This week on New Mexico in Focus, a trip up to the Roundhouse to visit lawmakers in the thick of the legislative session. Gwyneth Doland talks with Senator William Burt and Representative Brian Egolf about the governor's push to get legislators to give up capital outlay monies for major water projects. 

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, Rick Aster, head of the Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University, sits down with Furhana Afrid to talk about ongoing changes in the oceans and atmosphere that are driving global warming and how it affects New Mexico, the Line looks at the phenomenon of "amendment fever," in the legislature and examines a proposed amendment designed to increase the state's minimum wage. 


  • Rick Aster, professor of Geosciences, Colorado State University
  • Sen. William Burt (R-Alamogordo)
  • Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe)

Line Guests:

  • Dan Foley, former House Minority Whip
  • Sophie Martin, attorney

Line Panelists:

  • Eric Griego, former N.M. Senate Democrat
  • Whitney Waite, the Waite Company


  • Gwyneth Doland
  • Furhana Afrid


  • Gene Grant

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