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5/26/12 New Mexico in Focus Audio: Episode 548

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, The Line opinion panel continues its in-depth look at state legislative primaries. The House of Representatives will be under the microscope, as redistricting and a razor-thin Democratic majority promise a tough electoral season. The Line also ponders the lawsuit against New Mexico Department of Corrections officials accused of covering up the rape of a prisoner by one of the guards. Host Gene Grant has an informed conversation with Imam of the Islamic Center of Santa Fe, Abdur’Rauf Campos-Marquetti, about what it means to be a Muslim in New Mexico and America today. Plus, Jan Thompson, producer and director of “The Tragedy of Bataan” talks about her personal ambition to tell the story of survivors of Bataan and Corregidor. She also speaks with NMIF Producer Matt Grubs about the push to award Congressional Gold Medals to those forced to undertake the march.

Abdur’Rauf Campos-Marquetti, Imam, Islamic Center of Santa Fe
Jan Thompson, Producer/Director, “The Tragedy of Bataan”

THE LINE Guest Panelists:
Jamie Estrada, Former U.S. Commerce Department Official
Laura Sanchez, Environmental Attorney
Steve Terrell, Political Reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican

THE LINE Panelist:
Dan Foley, Former New Mexico House Republican Whip

Matt Grubs, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS Producer

Gene Grant

The Producers of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS are Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.