New Mexico in Focus

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with state senators Mary Kay Papen and Michael Sanchez, as well as economist Vicente Feliciano about using money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood education. Additionally, NMiF updates viewers on what is occuring at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. 

New Mexico in Focus airs Friday night at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.1 and appears online at NMiF shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on Channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1. 

Also this week, a discussion about the condition of the urban core of a city with producer Megan Kamerick and a panel from the Heart of the City exhibition, a look into the ongoing problems at the Children, Youth and Families Department and whether any legislative fixes will help the agency more effectivey address child welfare in the state and a look at resident concerns in Lamy over a proposed oil transfer station that could pose dangerous environmental risk.

** Katya Crawford, UNM School of Architeture, "Heart of the City"
** Vicente Feliciano, president, Advantage Business Consulting
** Kathleen Holscher, chair, Roman Catholic Studies, UNM
** Sen. Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces
** Sen. Michael Sanchez, D-Belen
** Suzanne Sbarge, 516 ARTS, "Heart of hte City"
** Gabrielle Uballez, Working Classroom, "Heart of the City"

Line Guest Panelist
** Dede Feldman, former N.M. senator

Line Panelists
** Dan Foley, former House Minority Whip
** Rob Nikolewski, editor, Capitol Report New Mexico
** Laura Sanchez, CEO, New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce

** Gwyneth Doland
** Megan Kamerick

** Gene Grant

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Megan Kamerick. Funding has been provided in part by the McCune Foundation, the Communications Fund, and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.