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Issues and Answers: The College Vote

Apr 14, 2016 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.

Newsmakers 808, 3/31/16

Apr 11, 2016 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

Apr 6, 2016 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 .

Alan Webber, One New Mexico

Apr 1, 2016 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.

Newsmakers 806, 2/25/16

Feb 26, 2016 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.

Alamogordo Mayoral Forum

Feb 17, 2016 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.

Land Tawney , President/CEO-Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

Jan 30, 2016 Fred Martino interviews Land Tawney, President/CEO of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. The group recently visited the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument.

Scott Krahling, Dona Ana County Chief Deputy Clerk

Jan 22, 2016 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.

Newsmakers 803, 1/21/16

Jan 22, 2016 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.

Newsmakers 802, 1/14/16

Jan 17, 2016 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...

Paul Gessing-Rio Grande Foundation

Dec 25, 2015 Fred Martino previews the 2015 New Mexico legislative session with Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing.

Our Water Future

Dec 25, 2015 The KRWG documentary "Out Water Future" is presented on this special edition of Newsmakers. Simon Thompson looks at the grave threat to current and future water supplies in the region.

New Mexico Incentives: Economic Development or Lost Opportunity?

Dec 18, 2015 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.

Newsmakers 729, 11/19/15

Nov 30, 2015

WATCH: Chamber Economic Forum

Nov 24, 2015 The Chamber Economic Forum airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. on KRWG-TV. The program included a conversation on income inequality and ways to address the challenge. Economists from New Mexico State University cited a number of ideas, including investments in infrastructure and education. In addition, a study was cited that shows investments in early childhood development help to strengthen the economy. An effort is underway in New Mexico to increase investments in early...

Newsmakers 728, 10/12/15

Nov 18, 2015 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.

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima

Nov 10, 2015

Las Cruces Sun News Editorial Board Meeting: City Council District 2

Oct 30, 2015

VIDEO: The Las Cruces Mayoral Debate

Oct 21, 2015

Newsmakers 726, 10/1/15

Oct 21, 2015

Las Cruces Sun News Editorial Board Meeting: City Council District 4

Oct 15, 2015

Las Cruces Sun News Editorial Board Meeting: City Council District 1

Oct 7, 2015 KRWG-TV is presenting Las Cruces Sun News Editorial Board meetings with city council candidates Thursdays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm, and Sundays at 11am. On October 22, KRWG and the Las Cruces Sun News present the Las Cruces Mayoral Debate. The debate will also be repeated Saturday at 5pm (10/24) and Sunday at 11am (10/25). You can watch all of the programs online on the Election 2015 page in the news section. Each program will posted online no later than the first...

Newsmakers 724, 9/17/15

Sep 23, 2015

Newsmakers 723, 9/10/15

Sep 23, 2015

J.J. Wilson-WNMU Writer In Residence

Sep 10, 2015

Delano Lewis

Sep 2, 2015

Voice Of The Public

Aug 24, 2015 Voice of the Public is a program that brings you what Las Cruces voters expect from city government on issues affecting their community. Fred Martino is joined by the Las Cruces Sun News’ Walt Rubel and Diana Alba Soular.

Issues And Answers: The Disappearing Middle Class?

Aug 17, 2015 What state and federal policies are needed to boost the economy? In
particular, with median household wages down and pay increases meager
or non-existent, what can be done?

Issues And Answers: Our Water Future

Aug 7, 2015 This documentary and panel discussion details water scarcity in southern New Mexico.

Newsmakers 721, 7/23/15

Aug 7, 2015 This episode of Newsmakers includes a discussion of public policy in New Mexico with guests state Rep. Bill McCamley (D-NM 33) and Paul Gessing , President, Rio Grande Foundation.