This week on New Mexico in Focus, it’s a close look at Bernalillo County’s mobile voting unit, which debuted last fall as the first such experiment in the state. NMiF explains the program, its attractiveness to other counties and how voting officials decide where to take it for elections.

On this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus looks at how climate change affects spring runoff and summer irrigation here in New Mexico. The interview is a companion piece to the broadcast of the national PBS series “Sinking Cities.”

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s new plan to address gun violence. The Line also takes a closer look at the Energy Transition Act that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law, and also discusses the bills that the governor vetoed.

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.

Laura Paskus

Mike Hamman, CEO, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy DistricT
Dave Gensler, hydrologist, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
Linda Stover, Bernalillo County Clerk
Peggy Carabajal, Valencia County Clerk

Line Panelists
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, senior director, government relations and regulatory counsel, Affirm, Inc.

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.

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 Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and viewers like you.

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