This week, New Mexico in Focus takes an in-depth look at ways of addressing chronic homelessness. Homelessness is a persistent problem in New Mexico and officials in the state’s largest city and Bernalillo County are rolling out new strategies to help people get off the streets. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with official from the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, as well as with nonprofit service providers who help those who are homeless.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate some of the top stories in the news, including a lead-up to the last day of this year's legislative session.  They discuss the protracted efforts to craft an ethics commission proposal and look at a possible commitment for New Mexico to back the nation’s popular vote in presidential races. The Line also examines tensions between the state and counties over a “right-to-work” ordinance ban, and new gun safety laws and proposals.

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.

Studio Guests

  • Katrina Hotrum-Lopez, director of Behavioral Health Initiative, Bernalillo County
  • Lisa Huval, deputy director, Family & Community Services, City of Albuquerque
  • Greg Morris, executive director, HopeWorks
  • Danny Whatley, executive director, The Rock at Noonday


  • Megan Kamerick

Line Panelists

  • Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
  • Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
  • Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
  • Sophie Martin, attorney


  • Gene Grant

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, NMiF 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 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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