Advocates say humanizing people on the streets helps address other concerns for the health and well-being of people who are experiencing instability in their housing. This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales leads a conversation about efforts to assist Native Americans who are homeless in Albuquerque.

NMiF host Gene Grant interviews Eva Encinias-Sandoval, founder/director of the Festival Flamenco Internacíonal de Alburquerque, which kicks off its 31st year on June 9. This annual event brings flamenco artists from abroad to New Mexico for performances, workshops and other celebrations of flamenco.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the political landscape leading up to the primary elections, including the many independent candidates looking to win seats in the state legislature. The Line also debates the merits of the new leadership structure at New Mexico State University and examines a judge’s ruling that the University of New Mexico Foundation is subject to public records laws.

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
Jennifer Denetdale, researcher/educator, Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission
William Riding, First Nations Community HealthSource and member of the Albuquerque Native American Homelessness Task Force
Eva Encinias-Sandoval, founder/director, Festival Flamenco Internacíonal de Alburquerque

Line Panelists
Carolyn Carlson, The Weekly Alibi
Dede Feldman, Former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, NM Political Report

Antonia Gonzales

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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