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Ed Lewis, George R. R. Martin, Lisa VeneKlasen, 2015 Predictions

final cover man from essence (2)[1]This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, host Gene Grant sits down with Ed Lewis, the man behind “Essence” and “Latina” magazines. The graduate of the University of New Mexico talks about his career and his biography, “The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women.”

NMIF explores the fictional worlds created by George R. R. Martin, a Santa Fe-based author whose books are the basis of the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones.” In this encore interview, Martin tells correspondent Gwyneth Doland about his writing process, pressure to finish his books and how he keeps track of the hundreds of characters he creates.

NMiF Producer Megan Kamerick sits down with Lisa VeneKlasen, who was recently recognized by the mayor of Santa Fe for her work on human rights. VeneKlasen runs Just Associates (JASS), a global network of activists, educators and scholars who promote women’s rights, health and economic empowerment.

Also in this week’s program, The Line opinion panel of local journalists makes predictions about some of the news stories and issues that will stay in the headlines in 2015.

Ed Lewis, author of “The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women”
George R. R. Martin, author of the series “A Song of Ice and Fire”
Lisa VeneKlasen, co-founder of JASS (Just Associates)

Russell Contreras, Associated Press
Gwyneth Doland, NMiF Correspondent and UNM Communications & Journalism Instructor
Patrick Malone, Santa Fe New Mexican
Rachel Sams, Albuquerque Business First

Gwyneth Doland, NMiF Correspondent and UNM Communications & Journalism Instructor
Megan Kamerick, NMIF Co-Producer

Host: Gene Grant

The Co-Producers of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS are Megan Kamerick and 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 825 for air January 2, 2014

Episode 810 | Economic Impact of Arts and Culture – Web Extra

Producer Megan Kamerick continues the discussion with Jeff Mitchell of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Loie Fecteau of New Mexico Arts, Alice Loy of Creative Startups and Jim Spadaccini of Ideum. The discuss the Building Creative Communities Conference, why there isn’t more crossover between traditional economic development and the creative communities, and how fostering creativity helps businesses grow. They also talk about how curtailing arts-related curriculum in schools is harming educational outcomes.