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ACLU of New Mexico, Author Ana Castillo

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This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Peter Simonson from the ACLU of New Mexico to discuss the treatment of inmates in prisons and jails across the state. Host Gene Grant leads a discussion with the Line panelists about the recent release of use of force on an inmate in the Metropolitan Detention Center. The Line also discusses the controversy over t-shirts printed by a local restaurant with the line “Black Olives Matter.”

Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with author Ana Castillo to talk about her new memoir “Black Dove.” Castillo writes about feminism, parenthood, mass incarceration and police brutality.

Guests:
Ana Castillo, author of the memoir “Black Dove”
Peter Simonson, ACLU of New Mexico

Correspondents:
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Alicia Manzano, Strategies 360

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 1008 airs August 19, 2016 at 7:00pm on Ch.5.1

Longmire author Craig Johnson, the Film Industry in New Mexico, The Line

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This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Longmire author Craig Johnson to learn more about his writing process and the inspiration for his characters. The Longmire television series is filmed in New Mexico. Correspondent Megan Kamerick checks in on the state of the film industry in our state with some local professionals.

Host Gene Grant leads a discussion about some of the latest news headlines with our Line opinion panelists. They look at teen drug use in New Mexico, the digital divide and a proposal to place a Facebook data center in Los Lunas.

Guests:
Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series
Eric Witt, executive director, Santa Fe Film Office
Ann Lerner, film liaison, Albuquerque Film Office
Kieran Sequoia, IATSE 480 production coordinator / actor

Correspondents:
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

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 1007 airs August 12, 2016 at 7:00pm on Ch.5.1