This week, New Mexico in Focus continues its look at counteracting the “Brain Drain” of young, talented New Mexicans leaving the state for jobs and economic opportunities in the third segment of a four-part series titled, “Young People.”

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with young professionals to see what keeps them in New Mexico – or attracted them to return to their home state.

NMiF 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.

The final topic in “Brain Drain series is titled, Job Alignment, which airs next Friday, July 28.

For more information on this series, visit Brain Drain.

Also this week, NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists take on some of the top stories in news headlines this week, including how the race to become Albuquerque’s next mayor may be the most expensive ever in the city and debate on whether or not there is a glut of colleges in New Mexico.

Studio guests

  • Nicole Manning, young professional
  • Sofia Sanchez, young professional
  • Manu Sandoval, young professional


  • Gwyneth Doland

Line Panelists

  • Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
  • Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
  • Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
  • Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

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. Hosted by Gene Grant, New Mexico in Focus 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 Sarah Gustavus with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. 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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