This week on New Mexico in Focus, Correspondent Antonia Gonzales and Producer Sarah Gustavus travel to the Navajo Nation for the series “Reconnecting with a Healthy Lifestyle.”

They explore what’s being done to fight diabetes and obesity by reducing consumption of soda and sugary beverages, and look at one school’s innovative way to get filtered water to more people on the Navajo Nation. Their coverage is supported by the USC Annenberg National Fellowship and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism.

Additionally, Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with author, speaker and death educator Gail Rubin to discuss why thinking about death can be a good way to celebrate life.

NMiF Host Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on a few of the top stories in the news this week, including the corruption trial of former state senator Phil Griego, the current fallout from new bail rules issued a few months ago, and the UNM regents’ choice for the next president of the University of New Mexico.

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
Gail Rubin, author and end-of-life planner, AGoodGoodbye.com

Line Panelists
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR 
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

Correspondent 
Antonia Gonzales
Megan Kamerick 

Host
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, 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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