This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with Jess Bravin, a Wall Street Journal reporter who authored "The Terror Courts" outlining the history and lasting impact of military commissions for Guantanamo detainees.
Doland also speaks with Nancy Hollander, a local attorney who represents Mohamedou Ould Slahi, currently detained at Guantanamo for more than 12 years, and has yet to be charged with a crime. Slahi's new book, "Guantanamo Diary," brings his experience to the world.
Also, State Attorney General Hector Balderas announced this week that Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg will not face charges related to cases involving her son. Balderas criticized the Albuquerque Police Department for its investigation of Brandenburg, but APD Chief Gorden Eden defended his department in an Albuquerque Journal opinion column.
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.
Jess Bravin, journalist and author
Nancy Hollander, attorney
Dan Foley, former NM house minority whip
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, executive director, Enlace Comunitario
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions
The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program is provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.
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