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Local Host(s): 
Fred Martino, Newsmakers Anchor


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.

12:11 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

"The Good Life Lab-Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living"

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.