This week, New Mexico in Focus continues its look at counteracting the “Brain Drain” of young, talented New Mexicans leaving the state for jobs and economic opportunities. In the final segment of this four-part series, Correspondent Gwyneth Doland looks at Job Alignment.

NMiF 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.

Also this week, NMIF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with two local education leaders to talk about current vocational training opportunities. A certificate or vocational training program can prepare individuals to work in fields like healthcare and construction. Are training programs in New Mexico aligned with current job opportunities? 

NMIF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate some of the top stories in news headlines this week, including why some Duke City residents have moved to Denver, what needs to be done to combat crime in Albuquerque, and how to address the problem of attracting doctors to rural New Mexico.

Studio Guests


  • Gwyneth Doland
  • Sarah Gustavus

Line Panelists

  • Dede Feldman, former state senator
  • Dan Foley, former House minority whip
  • Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
  • H. Diane Snyder, former state senator


  • 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, 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 Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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