This week on New Mexico in Focus, we bring back an annual tradition on the show, the countdown of the Top 10 stories of the year. A special Line opinion panel of journalists from across the state offers thoughts and reflections on these defining moments. This week it’s the top stories #10-#6. (Next week’s episode, which will air Dec. 31 and Jan. 2, will feature the top five stories of the year.)

Also this week, host Gene Grant learns about some of the creative ways that people are working to end hunger in New Mexico. According to some research, 1 in 7 New Mexicans don’t know where their next meal will come from. Learn about how necessity is driving innovation, and how you can get involved in the efforts this holiday season. 

New Mexico in Focus airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 26 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.

Food Insecurity Innovation Guests
Ari Herring, executive director, Rio Grande Food Project
Erin Garrison, executive director, Food is Free Albuquerque
Ashley Rammelsberg, Albuquerque Free Fridge
Juan Suarez, Albuquerque Free Fridge

The Line opinion panel
Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter
Algernon D’Ammassa, reporter, Las Cruces Sun News
Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal Capitol Bureau
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus

Gene Grant

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." 

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

The McCune Charitable Foundation provides NMiF funding, along with viewers like you.

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