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This week, New Mexico in Focus continues its 2017 coverage for the People, Power and Democracy Project, a collaborative reporting project with KUNM-FM, New Mexico In Depth, and the New Mexico News Port, to take a look at the first week of the 60-day legislative session.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists take a deeper dive into what Governor Susana Martinez said in her State of the State address and what actions the lawmakers might take on some of the issues of concern to New Mexicans. The Line panelists also look at the impact the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have on New Mexico and debate balancing privacy with transparency.

NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with professors and instructors at The University of New Mexico to talk about how they are teaching around issues in the news right now.

The show 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.



  • Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
  • Dede Feldman, former state senator
  • Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com


  • Sarah Gustavus


  • Gene Grant

NMiF is New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and in the Southwest. 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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