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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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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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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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COVID and Labor Day, Climate Change, and Political and Racial Tensions

September 3, 2020

Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary for the Human Services Department, knows that as the Labor…

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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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The Longest Season: An Our Land Wildfire Special

April 21, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, fire season has started early in our state.…

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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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Special Session Announcement, Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales & New Mexico’s New State Engineer

March 24, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the state legislature is heading back to the…

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NM Governor Approves Historic Budget, Executive Action on Hydrogen & Weather Modification

March 17, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a Russian-American living here in New Mexico is…

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NM Infrastructure Priorities, Controversial Child Welfare Bill & Transparency in State Government

March 10, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our state is wrestling with how to spend…

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GOP Convention Fallout, Local Response to Ukraine

March 3, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Ukrainian Americans here in New Mexico are rallying…

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Mask Mandate Ends, PNM Warns of Potential Blackouts & Understanding the End of the Regular Session

February 24, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Albuquerque’s ban on plastic bags is facing some…

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Legislative Session Concludes & Albuquerque’s Indian Boarding School History

February 17, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the 2022 Legislative Session wraps up on Thursday,…

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Hydrogen Bill Stalls, Voting Proposal Changes & Staffing Crisis at MDC

February 10, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Governor’s agenda takes a hit in the…

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Anti-Crime Initiatives, the Scientific Realities of Hydrogen & Education Equity

February 3, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, behind-the-scenes perspective on some of the key legislation…

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Voting Reform Proposals, the Governor’s Push for Hydrogen & Tax Laws Explained

January 27, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we take a critical look at two major…

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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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