This week marks KNME's fifth in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project titled, "Public Square." This month, as part of New Mexico in Focus, KNME brings together a group of community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today.

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.

The focus this time is on parental involvement and how it can help children get a strong start in life. After intense deliberation to determine needs and identify problems, these participants come up with a vision statement on the needs and responsibilities of New Mexico's parents. New Mexico First Executive Director Heather Balas moderates this conversation geared toward problem-solving and pro-active results.

Public Square Moderator:
• Heather Balas, executive director, New Mexico First

• Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi columnist

The Producers of New Mexico in Focus are Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer.

Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Closed Captioning of New Mexico in Focus was made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.

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