New Mexico in Focus

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with state senators Stuart Ingle, Mary Kay Papen and Michael Sanchez, as well as representative Jim Smith, on funding the financially troubled lottery scholarship. Doland also speaks with Senators John Ryan and Richard Martinez, and Representative Gail Chasey about constitutional amendments, of which there are more than usual in this legislative session. 

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, an interview with a county commissioner and dentist about the pros and cons of water fluoridation, with a new measure introduced by the Bernalillo County Wate Utility Authority that would add fluoride to drinking water again, host Gene Grant looks at the Senat Rules Committee's hearing on deals that were made to extend the lease on the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack and Casino, a look at community groups calling for action in the wake of the Omaree Varela tragedy and an examination of the Obama Administration's plans to designate the state's Organ Mountains as a national monument. 

Guests
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Rep. Gail Chasey, (D-Albuquerque)
** Jesús Galván, chief dental officer, Delta Dental
** Sen. Stuart Ingle, (R-Portales)
** Sen. Richard Martinez, (D-Espanola)
** Sen. Mary Kay Papen, (D-Las Cruces)
** Sen. John Ryan, (R-Los Ranchos)
** Sen. Michael Sanchez, (D-Belen)
** Rep. Jim Smith, (R-Sandia Park)
** Maggie Hart Stebbins, Bernalillo County Commissioner

Line Guest
** Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter

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

Correspondents
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Gwyneth Doland, NMiF Correspondent
** Megan Kamerick, NMiF producer

Host/Commentator
** 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.