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Episode 540 | Horse Racing and Voter Behavior

By Matt Grubs, NMiF Producer

It’s been a rough week for New Mexico’s public image. First, a lengthy investigation by the New York Times used the state as a prime example of what’s wrong in the world of horse racing. Then, the Duke City grabbed national headlines for a policy of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association to pay its officers in cash (or check) after they’re placed on leave following a shooting. The policy itself isn’t new or even all that unique, but it’s not well known and fallout over the publicity cost the top two union leaders their jobs.

We’ll step aside from controversial subjects for a few minutes as political scientist Nathan Collins talks about what the replicants in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” can tell us about how we vote. Collins theorizes that we use subtle clues – often subconscious ones – to inform ourselves about what a candidate is “really like”.

Thanks for swinging by! Enjoy the show.

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