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The Aggie Wagon Podcast: Series Finale
New Mexico State beat writer Stephen Wagner bids farewell to Las Cruces and previews the Aggies' upcoming game against New Mexico.
The Reporter's Notebook, Ep. 43: Crime Stats
This week, we’re talking to Las Cruces Sun-News reporter Justin Garcia. Justin covers local government and public safety for the newspaper. Through a public records request, he recently obtained Las Cruces crime statistics for this year through June — the last month for which stats are currently available.
What we’ve found, in raw numbers, is that more crimes have been reported in every category, year-to-date, except for robbery and rape. But, as Justin will explain, it’s not that simple. In fact, it can be really difficult to compare "apples to apples," so to speak, because of external factors that change from year to year.
We’ll talk about that — and some of the caveats that, as reporters, are important for us to consider when crunching the numbers.
This week, we’re pleased to be joined by Justin.
The Reporter's Notebook, Ep. 42: Algernon D'Ammassa
In this week’s episode, we’re talking to Algernon D’Ammassa. Algernon has been a reporter for the Sun-News since 2018. Before that, he was at the Deming Headlight. Earlier this month, Algernon returned to the Headlight as the newspaper’s editor-in-chief. The Headlight was recently purchased from Gannett by the Silver City Independent Publishing Co., which owns the Silver City Daily Press and Independent.
During his time in Las Cruces, Algernon was a great asset to our newsroom — and to our community. He’s not one to shy away from a big, hard-to-report story — particularly if the reporting is of vital public interest. And during his time at the Sun-News, he reported a great number of genuinely impactful stories.
This week, we’re grateful to be joined by Algernon.
The Aggie Wagon Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: Mike Peake
Mike Peake joins The Aggie Wagon Podcast to discuss this week's upcoming rivalry game against UTEP.
The Reporter's Notebook, Ep. 41: Election Day
This week, we’re doing something a little bit different. I’ll be talking to Walt Rubel, a longtime reporter and editor in southern New Mexico who has covered New Mexico politics for many years — and many of THOSE at the Las Cruces Sun-News.
We’re talking about the 2022 midterm elections, redistricting, and some of the state’s biggest offices up for grabs.
We should note, this podcast was recorded Saturday, Nov. 5.
This week, we’re grateful to be joined by Walt.
Aggie Wagon Podcast S2 E2: Greg Heiar
Greg Heiar joins the podcast to preview the upcoming season and his first game as a Division I head coach.
Keep it up Wagner
Love the interviews with the players. Keep them coming!