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This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with journalist Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” to talk about the rise of heroin and opiate addiction across the United States and its impact on communities throughout New Mexico.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives. Involved, informed, in-depth media: watch it again online at www.newmexicopbs.org shortly thereafter. 

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the many lawsuits against Corizon Health, the for-profit provider of inmate healthcare in contract with the New Mexico prison system.

The Line also looks at Intel’s announcement of massive cuts and what that means for the economy in the Albuquerque metro area and around the state.

Also, an update on recent news concerning the UNM Hospital shake-up.

Guests
Sam Quinones, journalist, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic”

Line Panelists
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state lawmaker
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Harry Van Buren, professor, UNM Anderson School of Management

Correspondents
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick

Host/Comentator
Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus and Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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