This week, New Mexico in Focus turns to a student-led movement sweeping the nation. Last week, thousands of people across the country turned out for “March for Our Lives” rallies, to call on elected officials to address gun violence and school shootings, including here in New Mexico. Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down this week with some of the Albuquerque student organizers to talk about the change they hope to see in their schools and communities.
Correspondent Megan Kamerick speaks with Lt. Col. Cindi Feldwisch, who was one of the “First Five,” the first group of women to become part of the Air Force Honor Guard. Feldwisch, who retired from the Air Force after 34 years, talks about breaking barriers and her dedication to service.
NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at how New Mexico cities miss out on tax the state collects from Amazon, and debate the federal government’s seizure of a bank account with $10.1 million in gambling revenue from Pojoaque Pueblo.
New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during pledge drives.
Riazullah Alkozai, senior at Highland HS & March for Our Lives Organizer
Zoe Craft, sophomore at La Cueva HS & March for Our Lives Organizer
Blair Dixon, freshman at UNM, March for Our Lives Organizer
Jonathon Juarez-Alonzo, sophomore at Native American Community Academy (NACA) & March for Our Lives Organizer
Lt. Col. Cindi Feldwisch, Air Force Honor Guard
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Eric Griego, former state senator
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus with associate producer Kathy Wimmer. NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.
Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided in part by the McCune Charitable Foundation.