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

October 9, 2015 – A local nonprofit that helps adults open savings accounts to pay for education, a home or a new business is piloting a new program for young people. Ona Porter, president and CEO of Prosperity Works, sits down … Continue reading Prosperity Kids Helps Young People Set Goals

October 9, 2015 – This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Stan Wilson sits down with two local experts to talk about workplace safety. Lisa Weisenfeld is the policy coordinator for the NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Richard Price is a senior analyst … Continue reading Domestic Violence At Work

October 9, 2015 – Leaders in New Mexico often discuss potential solutions for addressing the state’s high poverty rate. Ona Porter from Prosperity Works sits down with producer Sarah Gustavus this week to talk about how Prosperity Kids encourages young people … Continue reading Why Saving For College Could Help Young People Achieve More Now

October 2, 2015 – This week, we begin a New Mexico in Focus series on entrepreneurship in Albuquerque. In the coming months, we will bring you different perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that aspiring entrepreneurs face in New Mexico. Eric Renz-Whitmore … Continue reading Entrepreneurship In Albuquerque And A Visit To FatPipe ABQ

October 2, 2015 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico will not offer health insurance plans through the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange in 2016. The company announced the decision last month after state officials declined to approve a request for a … Continue reading Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Mexico Exiting State Exchange

By Amanda Nezzie Johnny Wilson from Young Fathers of Santa Fe, an organization that connects young fathers with resources throughout New Mexico, joins a panel discussion on teen pregnancy and young parents this week on New Mexico in Focus.   Wilson … Continue reading Young Fathers in New Mexico

September 23, 2015 – This week we spend the entire hour on teen pregnancy and young parenthood. After the documentary “Pregnant” by local flimmaker Chris Schueler, host Gene Grant leads a discussion with local leaders: Tannia Esparza, executive director of Young Women United State … Continue reading Teen Pregnancy and Young Parents