Cartoonist and writer Lalo Alcaraz, a discussion about health literacy and navigating the health care system, plus the Line panel.

NMiF: Lalo Alcaraz

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Russell Contreras sits down with cartoonist and writer Lalo Alcaraz. They discuss Alcaraz’s work as a cultural consultant on the new film “Coco” and how he sees his role as a cartoonist in the current political climate.

And producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with two local health providers to talk about health literacy and how we can all learn new skills to navigate the health care system.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists take on some of the top stories in the news this week, including the election of Tim Keller as Albuquerque’s next mayor, results of a recently released UNM athletics’ audit, and calls for new procedures when police interact with people experiencing mental health issues.

Gene Grant

Russell Contreras
Sarah Gustavus         

Studio Guests:
Lalo Alcaraz, cartoonist and writer         
Kathryn M. Anderson, senior health literacy specialist at UNMH
Lisa Lostetter, nurse and lactation specialist

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management       


New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m.(pre-empted March 26) and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m (pre-empted March 25) and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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