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This week New Mexico in Focus sits down with U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham to talk about legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases of police-involved shootings.

The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. There is no rebroadcast this week due to the annual pledge drive.

Lujan Grisham tells producer Sarah Gustavus how she thinks the proposal could be used to create better oversight of police-involved shootings in Albuquerque and other cities across the nation.

In NMIF’s latest report for the People, Power and Democracy Project, correspondent Gwyneth Doland asks lawmakers at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe how they are seeking to increase transparency in state government.

The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. There is no rebroadcast this week due to the annual pledge drive.

Host Gene Grant and The Line panelists discuss why some bills are getting more attention than others this session and whether lessons plans created by teachers in New Mexico should be considered intellectual property when it comes to records requests under the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

GUESTS:

  • U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham
  • Susan Boe, executive director, New Mexico Foundation for Open Government
  • State Rep. Jim Dines
  • State Sen. Sander Rue
  • State Sen. Peter Wirth

LINE PANELISTS:

  • Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
  • Eric Griego, Former New Mexico Senator
  • Sophie Martin, Editor, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
  • Brigette Russell, New Mexico Watchdog

CORRESPONDENTS:

  • Gwyneth Doland,
  • Sarah Gustavus

HOST/COMMENTATOR:

  • Gene Grant

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

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