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7/13/12 New Mexico in Focus Audio: Episode 602

The economy is front and center on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS this week, as The Line panel looks at recent job losses in New Mexico and what kinds of policies can turn the state around. The arrival of Bendix/King in Albuquerque has been tempered by Schott Solar’s shutdown and layoffs at HP.

NMIF goes to the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market for a lesson in how to impact the global economy. Now in its ninth year, the market will bring in more than two million dollars in sales, 90% of which returns to artists from countries around the world.

The Line also keeps up with the recent debate over open government. Should elected officials be allowed to skirt transparency laws by using personal emails to discuss official business? And of course the opinion panel discusses the week’s headlines “on the clock.”

Conservative commentator and editor of the National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg, sits down to assess the stormy political climate and whether or not “compromise” should be a dirty word.


Jonah Goldberg, Editor, National Review Online

Charlene Cerny, Founder, Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Julia Mutale, Hipego Ltd., Zambia


THE LINE Guest Panelists:

Richard Romero, Former NM Senate President Pro Tempore


THE LINE Panelists:

Jamie Estrada, Former U.S. Commerce Department Official

Dan Foley, Former New Mexico House Republican Whip

Sophie Martin, Editor in Chief, New Mexico Law Review


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.

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