This week on Newsmakers: A look at the difficulties faced by veterans seeking care from the VA; challenges for the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission; and the impact of the annual Border Book Festival.
On this episode of Newsmakers: Controversy regarding a proposed zoning change near Tortugas Mountain; an in-depth look at Sol y Tierra growers; and a proposal for a healthy food zone near Centennial High School in Las Cruces.
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.
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.
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 eating.
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 company.
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.
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.
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.