In February 2009, Las Cruces resident, Carlos Melendres filed a lawsuit seeking to repatriate the remains of Geronimo to his homeland “at the headwaters of the Gila.” The account of the repatriation effort has recently been published, "America! Don't You Know Me? I'm Your Native Son: Geronimo, The Controversial Campaign to Repatriate the Remains of America's Most Famous Warrior to his homeland" was written by Melendres.
Fred Martino speaks with Debbie Taylor, Executive Director of Turning Point in Las Cruces. The organization provides free pregnancy and STD testing and counseling at its Las Cruces location. More information is available here.
Incomplete wording on the New Mexico November ballot could sink the chances to pass a Constitutional amendment.
Amendment 1 on the New Mexico ballot says its purpose is to “provide that school elections shall be held at different times from partisan elections.” So it sounds like if you vote “yes” on the amendment, you’re creating a voting restriction. But just the opposite is true. The ballot leaves out a crucial piece of information. The restriction in Amendment 1 would replace a prohibition already in place against holding school elections with ANY other election.
Fred Martino interviews Dr. Patricia (Pat) Hynes, who has served as director of the New Mexico Space Grant Consortium (NMSGC) since 1998. They discuss the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, which will be held at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on October 15 and 16. Registration and the agenda can be viewed online at www.ispcs.com
Fred Martino speaks with Michael Armendariz of the NMSU Music Business Program. They discuss the program, including careers for graduates. In addition, they talk about the program's upcoming benefit concert featuring The Hard Road Trio and Dusty Low. The concert takes place Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm at NMSU's Atkinson Recital Hall.
Tickets are available at Hubbard's Music, Valley Pro Music, the NMSU Music Dept. Main Office, and at the door. $10/$5 students.