This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel is back to discuss how the reversal of Roe V. Wade will impact the race for Governor. One of the key questions will be whether the issue will drive turnout. 

Plus, the group react to new research showing how drought and rising temperatures contribute to each other, and what it means for us here in the southwest. 

The Panel also explores an upcoming ballot initiative that would pull money from the land bank permanent fund for use in education. Will it be an effective response to the Yazzie Martinez lawsuit? 

"Our Land" Executive Producer Laura Paskus sits down with a New Mexico hunter and gun owner to talk about the common narratives surrounding gun rights, and how he says groups like the NRA are skewing the conversation. 

Plus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales takes viewers inside the latest installment of Here, Now & Always, a permanent exhibit celebrating Native American Culture. Curators explain the intention behind this iteration of the exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, while giving a first-look at some of the extraordinary pieces of art.  

New Mexico in Focus airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 17 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.  

NMiF Segments

Gun Owner Calls for Reform  Correspondent
Laura Paskus 

Garrett VeneKlasen, New Mexico hunter, gun owner 

Here, Now & Always 
Correspondent: Antonia Gonzales 
Tony Chavarria, curator, Santa Clara Pueblo 
Diane Bird, curator, Santo Domingo Pueblo 

The Line opinion panel 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima Public Relations 
Sophie Martin, attorney 
Michael Bird, public health 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." 

Senior Producer of New Mexico in Focus is Lou DiVizio with Kathy Wimmer, co-producer. NM PBS Public Affairs Executive Producer is Kevin McDonald.  

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and Viewers Like You. Funding for the Your New Mexico Government Project comes from the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund.

Funding for Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present & Future, is provided in part by the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME-TV. 

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