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This week on New Mexico In Focus, a look at Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Luis Valentino, his resignation this week, and the latest news in the APS administration scandal this summer that received both local and national attention.

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.

NMiF also discusses the announcement last week that New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a criminal complaint, with 64 charges against Secretary of State Dianna Duran. Duran is accused of tapping campaign funds for personal use at casinos around the state.

Heroin addiction is a rising concern across the United States, including here in New Mexico. In part two of a NMIF series on heroin addiction and treatment, correspondent Stan Wilson looks at new partnerships between law enforcement and the medical community that aim to address heroin and opiate addiction.

Guests:
Joey Peters, senior reporter at NM Political Report
Damon Martinez, US District Attorney for the District of New Mexico
Paul Roth, MD, UNM Health Sciences Center  

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Laura Sanchez-Rivet, Sanchez Legal Solutions

Correspondents:
Sarah Gustavus
Stan Wilson 

Host/Commentator:
Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus along with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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