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November 8, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus takes a hard look at crime’s effect on young people with Albuquerque filmmaker John Acosta, whose documentary Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad aims to raise awareness about youth violence. NMiF … Continue reading The Effect of Violence on Youth

November 8, 2019 – Thomas Saenz is the national president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and its general counsel. Saenz has been a key figure in the Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico lawsuit, the … Continue reading MALDEF National President Thomas Saenz

November 1, 2019 – When the City of Albuquerque revamped its zoning rules a few years ago, it was praised for getting rid of a complicated system that residents had complained about for years. The new system was supposed to … Continue reading Neighborhoods Push Back on New Zoning Rules in Albuquerque

October 25, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus previews its upcoming interview with MALDEF President Thomas Saenz. Acting as general counsel for the group, Saenz has been deeply involved in the Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico lawsuit. In an … Continue reading MALDEF President Thomas Saenz Preview

October 25, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus takes a closer look at Albuquerque’s plan for a public campaign finance voucher system, termed “Democracy Dollars.” Advocates say it’s a way to counteract the influence of money from a few wealthy … Continue reading Democracy Dollars

October 18, 2019 – Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller for an in-depth discussion on the eleven bonds and the quarter-cent gross receipts tax that will be on this November’s ballot, along with recent financial decisions … Continue reading Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller on Bonds and Ballot Items

October 18, 2019 – In recognition of New Mexico’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which replaced Columbus Day, the New Mexico in Focus crew headed to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to capture the sights and sounds of the celebration. Guests: … Continue reading Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

October 18, 2019 – In a conversation with Lt. Trace Peck of the University of New Mexico Police Department, NMiF host Gene Grant looks into crime on urban college campuses like UNM – how police hope to track it and … Continue reading Fighting Crime on the University of New Mexico Campus

October 11, 2019 – On Monday, October 14, New Mexico officially celebrates its first Indigenous People’s Day. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill this year which replaces Columbus Day with the new celebration. New Mexico has joined a handful … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 4, 2019 – What happens when the lights go out? Typically, linemen for the local electric utility go scrambling to fix the problem. In an emergency, speed and safety are paramount concerns in getting the power back on. New … Continue reading STEM Students Learn Lineman Lessons