This week, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS features an in-depth interview with Senator Martin Heinrich, who sits down with NMiF Producer Megan Kamerick to talk about gridlock in Washington, the New Mexico economy, and federal surveillance.
The Line Opinion Panel looks at the chatter created by a recent article in the National Journal about Jay McCleskey, advisor to Gov. Susana Martinez, which questions his role in the administration and in state government affairs.
The group also looks at the ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) passed in Mora County and what is happening in other Western states around fracking and regulations.
The panel will discuss the New Mexico economy in light of falling home prices and the states continued reliance on jobs tied to federal spending.
GUEST: Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
Rob Nikolewski, Editor, Capitol Report New Mexico
Laura Sanchez, New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce
LINE GUEST PANELISTS: Marissa DeMarco, New Mexico Compass
CORRESPONDENT: Megan Kamerick, NMiF Producer
HOST/COMMENTATOR: Gene Grant
The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Megan Kamerick. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.
Episode 723 for air December 6, 2013