anderson, Agriculture Agent with the Cooperative Extension Service at New Mexico State University   

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KRWG's Red or Green Confidential 2019

Aug 23, 2019

Thank you for tuning in to KRWG's 4th Annual Red or Green Confidential. Listen for a lively conversation about chile and great recipes.    

Fred Martino anchors a very special Voice of The Public - Moving Forward After the El Paso Shooting. Guests include: Miranda Viscoli, Co-President of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence. A special report features comments from Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM 2).

Grillin' & Chillin' With Tom

Jun 28, 2019

Welcome to KRWG’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ with Tom. Are you looking to fire up the grill this 4th of July? Our guest is Tom Drake, Tom is the Culinary Arts Instructor at Dona Ana Community College and he’ll have great recipes and tips to get you beyond burgers and dogs. 

Here are the recipes that were discussed on the show:

Honey Garlic Sriracha Chicken


1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons Sriracha (Asian Chile sauce)*

5 cloves garlic crushed (or 1 1/4 tablespoon minced garlic)

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

KRWG's Beer Confidential LIVE At The Rio Grande Theatre

May 6, 2019

To the initiate, craft beer is intimidating: so many styles, so many breweries, so much vocabulary, and so much lore. The desire to learn and to participate in the beer community is countered by the fear of being constantly overwhelmed and outclassed. If you find yourself in this category of initiate—welcome to the club of beer learners—there are lots of us. The key is not to become an expert before you start, the key is to start.