This week, New Mexico in Focus digs into how Americans perceive the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with UNM Political Science Professor Jessica Feezell to talk about the political messaging surrounding impeachment, as well as how to process news from different sources.

NMiF checks in on a contest designed to get students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education by building a robot that can help linemen restore power in an emergency. PNM power company recently hosted a demonstration for students to better understand what electrical workers need to do their jobs safely and quickly when the power goes out.

Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s decision to jump on the bandwagon with a group of states to emulate California’s auto emissions standards. The Line panelists also discuss the rollout of Albuquerque Mayor Tom Keller’s sports tourism bond package, and look at how a Rio Arriba deputy - fired for tasing a student - was even hired in the first place.  

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Friday at 7 p.m. and repeats Sunday at 7 a.m. on Chanel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during pledge drives.

Jessica Feezell, professor, UNM Political Science Dept.

Gwyneth Doland

Line Panelists
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Rachel Sams, editor, Albuquerque Business First

Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education and art issues, and explores them in-depth with a critical eye to give them context beyond the “news of the moment.”

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and viewers like you.

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