June 14, 2019 – NMiF visits with Eva Encinias, founding director of the National Institute of Flamenco, for a preview of Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, now in its 32nd year of presenting local and international artists of this fiery dance form. … Continue reading Homegrown International Flamenco Festival

June 14, 2019 – It’s still almost a year before the Census begins, but preparations for the count have begun across New Mexico. In El Cerro Mission, a sparsely developed area east of Los Lunas, many residents are Mexican immigrants. … Continue reading El Cerro Mission Prepares to Be Counted

June 7, 2019 – There’s a move afoot to streamline Albuquerque’s city elections. It’s been tried successfully in big cities like San Francisco and Minneapolis, and here in New Mexico, in Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Senior producer Matt Grubs … Continue reading Should Ranked-Choice Voting Come to Albuquerque?

New Mexico’s incentives for film and television were specifically structured to build local jobs. Productions get tax rebates for using and training local crew members. Other states allow productions to get tax credits or rebates on crew members they bring … Continue reading Training Locals for Film Careers

May 31, 2019 – Among the many pieces of legislation signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham after the legislative session is one designed to boost film and television production in the state. It raises the annual cap on tax incentives … Continue reading Alicia Keyes Tells of New Era for Film and Media Production

May 31, 2019 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland heads to Los Lunas to follow U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham as he tours part of the state. New Mexico has large hard-to-count populations and Dillingham came to the state this week … Continue reading Upcoming Census Presents Challenges for New Mexico

May 24, 2019 – Gene Grant sits down with the CEO of Spaceport America to discuss the future of commercial space flight in New Mexico now that Virgin Galactic has concrete plans to complete its move to the Southern New Mexico … Continue reading Spaceport America CEO Dan Hicks

May 24, 2019 – As Albuquerque rolls out its annual wine festival this weekend, NMiF photojournalist Robert McDermott travels to Sheehan Winery in the South Valley to get some answers about the economics of the wine industry in New Mexico. Sheehan Winery with be one of the … Continue reading Economics of Winemaking in New Mexico

May 17, 2019 – Tribal leaders, community members and public health workers are seeking to reduce opioid and substance abuse among Native Americans. Increased use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. and has … Continue reading Reducing Substance Abuse in Indian Country

May 17, 2019 – Unlit streetlights can be a big problem—with fatal consequences.  KUNM’s Marisa Demarco has been tracking problems in Albuquerque for years and produced “In the Dark,” a series of reports on the connection between broken streetlights and … Continue reading Sections of Albuquerque Have Been “In the Dark”