This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham tells us why she wants to call a special session centered on public safety. Senior Producer Lou DiVizio asks the governor why she thinks a special session is necessary and whether she has the votes to get what she wants passed. 

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland examines the proposed special session further as she hosts a roundtable discussion with UNM political science professor Timothy Krebs and ACLU-NM Policing Policy Advocate Daniel Williams. She asks the two about the governor's plan and the politics of public safety in New Mexico. 

Albuquerque Journal sportswriter Geoff Grammer stops by to look back at this year's Lobo basketball season, as the men's team made the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade. 


NMiF airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.    

Lou DiVizio 


NMiF Segments

Gov. Lujan Grisham Pushes Special Session on Public Safety 
Lou DiVizio 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), New Mexico 

The Politics of Public Safety in New Mexico 
Gwyneth Doland 

Timothy B. Krebs, professor and chair, UNM Political Science Department 
Daniel Williams, policing policy advocate, ACLU-NM 

Looking Back at the 2023-24 Lobos Men’s Basketball Season 
Lou DiVizio 

Geoff Grammer, sportswriter, Albuquerque Journal 

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.

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