Category Archives: Education

Earth Day 2015, CYFD priorities, National Library Week

This week, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS asked community members with a range of experience working on environmental issues to discuss what they see for the future of water, the land and environmental business in New Mexico. Host Gene Grant sits down with a special Line opinion panel to discuss environmental issues as groups around the world prepare to celebrate Earth Day 2015.

CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson sits down with Megan Kamerick to talk about her priorities for the department. Jacobson says the department will focus on ways to prevent child abuse. She also aims to recruit and retain more caseworkers.

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It’s National Library Week. NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Dean Smith and Deborah Hassi from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library. They talk about how the libraries help support early childhood learning and professional development for adults.

 

GUESTS:
Monique Jacobson, Cabinet Secretary – CYFD
Deborah Hassi, Youth Services Manager – Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library
Dean Smith, Library Director – Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library

LINE PANELISTS:
Mackenzie Greene-Powell, UNM Graduate Student
Carolyn Parrs, Mind over Markets
Laura Paskus, Journalist
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Attorney with Sanchez Legal Solutions

CORRESPONDENT:
Sarah Gustavus, @SarahGustavus
Megan Kamerick, host of Public Square @megankamerick

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 840 for air April 17, 2015

Ethics Oversight, Student Letters, Atrisco Land Grant

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we look at proposals to improve the ethics
oversight of state lawmakers. Democratic State Senator Phil Griego resigned
last weekend over his vote on a state real estate deal that he was involved
in as a broker.

Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists share their thoughts on Griego’s
resignation, politics and higher education, and whether student letters
published recently in the Albuquerque Journal truly represent the writing
skills of New Mexico students.

Correspondent Floyd Vasquez sits down with Peter Sanchez, CEO of the Atrisco
Companies, to talk about the history of the Atrisco Land Grant and the role
of heirs in current debates over development.

GUESTS:
Peter Sanchez, CEO – Atrisco Companies
Senator Jacob Candelaria (D)
Meredith Machen, President – League of Women Voters of New Mexico

LINE PANELISTS:
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Dan Foley, Former NM House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Sanchez Legal Solutions

CORRESPONDENTS:
Gwyneth Doland, @GwynethDoland
Floyd Vasquez

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 836 for air March 20, 2015