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Newsmakers 822-New Mexico State University's Advocacy At Work Program

Nov 27, 2016

This Newsmakers program is devoted to the Advocacy at Work program administered by the NMSU College of Health and Social Services. The program trains NMSU graduate students to mentor local high school students to become health advocates.

Newsmakers 821-German Journalists Visit KRWG

Nov 27, 2016

Fred Martino interviews German journalists Nadine Gries and Wiebke Keuneke. KRWG hosted the journalists as part of a journalism exchange program. The visit included a meeting with the New Mexico State University Broadcasters Club.

Election 2016 - NM House District 53 Rick Little

Nov 4, 2016

Election 2016 - NM House District 33 Bill McCamley

Nov 4, 2016

NM Secretary Of State Debate

Nov 3, 2016

New Mexico Secretary of State Candidates Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D) and Nora Espinoza (R) took part in a debate, sponsored by Congregation Albert in Albuquerque. The event took place on Sunday, October 16, 2016. It airs Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 11am on KRWG-TV.  Special thanks to New Mexico PBS for providing this program.

Election 2016 Forum - Unopposed NM House & Senate Districts

Oct 29, 2016

Election coverage brought to you by KRWG-TV and the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces. This forum covers unopposed New Mexico House District 52 Democrat Doreen Gallegos and House District 34 Democrat Bill Gomez. Candidates from the unopposed Senate are District 31 Democrat Joseph Cervantes, District 34 Republican Ron Griggs and District 35 Democrat John Arthur Smith.

Election 2016 - NM House District 53 Willie Madrid

Oct 29, 2016

VIDEO: New Mexico 2nd Congressional District Debate

Oct 27, 2016

Election coverage brought to you by KRWG-TV and the Las Cruces Sun-News. This debate covers New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District with candidates Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Merrie Lee Soules.

Election 2016-NM House District 37

Oct 16, 2016

Election 2016 - NM House District 36 Nathan Small

Oct 16, 2016

Issues & Answers: The Media and the Election

Oct 6, 2016

  Fred Martino hosts a discussion of media coverage of the 2016 election. The panel includes Walt Rubel of the Las Cruces Sun News, Lauren Villagran of the Albuquerque Journal, NMSU Journalism Professor Nick Miller, and NMSU Government Professor Dr. Christina Medina answering questions from the studio    

Election 2016 Forum - NM House District 39

Oct 6, 2016

Election 2016 Forum - NM House District 39


Election 2016 - NM House District 35 Angelica Rubio

Oct 6, 2016

Election 2016 - NM House District 35 Angelica Rubio


Newsmakers 820-Dr. Richard Jackson

Oct 6, 2016

Simon Thompson interviews Dr. Richard Jackson, author of "Designing Healthy Communities."   Jackson recently visited Las Cruces to discuss ways the city can align its design and future development to enhance public health.

Newsmakers 819-Dr. Garrey Carruthers

Oct 6, 2016

Election coverage brought to you by KRWG-TV and the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces. This forum covers New Mexico Senate District 38 with candidates Democrat Mary Kay Papen and Republican Charles Wendler.

Election 2016 Forum - NM Senate District 37

Sep 21, 2016

Election coverage brought to you by KRWG-TV and the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces. This forum covers New Mexico Senate District 37 with candidates Democrat Bill Soules and Republican Ceil Levatino.

Domenici Forum: Agricultural Policy 2016

Sep 13, 2016

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dr. Garrey Carruthers moderates a panel discussion on agricultural policy and how how it affects the economy in the border region. Panelists include Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Jose Calzada Rovirosa, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs of USDA Ed Avalos and New Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte.

Newsmakers 818, 8/4/16

Aug 16, 2016

Newsmakers 817, 7/14/16

Jul 28, 2016

Newsmakers 816, 7/7/16

Jul 13, 2016

Newsmakers 815, 6/30/16

Jul 13, 2016

Newsmakers 814- 6/23/16

Jun 24, 2016

On this episode of Newsmakers: we visit a Deming school that welcomes hundreds of students from Mexico; El Paso considers a municipal I.D.; and Living Here visits Dripping Springs in the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument.

Newsmakers 813- 6/16/16

Jun 17, 2016

This episode of Newsmakers includes a report on former President Bill Clinton's visit to Las Cruces and what area residents are saying about Hillary Clinton's run for the Presidency; we'll meet a new citizen who's excited to be voting for the first time in November; and "Living Here" takes us to the City of Rocks State Park.

Newsmakers 812, 5/26/16

Jun 1, 2016

This episode of Newsmakers features field reports on:  budget cuts facing Las Cruces Public Schools; Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits Vado; and local students benefit from the "Every Kid in a Park" program.

G.Y. Liu-President, Shijiazhuang College

Jun 1, 2016

Issues And Answers: Public Education

May 12, 2016

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.

Paul Gessing-Rio Grande Foundation and Connor Gordon-Young Americans For Liberty discuss the current political climate and their advocacy for limited government.

Issues And Answers: The Youth Vote

May 3, 2016

Las Cruces teachers and students discuss the 2016 election and public policy. 

Public Education in New Mexico

Apr 25, 2016

This documentary looks at controversial changes in New Mexico public education, including the use of standardized testing as a major factor in teacher evaluations.