This week on New Mexico in Focus, special correspondent Sarah Gustavus sits down with two doctors involved in an innovative health apprenticeship program. The program, at Casa de Salud in Albuquerque’s South Valley, gives teens and young people the chance to gain valuable experience in the health care industry and access to mentoring to help them plan a career. It also helps offset some of the costs of the clinic, which provides an integrated approach to medicine that is also affordable for the mostly immigrant clientele. And it helps increase the diversity of medical providers in our state.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the recently released federal climate change report and what it means for New Mexico and its economy, which is largely dependent upon the fossil fuel industry. They also discuss the dispute over some election results certified by the State Canvassing Board, and examine why artist and New Mexico resident Judy Chicago has halted plans for a museum in Belen.
Host: Gene Grant
Special Correspondent: Sarah Gustavus
Dr. Anjali Taneja, executive director of Dr. Susan Muraida, resident, UNM Family Practice, and former apprentice
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator