This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel returns to the studio for in-person analysis of the 2022 election. Gene Grant asks panelists how Gabe Vasquez was able to hold on to his slim lead in Congressional District 2.

Plus, the Line Panelists discuss Mark Ronchetti’s campaign for governor, and round out their election discussion with a critique of the New Mexico Republican Party’s approach to other statewide races.

Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus interviews Greg Mello, executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group, about a new plan to LANL to expand production of a major component of nuclear weapons.

New Mexico in Focus airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.  

Los Alamos Plutonium Pit Production 

Laura Paskus 

Greg Mello, executive director, Los Alamos Study Group 

The Line opinion panel
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator 
Rebecca Latham, CEO, Girl Scouts of New Mexico  

Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is the 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 art issues, and explores them in-depth with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment." 

New Mexico in Focus Senior Producer for Public Affairs is Lou DiVizio. "Our Land" Senior Producer is Laura Paskus. Co-producer of New Mexico in Focus is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and Viewers Like You.

Funding for the Your New Mexico Government Project comes from the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund.

Funding for Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present & Future, is provided in part by the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME-TV. 

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