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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham posing with a group of women after signing an executive action to protect abortions in New Mexico.

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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A baby Mexican Wolf.

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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The back of a school bus with trees and blue sky behind it.

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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An aerial shot of a plume of smoke from a fire. Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

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 remains of a forest landscape affected by wildfires.

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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Episode 702 | Dr. George Fischbeck, Audit of State Spending, Education Outlays in New Mexico

July 12, 2013

This week on New Mexico In Focus, Dr. George Fischbeck, a legendary pioneer in educational…

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Episode 701 | Some Of The Year’s Best Interviews: Richard Stolley, John Nichols, Roger Cook

July 5, 2013

This week on New Mexico In Focus, The Line opinion panel discusses the recent Kids…

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Episode 652 | Journalists on Water Management, The Line on DOMA

June 28, 2013
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Audit of State Spending on Behavioral Health Providers, Water Conservation, Government Transparency

June 28, 2013

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel goes over New Mexican…

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Water Resources, Oil & Gas Well Inspections, Whole Foods Language policy

June 21, 2013

This week, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS continues its multi-part series “New Mexico’s Drought Crisis,” with…

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Episode 649 | Katie’s Law, Governor’s Campaign Email (s6e49)

June 14, 2013
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Drought in New Mexico, same sex marriage, Heather Wilson, and special education

June 14, 2013

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, the Line opinion panel convenes to examine the…

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Early Childhood Education Funding, “Citizen Koch” Controversy (s6e48)

May 31, 2013
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Funding Early Childhood Education; NM Finance Authority; Santa Fe & High-Capacity Ammo

May 31, 2013

This week on New Mexico in Focus, State Senator John Arthur Smith and Allen Sanchez…

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The current state of journalism with Richard B. Stolley, Jobs in NM, & the week’s more notable headlines

May 28, 2013

This week on New Mexico in Focus, journalist and former editor of Time, Life and…

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NM’s water battle with Texas, Albuquerque Tea Party, and sales tax on Internet purchases

May 17, 2013

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Attorney General Gary King is in studio to…

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The history of midwifery, New Mexico drought, & New Mexico’s funding of public education

May 13, 2013

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, the hit PBS series “Call the Midwife” soon…

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New Mexico Primary Elections, Horse Slaughter Facility in Roswell & NM’s new Democratic Party chairman

May 6, 2013

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, should the state’s major political parties be allowed…

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Albuquerque mayoral election, same sex marriage, Roger Cook of “Ask This Old House”

April 26, 2013

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel looks to the upcoming…

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The Environment (s6e42)

April 23, 2013

In advance of Earth Day, we gathered a journalist, a cattle grower, and an author/environmentalist…

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Earth Day 2013: Architecture 2030, New Mexico Drought & Attitudes Toward the Environment

April 19, 2013

Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd, and NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS turns to environmental issues…

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Closing of 2013 Legislative session, “Inhabitants of Burque”, APS Teacher Evaluations

April 12, 2013

The 2013 legislative session is finally and literally in the books. The deadline for the…

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The epidemic of child sexual abuse on Native American reservations & the broader impact of the 2013 Legislative session

March 29, 2013

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, a special discussion spurred by the FRONTLINE /…

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