On this week’s episode of New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with UNM political science professor and former CIA officer Dr. Emile Nakhleh about the massacre in Orlando and the changing nature of terrorism in the U.S.

Nakhleh, an expert on political Islam and radicalization and terrorism, will sit down with Doland to discus what our government can do to prevent such acts of violence.

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. Involved, informed, in-depth media: watch it again online shortly thereafter. 

Also in this week’s episode, producer Sarah Gustavus will take a look at how local programs are helping veterans re-integrate into civilian life while also searching for work. Joining Gustavus will be Terry Armstrong from Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, Richard Coffel of the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center, and Chris Zafra of the Veterans Section of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

This week, host Gene Grant and The Line panelists will discuss local reactions to the deadly shooting at Orlando’s gay nightclub, Pulse, and debate other stories in the news this week.

Gene Grant

Gwyneth Doland, Sarah Gustavus

Dr. Emile Nahleh, UNM political science professor and former CIA officer
Terry Armstrong, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico
Richard Coffel, New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center
Chris Zafra, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Veterans Section

Line Panelists
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

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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