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Education in New Mexico & Remembering Speaker of the House Ben Lujan

This week on New Mexico in Focus, an in-depth look at education in New Mexico. The popular TED Talks series has spun a local offshoot, “TEDxABQED”. Host Gene Grant speaks with organizers as they detail their day-long event that aims to “expand the definitions and horizons of what it means to be a successful learner in New Mexico.”

The Line opinion panel reassembles after the holidays to explore the impact of the last-minute spending and tax negotiations in Washington, the strange tire-slashing case of former New Mexico congressional candidate Gary Smith, and to look back at the career of the late Speaker of the House Ben Lujan.

Host: Gene Grant

Tim Nisly, TEDxABQ Curator
Bill Meador, TEDxABQED Organizer
Lisa Harris, TEDxABQED Organizer

Line Panelists:

Rob Nikolewski, Capitol Report New Mexico
John Wertheim, Former New Mexico Democratic Party Chairman
Jamie Estrada, Former U.S. Commerce Department Official
Laura Sanchez, Attorney

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Subscribe to the New Mexico in Focus Podcast on iTunes.

Episode 627 for air January 4, 2013