November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the new court case that again questions the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The federal law, passed in 1978, mandates priority placement of Native American children up for adoption within a Native community. The law was created to counteract the historical practice of removing Native American children from their tribe and family and placing them in a non-Indian family or institution.
Line Panelists: Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital
November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists examine Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s challenge to find balance between moving away from the fossil fuel industry while also relying on those revenues to fund her top priorities, including a free college tuition proposal.
Line Panelists: Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney, Affirm, Inc.