This week, New Mexico in Focus surveys for opinions on the future of the environmental health and business statewide. Host Gene Grant and a special Line opinion panel discuss environmental issues as groups around the world prepare to celebrate Earth Day 2015.

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.

Correspondent Megan Kamerick discusses department priorities with Children, Youth and Families Department Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson.

NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus meets Dean Smith and Deborah Hassi from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library to discuss support for early childhood learning and professional development for adults.       

Monique Jacobson, cabinet secretary, CYFD 
Deborah Hassi, youth services manager, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library
Dean Smith, library director, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library

Line Panelists
Mackenzie Greene-Powell, UNM graduate student
Carolyn Parrs, Mind over Markets
Laura Paskus, journalist
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney with Sanchez Legal Solutions

Sarah Gustavus, NMiF producer
Megan Kamerick, host of Public Square

Host/ Commentator
Gene Grant

The Producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with Associate Producer Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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