This week, New Mexico in Focus begins a new series on entrepreneurship in Albuquerque. Eric Renz-Whitmore discusses opportunities and challenges for local entrepreneurs.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives.

Also NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Kurt Shipley, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico, to talk about the company's decision to withdraw from the state health exchange in 2016.

Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists talk about student test scores, ethics in state government, and records requests for public documents.

Eric Renz-Whitmore, entrepreneurial consultant
Kurt Shipley, president, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico

Line Panelists
Martha Burk, political psychologist and author
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Phil C. Marquez, Talk Radio, Inc.
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org

Gene Grant

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

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