This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Khalil Ekulona leads a discussion about the lack of Title IX compliance in the UNM Athletic Department. Title IX requires that people have equal access to education and programs at universities that receive federal funds. A report released earlier this year identified several potential areas for reform at UNM. We’ll dig into what this means and how the report influenced the UNM Regents’ decision to cut four sports last month.  

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss a policy that allows the Santa Fe jail to release prisoners at night and far away from the city. They also look at a lawsuit filed by over records at the Spaceport and debate whether all New Mexicans should have the option to buy into Medicaid.

Studio Guests
Martha Burk, author and political psychologist
Heather Cowan, UNM Title IX Coordinator
Helen Grant, author of a report on UNM’s Title IX status
Eddie Nuñez, UNM Director of Athletics

Line Panelists
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Young Democrats of New Mexico
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

Khalil Ekulona

Gene Grant

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