This week on New Mexico in Focus, beyond mineral extraction and film production, how can New Mexico grow its economy? Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks to Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes about plans to attract larger companies and nurture start-up ventures.
Executive Producer Kevin McDonald sits down for New Mexico in Focus’ first one-on-one with the state’s new secretary of the Public Education Department, Karen Trujillo. They talk about her vision for educating New Mexico’s children and whether education policymakers need classroom experience.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s lukewarm approval rating in a national poll tallying the popularity of all 50 governors. The panelists also look at the alarming number of shootings in Bernalillo County so far this year, and explore different approaches between the cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque when it comes to sheltering asylum seekers.
Host: Gene Grant
Alicia Keyes, New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development
Karen Trujillo, New Mexico Secretary of Public Education
Mark Boitano, former NM state representative
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator