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

October 23, 2015 – Gary Oppedahl is known as a serial entrepreneur. He’s also currently the director of the city of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department. This week he tells producer Sarah Gustavus why he is now working with public and private … Continue reading Growing Entrepreneurship In Albuquerque

October 16, 2016 – Pope Francis recently made his first-ever visit to the United States. Along with statements on other social issues, the pope has announced that during a special year of mercy women may be forgiven for what the church … Continue reading Allen Sanchez Talks About Pope’s Visit And Message on Social Issues

October 16, 2015 – Congress has again been arguing over a hot-button issue: abortion. Now some women’s rights activists are pushing back, especially on social media, speaking out about how their choice to end a pregnancy saved or improved their lives. … Continue reading Katha Pollitt Argues Abortion Can Be A Moral Choice

October 16, 2015 – Kathryn Ferguson, author and documentary filmmaker Author and documentary filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson has spent many years on the U.S-Mexico border. She joins us to reflect on perceptions about immigration and the border.

October 16, 2015 – New Mexico is a poor state. The latest figures from the US Census estimate that 20 percent of New Mexicans are currently living in poverty. There are many ways to address poverty and we often sit … Continue reading VISTA Members Play A Role In Addressing Poverty In New Mexico

By Amanda Nezzie This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Stan Wilson focuses on workplace safety and domestic violence. “Domestic violence survives because it is a secret,” reveals Lynn GentryWood, executive director of the Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC) in Albuquerque. One warning sign … Continue reading Local Resources For Domestic Violence Victims