This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant and the Line Opinion panelists size up the first building phase of Innovate ABQ and weigh the implications of yet another local retailer closing up shop in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill. Additionally, panelists will discuss UNM’s Health Sciences Center denial of the state’s request for $50 million to help cover Medicaid funding.

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Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with photographer Kevin Bubriski to discuss his book, "Look into My Eyes: Nuevomexicanos por Vida, ‘81–‘83." Bubriski's new book of photos from northern New Mexico capture not only the look of the early ‘80s, but images of communities that still resonate today.

Producer Sarah Gustavus reveals an inside look at the experiences of young women who worked in the Harvey House restaurants and hotels across the western U.S. in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Author Carolyn Meyer researched the Harvey Girls experience before she wrote the novel "Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl." NMIF also features an excerpt from Katrina Parks’ documentary, "The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound.”

Kevin Bubriski, photographer "Look into My Eyes: Nuevomexicanos por Vida, ‘81–‘83"

Carolyn Meyer, author - "Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl"

Line Panelists
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

Gwyneth Doland & Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

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

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