Sandia Peak’s Record Low Snowpack, Author Annette McGivney, Governor Susana Martinez’s legacy

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to Sandia Peak for this month’s installment of “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.” She and Kerry Jones of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque talk about New Mexico’s record low snowpack and what that means for the state.

Correspondent Matt Grubs sits down with Annette McGivney, author of “Pure Land.” McGivney spent a decade covering the brutal murder of a Japanese hiker in 2006. Investigating the circumstances of that murder brought her face to face with her own past.

Heath Haussamen of NMPolitics.net lives in Las Cruces and has covered Governor Susana Martinez since she was the district attorney in Dona Ana County. He sits down with NMiF host Gene Grant to talk about her legacy after two terms in office.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss New Mexico’s ongoing battle with post-recession woes and look at “glitches” in the state’s new computer system that erroneously ended Medicaid coverage for some children. They also debate how the term “gentrification” might apply to some parts of Santa Fe.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Matt Grubs
Laura Paskus

Guests:
Kerry Jones, National Weather Service, Albuquerque
Annette McGivney, author of “Pure Land”
Heath Haussamen, NMPolitics.net

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First

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