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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

One-on-one Interviews with Democrat Hector Balderas and Republican Susan Riedel, Gene Grant “Finding Your Roots” History

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 Attorney General this week, Democrat Hector Balderas and Republican Susan Riedel. Balderas is the current State Auditor and Riedel served as Chief Deputy District Attorney in Las Cruces for 14 years.

And host Gene Grant finds out some surprising facts about his personal history when we bring a local spin to “Finding Your Roots,” the popular PBS show hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., where Gates helps people discover long-lost relatives hidden for generations in the branches of their family trees. Gene also talks with three of New Mexico’s leading genealogists, Henrietta Christmas and Ruth Randall, and Angel Cervantes, director of the New Mexico DNA Project, who will help us understand New Mexico’s unique history.

The Line opinion panel discusses the race for New Mexico Attorney General and dissects the interviews with the candidates in this episode. The panelists also discuss the Congressional District 1 debate airing this week on KNME between U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and challenger Mike Frese.

Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland

Guests:
Hector Balderas / Democratic Attorney General Candidate
Angel Cervantes /Director, New Mexico DNA Project
Henrietta Christmas / NM Genealogical Society
Ruth Randall /Certified Genealogist
Susan Riedel / Republican Attorney General Candidate

Line Panelists:
Sophie Martin / Attorney
Rob Nikolewski / New Mexico Watchdog

Guest Panelists:
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez / Enlace Communitario
Stephen Spitz/ KUNM’s New Mexico People Places and Ideas

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 813 for air October 10, 2014

RESOURCES:
Explore the relationships between identity, genetic ancestry, and health among New Mexicans of Spanish-speaking descent on the HERITAGE NEW MEXICO website.