This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Stan Wilson sits down with two local professors to discuss reactions to the Trump campaign in New Mexico.

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Producer Sarah Gustavus talks with participants from the AFS foreign exchange program about the value of cross-cultural relationships.

Host Gene Grant leads a debate on news in the headlines this week with the Line opinion panelists. They react to:

  • The Albuquerque city council vote on federal funding for the ABQ Rapid Transit system
  • Use of reserve funds for state government operations
  • Recent reports that women are coming to New Mexico from other states for abortion services.


  • Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
  • Gabe Sanchez, Latino Decisions
  • Kwame Otchere, national director for AFS Ghana
  • Kathryn Fleddermann, student at Sandia Prep and YES exchange student
  • Rama Safitri, student at Valley High School and YES exchange student

Line Panelists:

  • Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
  • Alicia Manzano, Strategies 360
  • Phil C. Marquez, Talk Radio, Inc.
  • Sophie Martin, an attorney and editor of


  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Stan Wilson


  • 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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