March 1, 2019 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland heads to Santa Fe to explore the nexus of education and tax reform efforts. In response to a judge’s decision that New Mexico hasn’t been spending enough on its public schools, the Legislature … Continue reading Education Reform: Money Behind The “Moonshot”

February 22, 2019 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales looks at how Native American artists are using their creativity to highlight political and social activism. She visits the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe to explore the Beyond Standing … Continue reading Native Artists Respond To Standing Rock And The No-DAPL Movement

February 22, 2019 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with UNM Labor Economist Melissa Binder to discuss the overall impacts of a minimum wage hike, plus what the research says about what that new minimum wage should be. Guest: Melissa … Continue reading Local Labor Economist On Minimum Wage

February 22, 2019 – Lawmakers continue to debate increasing the state’s minimum wage. One plan also includes doing away with another wage level designed for employees like restaurant wait staff and bartenders, who currently earn tips as well. New Mexico … Continue reading Restaurants Sound Warning About Proposed Minimum Wage Bill

February 15, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus host Gene Grant sits down in studio with a former legislature and open-government advocates to look further into ethics legislation currently making the rounds in Santa Fe. Guests: Jim Dines, former New … Continue reading HB4 And Other Ethics Bills Currently Proposed

February 15, 2019 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland reports from the Roundhouse on the latest movement regarding ethics legislation and especially on the recently released HB4, which lays out details of how a voter-approved Ethics Commission would work. Guests: Rep. Daymon … Continue reading Ethics Commission Proposal

February 8, 2019 – New Mexico is not insulated from gun violence, and mass shootings. It was just a little over a year ago two students were shot at killed at Aztec High School. In response, lawmakers this year are … Continue reading Legislature Takes Up New Gun Control Proposals

February 8, 2019 – Environmental Reporter Laura Paskus broke the story this week of massive contamination at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo. According to a Department of Defense site inspection, the levels of contamination at Holloman are 18,000 times … Continue reading Holloman AFB Contamination

February 1, 2019 – If New Mexico legalizes, regulates—and taxes—recreational cannabis, will it bring in enough revenue to solve our recurring budget problems? Will the taxes be low enough to stamp out the black market for pot? As a legalization … Continue reading The Finances of Legalizing Cannabis

January 25, 2019 – Will New Mexico become the 11th state to legalize marijuana? A majority of New Mexicans support the idea and so, potentially, does the new Democratic governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham. This week Gwyneth Doland sits down with … Continue reading Should NM Legalize Cannabis?