This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant 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."
Also this week, NMiF pays tribute to Sunshine Week and the importance of government transparency in our democracy. Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with the executive director of the New Mexico Press Association to talk about the importance of these issues for journalists and everyday New Mexicans.
Correspondent Antonia Gonzales looks at the growing movement across Native American communities to ensure more people have access to traditional foods like beans, corn and squash. Gonzales speaks with a chef from the Navajo Nation who is sharing his knowledge about traditional foods and learning from others.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the resignations of some top New Mexico leaders over sexual harassment allegations. They also express their views on charges of institutional racism by the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops against a legislative decision, and debate a wage theft settlement that changes how complaints will be investigated.
New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show 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.
Rory McClannahan, executive director of the New Mexico Press Association
Brian Yazzie, chef
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management