New Mexico in Focus recently spoke with voters outside rallies for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. On Tuesday, protesters also gathered near the Trump rally to condemn some of the candidate's statements on women, minorities, and immigrants. The people seen rioting on the streets later that night on local and national television were not the same ones who gathered peacefully earlier in the evening.

Host Gene Grant sits down with journalist Jeff Proctor to talk about APD's response to the protest. He's also joined by Emma Sandoval from the Southwest Organizing Project, which provided peacekeeping volunteers at the protest, and Moises Gonzales, a UNM professor who was at the event and reflects on the reactions of young people.

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 at shortly thereafter. 

Also this week, host Gene Grant also leads a discussion on the current political climate in New Mexico with this week's Line opinion panelists. The Line also discusses a UNM partnership in a proposal for a bid to manage Sandia National Labs.

Moises Gonzales, activist and assistant professor Community and Regional Planning at UNM
Jeff Proctor, independent journalist (The Justice Project)    
Emma Sandoval, Southwest Organizing Project

Line Panelists
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

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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