This week on New Mexico in Focus (NMiF), host Gene Grant, along with the Line opinion panel, will discuss what moves should be made to combat the $69 million budget deficit the state is currently facing.

Grant and the Line panelists will also analyze other local issues in the news, including a revenue projection for next year that’s currently down by almost $300 million.

This week’s episode will feature a segment by journalist Jeff Proctor for New Mexico In Depth’s Justice Project about his recent reporting with the Santa Fe New Mexican. Proctor will present his report on how language and conflicts of interest can impact how cases against police officers are handled in courts.

Also this week, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with chef Lois Ellen Frank and Roxanne Swentzell, co-editor of “The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook,” to discuss food traditions and why some Native Americans are returning to the diets of their ancestors.

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.

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.

Studio Guests

Line Panelists

  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
  • Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
  • Eric Griego, former state senator
  • Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of


  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Megan Kamerick

Host / Commentator

  • Gene Grant

Sarah Gustavus is the producer of NMiF with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for NMiF is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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