This week on New Mexico in Focus, Producer Sarah Gustavus talks with Sens. Sander Rue and Jeff Steinborn about the transparency bills in this year’s legislative session.

A local cartoonist joins NMIF to talk about political cartoons. In the wake of an uproar over a cartoon published in The Albuquerque Journal’s editorial page, producer Sarah Gustavus asks Ricardo Caté about the role of political cartoonists in debates over important national issues.

Host Gene Grant and the Line Opinion panelists look at the final week of the legislative session. They also examine the 30-day suspension of UNM football coach Bob Davie, and debate the cause of the rising demand for medical marijuana in New Mexico.

New Mexico in Focus airs on Ch. 5.1 - Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.. and repeats Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 a.m.

Studio Guests
Ricardo Caté, political cartoonist
Senator Sander Rue (R – Bernalillo)
Senator Jeff Steinborn (D - Doña Ana)

Line Panelists
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies, LLC, and producer/host of The Well Woman Show

Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus. Associate Producer is 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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