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UNM’s Vaccine Plans and Pitfalls

July 16, 2021 – Gene Grant explores UNM’s return to campus without a vaccination requirement.…

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Examining New Mexico’s Complicated Colonial History

July 9, 2021 – Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez is a New Mexico native and an assistant professor…

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Black Lives Matter and the Power of Peaceful Protests

July 9, 2021 – Santa Fe’s Rachel Kleinfeld is a Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment…

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Dean Hanson’s Career in Photos

July 9, 2021 – Albuquerque Journal photojournalist and photo editor Dean Hanson recently called it…

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People from Mexico and U.S. sides joined together for a binational peace demonstration at the Sunland Park-Anapra border fence.

Photojournalist Covers the Border Crisis

July 9, 2021 – Roberto Rosales is a photographer with the Albuquerque Journal and whether…

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Looking to History and the Skies for Understanding

July 2, 2021 – William Donahue of St. John’s College in Santa Fe sits down with NMiF senior producer Matt Grubs…

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What New Mexico Can Learn About Creating a Cannabis Industry 

July 2, 2021 – Growing Forward podcast hosts Megan Kamerick and Andy Lyman speak with Adam Levin…

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Legal Cannabis and Law Enforcement

June 25, 2021 – Growing Forward podcast hosts Megan Kamerick and Andy Lyman talk to Doña Ana County…

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NM’s Coming Oil and Gas Regulations

June 25, 2021 – Laura Paskus speaks with New Mexico Environment Secretary James Kenney about the…

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“Chile Street” Newsletter

June 25, 2021 – Former Albuquerque Journal and Washington Post reporter Marie C. Baca has started a newsletter based on New…

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New Mexico Environment Secretary James Kenney.

The Struggle for PFAS Pollution Accountability

June 18, 2021 – After testifying at a congressional hearing on PFAS last week, New Mexico…

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Conversing with Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury

June 18, 2021 – Gene Grant speaks with Rep. Melanie Stansbury, whose victory in the special election…

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Housing and Economic Development

June 11, 2021 – A 30-year veteran of the battle for affordable housing, Mike Loftin of Homewise talks…

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Albuquerque Expands ‘Home for Life’ Program

June 4, 2021 – Looking to leverage what has traditionally been a low cost of living…

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Albuquerque Journal Photo Editor Retires

June 4, 2021 – Albuquerque Journal photojournalist and photo editor Dean Hanson calls it a career after 35 years…

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Outdoor Science Lab Loses Funding

May 28, 2021 – Since the 1990s, the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program has brought tens…

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Mental Health Awareness in Indian Country

May 28, 2021 – Antonia Gonzales gathers a group of experts to talk about bringing…

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Protecting Vulnerable Waterways

May 21, 2021 – In March, the pueblos of Jemez and Laguna filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental…

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Exploring the Potentially Historic Merger Between PNM & Avangrid

December 3, 2021 – Environment Reporter Laura Paskus sits down with executives involved in a…

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Recognizing Native Contributions

November 26, 2021 – November is a month dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Native…

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Reservation Dogs Music Composer Mato Wayuhi

November 26, 2021 – It was one of the stand-out shows of 2021. Reservation Dogs…

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Department of Education on Social Studies Standards

November 19, 2021 –Host Gene Grantspeaks with Jaqueline Costales of the Public Education Department about…

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Communities of Interest Respond to Proposed Redistricting Maps

October 22, 2021 –The Citizen Redistricting Committee has wrapped up its work and the focus…

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Pretrial Detention

October 15, 2021 – NMiF senior producer Matt Grubs talks about New Mexico’s pretrial detention…

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Dede Feldman: Examining A Life in Politics

October 1, 2021 – Former state senator and lifetime activist Dede Feldman gets personal in her…

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Quannah Chasinghorse

September 24, 2021 –Quannah Chasinghorse is having a moment. The Native model (Hän Gwich’in, Sicangu/Oglala Lakota)…

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Vietnamese Perspectives on the Afghan Crisis

September 3, 2021 – New Mexico in Focus continues its examination of how different groups…

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NM Afghans Prepare to Greet Refugees

September 3, 2021 – New Mexico in Focus searches for perspective on the end of…

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New NM Rep, Kay Bounkeua

August 27, 2021 – Organizer and activist Kay Bounkeua is taking over for former legislative…

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Local Meteorologists Tackle Climate Change

August 20, 2021 – Broadcast meteorologist Jorge Torres knows the weather of the American Southwest.…

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Cannabis Industry Rules Update (Growing Forward)

August 13, 2021 – Planning for the state’s newest industry, recreational cannabis, is speeding along…

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Hospitals Face ‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

August 13, 2021 – The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is putting new pressure…

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Former Cannon Firefighter Shares Experiences with Toxic PFAS Chemicals

August 6, 2021 – Kevin Ferrara, a retired U.S. Air Force firefighter, spoke to correspondent…

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UNM Medical Residents Stay in State

July 30, 2021 – Thirteen of the University of New Mexico Medical School’s 15 recent…

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Front of the House, Back of the House

July 23, 2021 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with UNM professor and author Eli…

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