May 5, 2017 – The Russian department at UNM is small but aims to prepare students for jobs that require a unique knowledge of the Russian language, history and culture. Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sat down recently with students and faculty to hear how they are responding to current events and studying the past and present of that part of the world.
This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland looks at the undergraduate program in Russian language and culture at the University of New Mexico, where students can prepare for jobs that require a specialized knowledge of Russia. She sits down with students and instructors to hear how they are navigating new questions about the part of the world they study.
And Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate several top stories in the news, including tax proposals and defeats, the end of the short-lived WisePies era at The Pit, and a look at the crowded field of candidates for the next mayor of Albuquerque.
Gwyneth Doland, NMiF Correspondent
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres
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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