PUENTES http://krwg.org en Creating Healthy Food Zones http://krwg.org/post/creating-healthy-food-zones <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>August 29, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Coordinator for ICAN (Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition), Kari Bachman, to tell us about an effort to explore Healthy Food Zones around schools or other locations likely to be frequented by children, such as parks, playgrounds, or youth centers; and an also an effort to provide healthy food trucks. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:30 +0000 Emily Guerra 73661 at http://krwg.org Creating Healthy Food Zones A Franciscan Oasis http://krwg.org/post/franciscan-oasis <p>August 22, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Holy Cross Retreat Center Director, Fr. Tom Smith, a Franciscan for more than forty years. He says the center is like an “Oasis in the Desert,” situated within 90 acres of pecan fields in Mesilla Park, an ideal place for conferences, planning and business events.</p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:04:02 +0000 Emily Guerra 73216 at http://krwg.org A Franciscan Oasis Healthy Aging http://krwg.org/post/healthy-aging <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>August 16, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with State of New Mexico Aging &amp; Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) Cabinet Secretary, Gino Rinaldi, serving more than 200,000 New Mexicans every year. He has been with the department since January 2013 and is experienced in the field of long-term care and social services.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:17:00 +0000 Emily Guerra 72731 at http://krwg.org Healthy Aging Back to School Immunizations http://krwg.org/post/back-school-immunizations-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>August 8, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico Department of Health Immunization Program Coordinator, Debby Hanus, RN, to discuss immunizations. All children attending day care and school require immunizations. According to the NMDOH, “childhood immunizations are the most effective preventive health intervention, resulting in a 90% reduction in vaccine preventable diseases since the 1950’s.”</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:08:02 +0000 Emily Guerra 72297 at http://krwg.org Back to School Immunizations Saving Tortugas "A" Mountain http://krwg.org/post/saving-tortugas-mountain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>July 25, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Coordinator for ICAN (Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition), Kari Bachman, to tell us about an effort to save Tortugas Mountain from being developed. Also called “A” Mountain, Tortugas Mountain is at the entrance of “The Organ Mountains,” our newest National Monument recently proclaimed by President Barak Obama.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:32:21 +0000 Emily Guerra 71324 at http://krwg.org Saving Tortugas "A" Mountain Sagrado - A Sacred Homeland http://krwg.org/post/sagrado-sacred-homeland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>July 18, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Dr. Spencer R. Herrera, New Mexico State University Associate Professor of Spanish. He recently co-authored a book – <strong><em>Sagrado: A Photopoetics across the Chicano Homeland,</em></strong> with poet, Levi Romero and photographer, Robert Kaiser. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:51:46 +0000 Emily Guerra 70841 at http://krwg.org Sagrado - A Sacred Homeland White Sands National Monument - Gypsum Sand http://krwg.org/post/white-sands-national-monument-gypsum-sand <p>July 11, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with (WSNM) White Sands National Monument Chief of Interpretation, Becky Wiles Burghart to give us a brief history of WSNM, the world’s largest gypsum dune field, covering 275 square miles over the Chihuahuan Desert in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico. The monument can be enjoyed all year-round. They receive approximately 490,000 visitors a year from around the world and locally. Enjoy a Full Moon Night on Saturday, July 12 at 8:30 p.m. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 04:35:26 +0000 Emily Guerra 70354 at http://krwg.org White Sands National Monument - Gypsum Sand Ngage New Mexico - Improving Education http://krwg.org/post/ngage-new-mexico-improving-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>July 5, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Executive Director of Ngage New Mexico, Frank Rene Lopez. He has over 20 years’ experience working with nonprofit and community organizations, and is also an experienced attorney and former educator.</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:09:48 +0000 Emily Guerra 69843 at http://krwg.org Ngage New Mexico - Improving Education Best Children's Books http://krwg.org/post/best-childrens-books <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>June 27, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with (NMSU) New Mexico State University Associate Professor, Dr. Anita Hernandez. She was recently selected as the Coordinator of the Children’s Choice Awards, and also has been NMSU’s Kidd Literacy Chair in the College of Education for four years.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:54:00 +0000 Emily Guerra 69351 at http://krwg.org Best Children's Books Active Seniors http://krwg.org/post/active-seniors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>June 21, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Owner and Publisher of “Southwest Senior,” Keith Whelpley, to talk to us about senior<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s and an active senior friendly community. He is also the co-host of “Speak Up, Las Cruces” on KOBE </span>1450AM<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:10:14 +0000 Emily Guerra 69349 at http://krwg.org Active Seniors Diabetes Awareness http://krwg.org/post/diabetes-awareness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>June<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;14, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of </span>PUENTES<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach (</span>SNMDO<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) Executive Director, June Donohue; </span>SNMDO<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board President, Susan Oliver; and RN Program Development Coordinator, Jodi </span>Avalos<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with information about diabetes awareness, prevention, and management.</span></p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:52:45 +0000 Emily Guerra 68351 at http://krwg.org Diabetes Awareness Alfredo Corchado - A Bridge Between Two Countries http://krwg.org/post/alfredo-corchado-bridge-between-two-countries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>June 6, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, Emily Guerra revisits with the Mexico Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News and Author of <strong><em>“Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey through a Country’s Descent into Darkness,”</em></strong> Alfredo Corchado; and with the Border Bureau Chief of the Albuquerque Journal, Lauren Courcy&nbsp;Villagran, and is also the Editor of Corchado’s <strong><em>“Midnight in Mexico.”</em></strong> He says many things have happened since the book was publishe Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:24:48 +0000 Emily Guerra 67809 at http://krwg.org Alfredo Corchado - A Bridge Between Two Countries From Out of the Shadows - Historian of Mexican American/Latina Women http://krwg.org/post/out-shadows-historian-mexican-americanlatina-women <p>May 30, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Distinguished Professor of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Dr. Vicki L. Ruiz, award-winning scholar and educator; and author of Mexican American history.</p> Sat, 31 May 2014 00:13:27 +0000 Emily Guerra 67306 at http://krwg.org From Out of the Shadows - Historian of Mexican American/Latina Women A Good Bus Ride Read http://krwg.org/post/good-bus-ride-read <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>May 24, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Business Consultant and fiction writer, &nbsp;J. R. “Joe” Conway, to tell us about his first book, <strong><em>“Greyhound Therapy,”</em></strong> as he says, “a good bus ride read.” His world premier book launch, signing and reception of “Greyhound Therapy” will be held on Saturday, May 31<sup>st</sup> from 3 to 5 p.m. at Casa Camino Real, home of the Border Book Festival (BBF), 314 South Tornillo Street in Las Cruces.</p> Sat, 24 May 2014 20:13:14 +0000 Emily Guerra 66852 at http://krwg.org A Good Bus Ride Read Ancestral Wisdom/Sabiduria Ancestral http://krwg.org/post/ancestral-wisdomsabiduria-ancestral <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>May 16, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with local visual artist, musician/songwriter, and numerologist Corina Gabaldón. The rich culture, mythology, and art of her Aztec/Mayan heritage were the inspiration for her paintings to promote and preserve their ancestral wisdom. By sharing their traditional indigenous beliefs and ways of life, Gabaldón hopes to bring an appreciation and awareness to the world. Fri, 16 May 2014 04:52:38 +0000 Emily Guerra 66229 at http://krwg.org Ancestral Wisdom/Sabiduria Ancestral Health Insurance for all New Mexico residents. http://krwg.org/post/health-insurance-all-new-mexico-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ma</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">y 10, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of </span>PUENTES<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Executive Director for The Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign, Mary </span>Feldblum<span style="line-height: 1.5;">; Chair of the local organizing committee, Margaret Mendoza; and Executive Committee member, Maury Castro. Mon, 12 May 2014 23:17:31 +0000 Emily Guerra 65987 at http://krwg.org Health Insurance for all New Mexico residents. Wise Latinas Empower and Educate http://krwg.org/post/wise-latinas-empower-and-educate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April 18, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of </span>PUENTES<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Emily Guerra bridges the community with President and Founder of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Wise Latina International (WLI),</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Liz Chavez. Founded in 2012, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">WLI</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a non-profit organization serving the international border area of El Paso, Texas; New Mexico; and </span>Ciudad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:28:09 +0000 Emily Guerra 64359 at http://krwg.org Wise Latinas Empower and Educate Connecting Generations - Preserving Agricultural History http://krwg.org/post/connecting-generations-preserving-agricultural-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:04:06 +0000 Emily Guerra 63906 at http://krwg.org Connecting Generations - Preserving Agricultural History The Great Conversation on Minimum Wage http://krwg.org/post/great-conversation-minimum-wage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:47:31 +0000 Emily Guerra 63355 at http://krwg.org The Great Conversation on Minimum Wage J. Paul Taylor, Living History, Part 2 of 2 http://krwg.org/post/j-paul-taylor-living-history-part-2-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>March 21, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, Emily Guerra continues with part 2 of an interview with 93-year-old retired educator, historian, arts patron, community leader and State Representative, J. Paul Taylor. Still very active in the community, he talks about his home in Mesilla, the Taylor-Barela-Reynolds State Monument, and their donation to the Museum of New Mexico. Taylor takes a tour of the house and talks about his collections. His first and favorite tours are with school children.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:22:46 +0000 Emily Guerra 62458 at http://krwg.org J. Paul Taylor, Living History, Part 2 of 2 J. Paul Taylor, Living History, Part 1 http://krwg.org/post/j-paul-taylor-living-history-part-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">March 14, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with 93-year-old retired educator, historian, arts patron, community leader and State Representative, J. Paul Taylor. Still very active in the community, he talks about his home in Mesilla, the Taylor-Barela-Reynolds State Monument, and their donation to the Museum of New Mexico. Taylor also recalls his involvement with the legislature and his passion for advocating for the elderly and children.</span></p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:56:17 +0000 Emily Guerra 61969 at http://krwg.org J. Paul Taylor, Living History, Part 1 He Helped Change History in New Mexico http://krwg.org/post/he-helped-change-history-new-mexico-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>March 7, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with 95-year-old retired mine worker and labor union organizer, Arturo “Arthur” V. Flores. He was born in Deming, NM in 1918, and raised in Santa Rita and Placitas, near Hatch. He stays young by keeping active with wood sculpting; painting; reading and more.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:59:53 +0000 Emily Guerra 61480 at http://krwg.org He Helped Change History in New Mexico Finding Comfort in Our Skin http://krwg.org/post/finding-comfort-our-skin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>February 28, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with life-long activist, Elisa Maria Sanchez. She was past 1990’s President and CEO of MANA, a National Latina Organization; and creator and former Director of ENLACE at New Mexico State University. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:04:59 +0000 Emily Guerra 61015 at http://krwg.org Finding Comfort in Our Skin One Man Show at Deming Arts Center http://krwg.org/post/one-man-show-deming-arts-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 01:06:16 +0000 Emily Guerra 60019 at http://krwg.org One Man Show at Deming Arts Center 1 Billion Rising For Justice http://krwg.org/post/1-billion-rising-justice <div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" contenteditable="false" description="An interview with Diana Bustamante, Executive Director of the Colonias Development Council, and Lorenza Dorado, Coordinator for &quot;Promotoras de Apoyo Familiar.&quot; " fid="2713" uri="public://201402/EG-145.mp3"><div class="audio-player-wrapper"><div class="pi_assets-audio">&nbsp;</div><div class="pi_assets-audio-text">Audio File</div></div><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-description">An interview with Diana Bustamante, Executive Director of the Colonias Development Council, and Sat, 08 Feb 2014 05:00:04 +0000 Emily Guerra 59531 at http://krwg.org 1 Billion Rising For Justice For the Love of Art http://krwg.org/post/love-art <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>January 31, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Executive Director of the Dona Ana Arts Council, Kathleen Albers, to talk about “For the Love Art”month in Las Cruces. Her passion for the arts is visible in all of the artistic activities in which she becomes involved.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:00:27 +0000 Emily Guerra 59024 at http://krwg.org For the Love of Art Meet the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks http://krwg.org/post/meet-organ-mountains-desert-peaks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>January 17, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Executive Director, Lucas Herndon. &nbsp;He is an avid outdoorsman who has lived in Las Cruces most of his life and has explored the wild lands and history of the area. Herndon is also the President of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:05:08 +0000 Emily Guerra 57986 at http://krwg.org Meet the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Make 'Em All Mexican - Repurposed Art http://krwg.org/post/make-em-all-mexican-repurposed-art <p>December 14, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with California Latina artist, Linda Vallejo. Her exhibit “Make ‘Em All Mexican” is currently on display at New Mexico State University Art Gallery through December 21<sup>st</sup>.</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:05:22 +0000 Emily Guerra 55906 at http://krwg.org Make 'Em All Mexican - Repurposed Art Palomas Christmas Shoe Box Project http://krwg.org/post/palomas-christmas-shoe-box-project <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">December 6, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with retired Public Health Nurse and Coordinator of the Palomas Christmas Shoe Box Project, Majie Powey from Truth or Consequences.</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:53:07 +0000 Emily Guerra 55303 at http://krwg.org Palomas Christmas Shoe Box Project Potter's Guild Holiday Art Sale http://krwg.org/post/potters-guild-holiday-art-sale <p>November 16, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Vice President of the Potter’s Guild of Las Cruces, Barbara Williams. The Guild will present its Annual Holiday Show and Sale on Friday, November 22<sup>nd</sup> from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 23<sup>rd</sup> from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Las Cruces Association of Realtors (LCAR), 150 E. Idaho Avenue (adjacent to Comcast). The Potter's Guild recently celebrated 31 years of operation.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:05:30 +0000 Emily Guerra 54259 at http://krwg.org Potter's Guild Holiday Art Sale