This week on New Mexico in Focus, panelists speak with experts on the current and past state of the environment in New Mexico. Highlighted is author and journalist V.B. Price and his forthcoming book The Orphaned Land: Notes for an Environmental Accounting of New Mexico Since the Manhattan Project. The book details the changing face of New Mexico's environment over the years.

KNME's one hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Digital Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Also this week, panelists discuss a number of political issues including the recent reexamination of the Electoral College and the role of money in politics.

Guests:
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Jim Davis, Resource Protection Division director, New Mexico Environmental Department
* V.B. Price, author, The Orphaned Land: Notes for an Environmental Accounting of New Mexico Since the Manhattan Project

Guest Panelists:
* Steve Allen, Common Cause New Mexico
* Lonna Atkeson, director, UNM Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy

Line Panelists:
* Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Republican Whip
* Sophie Martin, social media consultant  

Host/Commentator:
* Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi columnist

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer and closed captioning has been made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.