This week, New Mexico in Focus observes medical providers and advocates working to prevent the spread of HIV in communities around the state. Two conferences in Albuquerque this month are addressing the latest research and trends in HIV prevention and treatment.

The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website 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.

Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists discuss news headlines in the past week, including the city of Albuquerque lowering college requirements for potential cadets in the Albuquerque Police Department. The line will also debate plans submitted by PNM for a price increase and proposed shutdown of two units at the San Juan Generating Station in northwestern New Mexico.

Also this week, journalist Laura Paskus joins producer Sarah Gustavus to share stories, audio and photos from her reports on new oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico for the "Drilling Deep" series on KUNM radio.

Laura Paskus, journalist
Martin Walker, advocate for HIV education and services
Ayn Whyte, STD HIV/AIDS program manager for the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
Dr. Bruce Williams, medical director of Truman Health Services Clinic

Line Panelists
Dede Feldman, former state senator    
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, and attorney
Rob Nikolewski,

Sarah Gustavus

Host/ Commentator
Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with Associate Producer Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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