According to the New Mexico Public Education Department, the current high school graduation rate in our state is under 70 percent. What can be done to bring up graduation rates in local schools? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New … Continue reading Mentor 2.0 – Freshman Year Through Graduation

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 down with NMIF … Continue reading What’s on Your Plate?

This week, we get an update from Santa Clara Pueblo officials about the latest efforts to address flooding in the canyon near the pueblo. Record breaking wildfires in recent years devastated the forest around the tribe’s watershed. Will it ever fully … Continue reading Santa Clara Pueblo Prepares For Flooding

This week, the LA Times covered a new report on the suicide rate among female veterans. The report highlighted the need to look closer at the mental health needs and issues faced by women when they serve and after they … Continue reading Addressing Suicide Among Female Veterans

June is National LGBTQ Pride month. This year’s Albuquerque Pride parade will take place on June 13. This week on New Mexico in Focus, we learn about some of the challenges faced by young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. … Continue reading LGBTQ Youth

Last month, rain across New Mexico pulled many parts of the state out of severe drought conditions, but will that last? NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with David Gutzler, a climatologist and professor at UNM, to talk about the … Continue reading David Gutzler on New Mexico Water

Alexander Heffner from PBS’s THE OPEN MIND sits down with correspondent Gwyneth Doland to talk about civic engagement among the millennial generation. Heffner offers his insights into what might encourage more young people to vote in the next national election. … Continue reading Alexander Heffner on Millennial Civic Engagement

The state Public Regulation Commission (PRC) recently rejected PNM’s request for a rate hike and new fees for residential solar customers. However, the state’s largest utility is expected to re-file a rate request. The PRC is also considering a rate … Continue reading The Cost of Energy

The Albuquerque Folk Festival will take place on June 6. This week, we invited two long-time volunteers and participants from the festival to join us in studio and tell us what people could see and learn at this annual event. … Continue reading Albuquerque Folk Festival

Gwyneth Doland speaks with Nancy Hollander, a local attorney who represents Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Her client has been detained at Guantanamo for more than 12 years but has never been charged with a crime. Slahi’s new book, “Guantanamo Diary,” brings … Continue reading Nancy Hollander