This week, New Mexico in Focus producer Sarah Gustavus talks to Teeniors founder Trish Lopez and some tech-savvy teens. In 2015, Teeniors was born at a startup event to meet two needs: help seniors learn how to effectively use technology and create job opportunities for teens.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the “transparency report” on UNM that the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office issued last week. They also look at the teacher ratings and failing infrastructure in the state’s public school and discuss the rising cost of rent in Albuquerque.
Additionally, correspondent Laura Paskus travels to the Tijeras Canyon Safe Passage Project outside Albuquerque to look at one project from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Department of Transportation that’s trying to protect wildlife and keep drivers safe.
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.
Kaitlyn Ackron, Teenior
Kendra Gonzales, Teenior
Trish Lopez, Teeniors Founder/CEO
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at the Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
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.
Hosted by Gene Grant, 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 Sarah Gustavus with associate producer Kathy Wimmer. NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.
Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation, the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME TV, and viewers like You.