Latino voters will once again have a big impact on the 2012 elections, both here in New Mexico and across the U.S. But will they still be boosting democratic candidates? Or, are Latino voters shifting more toward a new crop of Republican candidates like Gov. Susana Martinez? That's the subject of this week's opinions and analysis on New Mexico in Focus.

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 KNME, Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Digital Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Also this week, did leaders make the right decision in changing the state's building codes? And, is the Albuquerque Police Department in need of a makeover? All this, plus Gene Grant talks Turkey with a group of working journalists who recently traveled to the world's only secular democracy located in Muslim territory. Why they went, what they learned and why what's happening right now in Turkey matters here in the Land of

• Gene Grant

• Gwyneth Doland, former editor,
• Megan Kamerick, senior reporter, New Mexico Business Weekly
• Sarah Gustavus, KUNM radio reporter/host
• Michael Hess, political scientst & blogger,

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• Sophie Martin, former managing editor,
• Laura Sanchez, environmental lawyer, Natural Resources Defense Council
• Dan Foley, former Minority Whip, New Mexico House of Representatives

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• Tom Carroll, president, Carroll Strategies

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