This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick leads a conversation about the challenges of addressing addiction alongside other mental health needs. This is the final installment in NMIF’s series this month on behavioral health services in New Mexico.

Correspondent Jeff Proctor sits down with two community members to discuss reactions to his recent reporting on an ATF sting in Albuquerque that led to disproportionally high arrests of African Americans.

Finally, host Gene Grant leads a debate on the latest news headlines with this week’s Line opinion panelists, including the lawsuit that puts New Mexico’s education system on trial and confusion over downtown Albuquerque’s new buffered bike lanes.

NMiF 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:

  • Patrick Barrett, 2nd Vice President of the NAACP, Albuquerque Branch
  • Janette McClelland, Albuquerque Resident

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, New Mexico in Focus 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 Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. 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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