This week, New Mexico in Focus discusses the results of the recent legislative session with a panel of former state lawmakers. Also, two experts talk on state and national gun policy, addressing the amount of gun-related deaths in New Mexico.
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.
Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness of the UNM Cancer Center talks about innovations in cancer treatment in New Mexico, and encouraging local students to consider a career in medicine and cancer treatment.
New Mexico PBS will air the Ken Burns documentary miniseries, “Cancer: Emperor of all Maladies” Monday-Wednesday, March 30-April 1 at 8 p.m. on Ch. 5.1. Viewers can post their own stories about cancer on an online wall available through the series' website.
Last, but not least, NMIF honors the life and legacy of “Dr. George” Fischbeck, a popular television meteorologist who got his start in New Mexico as a science teacher on KNME-TV.
Josh Horwitz, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV)
Beth McGinty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Angela Wandinger-Ness, UNM Cancer Center
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Dede Feldman, former NM state senator
Dan Foley, former NM house minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
The Producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with Associate Producer Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.