This week on New Mexico in Focus, the discussion continues with Sandra Postel, National Geographic Freshwater Fellow, and Beth Bardwell, director of freshwater conservation with Audubon New Mexico, about water in the state and what needs to be changed within our water ethics.

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, a discussion on poverty and the New Mexico economy as growth and job creation continue to lag in the state. Meanwhile, what growth is taking place could be severely impacted by automatic cuts that will take effect under the federal sequester. Additionally, the Line talks about the controversy over a plan by Gov. Martinez to give teachers $5,000 if they move to low performing schools.

Beth Bardwell, director, Freshwater Conservation, Audubon New Mexico
Sandra Postel, National Geographic Freshwater Fellow
*  Erin Hudson, filmmaker, “Our Time is Now”
Joshua “Jimmy” McFarland, student featured in “Our Time is Now”
Juan “Johnny” Mendez, student featured in “Our Time is Now”

Line Guest:
Jeri Clausing, Associated Press

Line Panelists:
Laura Sanchez, New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group Public Relations
Rob Nikolewski, The Capitol Report

Gene Grant, NMiF host
Megan Kamerick, NMiF producer

Gene Grant

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