This week on New Mexico in Focus, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry sits down with NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about reforms in APD in the year since the city signed an agreement with the Department of Justice.

Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the costs of detaining inmates in county jails, look at New Mexico’s high ranking on the list of the nation’s worst drivers, and debate the responses to the deadly rampage at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado

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.

NMiF continues its series on entrepreneurship in Albuquerque in profiles of two local business owners. Carrie Mettling of Rebel Donut talks about growing a business quickly and learning along the way. Carlo Lucero of Sparkle Maintenance shares his experience building up a business that started as a small family operation, and now employees hundreds of people.

Richard J. Berry, Albuquerque Mayor
Carlo Lucero, Sparkle Maintenance
Carrie Mettling, Rebel Donut      

Line panelists
Dede Feldman, former New Mexico state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of

Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

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

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