New Mexico in Focus will present the final installment in the ‘Elections 2016: Voting For Future Generations’ series, focusing on issues important to Native American voters and their communities.
The final part of the 5-part series will focus on justice as an important issue for some Native American voters. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales, host of National Native News, sits down with members of The Red Nation in Albuquerque about their work to address concerns like treatment of Native people in border towns.
NMiF will speak with two young leaders from Acoma Puelbo about why bringing back sacred items that were taken away from tribal land is an important national and international justice issue for tribes in Acoma.
Also this week, correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with Democratic Secretary of State candidate Maggie Tolouse Oliver. NMiF will air a one-on-one conversation with Toulouse Oliver because her opponent, Republican Nora Espinoza, declined multiple requests to appear with Toulouse Oliver or do a one-on-one interview.
Similarly, Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham will have a one-on-one interview with Doland after her opponent, Republican Richard Priem, did not respond to requests from NMiF staff by phone, email, and mail.
This week, NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelist discuss national and local politics as Election Day nears and look at New Mexico’s high rate of young children on food assistance.
NMiF airs regularly Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1 and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives.
- Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Secretary of State candidate
- Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, Congressional District 1 candidate
- Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
- Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
- Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
- Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
- Gwyneth Doland
- Antonia Gonzales
- Gene Grant
NMiF is New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and in the Southwest. The producer of NMiF is Sarah Gustavus with associate producer, Kathy Wimmer. Funding for NMiF is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.