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Black Lives Matter Protests, Primary Elections, and COVID-19 Updates

June 4, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant talks with Albuquerque’s Mayor Tim…

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Economic Recovery Council, Acequia Traditions, & Primary Voting During COVID-19

May 28, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Matt Grubs talks with Christina Campos and…

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COVID-19 Testing, El Paso Area Outbreak, Federal Races in NM Primary, and George I. Sanchez’s Legacy

May 21, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Laura Paskus continues her series of interviews…

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COVID-19: Cities Clash With Lockdown, Navajo Nation Outbreak, The Line

May 13, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Laura Paskus continues her series of interviews…

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COVID-19: Testing NM Populations, Native Response & Resources, Primary Voting, Our Land

May 6, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs takes a close look…

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COVID-19: Vaccine Search, Changes at Hospitals, & Covering Southeastern NM

April 29, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with researchers at the…

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Senator Tom Udall

COVID-19 in Rural New Mexico, Telehealth Strategies & Senator Tom Udall

April 22, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with Drs. Sanjeev Arora…

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COVID-19 in Southern NM, Wildlife Policy, The Line

April 16, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Laura Paskus continues with her series of…

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Houselessness During an Outbreak, Our Land, COVID-19 Across New Mexico

April 9, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with officials from the…

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How New Mexico’s Tackling COVID-19, Anticipating Domestic Violence, Relaxing the EPA

April 1, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Dr. David…

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COVID-19 Workforce Issues, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez & New PFAS Contamination

March 25, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Secretary Bill…

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Social Distancing, 2020 Census, The Line

March 18, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with two psychiatrists…

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Taxes, Our Land, Coronavirus

March 11, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, tax season is upon us. Correspondent Megan Kamerick…

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Coronavirus, Super Tuesday, The Line

March 4, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs sits down with an…

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Ethics Commission, Homelessness, The Line

February 26, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs sits down with the…

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State Spending, Our Land, The Line

February 19, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland travels to the Roundhouse to…

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NM Environment Dept., American Indian Day, The Line

February 13, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, “Our Land” correspondent Laura Paskus follows up on…

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State Ethics Commission, West Mesa Murders, The Line

February 7, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland is back at the Roundhouse…

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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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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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