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Albuquerque Action on Homeless Camps, Previewing the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market & Understanding Alcohol’s Impact in New Mexico

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel discusses recent action from Albuquerque City Council that would stop the creation of any new homeless encampments in the city. How does this fit with Mayor Tim Keller’s plan to address this issue? Plus, there are new concerns about media access after republican nominee Mark Ronchetti’s latest rally in the race for governor. And the panel explores possible uses for a historic state surplus, thanks to booming oil and gas revenues.  

In collaboration with New Mexico In Depth, Gene Grant hosts a roundtable discussion about the impacts of alcohol in our state. Journalist Ted Alcorn explains his findings in a 7-part series which focuses our death rate that currently leads the U.S., drunk driving, alcohol’s impact on violent crime, myths when it comes to who carries the burden of this problem, failings in our state’s public policy, and the overarching issue of addiction and how it’s treated. 

Correspondent Antonia Gonzales previews the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market. She speaks with the executive director of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, and an artist about what this year’s event means to artists after a pandemic hiatus.

Host: Gene Grant

The Line opinion panel: 
T.J. Trout, radio host, KKOB  
Sophie Martin, attorney 
Diane Snyder, fmr. NM State Senator 

Understanding Alcohol’s Impact in New Mexico 
Correspondent: Gene Grant 
Ted Alcorn, independent journalist  
Kamilla Venner, PhD, associate professor of clinical psychology at UNM  
Dr. Jennie Wei, internal medicine physician, Gallup Indian Medical Center  
St. Rep. Joanne Ferrary, D – Doña Ana County  

Previewing the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market 
Correspondent: Antonia Gonzales 
Kimberly Peone (Colville/Eastern Band Cherokee), Exec. Dir., Southwestern Association of Indian Arts  
Patrick Collins, Saginaw Chippewa Artist