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This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, Rev. John D. Hill from Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Albuquerque, joins host Gene Grant to talk about local reactions to the recent shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

NMIF Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Cabinet Secretary Tom Church, New Mexico Department of Transportation, to discuss road conditions around the state.

The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.

Grant and this week's Line Opinion panelists debate new charges against two Albuquerque Police Department officers involved in the shooting death of James Boyd, items that were vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez in the capital outlay legislation and the Fair Work Week proposal in the Albuquerque City Council.

Also, NMIF learns about the Mentor 2.0 program, which was brought to Albuquerque by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico. Gustavus sits down with CEO Angela Reed-Padilla and Jesus Ontiveros, a mentor in the program and senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories.

GUESTS
Rev. John D. Hill, Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Tom Church, cabinet secretary, New Mexico Department of Transportation
Angela Reed-Padilla, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM
Jesus D. Ontiveros, mentor, Mentor 2.0 program

LINE PANELISTS
Marisa Demarco, Public Health Reporter, KUNM
Dan Foley, former New Mexico Minority Whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions

CORRESPONDENT
Sarah Gustavus

HOST/COMMENTATOR
Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus and Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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