This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus talks with community members who are directly affected by President Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees. They look at how the order is impacting families here in New Mexico and how local advocates are responding.

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland reports from the Roundhouse and talks with lawmakers to get some insight into how taxes are part of the budgeting process. The story is part of the People, Power and Democracy coverage, a collaborative reporting project which examines legislation that addresses ethics, accountability and transparency in the New Mexico state government.

Also, KUNM reporter Ed Williams sits down with producer Sarah Gustavus to discuss his coverage of the opioid epidemic from the perspective of the people who have been living through it for generations. The series, following the lives of families and health leaders in Española, is called Enduring Addiction: The Long Fight Against Heroin In Northern New Mexico

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate some of the latest stories in the news, including recent protests in Albuquerque over President Trump’s actions concerning immigrants, and upcoming school board elections.

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:

  • Neda Kherbik, Albuquerque resident
  • Celia Yapita, Catholic Charities
  • Ed Williams, KUNM Public Health Reporter

LINE PANELISTS:

  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
  • Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
  • Eric Griego, former state senator
  • Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com 

CORRESPONDENT:    

  • Sarah Gustavus
  • Gwyneth Doland

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.

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 in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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