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In Focus

Most Thursdays at 7pm on KRWG-TV and most Saturdays at 5:30pm on KRWG-FM

Join Anthony Moreno as he puts the region's most important issues "In Focus" for KRWG Public Media.  

"In Focus" airs on most episodes of KRWG-TV's Newsmakers and KRWG-FM's Images.


Doña Ana County Manager Fernando Macias talks about issues facing the county on KRWG-TV's In Focus. This is part two of a two-part conversation. 





Relationship-building, global perspectives and international engagement are just three of the goals Rod McSherry has in mind as interim associate provost for International and Border Programs at New Mexico State University.

Although McSherry has been on the NMSU staff since 2015, his loyalty to the university goes back to his undergrad days as an animal science major at NMSU.

New Mexico Democratic State Senator Joseph Cervantes shares why he is seeking the seat of Governor of New Mexico. 

In Focus interview with Jeff Apodaca, Democratic primary candidate for Governor of New Mexico.  

On a recent taping of KRWG-TV’s In Focus, Viki Harrison, Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico says that her organization has called for an independent state redistricting commission. Harrison says with high profile court cases; the redistricting issue is heating up across the country.

“The legislators are drawing districts to suit themselves and their parties. It’s basically legislators choosing their voters instead of the other way around,” says Harrison.

IN FOCUS: Part Three Of A Conversation On Trade And NAFTA

Feb 2, 2018

IN FOCUS: Part Two Of A Discussion On NAFTA And Trade

Jan 26, 2018

Last November, Mexican Ambassador to The United States, Mr. Gerónimo Gutiérrez visited the Borderland. Jerry Pacheco, President of the Border Industrial Association was able to visit with the ambassador as he toured industrial areas in Santa Teresa and San Jerónimo on the Mexican side of the border.

Pacheco says the Mexican ambassador had much to say about the renegotiation of NAFTA. He says the ambassador weighed in on the what was going well, and what were the "sticking points" of talks, like the Trump administration trying to increase North American content in auto parts.

IN FOCUS: Paul Gessing, President-Rio Grande Foundation

Jan 11, 2018

IN FOCUS: Child Well-Being In New Mexico

Jan 5, 2018

Child well-being in New Mexico is the focus of a new investigation that is set to publish this year from Searchlight New Mexico, a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization.

During a taping of KRWG-TV’s In Focus, Lauren Villagran, a reporter with Searchlight New Mexico says the organization is investigating a number of different topics associated with child-well-being.

“We’re basically going to look at a number of domains…the economy, health, education, and family, and really kind of dig deep into the problems that the state faces,” said Villagran.


Mental health advocates work daily to address the needs of those with behavioral health issues. One of those advocates is Micah Pearson, who was recently selected to serve on the national board with The National Alliance On Mental Illness or NAMI.

KRWG is speaking with candidates who have announced that they are running for New Mexico's District two Congressional seat. On a recent episode of KRWG-TV's In Focus, David Baake a candidate who has announced he is entering the democratic primary for the district two seat shares why he is running.

"The reason why I wanted to get into politics is because after this last election, all of the progress that we have been making on trying to protect our environment, trying to create clean energy jobs, it's all in jeopardy," says Baake.

President Trump’s executive actions aiming to enhance border security along with constructing a border wall has drawn criticism from environmental groups who say they are concerned about the impact a wall would have on ecosystems along the border.

The Trump Administration has officially made it clear that it wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. On the campaign trail, and into his first months in office, President Donald Trump has made it no secret that he was not a fan of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

On a recent taping of “In Focus” on KRWG-TV, Jerry Pacheco, President of the Border Industrial Association shared his thoughts on the Trump Administrations efforts to renegotiate the trade deal. He says he hopes the efforts are to improve NAFTA.

Senate Republicans pushed back a vote on their proposed healthcare bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act until after the Fourth of July congressional recess.

Earlier this year, NMPolitics.net was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to explore issues within New Mexico’s behavioral health system. http://http://nmpolitics.net/index/2017/01/grant-will-help-nmpolitics-net-investigate-behavioral-health-system

  A Las Cruces native and field-leading researcher in the areas of cancer genetics and neurosciences recently spoke at New Mexico State University about breakthrough discoveries that could impact future treatment of diseases such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

“The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites” is a new book that discusses in great detail NASA’s Apollo sites, and the need to preserve them. The book is authored by Lisa Westwood, a professional archeologist and professor at Chico State University, Wayne Donaldson, Chairman of National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Beth O’Leary, Professor Emerita of NMSU’s Anthropology Department.

Beth O’Leary recently was a guest on KRWG-TV’s “In Focus.” O’Leary says that the book is about space archeology and heritage.

Bev Courtney is former president and a current member of the Las Cruces Tea Party. Courtney on a recent episode of “In Focus” shares why she got involved with the organization.

“There was so many people there, and there was high energy, I liked the things they said, I agreed with them,” says Courtney.

Courtney says she is a supporter of President Donald Trump. She says Trump was successful in his campaign, because his message resonated with people like her.

In part two of KRWG’s In Focus interview with Roman Jimenez, Chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party, Mr. Jimenez shares his thoughts on immigration enforcement, The North American Free Trade Agreement, and shares his perspective on why Republicans lost control of the New Mexico House of Representatives in the 2016 election.

Roman Jimenez, Chairman of the Doña Ana County Republican Party was a recent guest on KRWG’s In Focus. On the program, Jimenez shared what he says he wants people to know what the Republican Party stands for.

“We stand for the liberties that have been given to them. Their inalienable rights to free speech, their inalienable rights to own property, to make their voices heard and to live basically a free life over an intrusive government,” says Jimenez.

For over a year, The Islamic Center of Las Cruces has offered classes to educate the Las Cruces community on Islam.

Radwan Jallad, President of the Islamic Center of Las Cruces said in a recent taping of “In Focus” the outpouring of response from the community has been very supportive.

“They recognize us as neighbors and friends,” says Jallad.

Community members reached out to the center for encouragement to offer presentations that provide a basic education of Islam, and what the faith is about to provide better understanding to the community.

A 2015 Pew Research report estimated there were around 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/06/a-new-estimate-of-the-u-s-muslim-population/

In a taped episode of “In Focus” Radwan Jallad, President of The Islamic Center of Las Cruces shared some history about the center and the faith. Jallad says the center was formed in the early 1980s.

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