New Mexico in Focus looks at the highlights from the Town Hall and the fight over net neutrality and how that fight may have changed based on the outcomes of the mid-term elections.

KNME's one hour pub­lic affairs show New Mex­ico in Focus airs Fri­days at 7 p.m. and Sun­days at 6:30 a.m. on KNME, Chan­nel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Dig­i­tal Chan­nel 9.1 on Sat­ur­days at 5 p.m. 

Also this week, the closing of the New Mexico Independent and what it may mean for journalism in the state, especially reporting on state government. And, a New Mexico author, Sharon Niederman, talks about her new book, "New Mexico's Tasty Traditions," which is part recipe book, part travel log, and part photo essay.

Guests:
• Michael Copps, FCC commissioner
• Geoffrey Blackwell, Office of Native Affairs and Policy at the FCC
• Amalia Deloney, Center for Media Justice
• Antonio Maestas, state representative (D)
• Sharon Niederman, author, "New Mexico's Tasty Traditions"
• Andrea Quijada, executive director, New Mexico Media Literacy Project
• Loris Taylor, Native Public Media & Free Press board member

Guest Panelists:

• Marisa Demarco, News Editor, Weekly Alibi
• Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
• Phil Marquez, former Talk Radio host at KIVA 1550 AM Radio

The Line Panelist:
• Sophie Martin, managing editor, DukeCityFix.com

NMIF Correspondent:
• Gwyneth Doland, editor, NewMexicoIndependent.com

Host/Commentator:
• Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi columnist

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer and closed captioning has been made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.

Media Contact: Evy Todd, (505) 277-1218; e-mail: etodd@knme.org