This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with Environment Secretary designate Ryan Flynn about water quality in the state, as well as the controversial rules regarding copper mines and the fuel plume from Kirtland Air Force Base. Additionally, a special edition of the Line opinion panel discusses Gov. Susana Martinez's State of the State address, with special emphasis on her plans with the economy, education and water infrastructure. 

New Mexico in Focus airs Friday night at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.1 and appears online at NMiF 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 this week, a sneak preview of an upcoming lecture series focused on women's leadership around the world. Correspondent Furhana Afrid speaks with Marina Oborotova, president of the Albuquerque International Association, which is presenting the series. 


  • Ryan Flynn, Secretary designate, New Mexico Environment Department 
  • Martha Burk, National Council of Women's Organizations
  • Marina Oborotova, president, Albuquerque International Association

Line Guest Panelists:

  • Janice Arnold-Jones, former N.M. House Republican
  • Russell Contreras, reporter, Associated Press
  • Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Eric Griego, former N.M. Senate Democrat


  • Gwyneth Doland
  • Furhana Afrid


  • Gene Grant

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Megan Kamerick. Funding has been provided in part by the McCune Foundation, Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation. 

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