This week on New Mexico in Focus, we continue our 2017 coverage for the People, Power and Democracy Project with a look at the first week of the 60-day legislative session. Gene Grant and the Line panelists take a deeper dive into what Governor Susana Martinez said in her State of the State address and what actions the lawmakers might take on some of the issues of concern to New Mexicans. People, Power and Democracy is a collaborative reporting project with KUNM-FM, New Mexico In Depth and the New Mexico News Port.
The Line panelists also look at the impact the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have on New Mexico and debate balancing privacy with transparency.
And NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with University of New Mexico professors and instructors to talk about how they are teaching around issues in the news right now.
Michael Rocca, professor, UNM Political Science
Rafael Martinez, teaching assistant, UNM American Studies
Finnie Coleman, professor, UNM English Language & Literature
Harry Van Buren, professor, UNM Anderson School
New Mexico in Focus is New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. Hosted by Gene Grant, New Mexico in Focus takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic, health, education and arts issues and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment."
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