This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant explores a unique learning experience with two tutors from a college in the City Different. For over 25 years, “Summer Classics” at St. John’s College in Santa Fe has hosted participants from around the world for weeklong seminars in literature, science, history, philosophy and more. David Carl and Peter Pesic talk about the part they play in this “unrivaled intellectual retreat.”

Correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge for a repeat broadcast of a popular segment in the series “Our Land.” The first urban refuge designated in the Southwest, the Valle de Oro was once a dairy farm that is now being restored as habitat for wildlife and a recreation area for visitors. 

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists analyze the results of the primary races in New Mexico. The Line panelists also debate merits of a proposal to give Topgolf  $2.6 million in city incentives to open in Albuquerque, and look at a new report that shows UNM’s athletic department falls short of federal guidelines for gender equality.

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, except during Pledge Drives.

Studio Guests
Peter Pesic, director of the Science Institute at St. John’s College
David Carl, founder of St John’s College Film Institute 

Line Panelists
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

Laura Paskus

Gene Grant

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 in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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