Many people want a better connect to the source of their food. Would you be willing to learn how to hunt or forage for the foods you need to feed your family? Hunter, cook and author Hank Shaw sat down … Continue reading Encore: Hank Shaw Proposes Hunting and Foraging Traditions

This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant sits down with Reverend John D. Hill from Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Albuquerque. Reverend Hill tells us how his congregation is talking about the shooting last week … Continue reading Local Reaction to Church Shooting In Charleston

A national report released last month on the conditions of roads and highways around the U.S. caught the attention of local media. About 25 percent of rural roads in New Mexico need to be repaired or repaved. NMIF Producer Sarah … Continue reading Repairing New Mexico’s Roads and Highways

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