Category Archives: Legislature

The Line: Legislative Wrap Up

NMiF: The Line Panel

March 24, 2017 - This year's 60-day legislative session wrapped up last weekend. What's next? The governor says she will call lawmakers back for a special session to continue debating the state budget. And there are dozens of bills on the governor's desk awaiting her signature or veto. Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists discuss the latest news from the Roundhouse.

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

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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