This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down with sociology professor and author Rick Eckstein to talk about youth sports, women’s sports and what’s at stake for young athletes – in New Mexico and across the country.

Photographer Craig Varjabedian recently released a book of photographs that capture White Sands National Monument at different times of the day and at various times of the year. He joins producer Sarah Gustavus to discuss how photography can be part of a broader conversation about history and public places.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss a suit filed by three professors, who claim The University of New Mexico is in violation of fair pay laws for paying them less than it pays their male counterparts. They also debate the results of a report showing the Albuquerque Police Department is progressing in its compliance with the Department of Justice’s Court Approved Settlement Agreement, and look at the results of down-ballot races in last week’s primary elections.

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.

Studio Guests
Rick Eckstein, author of “How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline”
Craig Varjabedian, photographer, “Into the Great White Sands”

Line Panelists
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

Khalil Ekulona
Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

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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