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New focus on treatment for repeat DWI offenders might provide hope for alcohol addiction recovery. Also a controversial ATF sting, Plus Gene Grant and the Line Panel.

NMiF: new DWI approach provides hope for recovery

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we visit the DWI Recovery Court in Bernalillo County and hear how a focus on treatment for repeat offenders might help people struggling with alcohol addiction and make the community safer.  NMiF Producer Sarah Gustavus interviews Judge Edward Benavidez and Daniel Blackwood, executive director of the Evolution Group, in the studio.

Correspondent Jeff Proctor sits down with attorney Brian Pori to talk about his case involving a defendant who was arrested in a controversial ATF sting in Albuquerque.

Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panels take on the latest news headlines, including what might happen with New Mexico’s budget when the special legislative session starts next week.  They also discuss concerns over the Albuquerque Police Department’s crash rate and look ahead to the 2018 New Mexico governor’s race.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondent:
Sarah Gustavus
Jeff Proctor

Studio Guests:
Judge Edward Benavidez,  Bernalillo County DWI Recovery Court
Daniel Blackwood, The Evolution Group
Brian Pori, attorney

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & 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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Navigating the first year of college, plus The line Panel

NMiF: Navigation the first year of college

This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with high school seniors and a UNM undergraduate student to discuss the challenges of navigating the transition between high school and college.

Sarah also talks with Angelo Gonzales, executive director of Mission: Graduate, about efforts to improve graduation rates in high schools across New Mexico.

Host Gene Grant leads a debate on the latest news headlines with the Line opinion panelists, including the passage by House Republicans of the American Health Care Act, a replacement and repeal of the current Affordable Care Act, and the impact on health coverage for New Mexicans. The panel also discusses a recent report showing New Mexico has the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation and looks at a controversial ATF sting operation in Albuquerque.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondent:    
Sarah Gustavus

Studio Guests:
Gabe Gallegos, Director of Communication, Associated Students of the University of New Mexico
Sonny Olguin, high school senior at Native American Community Academy
Brennan Ollivier, high school senior at Native American Community Academy
Angelo Gonzales, executive director, Mission: Graduate

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First

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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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