This week on New Mexico in Focus correspondent Gwyneth Doland reports from the Roundhouse with the latest updates on gun control legislation, including more stringent background check requirements.

Correspondent Laura Paskus takes a deep dive into protecting some of our state’s often overlooked “temporary” waterways in this month’s episode of Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.

NMiF executive producer Kevin McDonald also sits down with Laura Paskus, who broke a story this week in the NM Political Report about groundwater contamination at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo. They look at how bad the contamination is, and what’s being done about it.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss Gov. Lujan Grisham’s announcement to withdraw almost all of the National Guard troops from the border.  They also debate minimum wage bills heating up at the Roundhouse and mark the passage of ten years since a mass grave was discovered on Albuquerque’s West Mesa.

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 Guest

  • Laura Paskus, journalist

Legislators Interviewed

  • Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (D) 
  • Sen. Steven P. Neville (R)
  • Rep. Debra M. Sariñana (D)


  • Gwyneth Doland
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Laura Paskus

Line Panelists

  • Michael Bird, public health consultant
  • Tom Garrity, owner, Garrity Group PR
  • Sophie Martin, attorney
  • Mary T. Torres, attorney, Law Offices of Mary T. Torres


  • 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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