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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.