PUENTES

PUENTES
6:08 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Discovering Latino Artists In Our Community

Irene Oliver-Lewis and her sister, Sylvia Camunez.

  September 13, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Artistic Producer and Founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma D’Arte Charter High School, Irene Oliver-Lewis, with the 2nd part of a two-part interview about Latino Art. In one year Oliver will be retiring, but she will not stop working. She says her focus will be on discovering hidden or untapped Latino artistic talents in our community and how the arts affect the community; how important they are for economic development; and how important they are for a creative economy.

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PUENTES
5:50 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Roots of Hispanic Art

Alma d'arte Charter High School in the Court Youth Center in Las Cruces.

    September 7, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Artistic Producer and Founder of the Court Youth Center and Alma D’Arte Charter High School, Irene Oliver-Lewis, in a two-part interview about Latino Art. She grew up in a multi-cultural environment in the historic Mesquite district of Las Cruces. New Mexico’s art, with strong roots in the Hispanic culture, continues to be influenced by immigrants from Mexico and Latin America, from street names to adobe architecture; the arts, dance, music and theater.

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PUENTES
4:07 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Grant County Chicano Music Festival

Grant County Chicano Music Project - Labor Day Weekend

    

August 23, 2013 - Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Professor of Chicano Studies, in Silver City, Pataricia Cano, with music from Grant County, including a song written by the Mayor of Hurley, Ed Encinas.

The Grant County Board of Commissioners in Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico have proclaimed the week of August 26th through September 1st as Grant County Chicano Music Week.

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PUENTES
11:19 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Music to Read "Midnight In Mexico"

Author: Alfredo Corchado

August 9, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Mexico Bureau Chief of the Dallas Morning News, Alfredo Corchado, a noted Mexican American journalist for nearly twenty years, of which nearly ten years he has covered the drug violence in Mexico.

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PUENTES
7:12 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Since the 1960's, Promotores de Salud Serve Rural Communities

Claudia Leyva, Rachel Reveles, and Amy Ramirez

  July 19, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Community Health Workers, also known in Spanish as Promotoras or Promotores de Salud (promoters of health) from Southern Area Health Education Center (SoAHEC), Amy Ramirez and Claudia Leyva; and from La Clinica de Familia, Rachel Reveles, to tell us about the roles of Promotoras(es).

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PUENTES
9:59 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

VIVA DONA ANA, a Camino Real Consortium Project

    

July 5, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with  Las Cruces Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilor for District 6, Sharon Thomas, and with Dona Ana County Commissioner for District 1, Billy G. Garrett. They will tell us about building a sustainable future with Viva Dona Ana, a new regional project which focuses on meeting today’s needs, and building for the generations of tomorrow.

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PUENTES
5:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

25 YEARS OF TURTLE RACES IN TORTUGAS

San Juan Fiesta Turtle Derby
  • An interview with Fr. Vincent Petersen, Pastor of The Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tortugas.



June 21, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Fr. Vincent Petersen, Pastor of The Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Village of Tortugas, to tell us about a centuries old event that bridges the community. Tortugas means turtle in Spanish.

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PUENTES
11:20 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

HOW DO YOU DEFINE LOCAL FOODS?

  • An interview with La Semilla Food Center Food Planning & Policy Coordinator, Krysten Aguilar and with NMSU Cooperative Extension Service ICAN Special Projects Coordinator, Kari Bachman.

June 14, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with La Semilla Food Center Food Planning & Policy Coordinator, Krysten Aguilar, and with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) Special Projects Coordinator, Kari Bachman, to talk about local foods and nutrition education.

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PUENTES
11:08 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

TV in a child's bedroom? NOT for Healthy Kids!!





June 7, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Southwest Region Health Promotion Program Manager for the New Mexico Department of Health, Dawn Sanchez, and with La Semilla Food Center Director of Development and Administration, Aaron Sharratt, to talk about building a fit future with Healthy Kids. Learn to empower Las Cruces children, youth and families to adopt eating and physical activities and behaviors that support healthy lifestyles.

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PUENTES
11:02 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

SAVING A CULTURAL ICON IN GRANT COUNTY

Dr. Luis "Nacho" Quinones sings a Corrido to Santa Rita descendants.
  • An interview with Dr. Luis "Nacho" Quinones about preserving a cultural landmark.

May 31, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico State University and Western New Mexico University Educator and Writer, Dr. Luis “Nacho” Quinones. He grew up in Bayard near Santa Rita, and says the existence of the Kneeling Nun remains in jeopardy as the copper mine in Santa Rita expands.

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PUENTES
9:20 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

June is National PTSD Awareness Month

  • An interview with Esperanza Guidance Serivces, Inc. CEO and Clinical Director Rachel Madewell; UTEP Student Intern, Donna Bleimeyer; and with Therapist for A Journey of Hope at Esperanza Guidance Services, Vietnam Veteran Gilbert Morales

May 17, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with CEO and Clinical Director of Esperanza Guidance Services, Rachel Madewell; and Esperanza Guidance Services UTEP Student Intern, with a Masters in Social Work, Donna Bleimeyer; and with Therapist for "A Journey of Hope" at Esperanza Guidance Services, Vietnam Veteran Gilbert Morales.

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PUENTES
10:57 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Deportation Separates New Mexico Families

TORN APART, HOW U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY FRAGMENTS NEW MEXICO FAMILIES.

May 10, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Director of the Regional Center for Border Rights of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico, Vicki Gaubeca, to tell us about a new report called “Torn Apart”, How U.S. Immigration Policy Fragments New Mexico Families. For a copy of the report visit the website of the ACLU of New Mexico: www.aclu-nm.org.

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PUENTES
6:16 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

SPANISH: Past, Present, and Future

Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM.
  • An interview with Dr. Maria Eugenia Trillo, Associate Professor of Spanish at WNMU in Silver City, NM.

May 3, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Associate Professor of Spanish at Western New Mexico University (WNMU) in Silver City, Dr. Maria Eugenia Trillo, to tell us about the art of learning Spanish.  

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PUENTES
9:56 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Borderland Art

Trapped by Kim Shifflett Borderland Art Exhibit.
  • An interview with Borderland artist, Kim Shifflett.

April 19, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Borderland artist, Kim Shifflett. Her art will be featured at the Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces through April 27th. She describes her art as dealing more with migratory and economic issues rather than traditional border art.

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PUENTES
5:51 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

SWEC and Earth Day

The Southwest Environmental Center

April 12, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) Executive Director Kevin Bixby with an overview of their projects and events planned for this year including Earth Day. Established in 1992, SWEC’s mission is “to protect and restore native wildlife and their habitats in the southwestern borderlands.”

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PUENTES
10:02 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Domestic Violence - A Global Issue

April 6, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Paty Hernandez, Secretary of The International Safe Shelter Foundation, and New Mexico State University graduate student, to talk about a global issue – domestic violence – unseen, unheard and unacceptable.

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PUENTES
11:28 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

The Future of Health Careers at NMSU's SoAHEC

March 22, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Program Operations Director for New Mexico State University’s Southern Area Health Education Center (SoAHEC), Beatriz Favela; and Senior Program Specialist for the Department of Public Health Sciences, and SoAHEC, Bob Nosbisch, with an outlook at the future of health careers.

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PUENTES
9:30 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

The "Silent Epidemic" of Youth Suicide

March 15, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Mesilla Valley Hospital Referral Development Manager and The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) Representative, Jeanne Resendez. She works with teachers and organizations to teach parents and educators about suicide awareness and prevention trough JFI programs.

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PUENTES
10:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

IFCE-Institute for Community Engagement

  • An interview with IFCE Board President, Monica Torres; and IFCE Community Engagement Director, Vernonica Carmona.

March 8, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Institute for Community Engagement (IFCE) Board President and Department Head of the English department at New Mexico State University, Monica Torres; and with IFCE Community Engagement Director, Veronica Carmona.

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PUENTES
6:33 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Southwest Senior EXPO March 22-23

Southwest Senior EXPO March 22-23, 2013

March 1, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Southwest Senior Monthly Owner and Publisher, Keith Whelpley, and with Southwest Senior Monthly Marketing Director, Stan Blitz. They will tell us about concerns and services for seniors in our area, and about southern New Mexico’s largest senior lifestyle show.

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PUENTES
5:31 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities in Las Cruces

Las Cruces 2013 Volunteer Fair

February 15, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Network Volunteer Center Volunteer Coordinator, Genevieve Kirk, and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Volunteer at the Munson Senior Center, Allan Daily. They have both served in the Peace Corps and will tell us about the importance of volunteering, opportunities and the commitment to serve in our communities.

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PUENTES
5:21 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Yolanda Martinez, Native American Music Award Winner

Yolanda Martinez in Native American dress with drum.
  • An interview with Yolanda Martinez, recording artist, composer and drum maker.

February 8, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with three times Native American Music Award Winner, recording artist, composer and drum maker, Yolanda Martinez. She has been making drums since 1987 and made her first recording in 1992. Carlsbad native, Martinez received her first NAMMY, The Grammy for The Native American Music Industry, in 2005 as Best Female Artist. Her music consists of drumming and chanting, contemporary Native American, country, Latin and folk recordings.

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PUENTES
5:59 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Rosa Guerrero, El Paso Artist, Educator, Dance Historian and Humanitarian

Rosa Guerrero
  • An interview with Rosa Guerrero, the first Hispanic woman in El Paso to have a school named after her in her honor.

Las Cruces, NM  – February 1, 2013 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Performer and Educational Consultant, Rosa Guerrero, from El Paso, Texas bridging the community as an artist, educator, dance historian, and humanitarian. In 1970 she established El Paso’s first ballet folklorico group, The Rosa Guerrero International Folklorico Dance Group.

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PUENTES
4:56 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Carolyn Bunch and Tony Pennock

Tarahumara Girl by Carolyn Bunch
  • An interview with Las Cruces artists, Carolyn Bunch and Tony Pennock, mother and son.

January 10, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with local professional artists, Carolyn Bunch and her son, Tony Pennock. They both recall painting murals as children, and have made it their life’s work.

Bunch moved to New Mexico in the 1950’s, and has been involved in the arts as a public school teacher, an artist and gallery owner of Adobe Patio Gallery. She is currently one of fifteen artists featured at an exhibition at the Adobe Patio Gallery in Mesilla.

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PUENTES
4:04 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

January 4, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Border/Environmental Justice Liaison for the New Mexico Environment Department, Thomas Ruiz. He will talk to us about a global chronic disease of the central nervous system, Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

The National MS Society has been walking since 1988 to help create a world free of MS. To register and to help the Las Cruces Chapter visit their website at “main.nationalmssociety.org.”  Walk MS: Las Cruces will be held at Young Park on Saturday, April 6th starting at 9 a.m.

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PUENTES
5:14 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Out of the Shadows: The Women of Southern New Mexico

December 12, 2012 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board member, Martha Shipman Andrews, who was recently appointed to NMHRAB, by Governor Susana Martinez. NMHRAB is a branch of the National Archives and Records Administration. It reviews grant proposals for projects that identify, preserve, increase accessibility to, and promotes the use of New Mexico’s Historical records and documents.

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PUENTES
10:33 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Rotary Club's "Don't Meth With Us Project"

Toxic meth ingredients.
  • Project Chairman of the Las Cruces Rotary Club's "Don't Meth With Us Project," Mel Parish, tells us about the dangers of methamphetamine.


November 19, 2012 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Project Chairman of the Rotary Club’s “Don’t Meth With Us Project,” in Las Cruces, Mel Parish. He is going to tell us about the dangers of the most addictive substance currently known, and a menace to our society, methamphetamine, Also known as ice, crystal, speed and meth, once a person is addicted it is difficult to stop using.

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PUENTES
10:02 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Pecan Farmers Face Predators Year-round

No Nut Picking
  • Emily Guerra talks with pecan grower and Farm Manager for Dixie Ranch, Greg Daviet. Natural predators to pecan orchards are small, like crows and squirrels. And now, with high pecan prices, farmers face a larger adversary.

Las Cruces – November 8, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Farm Manager for Dixie Ranch, Greg Daviet. A strong supporter of agriculture and public education in agriculture, he served as president of the Doña Ana County Farm and Livestock Bureau. He grows and harvests pecans on a 255 acre farm, south of Mesilla, from trees his grandmother planted in the 1960’s.

With many years of experience as a pecan farmer, Daviet is very knowledgeable about the profitable pecan industry.

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PUENTES
5:31 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Mariachi Music in our Community

Jesus Chuy Morales; Israel Cabana; Marcus Royo
  • An interview with KRWG's Underwriting Coordinator, Marcus Royo.

Las Cruces – October 29, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra takes a look at Mariachi music in the community with KRWG’S Underwriting coordinator, and Co-director of a local group, Mariachi Real de Chihuahua, Marcus Royo.  With nearly 20 years of Mariachi music experience, Royo draws inspiration from the music’s history.

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PUENTES
6:07 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

"Latino Folktales: Cuentos Populares - Art by Latino Artists" and Artist/Illustrators"

Latino Folktales: Cuentos Populares - Art by Latino Artists

Las Cruces – October 12, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Director of Las Cruces Museum of Art, Lisa Pugh to tell us more about the museum’s two current exhibitions featuring works of award-winning illustrators and artists. “Latino Folktales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists” and “Artist/Illustrator” will be on display through Saturday, November 24th at the Las Cruces Museum of Art.

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