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Saturdays at 5:30pm on KRWG-FM
  • Hosted by Fred Martino; Anthony Moreno

The people and culture of New Mexico and Texas.  Fascinating field reports, interviews, and local viewpoints showcase an image of our region you won't find anywhere else.  

For over a year, The Islamic Center of Las Cruces has offered classes to educate the Las Cruces community on Islam.

Radwan Jallad, President of the Islamic Center of Las Cruces said in a recent taping of “In Focus” the outpouring of response from the community has been very supportive.

“They recognize us as neighbors and friends,” says Jallad.

Community members reached out to the center for encouragement to offer presentations that provide a basic education of Islam, and what the faith is about to provide better understanding to the community.

Interview: "Consumed" Author Todd Lawson LaTourrette

Feb 23, 2017

I recently got to know Las Cruces resident Todd Lawson LaTourrette, an actor of stage, film and TV. He is also the published author of two books.

His new book, Consumed, is a stand-out, because it takes mental illness out of the shadows into the clear light of day in a brutally honest manner.

I’ve never seen the story of mental illness told as clearly, as poignantly, whether here in New Mexico or to a wider audience nationally. Many families are seeking stronger advocacy to help affected loved ones, and the book serves as a good example of that.

A 2015 Pew Research report estimated there were around 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/01/06/a-new-estimate-of-the-u-s-muslim-population/

In a taped episode of “In Focus” Radwan Jallad, President of The Islamic Center of Las Cruces shared some history about the center and the faith. Jallad says the center was formed in the early 1980s.

Newsmakers 906-Simon Thompson

Feb 8, 2017

This week on Newmakers; a field report with Australian reaction to the election of Donald Trump.  Plus...Fred Martino speaks with KRWG's Simon Thompson, a native Australian.

Some families in Las Cruces are volunteering to help refugees who are seeking safety by opening up their homes to them while they transition to family living in the United States.

The program is called “Project Oak Tree.” It is only facilitated by The Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, and works with the Annunciation House of El Paso at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

As part of the program, volunteer host families in Las Cruces briefly house refugees seeking asylum after immigration officials have vetted and released them.

Las Cruces-Area Group Will Sing To Your Valentine

Jan 25, 2017

 Since 2009, the Cactus Chords have entertained hundreds of people in Las Cruces and El Paso.  Dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through the music of barbershop.  Their venues have included numerous Assisted Living and Nursing Care Centers, the VA Hospital in El Paso, the Cancer Treatment Center in Las Cruces, civic clubs, churches, homes and Special Events at the Las Cruces Events Center and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum.

Newsmakers 904-NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia

Jan 22, 2017

Fred Martino speaks with Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association.

This spring semester, hundreds of middle school students in Southern New Mexico will have a chance to experience college life for a day along with their parents on the campus of New Mexico State University.

The Young Achievers' Forum is an event that provides this opportunity for students and parents to learn about college life and what it takes to get on the path to a degree and a career they may be interested in.

Recently, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report titled, “Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of This Election.” The report cited nearly 900 incidents of intimidation and hate across the country in the days following the Presidential election.

The rhetoric on the campaign trail in this past presidential election has sparked much fear and anxiety in different communities across our country, and according to a recent report in the ten days after the election of Donald Trump as President of The United States, there have been nearly 900 documented incidents of harassment and intimidation.

Thoughts On The Candidacy Of Donald Trump

Oct 13, 2016
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Is my Memo to Donald Trump, advising him two weeks ago to start talking about policy and to expand his paid TV advertising, now meaningless in the aftermath of the bombshell video leak?

Sure, he said some unadvisable, sexist things a decade ago. He’s done the same as a candidate, which is unfortunate.

Trump remains the free-wheeling tycoon with perhaps still enough appeal as a non-career politician to still be counted in.

To many, especially in the national media, the video clip brings his relevancy, even legitimacy, as a candidate to a screaming halt.

Dr. Pat Hynes

Sep 12, 2016

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.  From the symposium website:

You are cordially invited to attend the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2016), to be held October 12-13, 2016, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Salon Discovery Coming To NMSU Las Cruces Friday, September 9

Sep 1, 2016
NMSU’s own Latin Grammy Award-winning La Catrina Quartet

 

Discover the future of civil engineering and enjoy the acclaimed music of La Catrina Quartet at Salon Discovery’s fall gala event, “NMSU Civil Engineering: En Route to Better Infrastructure.”

Friday, September 9 at 7:30pm

NMSU Atkinson Recital Hall

NMSU Professor Raises Funds For Film Shot In Belize

Aug 24, 2016
ilana lapid

  Fred Martino interviews New Mexico State University Professor and award-winning filmmaker Ilana Lapid.  A fundraiser is being held for Lapid's new film "Yochi" next Wednesday, August 31, in Mesilla:

YOCHI: FUNDRAISER TO COMPLETE THE FILM

August 31, 5:00 PM

PRIVATE FILM SCREENING OF YOCHI at the Fountain Theatre (2469 Calle De Guadalupe, Mesilla, NM  88046) 

GOURMET DINNER at the Double Eagle (2355 Calle De Guadalupe, Mesilla, NM  88046) 

NEA New Mexico President Betty Patterson

Jun 28, 2016
Betty Patterson-President, NEA New Mexico

  Eight thousand educators from every state will be attending the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly in Washington, D-C. this week.  

NEA President Betty Patterson will be at the assembly.  One major topic:  implementation of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The Department of Education is calling on states to get input from educators and a wide variety of stakeholders.  Patterson says, right now, educators don’t have much of a dialogue with New Mexico’s education department. 

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

May 31, 2016

  

  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

May 21, 2016

 

   Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

Apr 12, 2016

   Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

  President Barack Obama delivers the keynote at the award presentation for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, March 28, 2016.

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

Mar 26, 2016

  

  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

Mar 13, 2016

  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

Feb 19, 2016

  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

US Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell calling for a "thorough investigation" of the findings in the Attorney General's report on the New Mexico Human Services Department's suspension of Medicaid payments to 15 nonprofit behavioral health providers.

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

Feb 5, 2016

  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

Cliff McNish-TRiO Upward Bound Program

Feb 4, 2016

    TRiO Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Program at New Mexico State University is a federally funded program serving eight-seven (87) participants from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden Independent School District.

Upward Bound Mission

The mission of the NMSU TRIO Upward Bound Program is to assist participants to successfully complete their secondary education while preparing participants for entry into and graduation from a four-year institution of higher education.

Upward Bound Purpose

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

Jan 10, 2016

  Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

This Week In The Las Cruces Bulletin

Dec 14, 2015

 

   Every Saturday at 5:30pm on Images, Fred Martino speaks with Las Cruces Bulletin Managing Editor Brook Stockberger about the week's top stories and much more in the Bulletin.  

NMSU Gets Ready For "Giving Tuesday"

Nov 15, 2015

  What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. New Mexico State University wants to build on the strength of this global movement to increase exposure and build support for student success.

Water Expert To Speak In Silver City Saturday

Nov 15, 2015

    Dan Beard will be speaking in Silver City on Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. at the WNMU Global Resource Center, 1000 W. College Ave.

From www.deadbeatdams.com:

DANIEL P. BEARD, the author of Deadbeat Dams, has been a forceful advocate for water policy reform for nearly four decades. He has extensive experience working in the government and private sector. His positions include:

·        Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. House of Representatives

·        Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Low Standardized Test Scores For New Mexico Elementary Students

Nov 10, 2015

Only around a quarter of New Mexico students in grade 3 to 8 met proficiency or better benchmarks for reading and writing on new standardized tests.

And less than 10 percent of the state's 8th graders met expectations or better when it came to math.

Those were the results from spring exams released recently by state Public Education Department officials.

Education Secretary Hanna Skandera says she expected scores to be lower since standards were raised. She called the results an "honest" assessment of how students are doing.

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