This week on New Mexico in Focus, Megan Kamerick speaks with a group of mental health professionals about the growing demand for rmore mental health services, as well as plans for more training for officers in the wake of the Albuquerque Police Department shootings and subsequent protests. 

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, Gene Grant discusses economic development incentives and transparency with Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First, alongside Sen. Tim Keller and Richard Anklam of New Mexico Tax Research Institute. Additionally, the Line opinion panel discusses a long-awaited report from the Department of Justice on the civil rights investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department, and growing momentum by those who say they suffered health impacts from the first atomic bomb test to get congressional recognition and compensation. 


  • Richard Anklam, NM Tax Research Institute
  • Felicia Barnum, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Albuquerque Chapter
  • Sen. Tim Keller (D), Albuquerque
  • Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First
  • Cy Stanton, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Albuquerque Chapter
  • Dr. Mauricio Tohen, chair, UNM Department of Psychiatry

Line Guest Panelist:

  • Janice Arnold Jones, former New Mexico Representative 

Line Panelists:

  • Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
  • Sophie Martin, attorney
  • Laura Sanchez, New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce


  • Megan Kamerick, NMiF producer


  • 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, the Communications Fund and Santa Fe Community Foundation.