This week, New Mexico in Focus discusses the opening days of the 2024 legislative session. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with two journalists for three discussions as the group previews this year's 30-day session. During the first segment, NMIF examines key moments during the governor's State of the State address, including her reaction to protesters who interrupted her speech. 

Then, Doland asks the virtual roundtable to zero in on a few specific areas we expect lawmakers to address — economic development and the environment. 

Finally, the studio discussions wrap up with a look at Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's proposed public safety package and ask how the long list of proposals could play out. 

Doland also takes viewers inside the Roundhouse to ask state Republican minority party leadership, Sen. Gregory Baca and Rep. T. Ryan Lane, how they plan to move forward after hearing the governor's agenda for the state this year. 

NMiF airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app. 

NMiF Segments 

Analyzing the 2024 State of the State Address 

How Lawmakers Might Address NM Public Safety and Education Concerns, 
Environment and Economic Priorities in the Roundhouse 

Gwyneth Doland 

Trip Jennings, executive director, New Mexico In Depth   
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Gannett-owned New Mexico newspapers 

New Mexico Republican Minority Leaders on 2024 Legislative Session 

Gwyneth Doland 

Sen. Gregory Baca, Senate Minority Leader 
Rep. T. Ryan Lane, House Minority Leader 

NMiF Host
Lou DiVizio

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and art issues and explores them in-depth with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment.

NMPBS Executive Producer, Public Affairs, is Jeff Proctor. New Mexico in Focus's senior producer for public affairs is Lou DiVizio. “Our Land” Senior Producer is Laura Paskus. The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Antonio Sanchez, and co-producer is Kathy Wimmer.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and Viewers Like You.

Funding for the Your New Mexico Government Project comes from the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund.

Funding for Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present & Future is provided in part by the Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME-TV.