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Tom Saenz, president and general counsel, MALDEF

Native Americans

This week, New Mexico in Focus begins a series of profiles of Native voters, funded by Vision Maker Media and focusing on issues important to Native Americans and their communities. Antonia Gonzales, NMiF correspondent and co-producer of the Vision Maker series and anchor/producer of National Native News, talks with educator Amidooli "Ami" Pacheco (Kewa) for his thoughts on the connections between education and elections. NMiF also travels to the Santa Fe Indian School to hear from students who participated in a mock election based on the 2016 presidential campaigns.

One in four students in classrooms across the United States is Latino. NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus interviews Tom Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, about work in a court case that highlights disparities in outcomes for Latino, Native American, and African American students.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists also weigh in on important news topics of the week.

Studio Guests:
Tom Saenz, president and general counsel, MALDEF

Correspondents:
Sarah Gustavus
Antonia Gonzales

Host:
Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

This program is produced by KNME-TV/NMPBS for a presentation of Vision Maker Media

A Look at the Documentary “New Marijuana”

Gene Grant

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we bring you the documentary “New Marijuana,” and include interviews with several professionals for perspectives on marijuana’s potential risks and benefits.

NMiF host Gene Grant sits down with filmmaker Chris Schueler to share some insights about how he approached the issues in the film, including how changes in marijuana over the years have created a more powerful drug, and how medical cannabis patients are using the drug to manage chronic pain. We’ll also hear the latest on management of New Mexico’s medical marijuana with journalist Peter St. Cyr.

NMiF correspondent Gwyneth Doland interviews Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator of the Drug Policy Alliance in New Mexico, and MacKenzie Allen, a retired deputy sheriff who worked in Los Angeles and Seattle. He was a training officer and an undercover narcotics detective, and is also a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, or LEAP.

Studio Guests:
MacKenzie Allen, retired deputy sheriff and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator of the Drug Policy Alliance in New Mexico
Peter St. Cyr, a journalist with the Santa Fe Reporter
Chris Schueler, director of the documentary “New Marijuana”

Correspondent:
Gwyneth Doland

Line Panelists:
(no Line this week)

Host:
Gene Grant

New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Episode 1013 airs Sept. 23, 2016, at 7:00 PM

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