This week on New Mexico in Focus, the chairman of the Fort Sill Apache tribe discusses plans to open a new casino in New Mexico. The tribe planned to begin gaming operations on tribal land, but has not yet gained permission from the state. The New Mexico Supreme Court is in opposition the tribe’s forceful means of gaining governor Martinez’s support.

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.

Also, NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus also sits down with Sara Koplik from the Jewish Federation of New Mexico to discuss a survey of Jewish residents in the state. The survey is the first of its kind and provided the organization with new insights about the demographics of the Jewish community, including age, rates of inter-marriage and education.

Jeff Haozous, Fort Sill Apache Tribal chairman
Sara Koplik, director of Community Outreach for the Jewish Federation of New Mexico

Line Panelists
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor of the Santa Fe Reporter
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, executive director of Enlace Comunitario
Stephen Spitz, host of KUNM's "New Mexico People, Places and Ideas"

Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

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.

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