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GOP Convention Fallout, Local Response to Ukraine

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Ukrainian Americans here in New Mexico are rallying for support, from the public, and the federal government. Host Gene Grant speaks with three members of a local nonprofit about their efforts in our state, and the tragedy happening in their home country. And, in an exclusive interview, Gene speaks with a Ukrainian professor, currently in hiding outside of the capital, Kyiv. That professor explains the situation on the ground for millions of Ukrainians and gives us insight into some of the tactics from the Kremlin. 

The Line Opinion Panel unpacks the reaction to the New Mexico Republican Convention, and the primary race to become the GOP nominee for Governor. The Line Panelists also discuss a recent move by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to join a four-state coalition to compete for federal hydrogen grants. And, an error by the state results in tens of thousands of unemployment recipients receiving more money than they should have. Our panelists debate whether those people should have to pay that money back.

Host: Gene Grant

The Line opinion panel:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima Public Relations
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus
Dede Feldman, former state senator


Ukrainian Professor in Hiding
Correspondent: Gene Grant
Anonymous Philosophy Professor
George Klapischak, translator

Ukrainian Americans of New Mexico
Correspondent: Gene Grant
Nataliya Pavlenko-Edelman, president, Ukrainian Americans of New Mexico
Larysa Castillo, nurse, Ukrainian American
George Danilov, Ukrainian American