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A recent mass shooting in Oregon has been in the headlines for the past week. Domestic violence can also lead to acts of violence in public places, including schools and offices. How can companies and organizations address domestic violence and prepare for acts of violence during the workday?

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Correspondent Stan Wilson sits down with Richard Price from the Soteria Group: Safety by Design and Lisa Weisenfeld from the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic 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.

Leaders in New Mexico often discuss potential solutions for addressing the state's high poverty rate. Ona Porter from Prosperity Works sits down with producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about how Prosperity Kids encourages young people to save money and plan for their future after high school. 

Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists debate the latest headlines in the news, including the recent announcement that Secretary of State Dianna Duran faces a new charge of identity theft.


  • Richard Price, Soteria Group
  • Lisa Weisenfeld, NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Ona Porter, Prosperity Works

Line panelists:

  • Merritt Allen, Vox Optima, LLC
  • Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
  • Laura E. Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions
  • Harry Van Buren, professor at the UNM Anderson School of Management


  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Stan Wilson


  • Gene Grant

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

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