Netflix in Albuquerque, Urban Trees, The Art of Dia de los Muertos, The Line

Gene Grant

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick looks 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. A longer conversation with the group, and an additional panel on the impact of the Netflix deal to the state’s economic development, will be aired next week.

Correspondent Laura Paskus visits with Joran Viers, forester for the City of Albuquerque, for a look at the importance of trees to an urban forest in this month’s episode of Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.

New Mexico in Focus visits a very special Dia de los Muertos art installation, designed and created by Working Classroom here in Albuquerque and meant to bring attention to water contamination issues.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections and analyze what the wins and losses mean for New Mexico. They also discuss the state’s teacher shortage and brainstorm possible solutions.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Megan Kamerick
Laura Paskus

Studio Guests:
Alicia Keyes, film liaison, City of Albuquerque
Eric Witt, executive director, Santa Fe Film Office
Liz Pecos, president of the local International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE Local 480)

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

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