Chronic Homelessness in New Mexico, The Line

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This week, New Mexico in Focus takes an in-depth look at ways of addressing chronic homelessness. Homelessness is a persistent problem in New Mexico and officials in the state’s largest city and Bernalillo County are rolling out new strategies to help people get off the streets. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with officials from the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County as well as with nonprofit service providers who help those who are homeless.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate some of the top stories in the news, including a lead-up to the last day of this year’s legislative session.  They discuss the protracted efforts to craft an ethics commission proposal and look at a possible commitment for New Mexico to back the nation’s popular vote in presidential races. The Line also examines tensions between the state and counties over a “right-to-work” ordinance ban and new gun safety laws and proposals.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondent: Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Katrina Hotrum-Lopez, director of Behavioral Health Initiative, Bernalillo County
Lisa Huval, deputy director, Family & Community Services, City of Albuquerque
Greg Morris, executive director, HopeWorks
Danny Whatley, executive director, The Rock at Noonday

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney

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