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The outcomes of the 2017 legislative session, the future of the A.R.T, and Gene Grant leads a discussion on domestic and community violence

Gene Grant

This week, New Mexico in Focus takes a look at the issue of domestic violence and the role men can play in reducing it in their family or community. NMiF host Gene Grant sits down with three local leaders for a frank discussion about the issue, including how perceptions about masculinity might impact young men who also grow up witnessing violence in their home.  

And Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate some of the top stories in the news, including a wrap-up of this year's legislative session, the news that funding for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is not in the president’s proposed budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, and the decline in applications to UNM from international students.

Host/Correspondent:
Gene Grant

Studio Guests:
Esteban Machado-Galaviz, community organizer,  Enlace Comunitario
Johnny Wilson, with Young Fathers of Santa Fe
Kenneth Winfrey, outreach coordinator, New Mexico Office of African American Affairs

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
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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The final week of the 2017 legislative session, Corrales residents opine about the immigration debate, and Humans of New Mexico aims to bring people together through storytelling.

Humans of New Mexico

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland takes us to the Roundhouse for the final week of the 2017 legislative session. This segment is part of the People, Power and Democracy Project, a collaborative multimedia project that examines ethics and transparency in state government. 

Producer Sarah Gustavus goes to Corrales to hear how residents and farmers are responding to the national debate over immigration policy. Corrales councilors consider, and ultimately reject, a resolution to declare the village “immigrant and refugee friendly.”

Sarah Gustavus also talks to volunteers with Humans of New Mexico, which aims to bring people together through storytelling. The project’s website state that it highlights diverse New Mexicans in order “to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and offer a platform to voice everyday practices of resistance to societal pressures.”

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate some of the top stories in the news, including the state Senate’s vote to override Governor Martinez’s veto of a teacher sick-leave bill.  The Line also brainstorms on possible solutions to the problem of New Mexico unemployment rate, currently the highest in the nation. 

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents: 
Gwyneth Doland
Sarah Gustavus

Studio Guests:
Sradha Patel, Humans of New Mexico
Georgia Weiss-Elliott, Humans of New Mexico

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com

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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.orgThe show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m.(pre-empted March 19) and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m (pre-empted March 18) and Sundays at 3 p.m.

 Sign up for the New Mexico in Focus weekly newsletter: goo.gl/pF7Lkm