This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with Andrew Oxford of the Santa Fe New Mexican about money spent by special interest groups leading up to the Nov. midterm elections.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with the head of a national organization to learn about efforts to pass an interstate compact to move the country from the Electoral College to the popular vote in electing the leader of the United States.

Additionally, host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at ways officials are tackling crime prevention, discuss the problems of recruiting and retaining faculty at The University of New Mexico and debate whether voters will approve the state’s first independent ethics commission in Nov.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus 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, expect during pledge drives.

Studio Guests
Barry Fadem, President of National Popular Vote
Andrew Oxford, Reporter of the Santa Fe New Mexican

Sarah Gustavus
Gwyneth Doland

Line Panelists
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now and host on KKOB
Julie Ann Grimm, Editor of the Santa Fe Reporter    
Sophie Martin, Attorney
Rachel Sams, Editor of Albuquerque Business First

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

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME TV and Viewers Like You.

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