This week, New Mexico in Focus features the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The IFAM has brought nearly 1,000 master folk artists to Santa Fe from around the world, resulting in an economic impact of millions of dollars to New Mexico. NMiF correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market's CEO and two of the artists who will participate in this year's market.

On this month’s episode of the “Our Land” series, NMiF correspondent Laura Paskus explores Project Feed the Hood, a food justice program in Albuquerque that connects communities with healthy food and young people with the land (and a paycheck). Begun out of the Southwest Organizing Project, a 38-year old nonprofit focused on social justice, Project Feed the Hood operates the Ilsa and Rey Garduño Community Garden, and pilot programs at 10 schools.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate President Donald Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the soon-to-be-vacated U.S. Supreme Court Justice seat, and look at how changes in the makeup of the Supreme Court might affect New Mexicans. They also look at the effect on New Mexico workers of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on labor union dues and discuss the mistakes made by investigators in the case of a young girl’s murder.

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.

Studio Guests
Jeff Snell, CEO, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Porfirio Gutierrez, Zapotec weaver from Mexico
Chantha Nguon, Stung Treng Women's Development Center/Mekong Blue from Cambodia

Line Panelists
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Eric Griego, former state senator
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres

Megan Kamerick
Laura Paskus

Gene Grant

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

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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