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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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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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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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Tax Rebate Impacts

07.01.22– New Mexico State University Economics Professor Emeritus explains the potential impacts of two rounds…

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NM Childcare Expansions

07.01.22- Senior producer Lou DiVizio catches up with New Mexico’s Secretary of Childhood Education and…

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Facing the Rising Sun: The Journey of African American Homesteaders in NM

07.01.22- Host Gene Grant explores the stories behind a mobile art exhibit, sharing the history…

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Wildfire’s Impact on Mexican Wolves

6.17.2022 – More than 20 years ago, in 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

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New Mexico wildfires.

Reporting Challenges During Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire

6.17.2022 – Our Land Executive Producer Laura Paskus talks with two reporters about their experiences…

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Primary Election Assessment with Common Cause New Mexico

6.9.2022 – Senior Producer Lou DiVizio also discusses the outcome of this week’s Primary Election,…

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Preventing School Violence

6.3.2022 –Producer Lou DiVizio sits down with an education expert to discuss solutions put forward…

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Investigating Missing and Murdered Cases in The Navajo Nation

5.27.2022 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with the FBI’s top agent in New Mexico…

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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Responds to Fires

5.27.2022 – Sen. Martin Heinrich talks with correspondent Laura Paskus about New Mexico’s wildfire season,…

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Wildfire Mapping

5.20.2022 – Using public data from the U.S. Forest Service, Steve Bassett, Director of Planning…

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NM Childcare Benefit Expansions

5.13.2022 – Producer Lou DiVizio catches up with New Mexico’s Secretary of Childhood Education and…

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What’s Next for the Rio Grande Sun?

5.6.22 –The new ownership group of the Rio Grande Sun has raised more than a…

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Rio Grande Sun’s Impact and Challenges

5.6.22 – Host Gene Grant continues his conversation with the now former editor and publisher…

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Growing Up in the Sun Newsroom

5.6.22 – A lot of talented reporters have started their careers in the Rio Grande…

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Behind the Rio Grande Sun’s History and Sale

5.6.22 – The Rio Grande Sun was established in October of 1956. It was started…

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NM Natural Resources Trustee on Ft. Wingate Settlement

4.29.2022 – The U.S. Army has reached a settlement of $1.5M that will go towards…

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Fighting More Than Fire

4.22.2022 – As the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires are taking a bigger…

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Wildland Firefighters Update

4.22.2022 –Environment reporter Laura Paskus catches up with former wildland firefighter Jonathan Golden to talk…

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