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Social Studies Curricula Changes, a New Approach to Water Management & Departures From the Governor’s Administration

November 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as COVID-19 cases continue to soar in New…

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Celebrating Joy Harjo, Our Lands Revisited, and UNM Football Player Teton Saltes Makes His Mark

November 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we celebrate Joy Harjo, a groundbreaking poet and…

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Election Night Reaction, Gun Ban at the State Capitol & Student Action on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

November 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, historic turnout across New Mexico led to some…

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Potential PNM Merger Partner Avangrid’s Track Record, Film Set Tragedy & Downtown ABQ Stadium Opinions

October 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, customers are facing some potentially big changes when it comes…

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Good Neighbors, Redistricting Committee Approves Maps & Author William deBuys

October 21, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Citizen Redistricting Committee has wrapped up it’s work,…

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The Campaign Money Game, IATSE Strike Looms, and Our Land

October 14, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel breaks down the latest campaign…

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The Albuquerque Mayoral Forum, presented by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative

October 6, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as voting begins in local elections across the state, NMiF teams…

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Ballooning Safety, Albuquerque’s Race for Mayor and a Mystery for NM Schools

September 30, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta opens this month, the…

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Drought and Agriculture, a Native Voice in Fashion & Redistricting Progress

September 23, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with Native fashion model Quannah Chasinghorse (Han…

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Working the Fire Lines, Cannabis Industry Equality, and Policing Changes

September 15, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires…

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Downwinders, Down Time for Virgin Galactic, and Our Land’s Dark Skies

September 8, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium has been trying for…

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Sunny Budget Forecast as Unemployment Boost Expires, and Afghanistan Perspectives

September 1, 2021

This week, New Mexico in Focus searches for perspective on the end of the war in Afghanistan…

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More Pandemic Pushback for MLG and Afghans Come to New Mexico

August 26, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, fleeing Taliban rule, Afghans who were able to…

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Mask Mandate Redux, Crime Trends, and Local Weathercasters Tackle Climate Change

August 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the nearly unrestrained rise in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated…

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Delta Pinches Hospitals, CYFD Shakeup, and Climate Change & Extreme Weather

August 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is…

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Delta Blues, Toxins and Firefighters, Congressional Update

August 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus speaks with a former U.S. Air…

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Masks are Back, Albuquerque’s Soccer Pitch, Native Boarding Schools

July 29, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, extended coverage of the federal government’s effort to…

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Restaurant Dynamics, Covering PFAS Contamination & Drunk Driving Liability

July 22, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion roundtable offers reactions and insight…

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Our Land: The First Five Years

August 3, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, NMPBS celebrates five years of “Our Land: New Mexico’s…

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A dry Rio Grande.

Rio Grande Drying, CYFD Overhaul & Concern Over Nuclear Disposal Plan

July 28, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel explores possible solutions to a…

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Oil & Gas Revenues Booming, CYFD Transparency Concerns & Analyzing NM’s Historic Fire Season

July 21, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel weighs in on a new…

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Here, Now & Always, Roe V. Wade Impacts in Governor’s Race, and New Research on Drought

July 14, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel is back to discuss how…

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The Longest Season: An Our Land Wildfire Special

July 7, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a look at a historic fire season in…

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NM Governor’s Abortion Action, Middle Rio Grande Water Update & The Journey of African American Homesteaders in New Mexico

June 30, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, background on two controversial decisions from the highest…

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Otero County Election Saga, Police Shooting Lawsuit in Chaves County & Acequias Facing Wildfires and Floods

June 23, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel reacts to the recent…

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President Biden Pledges Support, Secretary of State Sues Otero County & Wildfire’s Impact on Wildlife

June 16, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our Line Opinion Panelists react to President Biden’s…

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Primary Election Analysis, ‘Bleak’ Outlook for Middle Rio Grande Water Supply & Assessing the State of Democracy in NM

June 9, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, New Mexico voters had their say at the…

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Preventing School Violence, PFAS Contamination in New Mexico & Interstate Highway Proposal

June 2, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line Opinion Panel offers ideas for action…

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National Efforts Fighting NM Wildfires, Primary Election Preview & Missing and Murdered Investigations in The Navajo Nation

May 26, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel dives into the key…

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NM’s Yazzie Martinez Draft Plan, Mapping Wildfires & Upending the West’s Water Narratives

May 19, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel reviews the state’s new…

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The Science of NM’s Extreme Winds, Wildfire Emergency & Coping with Climate Anxiety

May 12, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel takes on the issue…

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Reflecting on the Legacy of the Rio Grande Sun

May 5, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a reflection on a historic small-town paper, the…

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Wildfires Spreading, Attorney General’s Race & Public Lands Open to Oil and Gas Leases

April 28, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a wildfire state of emergency. Our Line Opinion…

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Wildfire Danger, Latinx Voting Analysis & Early Election Preview

April 14, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel addresses the startling number…

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Assessing the Impact of Tax Rebate Checks, Recreational Cannabis Legalization & Spring Runoff Forecast

April 7, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our Line Opinion panelists assess the fast-moving special…

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Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal, Reconciling Climate Change Through Faith & Sustaining Journalism in New Mexico

March 31, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a look behind the push to make New…

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