This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant and the Line Opinion Panel discuss a record-setting weekend of domestic violence calls in the city of Albuquerque. 

Plus, the panel also talks through the potential that thousands of New Mexicans could lose their preferred health insurance if a deal isn’t reached between UnitedHealthcare and Lovelace. 

The panelists also weigh-in on a recent State Supreme Court decision validating the new appointment process for the New Mexico Public Regulations Commission.  

Senior Producer Lou DiVizio speaks with a former family court judge and a mental health expert and advocate about some of the common misconceptions when it comes to domestic violence and contributing factors.  

Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus travels to northwest New Mexico to talk with the Energy and Climate Program Manager with the San Juan Citizens Alliance about plans to expand oil and gas drilling near the Greater Chaco Landscape. 

New Mexico in Focus airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app. 

NMiF Segments

Understanding and Preventing Domestic Violence 


Larry Jones, former NJ Superior Court Judge

Joni Jones, RN, mental health expert & advocate

Beyond the Park: Industrialization of the Greater Chaco Landscape 

Laura Paskus

Mike Eisenfeld, Energy and Climate Program Manager, San Juan Citizens Alliance

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are 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." 

New Mexico in Focus Senior Producer for Public Affairs is Lou DiVizio. "Our Land" Senior Producer is Laura Paskus. Co-producer of New Mexico in Focus 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.