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5/11/12 New Mexico in Focus Audio: Episode 546

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, political psychologist and women’s issues expert Martha Burk joins The Line opinion panel. The “gang of four” will talk about New Mexico’s slide away from swing state status as the Land of Enchantment leans more Democratic for federal races.

The role of Super PACs in political advertising will also get attention from The Line, as will a feared exodus of top-flight professors from the University of New Mexico.

Host Gene Grant sits down with Dr. Susan Baum, medical director of the New Mexico Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau. Baum examines recent controversies over the efficacy of cancer screenings. How should screenings be used? Are some screenings closer to useless than useful?

Dr. Susan Baum, Medical Director/Epidemiologist, New Mexico Department of Health

—THE LINE Guest Panelists:
Martha Burk, Political Psychologist and Women’s Issues Expert
Jamie Estrada, Former U.S. Commerce Department Official

—THE LINE Panelist:
Dan Foley, Former New Mexico House Republican Whip
Sophie Martin, Editor in Chief, New Mexico Law Review

Gene Grant

The Producers of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS are Matt Grubs and Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.