This week on New Mexico in Focus, experts discuss key indicators of a person's overall health, barriers that prevent quality dental health care in New Mexico and a new event that will offer free dental care to hundreds of residents.

New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KNME, Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Digital Channel 9.1 Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Also this week, panelists discuss the ongoing governor race between Susanna Martinez and Diane Denish with a focus on advertising and its impact so far. Also, a wrap up of President Obama's visit to New Mexico will be followed by a discussion regarding the future of Albuquerque's GE plant.


  • Dr. Robert J. Manzanares, President, New Mexico Dental Association

  • Dr. Wendy Churchill, President-Elect, New Mexico Dental Association

  • Dr. Robert Gherardi, Former President, New Mexico Dental Association


  • Sophie Martin, Managing Editor,

  • Laura E. Sanchez, Former Executive Director, New Mexico Democratic Party

Guest Panelists

  • Arthur Alpert,

  • Paul Gessing, President, Rio Grande Foundation

NMIF Correspondent

  • Gwyneth Doland, Editor,


  • Gene Grant, Weekly alibi Columnist

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer and closed captioning has been made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.

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