Category Archives: Legislature

District 3 and 5 Albuquerque city council candidates, a discussion about faith leaders who are speaking out about race and equality, plus the Line panel.

NMiF: Dr. Richard Wood

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the candidates in district 3 and district 5 in this year’s city council races in Albuquerque.

And producer Sarah Gustavus talks with Dr. Richard Wood from UNM about faith leaders who are speaking out about race and equality across the country.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on some of the top stories in news headlines this week, including what New Mexico’s education plan, newly approved by the U.S. Education Department, will mean for the state’s schools. They also discuss a judge’s ruling that ten of Governor Susana Martinez’s vetoes from this year’s legislative session were invalid, and look at New Mexico’s reactions to the racial violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Klarissa Peña, District 3 Candidate (Incumbent)
Christopher Sedillo, District 3 Candidate
Robert J. Aragon, District 5 Candidate
Cynthia Borrego, District 5 Candidate
Catherine Trujillo, District 5 Candidate
Richard L. Wood, professor, UNM Department of Sociology

Line Panelists:          
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

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Brain Drain Series Segment 1: The Nature of the Problem

NMiF: Brain Drain

July 7, 2017 - Every problem we identify in New Mexico seems to come back to one thing: jobs. How do we attract more businesses and create more high-paying jobs? How do we prepare and train workers for those careers? And once we’ve done that, how do we keep our most talented people from leaving the state? This week Gwyneth Doland sits down with three people who have worked with New Mexico Legislative Jobs Council, trying to answer just those questions.

Guests
Mark Lautman, an economic development consultant
Sen. Michael Padilla, a Democrat from Albuquerque’s South Valley
Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes is a Republican from Albuquerque’s North Valley

Further Reading:
New Mexico Economy: Recent Developments, Outlook & Opportunities—BBER
Disconnected Youth: Out of School and Out of Work in Rural America
2016 New Mexico Jobs Council Report