Forty years after the United States’ withdrawal from Vietnam, warhead components still remain underground in Southeast Asia. This week on New Mexico in Focus, local journalists Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern discuss with correspondent Gwyneth Doland the reporting that they did in Laos for their book, “Eternal Harvest.”
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.
Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) plans to shut down two units at the San Juan Generating Station, which currently provides half of PNM's energy. The federal government requires changes at the San Juan Generating Station to address emissions from the plant. Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Susan Sponar from PNM and Nellis Kennedy-Howard from the Sierra Club to debate the future of the coal-fired power plant.
Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists discuss the search for the new superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools, protests at the Trinity test site, and unfilled jobs with the city of Albuquerque.
Karen Coates, author, “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos”
Jerry Redfern, photographer, “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos”
Nellis Kennedy-Howard, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club
Susan Sponar, spokesperson for PNM
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Phil C. Marquez, Talk Radio, Inc.
Sophie Martin, DukeCityFix.com and attorney
John Wertheim, former New Mexico Democratic Party chairman
The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with associate producer Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.