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The premiere of “Our Land,” part two of “Brain Drain,” and The Line Panel

NMiF: Our Land

This week New Mexico in Focus premieres a new series, “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.”   Correspondent Laura Paskus examines the long-term impact of the Las Conchas wildfire in the Jemez Mountains.

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland continues to look at counteracting the “brain drain” of young, talented New Mexicans leaving the state for jobs and economic opportunities. In this second of a four-part series,  Ms. Doland sits down with Terry Brunner of Grow New Mexico and Guadalupe County Hospital’s Christina Campos to discuss what’s being done in rural communities.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on some of the top stories in news headlines this week, including how the race to become New Mexico’s future governor is shaping up, and what tighter financial controls will mean for the UNM athletic department.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Gwyneth Doland
Laura Paskus

Studio Guests:
Terry Brunner, co-founder of Grow New Mexico
Christina Campos, administrator, Guadalupe County Hospital

Line Panelists:          
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

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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.(pre-empted March 26) and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m (pre-empted March 25) and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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Part one of our “Brain Drain” series, the debate over the future of two New Mexico National Monuments, and the past and future of the Colorado River.

NMiF: Brain Drain

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Correspondent Gwyneth Doland looks at how to attract more businesses and create more high-paying jobs here, and keep the state’s most talented people from leaving.  In this first interview in the “Brain Drain” series, Ms. Doland is joined by three people who have worked with the New Mexico Legislative Jobs Council in seeking to address those issues. 

Correspondent Megan Kamerick looks at the debate over the future of two New Mexico National Monuments. President Trump has issued an executive order calling on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review more than two dozen National Monuments created since 1996, including the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Monument near Las Cruces, and the Rio Grande Del Norte monument near Taos.

Correspondent Laura Paskus talks with environmental reporter and writer John Fleck, author of “Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West,” about the past and future of the Colorado River.

Producer Sarah Gustavus talks to volunteers with Humans of New Mexico, which aims to bring people together through storytelling. The project’s website states that it highlights diverse New Mexicans in order “to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and offer a platform to voice everyday practices of resistance to societal pressures.”

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists will return next week.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Gwyneth Doland
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick
Laura Paskus

Studio Guests:
Mark Lautman, principal, Community Economics Lab
Sen. Michael Padilla, D-Albuquerque
Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes, R-Albuquerque
Michael Casaus, state director in New Mexico for The Wilderness Society
Caren Cowan, executive director of the New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association
John Fleck, author of Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West
Sradha Patel, Humans of New Mexico
Georgia Weiss-Elliott, Humans of New Mexico 

Line Panelists:          
No line this week

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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.(pre-empted March 26) and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m (pre-empted March 25) and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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