This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller for an in-depth discussion on the 11 bonds and the quarter-cent gross receipts tax that will be on this November’s ballot, along with recent financial decisions that might impact how citizens vote.

In recognition of New Mexico’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day (replacing Columbus Day), the New Mexico in Focus crew heads to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to capture the sights and sounds of the celebration.

NMIF host Gene Grant visitis with Lt. Trace Peck of the UNM Police Department and looks into crime on urban college campuses such as UNM and how police hope to track it and fight it.

Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the benefit of body cameras for law enforcement officers in New Mexico. The Line also discusses the use of restraint in public schools and how best to protect some students from themselves and others while still being transparent about the process. Lastly, The Line looks at allegations by a Rio Grande Sun reporter of police harassment and retaliation for her coverage of a now-fired Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputy.

New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Friday at 7 p.m. and repeats Sunday at 7 a.m. on Chanel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during pledge drives.

Guests 

  • Tim Keller, Albuquerque Mayor
  • Lt. Trace Peck, UNM Police Department 

Line Panelists

  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
  • Michael Bird, public health consultant 
  • Dede Feldman, former state senator 
  • Edmund E. Perea, attorney 

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education and art 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 Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

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