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Local Host(s): 
Fred Martino, Newsmakers Anchor


4:21 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Navy Operational Support Center-El Paso

Fred Martino speaks with LCDR Michael Newman, Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support Center in El Paso.  Also:  An in-depth look at the effort involved in fighting the massive Silver Fire in the Gila wilderness.

11:49 am
Mon July 1, 2013

United Way Of Southwest New Mexico

Fred Martino interviews NMSU graduate Michael Zaragoza, President/CEO of United Way of Southwest New Mexico. Field reports include: NMSU hosts a summer camp for young people with autism and Dona Ana County holds a burial service for those who are unclaimed.

11:42 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Valley Fever In New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health presents a documentary on Valley Fever. This episode also includes field reports on wildfire management and public transportation in Las Cruces.

8:50 am
Wed June 26, 2013

El Pasoan Thiago Bahia, Finalist For Host Of "Wild Kingdom"

1:23 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Aggies Go Global, Part 2

Fred Martino interviews students who have traveled overseas thanks to the Aggies Go Global program. Field reports include: A conversation with former Fort Bliss Commanding General Dana Pittard and a survey shows overwhelming support for making NMSU a smoke-free campus.

10:45 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Aggies Go Global, Part 1

11:08 am
Fri May 10, 2013

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

1:49 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Domenici Institute Forum

Domenici Forum - Defense Sequestration: America's Strategic Cliff

1:47 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development Director-NM

Fred Martino interviews Terry Brunner, New Mexico USDA Rural Development Director. Also includes a preview of the KRWG documentary, Centennial High, featuring the first year of the new state of the art high school in Las Cruces.

1:42 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

NMSU Model U.N. Team, Part 3

Fred Martino concludes our 3-part series with New Mexico State University's Model United Nations Team. This segment includes interviews with team members following their return from New York City, where they were named a distinguished delegation, placing them among the top Model U.N. teams in the world.

1:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

NMSU Model U.N. Team-Part 2

12:59 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

NMSU Model U.N. Team-Part 1

1:54 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Author Doug Fine

Fred Martino interviews New Mexico's Doug Fine, author of "Too High To Fail." Fine discusses his book, which includes his account of living in Mendocino, California, where marijuana was being produced for medical use.

1:12 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Rio Grande Foundation-Part Two

Part Two of Fred Martino's interview with Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation.  Field reports include:  local reaction to proposals to increase the minimum wage and a Las Cruces dentist continues his annual effort to help those who cannot afford dental care.

5:04 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Rio Grande Foundation-Part One

Part one of Fred Martino's interview with Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation regarding New Mexico legislative issues.  Field reports include:  A look at the new Center for the Arts at New Mexico State University and a behind the scenes report on the Las Cruces Community Theatre production of "The Mousetrap."

6:40 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Common Cause New Mexico-Part Two

Fred Martino has part two of our interview with Viki Harrison, Executive Director of Common Cause-New Mexico. Field reports include: interest in military careers continues, despite the continuing war in Afghanistan; an in depth look at a dramatic film focusing on the disappearance of New Mexico's Col. Albert Fountain.

6:36 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

NM Public Regulation Commission

This episode includes part 1 of Fred Martino's conversation with former New Mexico PRC Commissioner Jason Marks. Field reports include: A look at efforts to market Las Cruces, El Paso, and Juarez as a region to enhance economic development and a report on efforts to require labeling of genetically-modified foods.

9:00 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Common Cause New Mexico

Fred Martino interviews Viki Harrison, Executive Director of Common
Cause-New Mexico.  Field reports include: A look at the economic
benefits of a proposal for a new national monument in southern New
Mexico and an in-depth look at proposed impact fees on new development
in Las Cruces.

3:15 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Bandstand: The Untold Story

Fred Martino interviews New Mexico author Stan Blitz about his book "Bandstand--The Untold Story," which is being produced as a play in 2013. Also...part 2 of our series on a proposal to create a national monument in the Organ Mountains.

3:13 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

NMSU International Programs

Fred Martino interviews Dr. Cornell Menking, NMSU Associate Provost for International and Border Programs. Also...part 1 of our series on a proposal to create a national monument in the Organ Mountains

3:16 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Native American Issues

Sloan Patton interviews Robert Williams, an expert on Native American law. Field reports include: A local tribe continues to push for a new casino in Deming and the federal judge in Las Cruces is one of the busiest in the nation.

4:36 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

The Future Of Spaceport America

Fred Martino and a studio audience ask questions of Spaceport Executive Director Christine Anderson and Virgin Galactic Senior Program Manager Mark Butler.

5:36 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

New Mexico's Economy

Fred Martino interviews New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela.  Field reports include:  Controversy over the system that grades New Mexico schools and an inside look at the new Museum of Nature and Science in Las Cruces.

5:19 pm
Sat November 10, 2012

Senator Tom Udall

A conversation with U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM).  This episode also includes an in-depth report that shows how a juvenile detention center is working to ensure the students there graduate from high school.

1:22 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Newsmakers 424-Lori Ann Loera, Health Action New Mexico

Fred Martino interviews Lori Ann Loera of Health Action New Mexico. They discuss the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

3:19 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Newsmakers 423-Solar Energy In Dona Ana County

KRWG presents this documentary on a major solar power installation in
the first half of 2012 at F&A Dairy in Las Cruces.

3:18 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Newsmakers 422-International Aid During The Holocaust

3:04 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

NMSU Group Helps India Polio Victims

4:21 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Maria Hinojosa

Fred Martino interviews Maria Hinojosa of the PBS-TV program "Need To
Know" and the PBS Frontline documentary "Lost In Detention." Hinojosa
recently served as the keynote speaker at a New Mexico State
University immigration conference.