This week New Mexico in Focus Correspondent Gwyneth Doland presents both sides of the debate over labor legislation known as "right to work." The proposal is supported by Gov. Susana Martinez and passed the New Mexico House this session, but was blocked in a Senate committee this week.
Also Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera to talk about student protests over the PARCC exam and her current education priorities and the newly formed Albuquerque Police Oversight Board holds its first meeting this week.
Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists discuss right to work legislation, the years-long waiting list for the Developmental Disability Waiver Program, and an arson attempt against the Rio Grande Sun newspaper.
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. There is no rebroadcast this week due to the annual pledge drive.
Rep. Dennis Roch (R)
Carter Bundy, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Hanna Skandera, New Mexico Secretary of Education
Joanne Fine, Police Oversight Board member
Robin Hammer, acting executive director, Police Oversight Board
Leonard Waites, Police Oversight Board member
Merritt Allen, principal and executive director, Vox Optima, LLC
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions
Gwyneth Doland and Sarah Gustavus
NMiF is produced by Sarah Gustavus with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.