Fred Martino discusses public education in New Mexico with Senator Bill Soules, NEA New Mexico Vice President Mary Parr-Sanchez, Las Cruces school board members Ed Frank and Andre Gonzales (student member), and Jo Galvan of Las Cruces Public Schools.
Guests include David Moreno of the NMSU College Democrats, Connor Gordon from Young Americans for Liberty, Taylor Dyer-Paz from NMSU Political Awareness Club and Aaron Holloway of the NMSU College Republicans.
This episode of Newsmakers includes these field reports and more: A look at the enormous impact of the 1966 Texas Western basketball team; an update on regional transit service and its potential benefits for Dona Ana County; and "Living Here" focuses on the annual visit of sandhill cranes to Hatch.
Issues and Answers: The Graduation Rate. Guests include Senator Bill Soules, NMSU Education Dean Dr. Donald Pope-Davis, and La Academia Dolores Huerta Middle School head administrator Octavio Casillas.
Fred Martino interviews Alan Webber, founder of One New Mexico, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a better future for the state through public policy improvements. Webber was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico Governor in 2014.
Field reports include: Legislation has been introduced to create a new type of liquor license in New Mexico; people from across the globe look to a Las Cruces business for custom-made horns; and the Hope Border Institute and the Center for Migration Studies held a conference discussing the Catholic influence on migration issues.
The Alamogordo Mayoral Forum airs Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 11am on KRWG-TV. Fred Martino covers the major issues with candidates James Baker, Richard Boss, Michael Elliott, and Robert Hahn. Candidates Jeffrey Ault and Mike Rosales did not attend.
Alamogordo will elect a new mayor on March 1. Early voting is already underway.
Fred Martino interviews Dona Ana County Chief Deputy Clerk Scott Krahling. They discuss a variety of efforts designed to increase voter participation, including online registration and an Election Advisory Committee.
This episode of Newsmakers features a variety of field reports, including: A look at how new U.S. citizens can boost local economies; a feature on the owners of the Pepper Pot restaurant in Hatch, N.M.; and Dona Ana County discusses forming a Detention Center Advisory Committee.
This episode of Newsmakers includes the following field reports and more: Dona Ana County Community College demonstrates a "use of force" simulator being used to train area law enforcement officers; students at UTEP build a soccer field for a shelter in El Paso; and "Living Here" takes us to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival held by Tortugas Pueblo.
New Mexico Incentives: Economic Development or Lost Opportunity? Simon Thompson investigates the New Mexico Economic Development Department's incentives designed to create jobs and attract new investment.
Field reports include: A proposal to increase New Mexico's alcohol excise is aimed at reducing abuse and an education town hall is held in Las Cruces. Simon Thompson interviews departing Las Cruces city councilor Nathan Small about Election 2015 and his decision not to run for re-election.