November 27, 2015 – This week we re-visit our conversation on wage equity with Martha Burk earlier this year. Burk played a key role in the implementation of the wage equity ordinance in Albuquerque, which is the first of its … Continue reading Wage Equity In Albuquerque

November 27, 2015 – The holidays are the time of year when many people feel compelled to donate to those who are struggling in their community. But hunger is a year-round issue in New Mexico. This week NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus … Continue reading Hunger In New Mexico

November 27, 2015 – Chef and author Dan Barber says if you care about local farms and the farm to table movement, you should look more closely at what is on your your plate right now. Barber visited Albuquerque this spring and sat … Continue reading The Farm To Table Movement: New Mexico And Beyond

November 27, 2015 – This week we re-visit our interview earlier this year on fracking in New Mexico. NMIF correspondent Gwyneth Doland moderated a discussion about the safety and economic opportunity of fracking with Wally Drangmeister from the New Mexico Oil & Gas … Continue reading Fracking In New Mexico

November 13, 2015 – Violent crime has been on the minds of many people in Albuquerque recently. There are many ways that crime can be addressed. This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas sits down with producer Sarah Gustavus to talk … Continue reading Attorney General Balderas Talks About Addressing Violent Crime

November 13, 2015 – James Ginger, the independent monitor who will report on APD reforms, joins us this week to talk about his role. Ginger also tells Gwyneth Doland what he has seen while overseeing similar reforms in cities across the country.  

November 6, 2015 – The Affordable Care Act opened up new possibilities for health insurance programs. While some health insurance co-ops have failed in other states, New Mexico Health Connections appears to be thriving. Open enrollment 2016 coverage  began this week. NMiF producer Sarah … Continue reading Health Care Co-Op Thrives In New Mexico

November 6, 2015 – This fall, New Mexico in Focus is speaking with local leaders who are working to promote entrepreneurship in Albuquerque. Some say entrepreneurial values should be part of the education system in New Mexico. Producer Sarah Gustavus sits … Continue reading Entrepreneurship In The Classroom

October 23, 2015 – Senator Tom Udall is sponsoring legislation that would increase EPA oversight of chemicals that are in products used by consumers across the country. The current law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed in 1976, and has not … Continue reading Senator Udall Advocates Reforms In Chemical Safety Regulations

October 23, 2015 – During a visit to the Navajo Nation earlier this month, Senator Martin Heinrich told constituents that Congress should reform federal mining laws. The Gold King Mine spill earlier this year put the spotlight on abandoned mines in western … Continue reading Senator Heinrich Talks About Mining Reform After Gold King Mine Spill