Fronteras-A Changing America (Radio)

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

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

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PUENTES
5:31 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities in Las Cruces

Las Cruces 2013 Volunteer Fair

February 15, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Network Volunteer Center Volunteer Coordinator, Genevieve Kirk, and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Volunteer at the Munson Senior Center, Allan Daily. They have both served in the Peace Corps and will tell us about the importance of volunteering, opportunities and the commitment to serve in our communities.

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PUENTES
5:21 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Yolanda Martinez, Native American Music Award Winner

Yolanda Martinez in Native American dress with drum.
  • An interview with Yolanda Martinez, recording artist, composer and drum maker.

February 8, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with three times Native American Music Award Winner, recording artist, composer and drum maker, Yolanda Martinez. She has been making drums since 1987 and made her first recording in 1992. Carlsbad native, Martinez received her first NAMMY, The Grammy for The Native American Music Industry, in 2005 as Best Female Artist. Her music consists of drumming and chanting, contemporary Native American, country, Latin and folk recordings.

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PUENTES
5:59 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Rosa Guerrero, El Paso Artist, Educator, Dance Historian and Humanitarian

Rosa Guerrero
  • An interview with Rosa Guerrero, the first Hispanic woman in El Paso to have a school named after her in her honor.

Las Cruces, NM  – February 1, 2013 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Performer and Educational Consultant, Rosa Guerrero, from El Paso, Texas bridging the community as an artist, educator, dance historian, and humanitarian. In 1970 she established El Paso’s first ballet folklorico group, The Rosa Guerrero International Folklorico Dance Group.

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PUENTES
4:56 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Carolyn Bunch and Tony Pennock

Tarahumara Girl by Carolyn Bunch
  • An interview with Las Cruces artists, Carolyn Bunch and Tony Pennock, mother and son.

January 10, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with local professional artists, Carolyn Bunch and her son, Tony Pennock. They both recall painting murals as children, and have made it their life’s work.

Bunch moved to New Mexico in the 1950’s, and has been involved in the arts as a public school teacher, an artist and gallery owner of Adobe Patio Gallery. She is currently one of fifteen artists featured at an exhibition at the Adobe Patio Gallery in Mesilla.

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PUENTES
4:04 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

January 4, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Border/Environmental Justice Liaison for the New Mexico Environment Department, Thomas Ruiz. He will talk to us about a global chronic disease of the central nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The National MS Society has been walking since 1988 to help create a world free of MS. To register and to help the Las Cruces Chapter visit their website at “main.nationalmssociety.org.”  Walk MS: Las Cruces will be held at Young Park on Saturday, April 6th starting at 9 a.m.

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Regional
12:43 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Rep. Steve Pearce

Fred Martino interviews Rep. Steve Pearce, the Republican running for re-election in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:41 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Dr. Pat Hynes, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium

Fred Martino interviews Dr. Pat Hynes, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium.  They discuss Spaceport America and the International Symposium for Commercial Spaceflight.  More information is available at www.ispcs.com

Fronteras-A Changing America
10:54 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Court Youth Center

Fred Martino speaks with Court Youth Center Director Irene Oliver-Lewis.

Court Youth Center offers a wide range of after-school, weekend and summer programs in arts production, arts integration, and arts as business, public arts and arts in education. Youth increase their creative learning process, their academic performance, problem solving and group interaction skills in order to internalize responsible decision making and gain a sense of community by incorporating the creative learning process in all aspects of their lives.

Fronteras-A Changing America
4:43 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

That's What I'm Talking About

This week on Fronteras we present our monthly segment, "That’s What I’m Talking About." The goal of “That’s What I’m Talking About” is to talk to your friends and neighbors to find out what they are talking about in their community. 

This week, Edmundo Resendez talks with Steve Chavira owner of Success Inc. and Managing Director of Building Industry Association of Southern New Mexico and Kathleen Murphy owner of Wild Horse Design and Driftwood Productions. The topic: Motivation.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:37 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

That's What I'm Talking About

That’s What I’m Talking About is a Fronteras segment hosted by Edmundo Resendez. The goal of That’s What I’m Talking About is to talk to your friends and neighbors to find out what they are talking about in the community. The topics can range from politics to everyday life. Today, the topic is, What Inspires You? Edmundo Resendez sat down with a comedy group from Las Cruces to learn what inspires them to do their comedy far away from the bright lights of Los Angeles or New York. 

Online EXTRA
5:00 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

President Obama Speaks On Immigration

Fronteras-A Changing America
9:44 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Interview: Jorge Guevara, Local Educator

 Local educator, Jorge Guevara talks to Carlos Correa about education around the globe and its comparison to how children are learning around the state. 

Fronteras-A Changing America
12:45 pm
Sat May 5, 2012

Interview: Co-Author of "El Sicario: The Autobiography Of A Mexican Assasin" Molly Molloy

NMSU librarian and Professor Molloy Molloy has made it her mission to gather and file information and numbers from local newspaper reports on the daily count of murders in Juarez. She has created what is called the Frontera List- a detailed record of the victims including their name, age, gender and where they were killed. She is also the co-editor of the book “El Sicario, The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin,” which is being reviewed next week by the Branigan Library and the Fountain theater is showing a movie based on the book as well.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
3:19 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Interview: ACLU Of NM Regional Center For Border Rights Director Vicki Gaubeca

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico works to maintain and advance the cause of civil liberties across the state. The ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights in Las Cruces focuses on immigrant rights and addresses civil and human rights violations that stem from border related immigration policies. The organizations director Vicki Gaubeca joins us  in the studio to talk about their work and a national civil rights campaign.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
12:54 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Interview: Patricia Hernandez, Centro De Proteccion De Mujer a Mujer

Mujer a Mujer is a domestic violence shelter in Ciudad Juarez that aims to protect and educate women on their human and legal rights in Mexico. An upcoming fundraiser in Las Cruces will help fund the shelter which has been struggling due to the violence in Juarez. Fundraider coordinator Patricia Hernandez joins us  in the studio.

 

The Mujer a Mujer fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday April, 28thfrom six to nine in the evening at the Peace Lutheran Church off Missouri in Las Cruces. For more information call 305-396-1389. 

Fronteras-A Changing America
9:54 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Interview: Latinitas Magazine Executive Director, Alicia Rascon

Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas Magazine is the first digital magazine made for and by Latina youth. Since 2002, they have offered media enrichment programs aimed at empowering girls to express themselves and gain confidence to succeed. Executive Director Alicia Rascon joins us  in the studio. 

Fronteras-A Changing America
8:13 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Interview: Mesilla Mayor Nora Barraza

Nora Barraza took the office of Mayor of Mesilla two years ago. Since then she says she has accomplished many goals and has more plans for the town’s future. She joins us in the studio now to talk about the failed vote on a much needed general obligation bond and what recently obtained state appropriations will be used for.   

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:56 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Interview: Bill Santiago pt. 2

Comedian Bill Santiago went from a career in journalism to the realm of comedy. Santiago uses his Puerto Rican background to relate to audiences across the country eliciting laughter by poking fun at Latino culture. He has appeared on Comedy Central as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is also the author of the book, “Pardon My Spanglish, Porque Because!” He joins us now in the studio.   

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:04 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Interview: Comedian Bill Santiago

Comedian Bill Santiago went from a career in journalism to the realm of comedy. Santiago uses his Puerto Rican background to relate to audiences across the country eliciting laughter by poking fun at Latino culture. He has appeared on Comedy Central as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is also the author of the book, “Pardon My Spanglish, Porque Because!” He joins us now in the studio.   

Fronteras-A Changing America
4:29 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Interview: Veronica Carmona and Maury Castro, Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers

A new local non-profit has formed in the border region with a mission to assist and support Political Asylum Seekers who come to the U.S in hopes of leaving behind threats and violence. The organization is the Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers and two of its members Veronica Carmona and Maury Castro join us in the studio now to talk about the Alliance and an upcoming fundraiser.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:00 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Interview: Pt. 2 Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds

This week we continue to focus on the Latino achievement gap in our region and explore how states are looking beyond federal guidelines and assistance to come up with some possible solutions to close the gap in the Southwest. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.  

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Fronteras-A Changing America
6:07 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Interview: Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds

Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing nationally.  More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.  On today’s program we focus on the Latino achievement gap in our region and explore how states are looking beyond federal guidelines and assistance to come up with some possible solutions to close the gap in the Southwest.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
4:37 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Interview: Documentary Filmmmaker Charlie Minn

A new documentary premiering in the border region focuses on the past year in the city of Juarez, Mexico. The film analyzes the city’s violent image as well as the upcoming 2012 election. In 2011, the murder rate in Juarez,  was down 33% from the previous year. While many might consider this is a small victory documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn says it’s not. Minn joins us in the studio to talk about his new film “Murder Capital of the World.”  

Fronteras-A Changing America
6:00 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Interview: Anthony Mora, Immigration Speaker Series

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