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New Mexico in Focus looks at the upcoming 30-day legislative session as lawmakers meet in Santa Fe next week. Along with creating a new budget, elected officials will have the chance to debate legislation on other issues such as public safety, ethics and a proposed salary increase for state workers.

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.

Correspondent Stan Wilson sits down with a student from the University of New Mexico and an employee from Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) to talk about the challenges some young people in New Mexico face as they begin to study and pursue careers in the fields of Science Technology Engineering and Math, or STEM.

U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall sit down to talk about the Gold King Mine Spill. This week, hear their proposals for addressing mining safety in New Mexico and other Western states.  

Guests:
Sen. Martin Heinrich
Sen. Tom Udall
Gabriel Montaño, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ayse Muniz, University of New Mexico student

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Harry Van Buren, professor at the UNM Anderson School of Management

Correspondents:
Gwyneth Doland
Sarah Gustavus
Stan Wilson

Host:
Gene Grant

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

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