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Evictions, Our Land, & New Mexico on the National Stage

January 7, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… The COVID pandemic has thrown many people into…

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Top 5 Stories of 2020 & Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographer Caroline Fraser

December 28, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus…   The Line opinion panelists wrap up our list of the…

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Top Stories of 2020 Part 1 & New Mexico’s Military Legacy

December 22, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… The Line opinion panelists begin our annual countdown…

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Vaccines, Broadband Access, Mysterious Bird Deaths

December 17, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Of the nearly six thousand missing and murdered…

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COVID Stress and Mental Health, Rep. Deb Haaland, and Albuquerque’s Bosque

December 10, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland talks with correspondent Laura…

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Tom Udall

Sen. Tom Udall’s New Chapter, Color-Coding Covid Control, and Political Gains for Women

December 3, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Outgoing U.S. Sen. Tom Udall talks with correspondent…

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Tribal Leaders Battle COVID and Honoring Native American Heritage

November 24, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… honoring Native American Heritage month with a celebration…

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Uncontrolled COVID and Lawmaking Plans

November 19, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Megan Kamerick interviews Dr. Tracie Collins, UNM’s…

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Election Conflicts, Uncontrolled COVID-19, APD Failures

November 12, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Russell Contreras talks to Rachel Kleinfeld, a…

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Election Recap and Money in Politics

November 5, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… NMiF producer Matt Grubs talks with Kathleen Sabo,…

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Election Preps and Unchecked COVID Spread

October 29, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… NMiF producer Matt Grubs talks with reporters across…

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COVID Updates, Senate Debate Highlights, Handling Absentee Ballots, and Facing Death

October 23, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Megan Kamerick interviews end-of-life planner Gail Rubin,…

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NM’s COVID-19 Spike, an In-Depth Look at Monuments, Statues and Conquistadors

October 15, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez, a New Mexico…

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New Mexico’s Top Political Races, COVID Updates, and a Drying Rio Grande, plus Our Land: Urban Forests

October 8, 2020

This week, New Mexico in Focus previews conversations with Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and…

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1252 Census

Land Management, 2020 Census, and Policing Changes in New Mexico, plus DACA and the DREAM Act

October 1, 2020

William Perry Pendley has served the U.S. Bureau of Land Management under President Trump and…

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Special: Policing in 2020 and Beyond

September 24, 2020

This week features a New Mexico in Focus Special: Policing in 2020 and Beyond. New…

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Reverend William Barber II, Birds Dying Mystery & Students Return to the Classroom

September 17, 2020

Correspondent and environmental journalist Laura Paskus follows up on a story by Algernon D’Ammassa of…

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Redistricting, 2020 Elections, and Our Land: Native Voices on Water Issues

September 10, 2020

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland takes an in-depth look at redistricting as she talks with Lilly Irvin-Vitela…

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State of the State Address: Analyzing Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Proposed Investments & New Mexico’s 2022 Outlook

January 20, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene and the Line Opinion Panel dig into…

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Budget

2022 Budget Proposals, Hospitals Warn of Longer Waits & Faith and Climate Change

January 14, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, state leaders share their 2022 budget plans ahead…

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Responding to Omicron Spread, Lawmaker Transparency and New Mexico’s Changing Drought

January 6, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, lawmakers return to the Roundhouse in just a…

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Top Ten Stories of 2021 Part 2 & Environmental Musings

December 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we wrap up our countdown of the top…

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Top Ten Stories of 2021 Part 1 & Food Insecurity Innovation

December 20, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we bring back an annual tradition on the…

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Redistricting Decisions, Hospitals at the Brink, and Fentanyl’s Impact on Crime

December 16, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The New Mexico Legislature is hard at work…

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Special Session Begins, PNM Merger Struck Down & Urban Wildlife

December 9, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, state lawmakers are back inside the Roundhouse this…

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New Wrinkles for Special Session, PNM Merger Discussion & What’s in a Name?

December 2, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, lawmakers head back to the Roundhouse next week,…

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Busting Thanksgiving Myths, Reservation Dogs Composer and PFAS Update

November 24, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, November is a month dedicated to the contributions…

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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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Joy Harjo

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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