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Local Host(s): 
Fred Martino, Newsmakers Anchor


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.

11:25 am
Wed July 4, 2012

Newsmakers-Monica Ortiz Uribe

Fred Martino interviews Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe
regarding her reporting in El Paso, New Mexico, and Juarez.  Field
reports include: recovery efforts after the wildfire near Ruidoso; an
upcoming class on the topic of "happiness" at New Mexico State
University; and a Las Cruces program gives students an early start on
reading and math.

4:21 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Issues And Answers-Immigration Reform

4:17 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Dr. Joseph Shepard, President New Mexico State University

Fred Martino interviews Dr. Joseph Shepard, President-Western New
Mexico University.  Field reports include: A profile of an
undocumented student in legal limbo and a new study looks at the
safety of a rotavirus vaccine.

12:14 pm
Sun June 3, 2012

Chamber Economic Forum

Fred Martino moderates a forum with New Mexico State University
economists Dr. Jim Peach, Dr. Chris Erickson, and Dr. Ken Martin. The
forum, which includes audience questions, covers the national economy,
a regional update, and the latest on the financial markets.

7:59 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Newsmakers--Greg Sowards, U.S. Senate Candidate

Fred Martino interviews Greg Sowards.  Sowards and Heather Wilson are running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in New Mexico.

11:05 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Newsmakers--Charlotte Brooks of Baruch College On Chinese immigration To The United States

Fred Martino interviews Charlotte Brooks of Baruch College regarding
Chinese immigration to the United States. Field reports include: a
look at the labor market in southern New Mexico and a program at New
Mexico State University helps students interested in starting their
own businesses.

11:03 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Newsmakers--Margarita Leza-Porter, Principal of the New America School in Las Cruces

Fred Martino interviews Margarita Leza-Porter, Principal of the New
America School in Las Cruces.  The school specializes in education for
immigrants and English-language learners.

12:05 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Newsmakers-Heather Wilson (R) U.S. Senate Candidate

Fred Martino interviews Heather Wilson (R), U.S. Senate candidate.
They discuss a variety of topics, including tax policy, health care
reform, and campaign finance rules.

4:12 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Newsmakers-The Demographic Revolution

Fred Martino interviews Dr. David Gutierrez, University of California
at San Diego, about the demographic revolution in the United States.
Dr. Gutierrez was a recent speaker at New Mexico State University.

11:26 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Newsmakers-Rep. Steve Pearce

Fred Martino interviews Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico District 2). They discuss a wide variety of topics, including the economy, a debate over religious freedom and federal health care reform, and the GOP Presidential primary season.

11:24 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Newsmakers-Ike Trevino of New Mexicans For Health Security Campaign

Fred Martino speaks with Ike Trevino, Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign. Field reports include: Plans to build a new emergency communications tower in Dona Ana County; a new fire station on the west mesa in Las Cruces; and a Bill McCamley is running for a seat in the New Mexico legislature.

11:22 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Newsmakers-Matthew Jacobson of Yale University

12:58 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Newsmakers-Senator Jeff Bingaman

Fred Martino interviews U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico).