NMiF counts down top stories of 2019

This week NMiF continues its annual countdown of the top stories of the year, with a special Line opinion panel of all journalists. A look back at 2019 wraps up with topics such as the passing of the landmark Energy Transition Act and the move toward recreational cannabis legalization. But what tops the list as the most impactful story of the year? Tune in as The Line panelists break it all down.

NMiF also revisits a grass-finished beef ranch in Tierra Amarilla, that’s the latest venture of four generations of the Casados family. C4 Enterprises plans to build its own butchering and meat processing operation with help from the state and local economic development groups. It’s a project that’s a far cry from the flash of Facebook and Netflix, but one that may hold the key to revitalizing rural New Mexico.

New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1(KNME-HD) and appears online shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME-HD) Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 (WORLD) on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.    

Field Guest

  • Tommy Casados, C4 Farms        
  • Alicia Keyes, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development

Field Correspondent

  • Matt Grubs, NMiF Sr. Producer

Line Panelists

  • Gwyneth Doland, adjunct professor, UNM Communication & Journalism
  • Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
  • Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus
  • Steve Terrell, retired reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican 


  • Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and art 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 Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and viewers like you.

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