This week, New Mexico in Focus host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists will discuss the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project and the current state budget shortfall it’s facing. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland checks in with some of the New Mexico delegates from last week’s Democratic National Convention.

Also this week, Megan Kamerick examines a new effort to address heroin and opite addiction in Rio Arriba County, as part of a pilot project with the Solutions Journalism Network. The network aims to increase coverage of solutions-oriented reporting in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays t 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.

New Mexico in Focus also offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Meow Wolf’s interactive exhibition in Santa Fe during this week’s episode. Viewers have the chance to explore the exhibit and interpret their own story from the experience. Those who tune into NMiF will have the opportunity to see some of the creators of the project. NMiF will talk to local officials who are watching how this new business model for an art project might have a greater impact on the local economy. The House of Eternal Return features works from dozens of local artists.

New Mexico in Focus in New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

The producer for NMiF is Sarah Gustavus with associate producer Kathy Wimmer. Funding for NMiF is provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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  • Diane Denish, former lieutenant governor and DNC delegate
  • Teva Gabis-Levine, DNC Delegate

Line Panelists

  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former state rep.
  • Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
  • Richard Romero, former state senator
  • Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP


  • Gwyneth Doland
  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Megan Kamerick


  • Gene Grant