This week, New Mexico in Focus looks to the upcoming Albuquerque mayoral election as developments in the past few days have narrowed the field of candidates. Questions have also arisen over the source and ethics of contributions to Mayor Richard Berry and challenger Pete Dinelli.
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org 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.
The group also looks at the recent vote by the city council in Santa Fe to support an interpretation of state law that favors allowing same sex marriage. The vote doesn't carry the force of law, but may have the power to affect the statewide debate. The panel also examines an apparent FBI investigation into Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella.
Plus, host Gene Grant talks to landscaper Roger Cook, one of the hosts of "Ask This Old House," who has spent decades designing outdoor environments across the country. The pair also examine the practicalities and ethics of landscaping in the arid Southwest.
• Roger Cook, host of PBS series, "Ask This Old House"
• Larry Ahrens, radio personality
• Christopher Sanchez, vice president of Creative Development, The Waite Company
• Laura Sanchez, attorney
• John Wertheim, former New Mexico Democratic Party Chairman.
• Gene Grant
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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer. Funding has been provided in part by the McCune Foundation.
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