As part of our series "State of Change: Building A Resilient New Mexico," we spoke with New Mexico State University economist Dr. Chris Erickson.
Topics include New Mexico's "closing fund" used to attract new businesses and help existing ones expand, the state's film and television production subsidy, Spaceport America, New Mexico's tax system, and the importance of education in advancing economic development efforts.
On this episode of Images, Fred Martino speaks with Dr. Pat Hynes, Director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium. They discuss the upcoming International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight.
You are cordially invited to attend the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, to be held October 11-12 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Dr. Peter DeBenedittis has announced that he is running in the Democratic Primary for Governor of New Mexico. He recently stopped by the KRWG-FM studios to share more about why he is running as a candidate. He also, shared his thoughts on issus the state faces, and he also discusses challenges that he says exist within the Democratic party.
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.
Commentary: When you spend time with any of the media you’ll no doubt see or hear something about immigrants. One of the comments I encounter most often is “why didn’t they get their papers…why didn’t they come legally, …my grandparents came legally, why can’t they”?
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.
“Conversations With Democrats” sponsored by the Federation of Democratic Women of Dona Ana County will have Dr. James Lenhart, MD, FAAFP, MPH, Prominent Physician, Author and Healthcare Advocate from Tacoma, WA leading its conversation on Saturday, July 22, 2 pm, NMSU Arrowhead Park Early College High School APECHS Bldg. 3, Las Cruces, NM.
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.
Commentary: Las Cruces, NM -- A group of local Iranians met today with Congressman Steve Pearce’s staff to discuss their concerns over President Trump’s Executive Order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.
“We came today to let the Congressman know how this Muslim ban would be devastating to so many of his constituents, and how it would badly impact the broader Las Cruces community,” said Ali Scotten, who heads the New Mexico chapter of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).
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.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. —U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich held a town hall meeting at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Monday, April 17, 2017. The senators spoke with constituents and answered questions about critical issues facing New Mexico. The town hall was moderated by KRWG-TV/FM’s Fred Martino.
From NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope stands tall in the world’s largest cleanroom at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center…..Webb is the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever built…..and it’s scheduled to launch next year.
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.
This week, NPR's Melissa Block was in southern New Mexico. Block is traveling the nation, reporting for NPR's "Our Land" series. Fred Martino spoke with her about what she's hearing from people across the country and what it is like to be a reporter when journalism is under attack.
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.
KRWG reporter Simon Thompson hails from Australia. Over his holiday break, Thompson talked about the election of President Donald Trump with friends and family overseas and filed a report here on what he found. Fred Martino talked with Thompson about his impressions of the election and working as a border journalist during the beginning of the Trump administration.
Brandon Vasquez is a student at Dona Ana Community College. His parents brought him to the United States from Mexico at the age of 2. He has no memories of that journey and the United States is the only home he's ever known. Brandon benefited from President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA. But with the Trump Administration now in power, Brandon and millions of others are worried. Fred Martino talked with Brandon.