Gila/Mimbres Community Radio, streaming at GMCR.org and broadcasting on KURU 89.1 FM, announced special programming on immigration justice and U.S.-Mexico border issues on Thursday and Friday, July 11 and 12, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through the day.
Carolyn Smith, Chair of the radio station’s Board of Directors, said “Many in our community are concerned about the humanitarian crisis at the border, with hundreds of migrants who have had even their blankets, belts, and shoelaces taken from them – adults and children – being dropped destitute in Deming and other towns near the border. KURU’s special programming this Thursday and Friday will update our previous coverage in early June.
Listeners will get current information and insights from Grant County folks who drive to Deming to help out and bring donated items, like diapers, food and serving supplies, clothing, and toys, crayons, and coloring books for the many small children who are welcomed with their parents and given hospitality, health care, and transportation help. We’ll also have live interviews with coordinators in Deming, and we’ll air other programs that give background and context for understanding the human realities of immigration patterns and policies.”
During these two days the station will hold an open house, with light refreshments and conversation with GMCR volunteers and Board members. Interviews and live music will be featured, along with regularly scheduled programs such as Democracy Now!, The Ralph Nader Hour, Earth Matters, Use Your Words, Rambling Radio Revival, Jazz From the Gila, and Mitchellaneous.
Gila/Mimbres Community Radio and KURU broadcast music, news and public affairs, cultural and educational topics, and commentary, with Spanish-language in addition to English programming, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. The station is funded entirely by the community. To join or donate, call 575-597-4891, visit GMCR.org on the Internet and double-click the “support” tab, or visit the station at 519-B North Bullard Street in Silver City, NM 88061