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Updating the Response to the Yazzie Martinez Ruling

02.10.23 – NMiF Correspondent Russell Contreras sits down with Thomas Saenz, the president and general…

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Industry Insider Reacts to ‘Rust’ Manslaughter Charges

02.03.23 – Gene Maddaus, senior media reporter for Variety, and Gene Grant discuss the recent…

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Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands

01.13.2023 – New Mexico in Focus correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with UNM Professor and Author…

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Mayor Tim Keller Pt. 2: Homelessness & Safe Outdoor Spaces

01.06.23- Gene Grant continues his interview with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and asks about the…

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Mayor Tim Keller Pt. 1: Solving Albuquerque’s Housing Crisis

01.06.23- In an exclusive interview with New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant speaks with Albuquerque…

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Understanding Political Polarization and Gridlock on Capitol Hill

12.15.22 – Former U.S. Senator sits down with Senior Producer Lou DiVizio to talk about…

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Modernizing the State Legislature

12.09.22 – Gene Grant catches up with Mario Jimenez from Common Cause New Mexico to…

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Understanding and Preventing Domestic Violence

12.02.22 – Senior producer Lou DiVizio speaks with a former family court judge and a…

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First Native American Woman in Space

11.25.2022 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with astronaut Nicole Mann before she launched on her…

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Tackling the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons

11.25.2022 – Senior Producer Lou DiVizio sits down with New Mexico Secretary of Indian Affairs…

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Miss Indian New Mexico 2022

11.25.2022 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales catches up with the newly crowned Miss Indian New Mexico.…

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Assessing New Mexico’s Rental Market

11.18.22 – Gene dives into the debate surrounding the New Mexico rental market in a…

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Candidate Conversations: Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez

10.21.2022 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales begins NMiF’s series of Candidate Conversations ahead of the 2022…

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Navajo Nation President candidate Dr. Buu Nygren.

Candidate Conversations: Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Dr. Buu Nygren

10.21.2022 –Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with the challenger for Navajo Nation President, Dr. Buu Nygren.…

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Incentivizing Bipartisan Collaboration in Government

10.14.22 –Senior Producer Lou DiVizio talks to representatives from two organizations who are part of…

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Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

10.14.22 –Two New Mexico residents who’ve dedicated their careers to preventing domestic violence share their…

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Redistricting Report Reveals Public Desire for Independent Commission

10.07.22– New Mexico in Focus Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with the co-author of a…

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Black Voters Collaborative

09.30.22 –Gene Grant speaks with several leaders at the Black Voters Collaborative about their efforts…

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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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Preparing for Fire Season

4.22.2022 –Tree ring scientist Tom Swetnam, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, has studied…

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Wildfire Notifications & Resources

4.22.2022 –Eytan Krasilovsky is the deputy director of the Forest Stewards Guild. He explains the…

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Analyzing Latinx Voting Trends

4.15.2022 – Correspondent Russell Contreras sits down with an expert on Latinx voting trends to…

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Sustaining Journalism in New Mexico

4.1.2022 – Times are tough for many news outlets in New Mexico and that means…

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Duke City Diaries

3.18.2022 – Visual artist Frank Blazquez shares insights into his process creating the documentary series…

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Russian-American in New Mexico Organizes Rally for Peace

3.18.2022 – Concerned citizens around the globe are speaking out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,…

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Transparency in NM Government

3.11.2022 – Days ahead of Sunshine Week, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with the executive director…

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NM Infrastructure Priorities with Martin Chávez

3.11.2022 – Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez explains how he’s approaching his new position as…

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Ukrainian Americans of New Mexico

3.4.2022 – A group of Ukrainian Americans here in New Mexico is trying to raise…

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UNM’s New Director of Africana Studies

2.24.2022 – After more than 20 years at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Kirsten…

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Wrapping up the 2022 Regular Session

2.24.2022 – Political Science Professor Timothy Krebs explains some of the inner workings of the…

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Pastoral Letter Calls For Nuclear Disarmament

2.24.2022 – Correspondent Megan Kamerick speaks with the Archbishop of Santa Fe about his recent…

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