Chimpanzees living at the Alamogordo Primate Facility have been retired from medical research for almost ten years, but that retirement is set to end. Many are fighting to stop the chimps from being relocated out-of-state for more invasive testing. For most it's a humanitarian struggle, but for others, including Governor Richardson, there are also New Mexico jobs to be saved. New Mexico in Focus correspondent Tracy Dingmann leads a discussion on the fate of the Alamogordo chimps.
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KNME's one hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KNME, Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Digital Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m.
• Laura Bonar, Program Director, Animal Protection of New Mexico
• Mike Espiritu, Executive Director, Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce
• Dr. John Gluck, Professor Emeritus, UNM Psychology Department, Specialist in Bioethics/Ethics of Human and Animal Research
• Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter, New Mexico Business Weekly
• Sophie Martin, Managing Editor, DukeCityFix.com
• Laura E. Sanchez, Former Executive Director, New Mexico
• Jim Scarantino, Editor, New Mexico Watchdog
• Tracy Dingmann, Communications Director, Center for Civic Policy
• Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi Columnist
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