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Portrait of Teresa Leger Fernandez.

Infrastructure, Immigration & COVID with Rep. Leger Fernandez

August 6, 2021 – Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, home for the August congressional recess, sits…

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Portrait of a group of young Apache people as they attend a boarding school.

Reckoning with the Past: Native Boarding Schools

July 30, 2021 – This week on New Mexico in Focus, extended coverage of the…

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Navajo Education in the Pandemic

July 16, 2021 – Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Navajo journalist Sunnie Clahchischiligi, whose…

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MMIW Crisis Gets National Attention

May 7, 2021 – The movement on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has…

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Paa Wee Rivera stands with Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

White House Tribal Affairs Adviser

April 30, 2021 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with President Biden’s top tribal affairs adviser,…

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The Future of Theater in New Mexico

April 16, 2021 – The once lively theaters of New Mexico have been quiet ever…

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Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins

April 9, 2021 – NMiF’s senior producer Matt Grubs also talks with Health Secretary Dr.…

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Importance of Representation in Local Media

April 2, 2021 – Despite decades of trying, newsrooms in the United States are still suffering from a…

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A protestor holds up a sign reading "#STOP ASIAN HATE" in a city square.

Rise in Asian American/Pacific Islander Violence

April 2, 2021 – New Mexico, like many other states, has seen a rise in the number…

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New Albuquerque Police Department Leadership

March 26, 2021 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks to the new leadership team at the…

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Cannabis Legalization Update from Growing Forward Podcast

March 26, 2021 – The clock struck midnight on legislation that would have legalized adult-use…

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Environmental Advocate on Climate Change Actions

March 19, 2021 – This week, New Mexico in Focus continues out conversation about how…

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Portrait of Deb Haaland.

Deb Haaland Makes History, Native Community Reacts

March 19, 2021 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales finds out what Deb Haaland’s history-making accomplishment means…

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Biden’s COVID Supply Chain Pick

March 12, 2021 – Producer Matt Grubs talks to President Biden’s national supply chain manager…

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A New Jobs Plan Based on an Old Model

March 5, 2021 – This year, like last, New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich has introduced…

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Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci over videoconference.

Native Communities Lead on Vaccination

March 5, 2021 – Tribal nations across the United States have been hit hard by…

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Pandemic Housing Crunch

February 26, 2021 – A combination of a limited housing supply and a high demand…

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks at a confirmation hearing.

Native Women React to Rep. Haaland

February 26, 2021 – Native Americans in New Mexico and across the country are hopeful…

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New Wrinkles in Store for Redistricting Special Legislative Session

December 3, 2021 –A preview of the upcoming special session for the New Mexico Legislature.…

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PFAS Developments Could Have Big Impacts in New Mexico

November 26, 2021 –Environment Correspondent Laura Paskus talks to New Mexico Environment Department Secretary James…

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The Public Sounds Off on Social Studies Standards

November 19, 2021 – Highlights from the hours-long public forum on the proposed changes to…

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Google Doodle Honors Zuni Artist We:wa

November 5, 2021 – Native culture was in the international spotlight this week when Google…

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Mayor Keller on Lessons Learned in 2021 Campaign

November 5, 2021 –Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and First Lady Elizabeth Kistin chat with Gene…

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Downtown ABQ Stadium Opinions

October 29, 2021 –Albuquerque City Council President Cynthia Borrego explains the decision for voters included…

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Downtown ABQ Stadium: Changing Opinions

October 29, 2021 –Albuquerque City Councilor Brook Bassan explains her evolving perspective on the stadium…

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Downtown ABQ Stadium Measure Opposition

October 29, 2021 – An activist opposed to the Albuquerque stadium bond proposal shares why…

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In Favor of the Downtown Albuquerque Stadium Measure

October 29, 2021 –A supporter of the Albuquerque stadium bond proposal shares why she thinks…

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IATSE Strike Looms

October 15, 2021 – With the IATSE strike deadline of Monday threatening to shut down…

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Monica Muñoz Martinez

MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winner Monica Muñoz Martinez

October 1, 2021 – Correspondent Russell Contreras (also the race and justice reporter for Axios) speaks with recent…

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Ballooning Community Safety Concerns

October 1, 2021 – With Balloon Fiesta just around the corner, this is the time of…

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Advising Cannabis Regulators

September 17, 2021 – Growing Forward podcast co-hosts Megan Kamerick and Andy Lyman talk to…

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An American soldier wearing a facemask carries an Afghan toddler, with another child walking next to them.

New Mexico’s Refugee Resettlement Program

September 10, 2021 – As thousands of Afghan refugees arrive at New Mexico military bases,…

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Tularosa Downwinders Try Again

September 10, 2021 – The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium has been trying for years to…

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Balancing Renewable Energy with Local Impacts

August 20, 2021 – Plans for the SunZia Transmission Project have been in the works…

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Gun Violence and Children (previously aired interview)

August 20, 2021 – Gun violence was on the minds of New Mexicans in 2016. Sadly,…

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Virgin Galactic Transparency Concerns

August 13, 2021 – Correspondent Megan Kamerick checks in with Albuquerque Journal staff writer Kevin…

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