This week, New Mexico in Focus discusses the political issues facing the state, including health care, local elections, voting, and the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project.

Correspondent Stan Wilson sits down with Dr. Andrew Hsi from The University of New Mexico and Jenny Metzler fro Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless to discuss how a lack of adequate matching Medicaid funding from the state is impacting patients and providers.

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 features an excerpt of the debate between Rep. Steve Pearce (R) and former General Motors executive Merrie Lee Soules (D), candidates for the Second Congressional District in southern New Mexico.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel will discus the early voting turnout, the continued legal challenges against the ART system project, and a proposed project in Albuquerque that would pay former law enforcement officers to respond to some non-emergency calls.

STUDIO GUESTS

  • Dr. Andrew Hsi, UNM Family and Community Medicine
  • Jenny Metzler, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless

LINE PANELISTS

  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
  • Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
  • Eric Griego, former state senator
  • Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com

CORRESPONDENT

  • Stan Wilson

 

HOST/COMMENTATOR:

  • Gene Grant

NMiF is New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. The producer of NMiF is Sarah Gustavus, and Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for the show is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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