Fronteras: A Changing America

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:27 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Fronteras Election 2012 Edition

Fronteras-A Changing America
10:54 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Court Youth Center

Fred Martino speaks with Court Youth Center Director Irene Oliver-Lewis.

Court Youth Center offers a wide range of after-school, weekend and summer programs in arts production, arts integration, and arts as business, public arts and arts in education. Youth increase their creative learning process, their academic performance, problem solving and group interaction skills in order to internalize responsible decision making and gain a sense of community by incorporating the creative learning process in all aspects of their lives.

Fronteras-A Changing America
4:43 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

That's What I'm Talking About

This week on Fronteras we present our monthly segment, "That’s What I’m Talking About." The goal of “That’s What I’m Talking About” is to talk to your friends and neighbors to find out what they are talking about in their community. 

This week, Edmundo Resendez talks with Steve Chavira owner of Success Inc. and Managing Director of Building Industry Association of Southern New Mexico and Kathleen Murphy owner of Wild Horse Design and Driftwood Productions. The topic: Motivation.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:37 pm
Sun August 12, 2012

That's What I'm Talking About

That’s What I’m Talking About is a Fronteras segment hosted by Edmundo Resendez. The goal of That’s What I’m Talking About is to talk to your friends and neighbors to find out what they are talking about in the community. The topics can range from politics to everyday life. Today, the topic is, What Inspires You? Edmundo Resendez sat down with a comedy group from Las Cruces to learn what inspires them to do their comedy far away from the bright lights of Los Angeles or New York. 

Fronteras-A Changing America
9:44 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Interview: Jorge Guevara, Local Educator

 Local educator, Jorge Guevara talks to Carlos Correa about education around the globe and its comparison to how children are learning around the state. 

Fronteras-A Changing America
12:45 pm
Sat May 5, 2012

Interview: Co-Author of "El Sicario: The Autobiography Of A Mexican Assasin" Molly Molloy

NMSU librarian and Professor Molloy Molloy has made it her mission to gather and file information and numbers from local newspaper reports on the daily count of murders in Juarez. She has created what is called the Frontera List- a detailed record of the victims including their name, age, gender and where they were killed. She is also the co-editor of the book “El Sicario, The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin,” which is being reviewed next week by the Branigan Library and the Fountain theater is showing a movie based on the book as well.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
3:19 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

Interview: ACLU Of NM Regional Center For Border Rights Director Vicki Gaubeca

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico works to maintain and advance the cause of civil liberties across the state. The ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights in Las Cruces focuses on immigrant rights and addresses civil and human rights violations that stem from border related immigration policies. The organizations director Vicki Gaubeca joins us  in the studio to talk about their work and a national civil rights campaign.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
12:54 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Interview: Patricia Hernandez, Centro De Proteccion De Mujer a Mujer

Mujer a Mujer is a domestic violence shelter in Ciudad Juarez that aims to protect and educate women on their human and legal rights in Mexico. An upcoming fundraiser in Las Cruces will help fund the shelter which has been struggling due to the violence in Juarez. Fundraider coordinator Patricia Hernandez joins us  in the studio.

 

The Mujer a Mujer fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday April, 28thfrom six to nine in the evening at the Peace Lutheran Church off Missouri in Las Cruces. For more information call 305-396-1389. 

Fronteras-A Changing America
9:54 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Interview: Latinitas Magazine Executive Director, Alicia Rascon

Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas Magazine is the first digital magazine made for and by Latina youth. Since 2002, they have offered media enrichment programs aimed at empowering girls to express themselves and gain confidence to succeed. Executive Director Alicia Rascon joins us  in the studio. 

Fronteras-A Changing America
8:13 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Interview: Mesilla Mayor Nora Barraza

Nora Barraza took the office of Mayor of Mesilla two years ago. Since then she says she has accomplished many goals and has more plans for the town’s future. She joins us in the studio now to talk about the failed vote on a much needed general obligation bond and what recently obtained state appropriations will be used for.   

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:56 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Interview: Bill Santiago pt. 2

Comedian Bill Santiago went from a career in journalism to the realm of comedy. Santiago uses his Puerto Rican background to relate to audiences across the country eliciting laughter by poking fun at Latino culture. He has appeared on Comedy Central as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is also the author of the book, “Pardon My Spanglish, Porque Because!” He joins us now in the studio.   

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:04 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Interview: Comedian Bill Santiago

Comedian Bill Santiago went from a career in journalism to the realm of comedy. Santiago uses his Puerto Rican background to relate to audiences across the country eliciting laughter by poking fun at Latino culture. He has appeared on Comedy Central as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is also the author of the book, “Pardon My Spanglish, Porque Because!” He joins us now in the studio.   

Fronteras-A Changing America
4:29 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Interview: Veronica Carmona and Maury Castro, Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers

A new local non-profit has formed in the border region with a mission to assist and support Political Asylum Seekers who come to the U.S in hopes of leaving behind threats and violence. The organization is the Alliance for Political Asylum Seekers and two of its members Veronica Carmona and Maury Castro join us in the studio now to talk about the Alliance and an upcoming fundraiser.  

Fronteras-A Changing America
5:00 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Interview: Pt. 2 Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds

This week we continue to focus on the Latino achievement gap in our region and explore how states are looking beyond federal guidelines and assistance to come up with some possible solutions to close the gap in the Southwest. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.  

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Fronteras-A Changing America
6:07 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Interview: Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds

Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing nationally.  More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.  On today’s program we focus on the Latino achievement gap in our region and explore how states are looking beyond federal guidelines and assistance to come up with some possible solutions to close the gap in the Southwest.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
4:37 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Interview: Documentary Filmmmaker Charlie Minn

A new documentary premiering in the border region focuses on the past year in the city of Juarez, Mexico. The film analyzes the city’s violent image as well as the upcoming 2012 election. In 2011, the murder rate in Juarez,  was down 33% from the previous year. While many might consider this is a small victory documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn says it’s not. Minn joins us in the studio to talk about his new film “Murder Capital of the World.”  

Fronteras-A Changing America
6:00 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Interview: Anthony Mora, Immigration Speaker Series

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Fronteras-A Changing America
5:56 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Interview: Andrea Orzoff, NMSU Immigration Speaker Series

Las Cruces, NM – As a land-grant university on the US-Mexico border, New Mexico State students and faculty spend a lot of time studying immigration. This spring, they'll take that discussion out of the present tense and put it into the past, through the tool of a speaker series titled Arriving in America: The Challenge of Immigrants and Minorities in Modern American History. NMSU History professor Andrea Orzoff joins us in the studio to talk about the series.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
5:59 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Interview, The Border Servant Corps Director, Ryan Steinmetz, pt. 2

Las Cruces,NM – On Fronteras: A Changing America, we take a look at the changing Southwest landscape in terms of housing.

Also, the Former President of Mexico is opening a new research center in Texas with hope of inspiring young immigrants.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
6:10 pm
Sat December 3, 2011

Interview: The Border Servant Corps, Director Ryan Steinmetz, Pt. 1

Las Cruces, NM –
On Fronteras: A Changing America, A tiny rural Mexican border town is marketing itself as a gateway to tourism in the Sierra Madre mountains. But the trick is going to be getting people to stop on the way in.

Also, we take a look at how home construction is changing in Southwestern cities after a historic housing crisis.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
6:03 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

Interview: Spirit Mission, CEO Rafael Ramos and Director of Technology Gerardo Hernandez

Las Cruces, NM – on Fronteras: A Changing America The clock is ticking on a massive smokestack set for demolition in El Paso, Texas. Some residents are fighting for it's preservation.

//Wyatt "To tear it down would be to demolish a piece of history that tells a story about this community."//

industrial relics, icons or eyesores?

Also, we take a look at how the upcoming Holiday shopping spree can affect Hispanic owned small businesses.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
6:58 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Interview- Phyllis Franzoy, Director Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference

Las Cruces, NM – On Fronteras: A Changing America, before the current gunwalking program started up, the Feds already had one in place. Fronteras reporter Michel Mazco has our story on the hiring of a gun trafficking ring.

For the last 17th years the Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference has been teaching local musicians and entertaining of the region. Director of the annual event, Phyllis Franzoy is in the studio.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
8:10 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Interview-Cynthia Bejerano,Principal Administrator,NMSU College Assistance Migrant Program

Las Cruces, NM – On Fronteras: A Changing America, a new cultural movement is afoot in Southern California, capitalizing on the ghoulish glamour of the Mexican drug war. You'll meet some people behind the movement.

Also, the U.S and Northern Mexico are teaming up in earthquake research and preparedness.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
5:05 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Interview- NMSU Center for Latin American and Border Studies Director, Inigo Garcia Bryce

Las Cruces, NM – On Fronteras: A Changing America, the federal government takes a small step to make it easier for foreign students to study, and stay here.Millions of international students get an education in the U.S. and then take their knowledge and skills home. But experts say we should be doing more to keep them here.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
7:36 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Interview- NMSU Librarian and Professor Molly Molloy, Pt. 2

Las Cruces, NM – U.S.-owned manufacturing plants across the border in Mexico, called maquiladoras have taken a hit with intense competition from Asia and the U.S. recession. But experts say maquilas have been key to U.S.-Mexico trade relations for decades and they're not going away.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
8:16 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Interview- NMSU Librarian and Professor, Molly Molloy, Pt.1

Las Cruces, NM – Months after Arizona's State Superintendent declared Tuscon's Mexican-American Studies program illegal, teachers are grappling with how to teach history in a way that's relevant, accurate, and legal.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
8:19 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Interview- Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces, Gricel Chavez

Las Cruces, NM – Mexico is celebrating it's 201st birthday this week, but ongoing violence is pushing some Mexicans to celebrate across the border.

The southwest has the highest concentration of English Language learners in the country. We visit one middle school in Las Vegas that is trying to find the best way to teach them.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
5:08 pm
Sat September 10, 2011

Interview- Casa de Peregrinos, Executive Director Lorenzo Alba

Las Cruces, NM – According to census numbers the poverty rate in Dona Ana County is around twenty-five percent. In 2010, Casa De Peregrinos, a local food pantry, served around ten thousand families. Lorenzo Alba is the Executive Director for the non-profit and says the numbers are only going increase. He joins us in the studio now to talk about how undocumented immigrants are making an impact on the organization.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
5:08 pm
Sat September 10, 2011

Interview- Casa de Peregrinos, Executive Director Lorenzo Alba

Las Cruces, NM – According to census numbers the poverty rate in Dona Ana County is around twenty-five percent. In 2010, Casa De Peregrinos, a local food pantry, served around ten thousand families. Lorenzo Alba is the Executive Director for the non-profit and says the numbers are only going increase. He joins us in the studio now to talk about how undocumented immigrants are making an impact on the organization.

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Fronteras-A Changing America
5:08 pm
Sat September 10, 2011

Interview- Casa de Peregrinos, Executive Director Lorenzo Alba

Las Cruces, NM – According to census numbers the poverty rate in Dona Ana County is around twenty-five percent. In 2010, Casa De Peregrinos, a local food pantry, served around ten thousand families. Lorenzo Alba is the Executive Director for the non-profit and says the numbers are only going increase. He joins us in the studio now to talk about how undocumented immigrants are making an impact on the organization.

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