On this week’s episode of New Mexico in Focus, the show will cover local reactions to the final weeks of the 2016 Presidential Election and the impact it has on New Mexico.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists will discuss the latest news headlines regarding the 2016 election as well as a recently released report on teacher retention that received some attention in local media.

Also this week, Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Martha Burk, a political psychologist and author of “Your Voice, Your Vote: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Power, Politics, and the Change We Need.” Burk will talk about women’s issues, especially those surrounding the 2016 election.

NMiF will stop by Amy Biehl High School in downtown Albuquerque to talk to educators about why voting is being taught as an important part of civic engagement in the charter school’s curriculum.

NMiF is New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in the Southwest.

The show 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.

The producer of NMiF is Sarah Gustavus with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for the show is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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Studio Guest

  • Martha Burk, political psychologist and author of "Your Voice, Your Vote"

Line Panelists

  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former state lawmaker
  • Dan Foley, former state lawmaker
  • Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, executive director of Enlace Comunitario
  • Harry Van Buren, UNM Anderson School of Management


  • Sarah Gustavus


  • Gene Grant