This week on New Mexico in Focus, special correspondent Sarah Gustavus sits down with two doctors involved in an innovative health apprenticeship program. The program, at Casa de Salud in Albuquerque’s South Valley, gives teens and young people the chance to gain valuable experience in the health care industry and access to mentoring to help them plan a career.

It also helps offset some of the costs of the clinic, which provides an integrated approach to medicine that is also affordable for the mostly immigrant clientele. Additionally, it helps increase the diversity of medical providers in our state.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the recently released federal climate change report and what it means for New Mexico and its economy, which is largely dependent upon the fossil fuel industry. They also discuss the dispute over some election results certified by the State Canvassing Board, and examine why artist and New Mexico resident Judy Chicago has halted plans for a museum in Belen.

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

  • Dr. Anjali Taneja, executive director of Casa de Salud
  • Dr. Susan Muraida, resident, UNM Family Practice, and former Casa de Salud apprentice

Special Correspondent

  • Sarah Gustavus

Line Panelists

  • Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
  • Eric Griego, former NM state senator
  • Sophie Martin, attorney
  • H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator


  • Gene Grant

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.

Hosted by Gene Grant, NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and arts issues, and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment."

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 by the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME TV and viewers like you.

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