The 2016 legislative session has ended and this week, New Mexico in Focus correspondent Gwyneth Doland visits to the Roundhouse to check in on what happened to ethics and transparency bills for the People, Power and Democracy project.

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 shortly thereafter. 

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate what passed and what didn't during the 30-day session.

Gene Grant also sits down with Emma Sandoval. She grew up in a working class neighborhood and says that's shaped how she thinks about politics today. Sandoval is the lead organizer for the Southwest Organizing project, and she joins NMIF to talk about access to lawmakers, and why she encourages young people to share their personal experiences with elected officials.

The Line will also discuss the new use-of-force policy for officers in the Albuquerque Police Department.


  • Emma Sandoval, Southwest Organizing Project


  • Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
  • Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
  • Sophie Martin, an attorney and editor of
  • Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP


  • Gwyneth Doland


  • 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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