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The Vietnam War editor Paul Barnes, district 1 candidates for ABQ city council, and the Line panel

NMiF: Senator Dominici

This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus interviews documentary editor Paul Barnes. Barnes, a Santa Fe resident, is one of the editors of the Ken Burns epic series The Vietnam War, which will begin airing on NMPBS September 17. The longtime Burns’ collaborator talks about how the project came together and discusses the impact of the war that still reverberates in American society. 

Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the candidates in district 1 in this year’s city council races in Albuquerque.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists reflect on the legacy of Senator Pete Domenici, who passed away this week. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972, he retired in 2009 as the longest running senator from the state of New Mexico. The Line panelists also look at protests that occurred during last week’s Entrada re-enactment in Santa Fe, and discuss the upcoming mayoral race. Early voting starts this week in Albuquerque.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick 

Studio Guests:
Paul Barnes, editor on The Vietnam War  
Javier Benavidez, District 1 Candidate
Johnny F. Luévano Jr., District 1 Candidate
Sandra Mills, District 1 Candidate
Ken Sanchez, District 1 Candidate (Incumbent) 

Line Panelists:          
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, opinion page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican
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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Our Land, Albuquerque city council races, and the Line panel

NMiF: Our Land logo (Santa Ana)

This week’s New Mexico in Focus features September’s segment in the series “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.” This month highlights wildlife and habitat restoration on Santa Ana Pueblo. The tribe has already undertaken riparian restoration along the Rio Grande and Jemez River and reintroduced species that are culturally significant. They're also studying predators like bears and cougars and expanding habitat restoration projects to new areas. Correspondent Laura Paskus looks at the significance of these efforts for both tribal members and surrounding communities and ecosystems.  

Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the candidates in district 7 and district 9 in this year’s city council races in Albuquerque.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists look at New Mexicans’ reaction to President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.  They also discuss why New Mexico still tops the nation in reliance on private prisons, and look at reasons behind planned protests at this week’s Entrada re-enactment in Santa Fe.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Megan Kamerick
Laura Paskus

Studio Guests:
Diane Gibson, District 7 Candidate (Incumbent)
Eric L. Lucero,  District 7 Candidate
Don Harris, District 9 Candidate (Incumbent)
Paul Ryan McKenney, District 9 Candidate
Byron Powdrell, District 9 Candidate 

Line Panelists:          
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Department
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law=
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
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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