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Legislative Session Outcomes, Gun Policies, Cancer Treatment in New Mexico, Dr. George Fischbeck

This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant discusses the outcomes of the recent legislative session with a special panel of former state lawmakers. This year’s sixty day session was a contentious one. What does that mean for politics this year and in 2016?

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with two experts on state and national gun policies. The rate of gun-related deaths in New Mexico is higher than the national average. What steps could state leaders take to address this issue?

Producer Sarah Gustavus speaks with Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness from the UNM Cancer Center about innovations in cancer treatment in New Mexico and encouraging local students to consider a career in medicine and cancer treatment. NMPBS will air the Ken Burns documentary Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies this weekend. Viewers can post their own stories about cancer on a special online wall available through the film’s website.

Finally, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. George Fischbeck, a popular television meteorologist who got his start in New Mexico.

GUESTS:
Josh Horwitz, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV)
Dr. Beth McGinty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness, UNM Cancer Center

LINE PANELISTS:
Janice Arnold-Jones, Former NM State Representative
Dede Feldman, Former NM State Senator
Dan Foley, Former NM House Minority Whip
Eric Griego, Former NM State Senator

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

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 837 for air March 27, 2015

Ethics Oversight, Student Letters, Atrisco Land Grant

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we look at proposals to improve the ethics
oversight of state lawmakers. Democratic State Senator Phil Griego resigned
last weekend over his vote on a state real estate deal that he was involved
in as a broker.

Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists share their thoughts on Griego’s
resignation, politics and higher education, and whether student letters
published recently in the Albuquerque Journal truly represent the writing
skills of New Mexico students.

Correspondent Floyd Vasquez sits down with Peter Sanchez, CEO of the Atrisco
Companies, to talk about the history of the Atrisco Land Grant and the role
of heirs in current debates over development.

GUESTS:
Peter Sanchez, CEO – Atrisco Companies
Senator Jacob Candelaria (D)
Meredith Machen, President – League of Women Voters of New Mexico

LINE PANELISTS:
Rob Nikolewski, Watchdog.org
Dan Foley, Former NM House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, DukeCityFix.com & Attorney
Laura Sanchez-Riv├ęt, Sanchez Legal Solutions

CORRESPONDENTS:
Gwyneth Doland, @GwynethDoland
Floyd Vasquez

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 836 for air March 20, 2015