This week, New Mexico in Focus takes an in-depth look at what lawmakers face when they convene at the Roundhouse in January, as the Line opinion panel discusses Gov.
Martinez's election year political strategy and what it means for the next legislative session.

Also scheduled is an interview with David Holtby, author of "The 47th Star," about the stories and characters behind New Mexico's struggles for statehood, as well as a look back at an earlier interview with Yann Martel, author of the novel "The Life of Pi" which opens in theaters this week. Martel reflects on what it's like to see one's book become a movie.

Guests:
• David Holtby, author, "The 47th Star"
• Yann Martel, author, "The Life of Pi"

Line Guest:
• Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth

Line Panelists:
• Jamie Estrada, former U.S. Commerce Department official
• John Wertheim, former Democratic Party of New Mexico
• Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Republican Whip

Correspondents:
• Matt Grubs
• Kevin McDonald

Host/Commentator:
• Gene Grant

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer. Funding has been provided in part by the McCune Foundation.

Media Contact: Evy Todd, (505) 277-1218; e-mail: etodd@newmexicopbs.org