This week on New Mexico in Focus, why medicine is not always enough to help patients on the road to recovery. Dr. David Rakel has spent his career looking at the role active listening and trust building can play in a person’s overall health. Now professor and chair of the University of New Mexico’s Family and Community Medicine Department, Dr. Rakel discusses his findings with correspondent Megan Kamerick.
We’ll also look back at an important interview about the unique relationship American Indian tribes have with the federal government. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with a Native scholar for a brief overview of tribal treaty rights, plus efforts to keep those right in place long into the future.
And, correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down with sociology professor and author Rick Eckstein to talk about youth sports, women’s sports, and what’s at stake for young athletes – in New Mexico and across the country.
Plus, host Gene Grant and a special Line opinion panel of local journalists offer predictions about what’s in story in 2019, and what focus their reporting will have in the new year.
Host: Gene Grant
Rick Eckstein, author of Nick Estes, assistant professor, University of New Mexico
Dr. David Rakel, author,
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jeff Proctor, reporter, Santa Fe Reporter & New Mexico in Depth