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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

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Republican Dianna J. Duran & Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver Interviews, Congressional District 2 Debate Analysis

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Correspondent Gwyneth Doland continues our series of one-on-one interviews with candidates competing in November’s general election. She talks with the two candidates running for Secretary of State this week, Republican Dianna J. Duran and Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Duran hopes to hold onto her position as the current Secretary of State, and challenger Toulouse Oliver has been the Bernalillo County Clerk since January of 2007.

NMiF host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel analyze the Secretary of State interviews and discuss the Congressional District 2 debate between incumbent Republican Steve Pearce and Democratic challenger Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, airing this week on KNME and New Mexico public media.

The Line also looks at recent developments in the shake-up in behavioral health providers that started last year when fifteen New Mexico companies were accused of millions in Medicaid fraud. A video that aired on KOAT on Sunday and produced by Concerned Hispanics Involved in Legislative Empowerment PAC, or CHILE PAC, was promoted as a documentary. But as it aired as a paid advertisement, Governor Martinez’s campaign has filed an ethics complaint against the PAC, alleging that it failed to register as a political action committee with the Secretary of State’s office. The Line also looks at a handful of this week’s current topics “On the Clock.”

Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland

Guests:
Dianna J. Duran, Republican Secretary of State Candidate
Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Democratic Secretary of State Candidate

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
Sophie Martin, Editor, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
Rob Nikolewski, New Mexico Watchdog

Guest Panelist:
Diane Denish, Former Lieutenant Governor

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 814 for air October 17, 2014