This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus interviews Sharon Nir, an Albuquerque resident and author of “The Opposite of Comfortable,” to talk about her experience immigrating from Israel and the challenges she’s faced balancing career and family.

Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with Lee Francis, creator of Native Realities Press, the only exclusively Indigenous press for Native comics artists, and producer of the first Indigenous Comic Con.  Joining them is Dale DeForest, author of “Hero Twins” comic books, based on Diné folklore.    

NMiF host Gene Grant, along with the Line opinion panelists, will debate local stories that have made headlines this week.

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.

Studio Guests

Line Panelists

  • Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
  • Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of
  • Christine Sierra, retired UNM political science professor
  • Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres


  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Megan Kamerick

Host / Commentator

  • Gene Grant

NMiF is New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and in the Southwest. Sarah Gustavus is the producer of NMiF with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for NMiF is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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