This week on New Mexico in Focus, Executive Producer Jeff Proctor talks to Source New Mexico Editor Shaun Griswold and freelance reporter Justin Horwath about how voters could reshape the state's Democratic Party during this summer's primary elections. 

Senior producer Lou DiVizio sits down with both chairwomen of Albuquerque's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Commission to discuss the group's first year. 

Correspondent Antonia Gonzales looks back at 20 years of UNM's Native American Studies Department with a professor and an alumna. They discuss the program and its impacts in local and national indigenous communities. 

Gabrielle Uballez, the new executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, talks to correspondent Russell Contreras about her work searching for new solutions to child poverty and why she wanted to take the issue on.

NMiF airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.     

NMiF Segments
Progressive Candidates Challenge Incumbents in June Primary Elections 
Jeff Proctor 

Shaun Griswold, Editor, Source New Mexico 
Justin Horwath, Freelance Reporter 

Albuquerque's Domestic Violence Commission Looks Ahead to its Second Year 
Lou DiVizio 

Teresa Garcia, Co-Chair, Albuquerque's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Commission 
Chearie Allipat, Co-Chair, Albuquerque's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Commission 

Twenty Years of UNM’s Native American Studies Department 
Antonia Gonzales (Navajo/Dine') 

Tiffany Lee (Diné /Lakota), chair and professor, UNM Native American Studies Department 
Rebekah Horsechief (Osage/Pawnee), UNM alumna 

Fighting Child Poverty in NM 
Russell Contreras 

Gabrielle Uballez, Executive Director, New Mexico Voices for Children 

Jeff Proctor 

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people 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.

NMPBS Executive Producer, Public Affairs, is Jeff Proctor. New Mexico in Focus's senior producer for public affairs is Lou DiVizio. “Our Land” Senior Producer is Laura Paskus. The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Antonio Sanchez, and co-producer is Kathy Wimmer.

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.

The Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME-TV provides funding for Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present & Future.