New Mexico in Focus will continue its annual countdown of the top stories of 2015 and will conclude its series on entrepreneurship in Albuquerque on Dec. 25.

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

Taking a look at the top stories of 2015, host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists will discuss the costs of detaining inmates in county jails, look at New Mexico’s high ranking on the list of the nation’s worst drivers, and debate the responses to the deadly rampage at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

The Line panelists will also discuss major news events from this year such as the scandal in Albuquerque Public Schools, the resignation of Secretary of State Dianna Duran, and violence in Albuquerque.

As NMiF concludes its series on entrepreneurship in Albuquerque, Gene Grant will talk to Ken Carson of Nexus Brewery about making the transition from banker to owner and how a unique menu helped him grow his business. Additionally, Grant will speak with Tara Gohr of The Grant Plant, Inc. about helping nonprofits apply for both local and national grants.

Guests
Ken Carson, Nexus Brewery
Tara Gohr, The Grant Plant, Inc.

Line Panelists
Russell Contreras, Associated Press
Julie Ann Grimm, Santa Fe Reporter
Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org

Correspondent
Sara Gustavus

Host/Commentator
Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus will air this Friday, Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5 and Sunday Dec. 27 at 3 p..m on Ch. 9.1.

Watch New Mexico in Focus again online at www.newmexicopbs.org shortly thereafter.

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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