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University of New Mexico Garnett Stokes, The Line Discusses the Upcoming June Primary

UNM President Stokes and Kamerick

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick interviews the new president of the University of New Mexico, Garnett Stokes, who is the first woman to serve in the highest leadership role at UNM. They will talk about her priorities for the university and how she will address big questions about the culture and future of UNM.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists continue to look at contested races in the upcoming June primary, focusing this week on Congressional District 1. They also examine the effects of stable housing on child well-being, and discuss safety record violations among the top contenders to manage Los Alamos National Labs.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondent: Megan Kamerick

Studio Guest: Garnett Stokes, President, University of New Mexico

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

Journalist and Author Gustavo Arellano, Executive Producer of FRONTLINE Raney Aronson-Rath, “Our Land,” The Line


This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Russell Contreras sits down with journalist and author Gustavo Arellano, creator of the formerly syndicated column “Ask a Mexican,” to talk about the importance of alternative newsweeklies, free speech, and Latinos in the media.

NMiF Host Gene Grant chats with Raney Aronson-Rath, executive producer of FRONTLINE, about how she has seen the program evolve over the past twenty years and how the long-running program continues to build trust with online and broadcast audiences by being transparent in their documentary process.

Correspondent Laura Paskus brings us a new segment of “Our Land,” NMiF’s monthly series on environmental issues in New Mexico. She talks to climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck, in Santa Fe recently for the 2nd annual Next Generation Water Summit, about the certainty of drought conditions as our planet warms.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at contested races in the June primary, especially for Congressional District 2. They also discuss New Mexico’s order to reconsider using public funds for private school textbooks and debate the effect of tariffs on the state’s economy.

Gene Grant

Russell Contreras, Laura Paskus

Studio Guests:
Gustavo Arellano, journalist and author
Raney Aronson-Rath, executive producer of FRONTLINE

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies and host of The Well Woman Show