Record Low Snowpack, Former Border Control Agent Francisco Cantú, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, “Our Land” looks at how the record low snowpack in New Mexico will affect the upcoming fire season. Correspondent Laura Paskus travels to Jemez Springs to meet a renowned tree ring expert who has prepared his property for fires and is spreading the word to neighbors.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with former border patrol agent Francisco Cantú. He is the author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border,” a reflection on how his experiences in the border patrol began to weigh heavily on him.

And Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the election of Alan Webber as the new mayor of Santa Fe, in the city’s first ranked choice “instant runoff” election. They also debate the decision by the Albuquerque City Council to increase the gross receipts tax, and look at the Supreme Court’s ruling on an ongoing Rio Grande water dispute.

Gene Grant

Sarah Gustavus
Laura Paskus

Studio Guest:
Francisco Cantú, author of “The Line Becomes a River”

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, opinion page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican
Sophie Martin, attorney

One thought on “Record Low Snowpack, Former Border Control Agent Francisco Cantú, The Line

  1. The interview with Former Border Control Agent Francisco Cantú is perhaps one of the most poignant I’ve experienced. Thank you and Sarah and Francisco.

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