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Interviews with Senator Tom Udall & Republican challenger Allen Weh, Campaign Ad Spending & Media Coverage

This week is the final episode of New Mexico in Focus before the 2014 Mid Term Election. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland continues the series of one-on-one interviews with Senator Tom Udall and Republican challenger Allen Weh.

NMiF host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel analyze the one-on-one interviews as well as the debate between candidates Udall and Weh, airing this week on KNME and New Mexico public media.

Producer Floyd Vasquez talks campaign ad spending and media coverage with New Mexico journalists, a political science professor and a long-time state legislator.

The Line also marks the rapid approach of Election Day by taking a look at pollsters’ predictions, the impact of negative ads, and the battle between the two major parties over control of New Mexico’s House of Representatives.

Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland

Guests:
Justin Horwath, Santa Fe Reporter
Trip Jennings, Executive Director, New Mexico In Depth
Tim Krebs, Professor of Political Science, UNM
Rick Miera, House Majority Floor Leader
Tom Udall, Democratic Senatorial Candidate, Incumbent
Allen Weh, Republican Senatorial Candidate, Challenger

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, Editor, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney

Guest Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former State Representative
Dede Feldman, former State Senator

Host: Gene Grant

The Producers of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS are Megan Kamerick and Floyd Vasquez. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.

Episode 816 for air October 31, 2014

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Michelle Lujan Grisham & Mike Frese Interviews, Martha Burk on women & the 2014 election

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Correspondent Gwyneth Doland continues the series of one-on-one interviews with candidates competing in November’s general election. NMIF welcomes New Mexico Congressional District 1 Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican challenger Mike Frese.

NMiF host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel analyze the Congressional District 1 interviews and discuss the Congressional District 3 debate between Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Luján, and Republican challenger Jefferson Byrd, airing this week on KNME and New Mexico public media.

Before Gene and The Line go “On the Clock” with a variety of current topics, hosting duties are turned over to political psychologist and women’s issues expert Martha Burk for a special segment on women and the 2014 election. On tap will be economic issues, including the minimum wage, poverty and the pay gap, and the effects of the Affordable Care Act on benefits such as birth control and maternity coverage.

Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland

Special Guest Host:
Martha Burk, Political Psychologist and Women’s Issues Expert, Author of “Your Voice, Your Vote: A Savvy Woman’s Guide to Power, Politics, and the Change We Need.”

Guests:
Mike Frese, Republican Congressional District 1 Candidate, Challenger
Michelle Lujan Grisham, Democratic Congressional District 1 Candidate, Incumbent

Line Panelists:
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Attorney, Sanchez Legal Solutions

Guest Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Principal and Executive Director, Vox Optima, LLC
Stephanie Maez, CEO, Center for Civic Policy
Carla Sonntag, Founder and President, New Mexico Business Coalition

Host: Gene Grant

The Producers of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS are Megan Kamerick and Floyd Vasquez. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.

Episode 815 for air October 24, 2014