New Mexico in Focus producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Sharon Wirth of Audubon New Mexico and Bill Conner of the New Mexico Rural Water Association to discuss monitoring the long-term impact of the recent toxic spill in the Animas River. Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists share their thoughts on the federal government's reaction to the spill.

New students and recent graduates face many decisions in managing their money. Gwyneth Doland gets financial advice for students and parents from local experts. They also discuss resources for students who find themselves in difficult financial situations.

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.

In addition, the cases of two APD officers involved in the shooting death of James Boyd last year will go to trial. The line panelists share their reactions to that news.

They also address a scandal within the new administration at Albuquerque Public Schools and react to news of rising graduation rates in New Mexico. 

Judy Ruiz, Kirtland Federal Credit Union
Shana Runck, Nusenda Credit Union
Bill Conner, New Mexico Rural Water Association
Sharon Wirth, Audubon New Mexico

Line Panelists
Diane Denish, former New Mexico lieutenant governor
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of
Harry Van Buren, professor at UNM Anderson School of Management

Gwyneth Doland & Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

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

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