Episodes

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Dr. David Scrase, who is part of the team coordinating New Mexico’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A geriatrician who now leads the Human Services Department, Scrase … Continue reading How New Mexico’s Tackling COVID-19, Anticipating Domestic Violence, Relaxing the EPA

 This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Secretary Bill McCamley of Workforce Solutions about the state’s expanded response for workers who have been laid off because of actions to stop the spread of … Continue reading COVID-19 Workforce Issues, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez & New PFAS Contamination

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with two psychiatrists about how to deal with the realities of social distancing as the nation responds to the COVID-19 outbreak. For many people, staying at home can … Continue reading Social Distancing, 2020 Census, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, tax season is upon us. Correspondent Megan Kamerick brings in three tax experts to discuss changes following last year’s signing of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as more changes … Continue reading Taxes, Our Land, COVID-19

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs sits down with an expert from the New Mexico Department of Health to talk about COVID-19, the coronavirus that is sending the country – and the world – into … Continue reading Coronavirus, Socialism Defined, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs sits down with the executive director of the New Mexico Ethics Commission, Jeremy Farris. Decades in the making, the commission began its work in January of this year. The … Continue reading Ethics Commission, Homelessness, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland travels to the Roundhouse to get a feel for how lawmakers think the session went. The focus in the last days of the session is on money, and how much … Continue reading State Spending, Our Land, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, “Our Land” correspondent Laura Paskus follows up on a story she broke last weekend. She talks to leaders at the New Mexico Environment Department about the low levels of PFAS toxic chemicals that … Continue reading NM Environment Dept., American Indian Day, The Line

UPDATE: State Grapples With Nonexistent PFAS Limits As Utility Says Positive Tests Date To 2019 By Laura Paskus New tests by Clovis’ water utility show toxic chemicals associated with groundwater contamination from Cannon Air Force Base have been found in … Continue reading Clovis city water tests find toxic ‘forever chemicals’ linked to Cannon Air Force Base

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland is back at the Roundhouse to talk to lawmakers about fair representation and the funding woes of the state’s new Ethics Commission. The budget debated in the House this week … Continue reading State Ethics Commission, West Mesa Murders, The Line