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Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal, Reconciling Climate Change Through Faith & Sustaining Journalism in New Mexico

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a look behind the push to make New Mexico a dumping ground for nuclear waste from around the country. Environment reporter Laura Paskus talks with a New Mexico Senator who’s working to keep the private company, Holtec, from bringing their waste here. Host Gene Grant talks with a roundtable of independent journalists about the challenges they face reporting in the vastly different areas of the state. Plus, a Professor of Theology shares his outlook on climate change, and how he views it through lens of faith.  And, a unique story about the Bosque, where an environmental education circus tries to teach us about Albuquerque’s water resources, while bringing awareness to our impact on the environment.

Host: Gene Grant


Holtec Nuclear Waste Storage
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guest: Jeff Steinborn, New Mexico Senator (District 36)

Sustaining Journalism in New Mexico
Correspondent: Gene Grant
Leota Harriman, editor & publisher, The Independent
Peter Rice, editor, Downtown Albuquerque News
Ryan Lowery, president, SPJ Rio Grande

Faith and Climate Change
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guest: Larry Rasmussen, professor emeritus, Union Theological Seminary

Conservation Carnivale
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guest: Endion Schichtel, ringleader, Conservation Carnival