New Mexico First, a public policy organization, recently highlighted progress and areas of needed development in key issues in our state. Sarah Gustavus sits down with Heather Balas and Peter Winograd to talk about the findings in the New Mexico Progress Report.

New Mexico in Focus airs this Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5 and Sunday Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. on Ch. 9.1. Watch New Mexico in Focus again online at www.newmexicopbs.org shortly thereafter.

Stan Wilson gets State Representative Patricio Ruiloba’s take on community policing. Rep. Ruiloba, who is also a retired APD officer, talks about his experiences working the streets and what he believes officers need to effectively do their jobs and build relationships in the communities they serve.

And Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the latest news headlines, including the financial impact of winter storms on New Mexico farmers and ranchers, debate over management of public lands across the western United States and the political future of Governor Susana Martinez.

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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Gene Grant

Sarah Gustavus, Stan Wilson

Heather Balas, executive director of New Mexico First
Peter Winograd, board member of New Mexico First
Patricio Ruiloba, state representative and retired APD officer

Line Panelists
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP