PUENTES

PUENTES
6:16 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

SPANISH: Past, Present, and Future

Western New Mexico University 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.


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

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

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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PUENTES
5:52 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Commemoration of 150th Civil War in Mesilla

Las Cruces – October 5, 2012 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with curator and co-owner of the Gadsden Museum in Mesilla, Tancy Alexander Bird. She is a 7th generation Mesillera and descendent of one of La Mesilla’s settlers, Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain.

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PUENTES
11:16 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

With Cases On The Rise, A Benefit For Area Children With Autism

 

Las Cruces - March 31, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Chair of the Hearts for Autism Board, Abel Covarrubias, and with Camp New Amigos Liaison, Amanda Morton to talk about this year’s benefit for area children with autism. 

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PUENTES
11:14 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Dona Ana County Commissioner, Billy Garrett, 2012 J. Paul Taylor Quality of Life Symposium

 Las Cruces - March 20, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Dona Ana County Commissioner, Billy Garrett. He is also the Co-Chair of the "8th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium." The first symposium began in 2005 at New Mexico State University in honor of J. Paul Taylor’s lifelong commitments to the community. Scholars, students, community stakeholders, and policy makers from across the state and region come together each spring to explore, learn and work in unity on strategies for justice and reform.

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PUENTES
10:53 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Tony Diaz, Founder and Organizer of Librotraficante Caravan (Spanish for book trafficker)

 

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PUENTES
12:30 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Borderland Photographer and Artist Diana Molina

March 8, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with regional photographer and journalist, Diana Molina and her new contemporary collection of art and photographs.  Molina was invited by Deming Arts Center Board Member, Judy Welch, to display her exhibit entitled “Symbols and Icons of New Mexico”  through the month of March.

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PUENTES
7:14 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

Maury Castro and Charlotte Lipson, Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers

March 5, 2012 - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Maury Castro, President of La Alianza Para Emigrantes Mexicanos en Busca de Asilo Politico (Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers) and Member, Charlotte Lipson, with a newly formed local nonprofit organization. Their purpose is to help provide a better life for individuals that live in our community  who are seeking political asylum in the United States by providing economic, cultural and educational assistance. 

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PUENTES
5:32 pm
Sun February 19, 2012

Rose Kue, StoryCorps Mobile Senior Coordinator, On the Plaza in Mesilla

Rose Kue, StoryCorps Mobile Senior Coordinator

February 20, 2012 - 

Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with StoryCorps Mobile Senior Coordinator, Rose Kue, with the largest oral history project in our community.  

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PUENTES
4:57 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Betty Jane Burlingame, Retired Speech Language Pathologist, Breast Cancer Survivor

 

PUENTES
2:10 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Diana Molina, Photographer & Writer, NM resident, Tarahumara photo Exhibit at UTEP, Director of Juntos Art Association

Tarahumara of the Sierra Madre
Photographer, Diana Molina

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PUENTES
1:21 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Manuel M. Leyva, 1970's Dona Ana County Commissioner, Retired Dona Ana Community College Construction Program Educator

February 3, 2012 – Emily Guerra bridges the community on this edition of PUENTES with 1970's Dona Ana County Commissioner and Retired Dona Ana Community College Construction Program Educator, Manuel M. Leyva. His family has been in the community for over a century. Leyva served in the Army during the Korean War, and has been married to local resident, Lupe Reyes Leyva for 53 years. On this segment Leyva shares his experiences about pecan farming. Part One-pecans.

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