Netflix Comes to Albuquerque: Part 2, The Line on Albuquerque Rapid Transit Bus Woes & the “War Against the Media”

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This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick takes a further look into the deal Mayor Tim Keller signed to bring Netflix’s new production hub to Albuquerque. She talks with a union president and leaders in the film offices of Albuquerque and Santa Fe about the future of the film industry in New Mexico. She also sits down with a panel of city and state leaders to discuss the impact of the Netflix deal on the state’s economic development.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss Mayor Tim Keller’s decision to cut ties with electric bus manufacturer Build Your Dreams and pursue alternatives for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project. The Line also debates the “war against the media,” and looks at the continuing post-election-day drama playing out in Congressional District 2, where Republican Yvette Herrell has filed a lawsuit asking for a review of the absentee ballot process.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondent: Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Alicia Keyes, film liaison, City of Albuquerque
Liz Pecos, president of the local International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE Local 480)
Eric Witt, executive director, Santa Fe Film Office
Matt Geisel, secretary of economic development for the State of New Mexico
Debra Inman, vice president of Albuquerque Economic Development
Synthia Jaramillo, director of economic development with the City of Albuquerque

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Sophie Martin, attorney

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