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Local Host(s): 
Fred Martino, Newsmakers Anchor


8:50 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Dede Feldman, Author-"Inside The New Mexico Senate"

8:49 am
Fri May 23, 2014

PRC Candidate Sandy Jones

7:55 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Chamber Economic Forum

KRWG-TV's regular update with economists from New Mexico State University, fielding questions from our studio audience.

4:18 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Lawrence Rael

2:30 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Newsmakers 4/17/14

This week on Newsmakers, a wide variety of field reports, including:  A push to increase the federal minimum wage is part of Congressional campaigns across the country, including New Mexico's 2nd District; a local woman starts a campaign to help clean up the Las Cruces area; and we'll meet the winner of this year's J. Paul Taylor Symposium social justice award.

5:25 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Omed Noori, President-NMSU International Club

NMSU International Club President Omed Noori, a native of Afghanistan. Join us for a fascinating discussion about Noori's life in a war-torn nation and his adjustment to a new life in New Mexico.

5:22 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Julia Brown, Dona Ana County Manager

4:17 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Newsmakers 3/27/14

This week on Newsmakers:  Business owners react to a potential increase in the Las Cruces minimum wage; efforts to save Fort Bayard; concerns remain about transparency in New Mexico government; and disappointment with a temporary fix to the New Mexico lottery scholarship.

4:13 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Newsmakers 3/20/14

4:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Merrie Lee Soules

10:44 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Newsmakers 2/20/14

Efforts to raise the minimum wage are an issue in New Mexico 2nd
Congressional district race; a profile of Rus Bradburd, a former
college basketball coach who's now making a name in the literary
world; and New Mexico teams up with restaurants to encourage healthy

10:43 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Newsmakers 2/13/14

The minimum wage debate heats up in Las Cruces; A profile of Tony
Pennock, the artist who creates the most visible public art in
southern New Mexico: the Las Cruces water tank murals; and several
grants will fund equipment putting NMSU's Geology department in rare

11:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Alan Webber

Fred Martino interviews Alan Webber, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico Governor.

10:21 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Newsmakers 1/30/14

On this episode of Newsmakers, field reports include: efforts to improve water infrastructure in New Mexico; hopes remain high for Spaceport America; and more Early College High Schools are coming to the region.  Also:  Glen Cerny interviews New Mexico State University President Dr. Garrey Carruthers.

4:26 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Senator Howie Morales

Fred Martino interviews Senator Howie Morales, candidate for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico Governor.

4:25 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Leslie Endean Singh

Fred Martino interviews Leslie Endean Singh, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in New Mexico District 2.

4:23 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Paul Gessing, President-Rio Grande Foundation

Fred Martino interviews Paul Gessing, President-Rio Grande Foundation, regarding the 2014 New Mexico legislative session.

4:22 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

David Clements

Fred Martino interviews David Clements, candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Mexico.

11:11 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Issues And Answers: Public Education

Fred Martino hosts this town hall meeting on public education held at KRWG-TV studios.

11:09 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Newsmakers 12/26/13

11:07 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Newsmakers 12/12/13

Field reports on this episode include:  The increasing demand on area food banks; a program to teach students about sustainability through a community garden; local groups push for immigration reform; and high hopes remain for Spaceport America.

10:52 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Issues And Answers: Immigration Reform

Fred Martino moderates this KRWG Town Hall on immigration reform.

2:04 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Newsmakers 11/14/13

Fred Martino interviews New Mexico State University student Kevin Cardoza.  Just seven years ago, Cardoza moved to Las Cruces from El Salvador.  In that short amount of time, he learned to speak English and adjust to a new life in the United States.  Now, he's thriving at NMSU, where he's been part of the Model United Nations team.


5:38 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Newsmakers 10/17/13

5:37 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Newsmakers 10/24/13

5:47 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Newsmakers 10/10/13

2:58 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Newsmakers 10/3/13

This week, Newsmakers features a variety of local field reports, including:

Efforts to attract new business to downtown Las Cruces

A summer camp run by NMSU for young people with autism

The JUMP program to help students academically at Las Cruces Public Schools

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8:43 am
Wed September 25, 2013

New Mexico In Depth's Heath Haussamen

Fred Martino speaks with New Mexico In Depth's Heath Haussamen.  Field
reports include:  A look at efforts to reestablish New Mexico desert
plants and NMSU researchers gain insight about the evolution of space
with the help of NASA's Hubble telescope.

1:19 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

NMSU Student Regent Jordan Banegas

Fred Martino speaks with NMSU Student Regent Jordan Banegas.  Field
reports include:  A look at the controversy over artificial turf at
the Las Cruces Field of Dreams and New Mexico launches a summer
reading program for children.

10:55 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio

Fred Martino speaks with Dona Ana County District Attorney Mark D'Antonio.  Field reports include a look at efforts to confront two of the region's most pressing challenges...hunger and affordable housing.