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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.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Bellissimi Gattini (Beautiful Kittens) Fundraiser Volunteer, Dr. Guillermo Acosta (New Mexico State University Post Doctorate Fellow), to talk to us about a fundraiser on National Lasagna Day - July 29th to benefit The Cat’s Meow Resource & Adoption Center. Why Lasagna? It’s Garfield’s favorite meal.

Stories for Grownups

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Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Storytellers of Las Cruces Vice President, Judith Ames, and Storydancer, Terry Alvarez, to tell us about the 3rd Annual “Stories for Grownups” to be held this Saturday, July 22 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church Great Room (behind the church), 2000 South Solano Drive. This year’s tellers are Jesse and Juba Addison, a storytelling duo, Judith Ames, Terry Alvarez, Florence Hamilton and Gloria Hacker.

A Fair Trade Store for Mayan Weavers

Jul 13, 2017

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with local author and New Mexico State University Anthropology Professor Emeritus, Dr. Christine Eber. In the early 2000’s, with the help of former students and colleagues, she started a project in Las Cruces called “Weaving For Justice” as a part of “Sophia’s Circle,” a non-profit art and cultural organization, to help women from Chihuahua and Chiapas, México sell their weavings through fair trade in the United States.

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM2)

Suddenly, two of the biggest political contests in New Mexico look a lot different.  In a political earthquake, New Mexico 2nd District Congressman Steve Pearce announced he won’t run for re-election in 2018.  Instead, Pearce is the first candidate to announce he’s seeking the Republican nomination for New Mexico Governor.  And Pearce says he talked with two other potential GOP candidates in December: Lt. Governor John Sanchez and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry.  Pearce says both men told him they’re not running for Governor.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with local author and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University, Dr. Mike Tapia, to talk to us about his new book “The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015.”

NM Pharmacists Allowed to Prescribe Contraceptives

Jun 22, 2017

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with local volunteer leaders for “Young Women United,” Monica Girón and Charlene Bencomo to tell us about new medical regulations that recently went into effect in New Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Western New Mexico University Special Assistant to the President for Cultural Affairs, Faye McCalmont. She says a first-time special event in Silver City at WNMU, Fiesta Latina, will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 16th to 18th. The Grant County Commissioners, through a proclamation presented to the WNMU Cultural Affairs Department, declared this Father’s Day weekend as “Fiesta Latina Weekend.”

Empowering Communities in Doña Ana County

Jun 1, 2017

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Coordinator for the (EC) Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County, Victoria Quevedo.

Astronomy to Steampunk Fiction

May 26, 2017

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with local Author and Astronomer, David Lee Summers. His 10th novel, “The Astronomer’s Crypt” was recently released. It is a contemporary horror novel that tells the story of a haunted observatory based on his experiences working at Apache Point Observatory (run by NMSU) and Kitt Peak National Observatory (where he currently works).

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Las Cruces High School HOSA/Future Health Professionals Chapter Advisor, Joanie Anderson; and with LCHS student and former HOSA New Mexico State Officer, Aretha Deng, to talk about the opportunities available to LCHS students interested in pursuing medical careers. LCHS and Oñate High School are the only two HOSA chapters in Las Cruces.  

American Association of University Women at NMSU

May 11, 2017

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with The American Association of University Women (AAUW) New Mexico State University (NMSU) Affiliate Club Advisor and NMSU employee, Susan DeMar, and NMSU Geography major and President of the club, Jessica Greenamyer, to talk about gender pay equity and education for women and girls.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Border Servant Corps (BSC) Executive Director, Kari Lenander, and BSC Program Coordinator, Sophia Sepp. Founded in Las Cruces 20 years ago, BSC promotes and demonstrates justice, kindness, and humility in U.S./Mexico border region through the exploration of community, simplicity, social justice, and spirituality. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for volunteers to work for justice, serve their neighbor, and walk humbly with their God.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with New Mexico LULAC District II Director, Dr. Juan B. Garcia from New Mexico State University-Alamogordo with information about the 88th Annual State LULAC Convention.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1929 with a focus on education, civil rights, health and employment.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Apr 20, 2017

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Sovereign Health of El Paso Operations Manager, Mario Mendoza, and with Marketing Communications Coordinator, Cynthia Barrera, to talk about the Nation’s #1 public health problem – alcoholism and related issues.

Live Animals, Exhibits and Volunteer Opportunities

Apr 13, 2017

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Craig Massey, Communications Manager of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces.

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of New Mexico’s farming, ranching and rural life history with several exhibits and volunteering opportunities. For more information visit their website at www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org, and on Facebook.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Frank Gilpin, a.k.a. Paco Antonio, New Mexico State University Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Dance. He is also the Co-Director of “Sol y Arena,” NMSU Dance Program’s Flamenco and Spanish Dance Ensemble.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke kicks off his Senate campaign

A Congressional break is about to begin, but Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) won’t be slowing down.  He’s campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Ted Cruz.

Last Friday, it was a decidedly unconventional beginning for his campaign: the windy rooftop of the Plaza Theater in El Paso.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Dr. Manal Hamzeh, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies for the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at New Mexico State University, about Muslim discrimination.

A School to Challenge Your Child

Mar 23, 2017

Las Cruces, NM – A local non-profit private school brings a focus on math, science and languages (especially Chinese and Spanish) “with small classes and expert teachers giving students an opportunity to grow socially, emotionally and academically.”  

Las Cruces, NM – Concerned citizens throughout the nation marched the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, January 21st.

On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with two Las Cruces residents, Jean Berlowitz and Eileen VanWie, who went to Washington to participate with nearly 5,000 people in the Women’s March carrying their banner with their message – “Protect Our Representative Democracy.”

Doña Ana Arts Council - Las Cruces Arts Fair

Mar 16, 2017

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Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Doña Ana Arts Council Executive Director, Kathleen Albers, to talk to us about the Las Cruces Arts Fair March 17th – 19th presented by the Doña Ana Arts Council.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Team Zane Celebrity Waiter Founder, Jeffrey Silva, and (Cancer Aid Resource and Education) CARE Las Cruces Executive Director, Yoli Diaz, to talk to us about the 8th Annual Team Zane Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser – “Revenge of the Nerds,” Saturday, March 11th at the Las Cruces Convention Center from 6 to 11pm.

Las Cruces, NM - Preserving cultural heritage, moral teachings and the history of our ancestors are some of the many benefits of storytelling for present and future generations. When Jennie George Curry founded “Storytellers of Las Cruces” in 1927, she also believed that storytelling was a “service to the community,” and that “stories should be told anywhere and everywhere, to anyone and everyone.”

Las Cruces, NM – February is National Prevention Month. On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with C.A.R.E. (Cancer Aid Resource & Education, Inc.) President and Founder, Yoli Diaz. In celebration of “All Types of Cancer Awareness” month, C.A.R.E. will hold their “Race For Care” kickoff on Saturday, February 4th at the Mesilla Plaza at 9:00 a.m. with a 5K Run or 1K Fun Walk. The theme for this year is REVENGE OF THE NERDS, which will cross promote the 8th Annual Team Zane Celebrity Waiter on March 11th.

Great Community Conversations

Jan 25, 2017

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Great Conversations Executive Director, Randy Harris, to talk to us about the value of community dialoguing and the Great Conversations in Las Cruces.

"For the Love of Art Month" Shares All Forms of Art

Jan 19, 2017

Las Cruces, NM – During the entire month of February, for almost 20 years, the ArtForms Artists Association has been sponsoring and organizing “For the Love of Art Month.” On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with ArtForms President, Marty Galster, and Numerologist, Artist and Author, Ruth Drayer, to talk to us about the upcoming events.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Scaffolding Theatre Company Co-Director, Justin Lucero, and cast member of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, Amanda Bradford, to talk to us about their adaption of this classic production. Lucero says “it is a story about story” and wanted to take a new approach to the play and enhance its theatrical magic in a different way. Co-directors, Megan McQueen and Justin Lucero founded Scaffolding Theatre Company in 2014.

Tortugas Pueblo Traditions

Dec 9, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with the current President for “La Corporación de Los Indigenes de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Tortugas Pueblo” (The Corporation for the Indigenous of Our Lady of Guadalupe), Arianna Fierro, and their Secretary, Jeannette Castillo.

Believe Again!

Dec 2, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Jill Smith, Co-director of the Christmas holiday program – “Believe Again” – at University United Methodist Church in Las Cruces. She says that the line in the movie, “The Polar Express,” that says “but soon we had to grow up,” was the inspiration for their Christmas program this year.

Farm Fresh Mobile Farmer's Market

Nov 18, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with La Semilla Food Center Donor Relations and Communications Manager, Elena Acosta. Many of our communities that do not have access to healthy foods have high levels of childhood poverty and high rates of diabetes compared to the national average. So La Semilla decided to bring fresh foods to families that are living in underserved areas with the “Farm Fresh Mobile Farmer's Market,” a retrofitted bus that sells fresh local produce, eggs and meats.

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