This week, New Mexico in Focus host Gene Grant sits down with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller to talk in-depth about priorities in year one of his administration, including a range of initiatives related to crime, economic development and community building.
Additionally, Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the role of labor unions in New Mexico, discuss how some children with disabilities wait years for available services, and debate whether the NM Supreme Court should disallow straight-party voting on the November ballot.
New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus 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.
Tim Keller, Mayor of Albuquerque
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
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 associate producer Kathy Wimmer. NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.
Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME TV, and viewers like You.