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Native Americans using online tools to improve their health, BEMP, making streets safer through neighborhood initiatives, plus the Line panel.

NMiF: Health and Wellness


This week on New Mexico in Focus, we look at how some Native Americans are using online tools to improve their health. Our report from Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus is part of the ongoing series “Re-connecting with a Healthy Lifestyle,” which was produced with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism in collaboration with National Native News.

Correspondent Laura Paskus follows students who are collecting data for the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP).

Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with leaders of neighborhood coalitions to share how they are making their streets safer through initiatives such as the Light the District project.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the effects the proposed federal tax law could have on New Mexico, even while oil revenues are looking up. They also examine the questions Attorney General Hector Balderas has over UNM’s internal investigation into its athletics department, and look at steps to help low-performing elementary schools.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Antonia Gonzales
Sarah Gustavus
Laura Paskus

Studio Guests:
Enrique Cardiel, facilitator, International District Healthy Communities Coalition
Bernadette Hardy, co-coordinator, International District Healthy Communities Coalition
Sara Mancini, manager, Office of Neighborhood Coordination

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney

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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 and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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The unique challenges facing entrepreneurs on the reservation, economic resilience in rural and underserved communities, the Keller – Lewis debate, plus the Line Panel.

NMiF: farm

This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus visits the Navajo Nation to look at the unique challenges facing entrepreneurs on the reservation.  She also sits down with Leah Todd of the Solutions Journalism Network, one of the media partners in this State of Change project, focusing on economic resilience in rural and underserved communities.

The two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller and Dan Lewis, faced off recently at a debate held at Congregation Albert.  The New Mexico in Focus crew was there to capture the event, and an excerpt will air this week.  The full debate can be seen on New Mexico PBS on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists analyze some of the current stories in the news, including updates on the Albuquerque mayoral race, the loss of primary care physicians to “concierge” care, and the loss of the godfather of New Mexican music, Al Hurricane. 

 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. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondent:
Sarah Gustavus         

Studio Guests:
Leah Todd, project coordinator, Solutions Journalism Network  

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Alicia Manzano, Strategies 360

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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. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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