This week marks KNME's first in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square.

As part of New Mexico In Focus, KNME brings together community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. This month's focus is on the importance of early childhood literacy.

After intense deliberation to determine needs and identify problems, these participants then team up with a guest panel of policy makers, business leaders and community organizers to work together to seek solutions.

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 KMME's Digital Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. 

Guests:
• Chris Baca, President & CEO, Youth Development Inc.
• Sen. Eric Griego, (D) Albuquerque
• Rep. Dennis Roch, (R) Texico
• Kris Meurer, Acting Assistant Secretary, Division of Student Success, NM Dept. of Education

NMIF Correspondent:
• Sarah Gustavus, KUNM Radio Host

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.