New Mexico Rising Podcast

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New Mexico Rising Podcast is an independent media production which seeks to give New Mexicans a better understanding of their political and cultural landscape, through in-depth engagement with political figures, business owners, and anyone else who is actively engaged in the effort to see our state reach it’s full potential. Hosts Thaddeus Preston & Shawn Witzemann engage in thought provoking conversations with luminaries from around the State.

New Mexico Rising 019 - Ethel Maharg
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Last Sunday at 8:40 PM

Today on New Mexico Rising we are going to be having a conversation with Ethel Maharg.

Raised in New Mexico, and surrounded by a family of public servants, Mrs. Maharg was the mayor of Cuba, New Mexico, for ten years.

During her term, she found time to obtain a degree in business administration and after her time as mayor had ended, she went on to work with Care Net Pregnancy Centers, and Hispanic Action Network, advocating tirelessly for the pro life movement.

Currently, she is the Executive Director for the Right to Life...


New Mexico Rising 019 - Louie Sanchez
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09/12/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down for a discussion with Louie Sanchez, candidate for Governor of New Mexico, 2022


New Mexico Rising Wednesday Edition 009 - Cristina Arnold
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09/09/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down for a discussion with Cristina Arnold, Political Activist from Roswell.


New Mexico Rising 017 - A. Blair Dunn
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09/05/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down for a discussion with A. Blair Dunn, Father, Husband,. Attorney, Gladiator and Independent Politician. Twitter: @ABDforNM


New Mexico Rising Wednesday Edition #008 - Erin Clements
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09/02/2021

Great conversation about statistical impossibility in the 2020 election. Thad & Shawn sit down with Erin Clements, New Mexico Audit Force & Election Integrity Warrior


New Mexico Rising #016 - Ana Garner
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08/29/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down for a discussion with Ana Garner, Lead Attorney for New Mexico Stands Up!


New Mexico Rising Wednesday Edition #007- Jason Vaillancourt
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08/26/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down for a discussion with Libertarian Extraordinaire, Jason Vaillancourt!


New Mexico Rising #015 - Angelo Orona
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08/22/2021

Today on NM Rising we pump the brakes on the overtly political conversations to talk about Business climate here in the land of enchantment. Part of starting NM Rising was to take frank looks at all aspects of things that are holding the state of NM back and to highlight the people who are trying to enable NM to rise. But that is not always through the political means. Today we have conversation with Angelo Orona, Entrepreneur, Business consultant and community leader. He’s a homegrown New Mexican - graduating from Los Lunas High School then attending and graduating fr...


New Mexico Rising Wednesday Edition #006 - Pablo Martinez
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08/20/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down for a discussion with Pablo Martinez, GOP Chair for McKinley County New Mexico, and leader in the New Mexico First Audit movement.

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New Mexico Rising #014_ Ronnie Lucero
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08/15/2021

Today on New Mexico Rising, we are going to be speaking with Ronnie Lucero.

Although he voted for Obama in 2008, Mr. Lucero began to second guess his support for the former President, after observing what he believed to be the vilification of Americans who didn’t support progressive ideas on race, gender, and same-sex marriage.

Mr. Lucero now serves as Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of New Mexico, as well as the New Mexico Ambassador for LEXIT.

We will be speaking with Mr. Lucero about the numerous issues currently facing New Me...


New Mexico Rising Podcast - #013 Rebecca Dow
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08/08/2021

Today on New Mexico Rising we are going to be having a conversation with Rebecca Dow.

As state representative for the 38th district, Dow has shown herself to be a political force to be reckoned with, by maintaining classical Republican stances issues such as marijuana legalization, abortion, and mandatory paid sick leave for employees. She currently serves as the Republican House Caucus Chair.

In early July, she announced her campaign to become the next Governor of New Mexico, and many within the Republican Party consider her to be the front runner.

We will...


New Mexico Rising Wednesday Edition #005 - Elisa Martinez
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08/05/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down to for a conversation with Elisa Martinez, Vice Chair of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of New Mexico.


New Mexico Rising Podcast - Episode 012, with Paul Gessing
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08/01/2021

Today on New Mexico Rising, we are going to be speaking with Paul Gessing. Mr. Gessing

was born in Cincinnati to what he has described as a Republican, small businessman father, and Catholic socialist mother. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a degree in political science and later received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland.

He went on to put his education to work as part of the grass-roots lobbyist organization the National Taxpayers Union in Washington, D.C.

In 2006, he was presented with...


New Mexico Rising Wednesday Edition #004 - Ranota Banks
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07/29/2021

Thad & Shawn sit down for a discussion with Libertarian Ranota Banks for some good old-fashioned political discourse.


New Mexico Rising Podcast - Episode 011, with Anise Golden Morper
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07/25/2021

This Sunday Thad and Shawn sat down for a discussion with Anise Golden Morper, candidate for LT Governor of New Mexico. #nmpol #nmleg #newmexicorising #nmrising #newmexico #landofenchantment #newmexicotrue #communityoutreach #getinvolved


Another Wednesday Edition with Brett Kokinadis (@Brent4NM)
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07/22/2021

Another Wednesday Edition with Brett Kokinadis (@Brent4NM) We talk Stop MLG, New Mexico Is 2nd State To Make Gas Stations Liable For DUI, Lujan Grisham’s staffers have private messaging apps on work cellphones, Safest States During COVID-19, New Mexico Incentive Boosts Expansion of BlueHalo in Albuquerque


New Mexico Rising Podcast - Episode 010 with Special Guest Audrey Trujillo
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07/19/2021

This Sunday at 1PM on New Mexico Rising Podcast, Audrey Trujillo will be sitting down to discuss all things New Mexico with Thad and Shawn. Make sure you tune-in to see what the cool kids are talking about. #nmpol #newmexicorising #newmexicotrue #newmexicolife #landofenchantment #newmexico


New Mexico Rising Wednesday Edition with Ben Luna
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07/16/2021

As the New Mexico tourism industry begins the arduous struggle to crawl back from the damage done by COVID-19 restrictions, the decision to spend $1.5 million dollars to put a Zia symbol on Sunday’s Virgin Galactic space launch is being lauded by some as a step in the right direction.

With funding of education continuing to be a crisis in the state, and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham planning to further subsidize childcare, some suggest that increasing regulations on the oil and gas industry will only further stifle our ability to provide schools with what is needed, while ot...


Episode 009 w/ Special Guest Karen Bedonie
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07/13/2021

Today on New Mexico Rising, we are going to be speaking with Karen Bedonie.As an Entrepreneur and Mother of 8, Mrs. Bedonie entered the political fray by running last year as a Republican in the primary for congressional district 3, where she was somewhat surprisingly able to garner 27.8 percent of the vote despite having a campaign which was hampered by strict lockdowns in the Navajo Nation.She now seeks the Republican nomination for Governor along with Jay Block, Greg Zanetti, Tim Walsh, and Rebecca Dow.Bedonie is known as a staunch conservative who continues to build grassroots support based on...