This week on New Mexico in Focus, Executive Producer Jeff Proctor speaks with two Source New Mexico journalists about the loophole they found in a transparency law that leaves voters with more information about one candidate than the other in the big-money race for Bernalillo County district attorney. 

In the second of a two-part interview with Proctor, Sarah Silva discusses her work as a community organizer in Las Cruces.  

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland interviews three St. John’s College-affiliated authors about the value of a liberal arts education.  

NMiF airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.    

NMiF Segments

How Community Organizing Has Changed in 20 Years 

Jeff Proctor 

Sarah Silva, community organizer 

St. John’s College Authors on the Value of a Liberal Arts Education 

Gwyneth Doland 

John Agresto, author, former president, St. John’s College 
Patricia Sauthoff, author, St. John’s College alum 
Salvatore Scibona, author, St. John’s College alum  

Jeff Proctor 

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

NMPBS Executive Producer, Public Affairs, is Jeff Proctor. New Mexico in Focus's senior producer for public affairs is Lou DiVizio. “Our Land” Senior Producer is Laura Paskus. The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Antonio Sanchez, and co-producer 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.

The Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME-TV provides funding for Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present & Future.