This week on New Mexico in Focus, panelists engage in discussion about overcoming the state's digital divide and managing children media consumption. This is the fourth installment in KNME's series of partnerships with the community in a new project titled, Public Square.

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

In this series, participants team up with a guest panel of policy makers, business leaders and community organizers to work together to seek solutions.


  • Gar Clarke, NM Broadband Program Manager, Dept. of Information Technology

  • Dr. Jose Garcia, Member, Governor-elect Susana Martinez's Transition Team

  • Mary Helen Garcia, State Representative (D), District 34

Public Square Moderator:

  • Heather Balas, Executive Director, New Mexico First


  • 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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