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This week, New Mexico in Focus will talk with current and former Law Enforcement officers to discuss local reactions to the Dallas shooting and will sit down with local leaders to review the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in New Mexico.

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland will talk with MacKenzie Allen, former deputy sheriff and Saun Willoughby, president of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association.

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.

Also this week, host Gene Grant and the Line panelists will discuss the ruling by District Judge Brett Loveless, forcing Sen. Phil Griego to stand trial on public corruption charges. The panelists will also look at updates to the ballot initiative to require paid sick leave for workers in Albuquerque and will voice their opinions on the recent shootings and their local impact.

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.

The producer for New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus and Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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Guests

  • MacKenzie Allen, former deputy sheriff
  • Shaun Willoughby, President of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association

Line Panelists

  • Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
  • Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
  • Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
  • Christine Sierra, professor emerita, UNM Political Science

Correspondents

  • Gwyneth Doland
  • Sarah Gustavus

Host/Commentator

  • Gene Grant