This week, New Mexico in Focus looks at how some Native Americans are using online tools to improve their health. NMiF’s report from Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus is part of the ongoing series “Re-connecting with a Healthy Lifestyle,” which was produced with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism in collaboration with National Native News.

Next, correspondent Laura Paskus follows students who are collecting data for the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP).

Additionally, Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with leaders of neighborhood coalitions to share how they are making their streets safer through initiatives such as the Light the District project.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the effects the proposed federal tax law could have on New Mexico, even while oil revenues are looking up. They also examine the questions Attorney General Hector Balderas has over UNM’s internal investigation into its athletics department, and look at steps to help low-performing elementary schools.

NMiF regularly airs 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. 

Enrique Cardiel, facilitator, International District Healthy Communities Coalition
Bernadette Hardy, co-coordinator, International District Healthy Communities Coalition
Sara Mancini, manager, Office of Neighborhood Coordination

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney

Antonia Gonzales
Sarah Gustavus
Laura Paskus

Gene Grant

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

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.

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