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The statistics are shockingly high and the impact oftentimes devastating: 1 out of 4 children are bullied every month in the U.S. Ch.5.1 – Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. and Ch.9.1 – Sunday, September 1 at 5 p.m. Original Airdate: Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 Sunday, April 29 at 5 […]

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Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 In New Mexico, about 9 percent of children do not have health insurance coverage. We all pay when children aren’t covered. These kids are less likely to receive necessary medication and more likely to experience a hospital stay that could have been avoided by seeing a […]

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Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 The impact of domestic violence on children can last a lifetime. Children exposed to violence in the home often experience psychosomatic illnesses, depression, and suicidal tendencies. Later in life, these children are at greater risk for substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and criminal behavior than those raised […]

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Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 Before children learn to talk, it may seem like not much is happening. In fact, from age 0 to 3 is the most important time for brain development. In those first few years of life, 700 new neural connections are formed every second. Young children naturally […]

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Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 Each year in New Mexico, about 100 youth in foster care will hit age 18. That means they are then defined as adults and lose most of the services they rely upon daily. The outcomes for these youth are not good. In 2011 in New Mexico, […]

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Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 Mass shootings committed by young people have filled the headlines over the last year, These tragedies have brought renewed attention to the issue of youth mental health. The national statistics are disturbing. Half of all lifetime cases of mental and substance abuse disorders begin by age […]

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Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 New Mexico is a poor state and the burdens of economic inequality fall especially hard on women and girls. We have the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation and women make, on average, 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. In New Mexico they […]

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What are the challenges facing youth and young adults in New Mexico who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer? Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 What are the challenges facing youth and young adults in New Mexico who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer? Nationally, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender […]

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The state had more than 6,500 victims of child abuse and neglect last year and almost half of those victims were 5 years old or younger. Thursday, December 27 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 How can New Mexico combat child abuse? The state had more than 6,500 victims of child abuse and neglect last […]

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Some 45,000 students in New Mexico schools have disabilities or special needs. One in ten students at Albuquerque Public Schools receives special education services. Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 Some 45,000 students in New Mexico schools have disabilities or special needs. One in ten students at Albuquerque Public Schools receives special […]

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Thursday, September 27  at  7 p.m. on Ch.  5.1 Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in New Mexico. The state is struggling to emerge from the recession that began four years ago with the financial meltdown and housing crisis. That is having a direct impact on its youngest citizens. More than 16,000 […]

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Thursday, August 23  at  7 p.m. on Ch.  5.1 What happens when kids get involved in theatre, art, poetry, dance and music? A growing body of research indicates that these activities have profound cognitive impacts on students. They help boost their abilities in reading, memory, and math. They also increase student engagement. Yet in policy debates, […]

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Thursday, July 26  at  7 p.m. on Ch.  5.1 Sunday, July 29 at  5 p.m. on Ch. 9.1 Suicide. It’s a topic many people prefer to avoid, especially youth suicide. But in New Mexico, the rate is about two times the national average. It’s the second leading cause of death for people age 15 to 24 in the state. In Native […]

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Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 Sunday, July 1 at 5 p.m. on Ch. 9.1. It’s rare to find an issue where so many different groups agree, but business owners, child advocates, law enforcement, economists and parents all say investing in children at a very early age is crucial to success later […]

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The statistics are shockingly high and the impact oftentimes devastating: 1 out of 4 children are bullied every month in the U.S. Ch.5.1 – Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. and Ch.9.1 – Sunday, September 1 at 5 p.m. Original Airdate: Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1 Sunday, April 29 at 5 […]

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One out of every three ninth graders in New Mexico drops out before graduation. Find out why. Teens talk about why they dropped out—and what brought them back to school in this month’s “Public Square.” Tune in 5.1 NMPBS: Thursday at 7:00 pm & 9.1 NMPBS: Sunday at 5:00 pm. In the first half of […]

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The abuse of prescription painkillers—and heroin—is skyrocketing among Albuquerque teens. It’s an issue that has taken Albuquerque parents, police and school officials by surprise. We’ll learn why doctors are prescribing so many pain pills, hear from recovering addicts about why they switched from prescription drugs to street drugs and hear heartbreaking stories from parents who […]

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Nearly 40% of New Mexico’s third-graders are overweight or obese. Why is this? And what can we do to change this disturbing trend? Gwyneth Doland leads the discussion with experts and community leaders. Tune in Thursday, December 22 at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.1.

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Many New Mexican families wonder how they are going to put food on their tables and keep their children from going to bed hungry. In this edition of New Mexico PBS’ monthly public affairs program, community members and leadership connect to find solutions to our hunger problems.

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This month’s “Public Square” focuses on Teen Pregnancy. Tune in Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. on Channel 5.1.    

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In a candid discussion about how well we are preparing our children for college and jobs, residents of Albuquerque’s South Valley meet face-to-face with APS Superintendent Winston Brooks, Chris Baca of Youth Development Incorporated and Katharine Winograd, president of CNM. Funding for Public Square was provided in part by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg […]

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This week marks New Mexico PBS’ sixth in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together movers and shakers from the field of early childhood development. Advocates, lawmakers, business leaders, and community organizers […]

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This week marks New Mexico PBS’ fifth in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together a group of community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues […]

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This week marks New Mexico PBS’ fourth in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together community members from southern New Mexico, for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest […]

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This week marks New Mexico PBS’ third in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together community members from eastern New Mexico, for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest […]

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This week marks New Mexico PBS’s second in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexico PBS brings together community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children […]

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We want to hear from you! New Mexico PBS is excited to partner with the community on a new and exciting project entitled Public Square. Once a month as part of our weekly public affairs show New Mexico in Focus, we’ll bring together community members for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the […]