This week, New Mexico in Focus features an interview with undefeated bantamweight fighter Holly Holm, taped not long after a bout last April in which she both won by a technical knockout and broke her arm. Many sportswriters refer to Holm as “one of the best female boxers of all time.”
The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.
The opinion panel looks at a bid by the people of Jemez Pueblo to reclaim the land known as the Valles Caldera. The Pueblo calls it holy and their “Spiritual Mother,” and claim aboriginal title to it. The U.S. Justice Department disagrees and says the tribe’s aboriginal title was extinguished in 1860.
Also scheduled, several entrepreneurs from Austin and Albuquerque talk about the Texas city’s transformation into an entrepreneurial tech hub, and whether it offers any lessons for New Mexico, and a look at recently published statistics from the New Mexico Public Education Department that show a marked difference in graduation rates and reading proficiency between boys and girls.
* Lisa Adkins, director, FatPipe ABQ
* Hugh Forrest, director, South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival
* Holly Holm, undefeated bantamweight boxer and mixed martial artist
* Mellie Price, mentor and director, Capital Factory
* Dan Foley, former House Minority Whip
* Sophie Martin, editor, DukeCityFix.com and attorney
* Stephanie Maez, Center for Civic Policy
* Stephen Spitz, New Mexico People, Places and Ideas
* Megan Kamerick
* Gene Grant
Co-producers of New Mexico in Focus are Megan Kamerick and Floyd E. Vasquez Jr. Associate producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.
Media Contact: Evy Todd (505) 277-1218, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.