PUENTES

PUENTES
9:53 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Palomas Christmas Shoe Box Project

Children in Palomas, Mexico line up to receive a Christmas Shoe Box filled with gifts.

December 6, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with retired Public Health Nurse and Coordinator of the Palomas Christmas Shoe Box Project, Majie Powey from Truth or Consequences.

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PUENTES
4:05 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Potter's Guild Holiday Art Sale

November 16, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Vice President of the Potter’s Guild of Las Cruces, Barbara Williams. The Guild will present its Annual Holiday Show and Sale on Friday, November 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Las Cruces Association of Realtors (LCAR), 150 E. Idaho Avenue (adjacent to Comcast). The Potter's Guild recently celebrated 31 years of operation.

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PUENTES
6:15 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Coats for Kids in Las Cruces

Karen Bailey, Vice President of US Bank and Director of Las Cruces Coats for Kids

    

October 23, 2013  - Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Vice President of U.S. Bank and Director of Las Cruces Coats for Kids, Karen Bailey to tell us about the 19th annual Coats for Kids program in Southern New Mexico.

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PUENTES
12:42 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

National Disability Employment Month

  October 12, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Vocational Rehabilitation Technician for the State of New Mexico, Jose Armendariz to talk about National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

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PUENTES
11:38 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Landmark Chronicles of Latino Americans

The first major documentary for television that chronicles the history and experiences of Latinos in the United States.

  October 5, 2013 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with award-winning filmmaker and producer of the PBS documentary series, “Latino Americans,” John J. Valadez. For the past twenty years, he has been producing and directing award-winning documentaries for PBS and CNN. He is of Mexican-American descent, born and raised in Seattle, Washington. His ancestors did not have to immigrate to America, like many families in New Mexico, the United States immigrated them.

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PUENTES
9:45 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

An Advocate for Hispanic and Women Farmers

New Mexico Farmers and Ranchers

    

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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

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?

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.

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

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.

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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