Efforts to correct the gender imbalance in technology, the next installment of NMiF’s “Reconnecting with a Healthy Lifestyle” series, plus Gene Grant and the Line Panel.

Megan Kamerick

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with three New Mexico women about efforts to correct the gender imbalance in technology and get more girls and women interested in coding and stem-related fields.

Native Americans have high rates of diabetes and obesity, which links to other health concerns like cancer and heart disease.  In this month’s installment of NMiF’s “Reconnecting with a Healthy Lifestyle” series, correspondent Antonia Gonzales visits communities in New Mexico and Arizona, on different areas of the vast Navajo Nation, to learn how some Native Americans are overcoming systemic challenges that affect their well-being.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists take on some of the top news stories of the week, including the results of the Albuquerque Municipal Election held this week and reactions to the horrific massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gene Grant

Antonia Gonzales
Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Lisa Adkins,co-founder and chief operating officer, Ingenuity Software Labs Inc. and
founder and co-leader of Girl Develop It ABQ
Monica Alvarez, graduate of Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp and
software developer for 11 Online
Cherish Franco, computer engineer and advocate for girls in STEM

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney
Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal


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 www.newmexicoinfocus.org. 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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