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This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus checks in on health insurance enrollment in New Mexico. Erik Lujan, a certified health care guide with Native American Professional Parent Resources (NAPPR), tells about working with families in Native communities; and Joe Martinez, of Health Action New Mexico, shares how local organizations are partnering to provide information and enrollment assistance to rural New Mexicans.

The program airs Friday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMIF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.

Also this week, Gene Grant and our Line panelists discuss what's next for recently sworn-in elected officials. The Line debates Governor Martinez's decision to appoint Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson to head the Children, Youth and Families Department. The Public Regulation Commission is holding hearings in Santa Fe this week on PNM's plans for the San Juan Generating Station and our panelists will weigh in on public debate over the proposal.

Correspondent
Sarah Gustavus.

Guests
Erik Lujan, Native American Professional Parent Resources (NAPPR)
Joe Martinez, Health Action New Mexico.

Line Panelists
Merritt Allen, principal and executive director Vox Optima, LLC
Martha Burk, political psychologist, author and women’s issues expert
Eric Griego, former New Mexico senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR.

Host/Commenter
Gene Grant

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Co-producers of New Mexico in Focus are Megan Kamerick and Sarah Gustavus, and Associate Producer Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.