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.

President Obama Speaks On Immigration

Jun 15, 2012

Interview: Jorge Guevara, Local Educator

May 11, 2012

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

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.  

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.  

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. 

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. 

Interview: Mesilla Mayor Nora Barraza

Mar 22, 2012

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.   

Interview: Bill Santiago pt. 2

Mar 16, 2012

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.   

Interview: Comedian Bill Santiago

Mar 9, 2012

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.   

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.  

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.  

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.

Interview: Documentary Filmmmaker Charlie Minn

Feb 10, 2012

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.”  

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