This week New Mexico in Focus Producer Sarah Gustavus visits the Navajo Nation to look at the unique challenges facing entrepreneurs on the reservation.  She also sits down with Leah Todd of the Solutions Journalism Network, one of the media partners in this State of Change project, focusing on economic resilience in rural and underserved communities.

The two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller and Dan Lewis, faced off recently at a debate held at Congregation Albert.  The New Mexico in Focus crew was there to capture the event, and an excerpt will air this week. The full debate can be seen on New Mexico PBS on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists analyze some of the current stories in the news, including updates on the Albuquerque mayoral race, the loss of primary care physicians to “concierge” care, and the loss of the godfather of New Mexican music, Al Hurricane. 

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 Guest
Leah Todd, project coordinator, Solutions Journalism Network  

Line Panelists
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Alicia Manzano, Strategies 360

Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

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, New Mexico in Focus 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 Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. 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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