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

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