This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales goes to Sandia Pueblo for an interview with Sec. Lynn Trujillo of the New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs. Trujillo talks about tribal priorities on the state level, including big changes to education.
Correspondent Laura Paskus sits down with New Mexico Environment Department Sec. James Kenney to talk about PFAS, or toxic, human-made chemicals that have been found at U.S. military bases nationwide and around the world. Here in New Mexico, these chemicals have contaminated groundwater around Cannon and Holloman Air Force bases. Sec. Kenney discusses the danger of such contamination and what’s being done about it.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel discuss the growing concern over a man who, while legally carrying a gun on his hip, has been harassing vendors and others on the Santa Fe Plaza, including asking them for proof of citizenship. The Line also looks at the return of men’s soccer and men’s and women’s ski teams to UNM – but only as club sports. Gene Grant and panelists also talks about the push in New Mexico to legalize recreational cannabis, and how such legalization might affect patients who rely on medical cannabis.
Host: Gene Grant
Sec. Lynn Trujillo, New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs
Sec. James Kenney, New Mexico Environment Department
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former state representative
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator