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Maria Hinojosa

Jul 12, 2012

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.

Newsmakers-Monica Ortiz Uribe

Jul 4, 2012

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.

Issues And Answers-Immigration Reform

Jun 29, 2012

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.

Chamber Economic Forum

Jun 3, 2012

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.

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

May 25, 2012

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

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.

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.

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

Apr 24, 2012

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.

Newsmakers-The Demographic Revolution

Apr 13, 2012

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.

Newsmakers-Rep. Steve Pearce

Apr 6, 2012

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.

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.

Newsmakers-Matthew Jacobson of Yale University

Apr 6, 2012

Newsmakers-Senator Jeff Bingaman

Mar 23, 2012

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