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Efforts to Reduce Child Abuse, School-based Health Clinic, Upcoming New Mexico Primaries

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The number of reported cases of child abuse and neglect has risen in recent years, according to reports from the New Mexico Department of Health. This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, producer Sarah Gustavus examines some interventions that have proven effective at helping parents address the needs of their children and keep them safe. KUNM 89.9 FM and KNME/New Mexico PBS teamed up to report on efforts to reduce child abuse. Tune in to KUNM this week during Morning Edition and All Things Considered to hear public health reporter Marisa Demarco’s coverage on child abuse prevention.

Producer Sarah Gustavus also goes to Highland High School this week, to learn how one school-based health clinic is partnering with other school staff to meet the needs of a diverse student population. She speaks with Nancy Rodriguez, executive director of the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care about school based health across the state.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the upcoming New Mexico primaries, a recent announcement on the superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools and a new report that shows 10 percent of children in New Mexico have a parent that has been incarcerated.

LINE PANELISTS:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Phil C. Marquez, Talk Radio, Inc.
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com

CORRESPONDENTS:
Sarah Gustavus

HOST:
Gene Grant

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Sarah Gustavus. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Episode 943 airs April 29, 2016 at 7:00pm on Ch.5.1

Rise of Heroin & Opiate Addiction, Lawsuits against Corizon Health

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Watch the entire program with this segmented YouTube playlist:

Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with journalist Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” to talk about the rise of heroin and opiate addiction across the United States and its impact on communities throughout New Mexico.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the many lawsuits against Corizon Health, the for-profit provider of inmate healthcare in contract with the New Mexico prison system. They also look at Intel’s announcement of massive cuts and what that means for the economy in the Albuquerque metro area and around the state. Finally, an update on recent news concerning the UNM Hospital shake-up.

GUEST:
Sam Quinones, journalist, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic”

LINE PANELISTS:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state lawmaker
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Harry Van Buren, professor at the UNM Anderson School of Management

CORRESPONDENTS:
Megan Kamerick

HOST:
Gene Grant

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Sarah Gustavus. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Episode 942 airs April 22, 2016 at 7:00pm on Ch.5.1