Marijuana debate stirs up governor's race in New Mexico

Apr 19, 2018
Jeff Apodoca

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca on Thursday called for the expansion of New Mexico's medical marijuana program and for legalization of recreational use, saying the poverty-stricken state is missing out on millions of dollars in tax revenues and jobs that could be spurred by the industry.

Apodaca released his plan solidifying his position as a supporter of legalization as the race for governor heats up.

Voice Of The Public: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)

Apr 19, 2018

Welcome to Voice of the Public. Elected in 2012, Martin Heinrich is a United States Senator for New Mexico. Heinrich serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Intelligence Committees. He is the Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. Senator Heinrich is our guest today on Voice of the Public. 

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City of Las Cruces officials are warning residents to be wary of fraudulent telephone calls and text messages claiming to be from City government.

Udall, Schatz Introduce Legislation To Fight Illegal Robocalls

Apr 19, 2018
Office of US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), members of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced legislation to help the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fight illegal telemarketing calls, also known as robocalls. The legislation, the Robocall Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2018, would empower the FCC to prosecute violations of its automated telemarketing call rules by increasing the statute of limitations from one year to three.

The Bulletin On The Radio

Apr 19, 2018

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LAS CRUCES- Chris Mathys has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for a seat on the Public Regulation Commission.  Here is a statement from the Mathys campaign:

Chris Mathys is a Las Cruces businessman and has qualified to run for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. Chris is running as a conservative republican in the June 5, 2018 primary where he will face retired electrician, Joseph Bizzell and former PRC member Ben Hall.

Heinrich Statement On Gina Haspel Confirmation Hearing

Apr 19, 2018
US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Commentary: WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2018) - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Committee will hold an open confirmation hearing on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, on the nomination of Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence (CIA) Agency Gina Haspel to become Director of the CIA:


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new report credits New Mexico with continuing to improve the quality of its early childhood education programs and investing more money in the initiatives.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Tuesday that many experts believe the programs are the key to boosting educational measures and helping combat poverty.

Michael Hernandez

For people with mental health disorders, it can be difficult to get proper treatment, and even more so in prison.

Ali Hedrick, Kate Landau

Calexico's own Joey Burns joins Trevor Hodgkins to discuss their new album The Thread That Keeps Us, the influence of Southwestern culture on their music, and whether or not a shout-out to James Turrell leads to a Roden Crater invite. 

All that plus plenty of incredible music!


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China Makes Its Move In Latin America

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Commentary: When I was in graduate school, I had a professor in my Latin American Economics class who used to always say that when a void is left in a particular economic sector, a new element would step in to ‘sop up the gravy.’ I often think of this phrase when I see the reversal of the long-standing U.S. position of promoting free trade. While the U.S. has reversed course in fomenting trade ties in with the rest of the world, other nations are stepping in to fill the void.

peter goodman

Commentary: "When I stand at last before the face of God, God will say to me, 'show me your wounds.'  And I will say, 'I have no wounds.' And God will ask, 'Was nothing worth fighting for?’"     

I could write a column containing just that phrase, repeated 16 times.

South African writer Alan Paton put it into the mouth of a fictional character decades ago.

Ancient Roman roads have lessons for New Mexico

Apr 19, 2018

Commentary: Economists long argued that infrastructure is critical to economic development. A new study of Roman road networks makes this point in a new way. It finds that proximity to ancient roads correspond to increased economic development today.

The Roman Empire, of course, was a political entity that encompassed much of southern Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East. The traces of Roman roads are found everywhere within this region. Indeed, it can be argued that to be part of the Roman empire was to be connected by road to the City of Rome.

Commentary: Our children need nature. To grow up healthy, kids need a clean, beautiful, and accessible outdoors where they can play and discover the amazing world around them. Spending time with family while connecting with nature brings tremendous health and educational benefits to children. Fortunately, New Mexico has numerous spectacular and historically and socially significant outdoor areas and we must do all that we can to protect them.

Biden And Booker In 2020?

Apr 19, 2018

Commentary:  I recently came across a survey on, a website that claims to be the "oldest community of progressive activists, with over 3 million supporters." After clicking on potential candidates for president that I would vote for in 2020, the survey's results popped up on the next screen. Here was the breakdown:

Joe Biden-14.8%

Bernie Sanders-11.44%

Elizabeth Warren-12.81%

Cory Booker-10.16%

Kamala Harris-9.48%

Kirsten Gillibrand-6.7%

Andrew Cuomo-4.57%

Eric Holder-5.6%

Julian Castro-4.31%

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