This week on New Mexico in Focus, an interview with Santa Fe resident and film producer, Paul Barnes, about the upcoming series “The Roosevelts,” which airs Sunday, Sept. 14 on New Mexico PBS. The series examines the lives of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and their impact on American history.

The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online at NMiF 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.

Also on NMiF, a look at a new study on the economic impact of the arts and cultural industries which pay $1.37 billion in wages and salaries and employ 43,301 New Mexicans; a new campaign by Common Cause designed to draw attention to the role of money in politics, and a discussion on the case of Mary Hand and ongoing issues at the Albuquerque Police Department.

The Line also talks about New Mexico’s anemic economy in the aftermath of Tesla’s decision to locate its gigafactory and thousands of jobs to Nevada, rather than New Mexico.

Paul Barnes, lead producer and supervising film editor, “The Roosevelts”
Loie Fecteau, director, New Mexico Arts
Alice Loy, Global Center on Cultural Entrepreneurship and Creative Startups
Jeff Mitchell, senior research scientist, UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)
Jim Spadaccini, CEO of Ideum

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions

Line Guest Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former State Representative
Eric Griego, former State Senator

Megan Kamerick

Gene Grant

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The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Megan Kamerick. Associate producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program is provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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