April 3, 2020 – As the nation’s economy reels from the COVID-19 crisis, the Environmental Protection Agency has rolled back regulations, allowing for greater pollution. The surprise announcement came last week. Correspondent Laura Paskus talks about how the state is responding with Sec. … Continue reading EPA Rolls Back Regulations

April 3, 2020 – NMIF Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence about how stay-at-home orders might put victims of domestic abuse at risk for harm. The U.S. Justice Department reports that nearly 9 out of 10 incidents of … Continue reading Dealing With Domestic Violence During COVID-19

April 3, 2020 – Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Dr. David Scrase, who is part of the team coordinating New Mexico’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A geriatrician who now leads the Human Services Department, Dr. Scrase talks about … Continue reading NM Human Services Secretary on COVID-19 Testing and Preparedness

By Laura Paskus As the country reels from the spread of the novel coronavirus, federal regulators say they can’t keep up with the enforcement of environmental laws. They’re also mounting a push-back campaign against press reports and lawmakers who questioned … Continue reading EPA Rolls Back Regulations During Pandemic, Shifts Burden to States, Tribes

 March 27, 2020 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks with President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation and National Indian Health Board CEO Stacy Bohlen about tribes in New Mexico and across the country are dealing with scarce resources as they respond to novel coronavirus outbreaks on tribal lands. … Continue reading COVID-19 Response from Native Tribes

 March 27, 2020 – Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Sec. Bill McCamley of Workforce Solutions about the state’s expanded response for workers who have been laid off because of actions to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. New Mexico’s unemployment numbers jumped from … Continue reading Workforce Solutions Amid COVID-19

March 20, 2020 – The U.S. Census quietly got underway last week. As it has for nearly all facets of life, COVID-19 has dramatically changed plans for how to encourage participation from historically undercounted populations. The Census is vital for … Continue reading Counting State’s Native American Population for 2020 Census

March 20, 2020 – Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with two psychiatrists about how to deal with the realities of social distancing as the nation responds to the COVID-19 outbreak. For many people, staying at home can start to feel … Continue reading Coping With Anxiety During COVID-19 Social Distancing

March 13, 2020 – It’s tax season! Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with CPA Tamara Beall of REDW, Jeffrey Ledbetter of United Way of Central NM’s Tax Help New Mexico, and Richard Anklam of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute about … Continue reading Tax Help for Tax Season

March 13, 2020 – On a recent episode of Our Land, we talked about public lands in New Mexico. They hold different meanings for different people, including each of the state’s American Indian tribes. On this month’s episode, correspondent Laura … Continue reading Our Land: Cochiti Pueblo Opposes National Monument Expansion