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10/5/12 New Mexico in Focus Audio: Episode 614

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, Jeff Byrd, Republican candidate for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, sits down for a one-on-one conversation about his political priorities and his campaign to represent New Mexico in the U.S. Congress.

Political analyst and women’s rights advocate Martha Burk returns with a closer look at the women’s vote, as both Democrats and Republicans try to win women over and win the White House.

The Line opinion panel takes on the resignation of New Mexico State University’s president, Barbara Couture, and the nearly half-million-dollar payout she will receive.

The panel also looks at the unrest in New Mexico’s Department of Health and why that may or may not have led to the resignation of Secretary Catherine Torres.

Plus, the group’s take on the first of the presidential debates.



Jeff Byrd, Republican Candidate for NM Congressional District 3

Martha Burk, Author and Political Analyst


THE LINE Guest Panelists:

Larry Ahrens, Radio Personality

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, UNM Law Professor


THE LINE Panelists:

Dan Foley, Former New Mexico House Republican Whip

John Wertheim, Former NM Democratic Party Chairman


Host/Commentator: Gene Grant


The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Subscribe to the New Mexico in Focus Podcast on iTunes.