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Hank Shaw, Stephan Pastis, Karen Coates, Jerry Redfern, Holly Holm

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On the next New Mexico in Focus, we bring you memorable interviews from past shows:

  • Hunter, cook and author Hank Shaw sits down with Gwyneth Doland to talk about the connection between gathering or hunting your own food and the environment.
  • Local author Karen Coates and photographer Jerry Redfern share insights gained from their reporting in Laos that led to the book “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos.”
  • Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of “Pearls Before Swine,” talks with Megan Kamerick about influences in the world of professional cartoons and how he got into the business.
  • And boxer and MMA fighter Holly Holm, who grew up in Albuquerque and is now a top competitor in the field of Mixed Martial Arts, talks about what it feels like to compete and how she finds balance in her life.

GUESTS:
Hank Shaw, author, master chef, wild foods expert, hunter and forager
Stephan Pastis, cartoonist and creator of “Pearls Before Swine”
Karen Coates, author, “Eternal Harvest”
Jerry Redfern, photographer, “Eternal Harvest”
Holly Holm, bantamweight boxer and mixed martial artist

LINE PANELISTS:
No line panel this week

CORRESPONDENT:
Sarah Gustavus
Gwyneth Doland

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 901 airs July 3, 2015

Reverend John D. Hill, road conditions in NM, Line Opinion Panel debate charges against two APD officers

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On the next New Mexico in Focus, Reverend John D. Hill from Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Albuquerque joins Gene Grant to talk about local reactions to the recent shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

NMIF Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Tom Church, Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, to discuss about road conditions around the state. A report released earlier this year found that 25% of rural roads in New Mexico need to be repaved or repaired.

Host Gene Grant and this week’s line opinion panelists debate new charges against two APD officers involved in the shooting death of James Boyd, items that were vetoed by Governor Martinez in the capital outlay legislation, and the Fair Work Week proposal in the Albuquerque City Council.

We’ll also learn about the Mentor 2.0 program, which was brought to Albuquerque by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico. Professionals are matched with high school students to offer support and guidance through high school. NMIF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with CEO Angela Reed-Padilla and Jesus Ontiveros, a mentor in the program and senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories.

GUESTS:
Rev. John D. Hill, Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Tom Church, Cabinet Secretary New Mexico Dept. of Transportation

Angela Reed-Padilla, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM

Jesus D. Ontiveros, mentor in the Mentor 2.0 program

LINE PANELISTS:
Marisa Demarco, Public Health Reporter with KUNM
Dan Foley, former New Mexico Minority Whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Riv├ęt, Sanchez Legal Solutions

CORRESPONDENT:
Sarah Gustavus

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 850 airs June 26, 2015