This week on New Mexico in Focus, a wildfire state of emergency. Our Line Opinion panel explores the action the Governor could take with more federal resources. Plus, the panelists consider the latest round of campaign finance reports in the Democratic race for Attorney General, and a push from a former Republican official supporting a certain group of candidates from the rival Democratic Party.

Additionally, The Line panelists react to a scathing report from the U.S. Department of the Interior, detailing the deficiencies in the federal oil and gas program as new leasing opens back up.

Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with two members of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition about where New Mexico stands after the recent public apology from the Catholic Church, acknowledging the atrocities that occurred in Canada. And Environment Reporter Laura Paskus talks with New Mexico Natural Resources Trustee Maggie Hart Stebbins about the recent $1.5M settlement to restore environmental damage at Fort Wingate.

New Mexico in Focus airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) Friday, April 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app. 

NMiF Segments

Catholic Apology on Canadian Indian Boarding Schools Correspondent
Antonia Gonzales
Joannie Romero, Pueblo of Cochiti, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Samuel Torres, Mexica/Nahua, National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

Natural Resources Trustee Maggie Hart Stebbins

Laura Paskus

Maggie Hart Stebbins, NM Natural Resources Trustee       

The Line opinion panel
Dede Feldman, former NM state senator
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Edmund Perea, attorney and public safety consultant

Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and art issues, and explores them in-depth with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment." 

The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1(KNME-HD) and appears online at The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME-HD) Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 5.4 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald. 

The McCune Charitable Foundation provides NMiF funding, along with viewers like you.

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