This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick has an in-depth discussion with former educator and lawmaker Lenton Malry. He served in the state legislature and on the Bernalillo County Commission. Malry was the first African American elected to both positions and speaks openly about his experiences with racism in both the education system and the early years of his career. 

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists will also debate the outcomes of the legislative session that ended last week and efforts to ramp up security in local schools in the wake of the recent shooting at a Florida high school. They also discuss reactions from early voters in Santa Fe to the new ranked-choice system.

New Mexico in Focus airs on Ch. 5.1 Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.. and repeats Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7 a.m.

Studio Guests
Lenton Malry, former educator and lawmaker

Line Panelists
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

Megan Kamerick

Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus. Associate Producer is 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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