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Earth Day 2015, CYFD priorities, National Library Week

This week, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS asked community members with a range of experience working on environmental issues to discuss what they see for the future of water, the land and environmental business in New Mexico. Host Gene Grant sits down with a special Line opinion panel to discuss environmental issues as groups around the world prepare to celebrate Earth Day 2015.

CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson sits down with Megan Kamerick to talk about her priorities for the department. Jacobson says the department will focus on ways to prevent child abuse. She also aims to recruit and retain more caseworkers.

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It’s National Library Week. NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Dean Smith and Deborah Hassi from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library. They talk about how the libraries help support early childhood learning and professional development for adults.

 

GUESTS:
Monique Jacobson, Cabinet Secretary – CYFD
Deborah Hassi, Youth Services Manager – Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library
Dean Smith, Library Director – Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library

LINE PANELISTS:
Mackenzie Greene-Powell, UNM Graduate Student
Carolyn Parrs, Mind over Markets
Laura Paskus, Journalist
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Attorney with Sanchez Legal Solutions

CORRESPONDENT:
Sarah Gustavus, @SarahGustavus
Megan Kamerick, host of Public Square @megankamerick

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 840 for air April 17, 2015

40 Year Anniversary of U.S. Withdraw From Vietnam, PNM San Juan Generating Station, APS Superintendent Search

 

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Forty years ago, the U.S. withdrew completely from Vietnam but bombs remained in the ground in Southeast Asia. This week on “New Mexico in Focus,” local journalists Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern sit down with correspondent Gwyneth Doland to talk about reporting they did in Laos for their book “Eternal Harvest.”

Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) wants to shut down two units at the San Juan Generating Station, which currently provides half of PNM’s energy. The federal government requires changes at the San Juan Generating Station to address emissions from the plant. “New Mexico in Focus” producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Susan Sponar from PNM and Nellis Kennedy-Howard from the Sierra Club to debate the future of the coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico.

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the search for the new superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools, protests at the Trinity test site and unfilled jobs with the city of Albuquerque.

GUESTS:
Karen Coates, author, “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos
Jerry Redfern, photographer, “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos

Nellis Kennedy-Howard, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club
Susan Sponar, spokesperson for PNM

LINE PANELISTS:
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Phil C. Marquez, Talk Radio, Inc.
Sophie Martin, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
John Wertheim, former New Mexico Democratic Party chairman

CORRESPONDENT:
Sarah Gustavus, @SarahGustavus
Gwyneth Doland, @GwynethDoland

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 839 for air April 10, 2015