This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with researchers at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine who have developed a vaccine that carries the tantalizing possibility of preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

NMiF travels to Santa Fe to talk to some of the attendees at a rally in support of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. The president held a rally in Florida attended by thousands. In New Mexico, key issues seem to be immigration, abortion and gun rights. 

Also this week, Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel debate the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and how it may affect the count in New Mexico. The Line also looks at the news of shocking conditions at a Border Patrol detention center for immigrant children, and how public outcry may change the way our country deals with these vulnerable migrants. Gene Grant and panelists also examine rising numbers of unvaccinated school children in our state, due in part to a loophole in New Mexico law.

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.


  • Gene Grant     


  • Megan Kamerick


Line Panelists      

  • Michael Barrio, Prosperity Works
  • Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
  • Dan Foley, former state representative
  • Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm, Inc.

New Mexico in Focus is New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and arts issues, and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment."

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and viewers like you.

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