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The KRWG news team features the people, issues, and events that shape our community in this weekly news magazine.   Special Newmakers programs include political forums, as well as the hour-long programs "Issues and Answers" and "The Innovators."  E-mail your story and interview ideas to

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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 officers; students
at UTEP build a soccer field for a shelter in El Paso; and "Living
Here" takes us to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival held by Tortugas

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.

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

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?

A studio audience poses questions to:

Steve Fischmann, former state legislator and co-chair of the New
Mexico Fair Lending Coalition

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.


Newsmakers 720, 7/16/15

Aug 7, 2015

This episode of Newsmakers includes:  A report on the proposed diversion of the Gila River; an interview with Craig Fenske of Common Cause New Mexico about a proposal for public campaign financing in Las Cruces; and a mini-documentary on NMSU researcher Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto.

Newsmakers 719, 7/9/15

Aug 7, 2015

On this edition of Newsmakers:  Questions are raised about New Mexico's public art program; a controversy over the new Spaceport Visitor's Center will be resolved with a public vote in September; and a local restaurant makes the National Register of Historic Places.

Bilingual Education

Jul 9, 2015

Newsmakers 717, 6/18/15

Jun 22, 2015

Field reports include:  Hopes are raised for a proposal to create an enforcement mechanism for the Las Cruces minimum wage law; a profile of a Deming museum that offers free admission to a wealth of area history; and we'll examine why southern New Mexico spelling bee champs are competing for Texas.

Aggies Go Global Visits India

Jun 16, 2015

Fred Martino interviews several students from the Aggies Go Global program about their recent experience exploring India as part of an UBELONG expedition.

Chamber Economic Forum

May 19, 2015

Newsmakers 715, 5/14/15

May 19, 2015


This episode includes field reports on a proposal for commercial zoning at the base of Tortugas Mountain near Las Cruces; New Mexico State Police investigate charges of fraud in the recall election campaign against three Las Cruces city councilors; and a forum on standardized testing in public schools is held at New Mexico State University.