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Rust Shooting Charges, Statewide Public Safety Priorities & Wild Wolf Captured in NM

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant and the Line Opinion Panel react to the Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office’s announcement of charges in the ‘Rust’ shooting tragedy. Actor Alec Baldwin and the film’s armorer both face involuntary manslaughter charges. The panel also discusses a debate that’s been reignited in the state legislature over our state’s pretrial detention process. Specifically, legislators are expected to take up a tool used to analyze the likelihood of a defendant showing up to court and/or committing a new crime if released. Finally, our panelists return to the issue of modernizing our state legislature. A recent poll showed a majority of New Mexicans support changes like paying lawmakers, hiring more legislative staff & lengthening session, but should term limits be under consideration as well? 

New Mexico in Focus Political Correspondent Gwyneth Doland is back at the Roundhouse this week as Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham laid out her public safety priorities during a press conference. Gwyneth gets reaction to the Governor’s comments from lawmakers and asks if those goals could be reached in the 2023 session.  

Brady McGee, Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Our Land senior producer Laura Paskus discuss f2754, the Mexican wolf who traveled from the Rocky Prairie Pack in southeastern Arizona to northern New Mexico and was recently captured on private land near Angel Fire. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line opinion panel:
T.J. Trout, radio host, KKOB 
Andy Lyman, reporter, Santa Fe Reporter 
Rebecca Latham, fmr. NM Cabinet Secretary 

Public Safety Priorities in the Legislature 
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland 
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, (D) New Mexico 
Harold Medina, Albuquerque Police Chief 
St. Rep. Javier Martinez, (D) NM District 11, Bernalillo County, Speaker of the House 
St. Rep. T. Ryan Lane, (R) NM District 3, San Juan County 
St. Rep. Andrea Romero, (D) NM District 46, Santa Fe 

GOP Senate Leadership Questions Public Safety Legislation 
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland 
Guest: St. Sen. Gregory A. Baca, (R) NM District 29, Bernalillo & Valencia Counties, Senate Minority Leader 

Wild Wolf Captured Near Angel Fire 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: Brady McGee, Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service