Fronteras-A Changing America (Radio)

Saturdays at 5pm on KRWG-FM
  • Hosted by Fred Martino; Emily Guerra

Feature reports from throughout the Southwest and interviews focusing on the people and issues affecting our growing border communities.

A Walk for a Day of Remembrance

Aug 19, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Alzheimer’s Association Southwestern Regional Manager, Steven Montaño to bring awareness of Alzheimer’s, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report, there are over 5 million Americans living with this incurable disease; 37,000 are in our own state of New Mexico. He says the best way to bring awareness is through the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”

Ending the Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

Aug 12, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico State University Graduate in Psychology, Jessi Lail. She is a concerned resident and advocate to help end the backlog of untested rape kits in New Mexico.

A Borderland Solidarity Economy

Aug 5, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico State University Associate Professor in the Sociology Department, Dr. Julie Steinkopf Rice. Earlier this year she brought the Borderlands Economy Project to our region to bring community members together to volunteer their time and energies and build a solidarity economy. The project originated in Latin America in the mid-‘80’s out of the poverty and economic needs of their people.

Driven by History - 7,000 miles and more to go

Jul 29, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico State University Professor of History and Preservationist, Dr. Jon Hunner to talk about the second part of his “Driven by History” journey to our nation’s parks in celebration of the National park Service Centennial. He has driven more than 7,000 miles visiting parks in the Southwestern part of the country.

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Dońa Ana County Associated Sportsmen President, John Cornell to talk to us about the re-introduction of The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act, which will help protect wilderness areas within the National Monument.

hOur Time - A free exchange of services.

Jul 15, 2016

  

 

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration South Central Region, Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, appointed by President Barack Obama.

Lynn Middle School - A Community School Model

Jun 17, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Assistant Director of Engage New Mexico, David Greenberg, to take a look at Community Schools.

In 2013, the State of New Mexico passed a Community Schools Act and was adopted by Albuquerque Public Schools. A Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources in order to help improve student learning and facilitate stronger families and healthier communities.

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico State University Professor and Director of Starlight Theatre Company of Las Cruces, Dr. Ginger Scarbrough Andersen; and with Starlight Theatre Performer, Bridget Andersen.

A Book of Place - "Walking the Llano"

Jun 2, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with University of Texas at El Paso Professor Emerita of English and American Studies, Shelley Armitage about her new book: “Walking The Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place.”

Driven By History and Preservation

May 27, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico State University Professor of History and Preservationist, Dr. Jon Hunner. He is helping to plan NMSU’s National Park Service centennial celebration, and will be on the road to research parks nationwide.

Share Your Stories and be Part of Local History

May 20, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with City of Las Cruces Branigan Cultural Center Curator of Education, Dr. Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Stone and Las Cruces Museum System Exhibits Manager, Jessica Johnson.

Reading for Fun This Summer

May 13, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico Bilingual Educator from La Union, Patricia Minjarez for over 30 years.  She shares her reading passion with her students by sharing great literature, and has dedicated herself to making sure her students have books that they can take home to start their own libraries. 

Where Nature and Nuture Mingle

May 5, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Gourd Artist of Picacho Hills, Wanda Sparks, to talk to us about their annual Art in the Garden, where gardeners and artists of Picacho Hills in Las Cruces combine their talents.

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Speaker and Educator, Ruth Rivas, from El Paso, Texas, and Founder of “Spice is Not Nice” a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bring awareness and educate the public about spice and other synthetic drugs.

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Co-Director of Sol y Arena, and Associate Dance Professor at New Mexico State University, Frank “Paco” Gilpin.

Dichos - Sayings or Mexican Idioms

Apr 14, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Theater Artist and Community Arts Advocate, Irene Oliver-Lewis. Fourteen years ago, in honor of her parents, Cecilia Fitch-Oliver and Fred Frietze Oliver, she wrote and performed a one-woman play called “Cecilia-isms—Dichos de Mi Madre” (sayings of my Mother). Her recent retirement as Artistic Producer and Founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma D’Arte Charter School has allowed her to revisit and update her play.

Forever Homes for Sheltered Dogs and Cats

Apr 8, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Coalition for Pets and People Outgoing Chairperson, Joanne Ferrary, and Incoming Chair, Kelly Barker.

Down Riverside Road: Growing Up in the Borderland

Mar 24, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Storydancer and retired educator for the Las Cruces Public Schools for 20 years, Terry Alvarez, who knows many ways to tell a story. She enjoys telling stories through dance and music to communicate a sense of fun while stressing family and educational values. She does this with her first novel, “Down Riverside Road: Growing Up in the Borderland,” and also hopes to influence young adults to write.

New Venue for Las Cruces International Festival

Mar 18, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico State University International and Border Programs Associate Provost and Associate professor, Dr. Cornell H. Menking.

6th Annual Las Cruces Arts Fair

Mar 10, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Las Cruces Arts Fair Chairperson and Board member of the Doña Ana Arts Council, Marcia Starich, and Gourd Artist and Las Cruces Arts Fair participant, Kathe Stark.

For over 4,000 years indigenous artists of the Americas have used a hard-shell squash or gourd as an art medium. Although many cultures still use gourds for utilitarian purposes, the ancient tradition has evolved from creating eating utensils and intricate ornaments to collectable fine art.

Centennial Commemoration of Pancho Villa's Raid

Mar 4, 2016

  

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Columbus Historical Society Volunteer and Freelance Writer, Kara Naber, and Columbus Chamber of Commerce Events Organizer, Norma Gomez.

Recycled Materials in Spanish Colonial Art

Feb 25, 2016

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Spanish Colonial Artist, Carlos J. Otero from Albuquerque. He is a member of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society of Santa Fe and exhibits his retablos and bultos at the Spanish Market.

  Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with the Director of the Center for Latin American Border Studies (CLABS) and New Mexico State University History Professor, Dr. Iñigo Garcia-Bryce. In 1979 CLABS was created at NMSU to bring awareness to students and the community on issues concerning Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico Border. An important function of the center is hosting lectures, workshops and conferences. Dr. Garcia-Bryce says the next talk will be about the Pope and the peace process in Colombia.

  February 12, 2016 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with President of the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument, Cynthia Garrett; and Las Cruces Spanish Market Entertainment Chair, Erlinda Portillo.

Push For Open Primaries In New Mexico

Feb 12, 2016

Host Intro: Open Primaries, a national leader on election reform, the group is working on a campaign to build support in the state House Judiciary Committee to approve HJR 12, the Open Primary Elections Constitutional Amendment. Edmundo Resendez spoke to former New Mexico State Representative and founder of New Mexico Open Primaries Bob Perls about the latest efforts in the legislature.

Cut: Interviews

Host Outro: That was Bob Perls with New Mexico Open Primaries speaking with Edmundo Resendez.

Las Cruces Spanish Market Includes Lecture Series

Feb 12, 2016

  11:00AM-1:00PM, Saturday, February 13

La Posta De Mesilla

The Art of Painting Saints

Joseph Chávez

Spanish Market Artist

Tickets $21/person (Cost includes a buffet lunch)

9:00-9:45AM, Saturday, February 20

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

How Local Hispanic Artists Can Participate in Spanish Market

Charlie Carrillo and Carlos Otero

Spanish Market Artists

Free to the Public

1:30-2:30PM, Saturday, February 20

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

A major milestone at White Sands National Monument

Feb 4, 2016

  February 5, 2016 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with White Sands National Monument Chief of Interpretation, Becky Burghart. This year marks 100 years of the National Park Service. The Park Service has set aside 59 nature sites throughout the Nation – like the dunes of the White Sands National Monument here in New Mexico.

  January 23, 2016 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Executive Director, Ben Gabriel; and Artist-In-Residence, Meg Freyermuth.

Free Workshop on Sharing & Preserving Family History

Jan 11, 2016

  January 11, 2016 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site Curator Lisa M. Pugh. Thirteen years ago long-time Mesilla Residents, New Mexico State Representative J. Paul Taylor and his wife, historian and photographer, Mary Daniels Taylor, donated their home and two commercial properties to the Museum of New Mexico to preserve the history of Mesilla by creating a museum and an interpretive center. The site is now called the Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site (TBRM).

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