The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) has proposed a new work requirement for people seeking to sign up for assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Community groups across the state have publicly criticized the proposed changes, which include increasing … Continue reading Community Groups Object to Proposed SNAP Work Requirement

National research shows that women, on average, make 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. A new wage equity ordinance in Albuquerque aims to address the wage gap between men and women. Martha Burk, a political psychologist and … Continue reading Promoting Equal pay in Albuquerque

Amber Royster from Equality New Mexico sat down this week with producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Royster says the ruling was a victory, but there’s still more work to be done. She talked about ongoing … Continue reading What’s Next After the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling?

This week correspondent Megan Kamerick speaks with two mothers about the challenges they faced when they tried to access childcare assistance through the Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD). We also hear from a childcare provider and organizer with the … Continue reading Some Parents say Childcare Assistance is Difficult to Access

Boxer and MMA fighter Holly Holm, who grew up in Albuquerque, is now a top competitor in the field of Mixed Martial Arts. She spoke with Megan Kamerick last year about what it feels like to compete and how she finds … Continue reading Encore: Holly Holm Talks About Her Fighting Career

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of “Pearls Before Swine,” spoke with Megan Kamerick last year about his early influences and how he handles controversial topics in his syndicated cartoon.

It’s been 40 years since the US government withdrew all American troops in Vietnam. Do you know what was left behind in Laos? Gwyneth Doland speaks with two New Mexico journalists, with years of experience living and reporting in Southeast Asia, about their book “Eternal … Continue reading Encore: Local Journalists Cover Legacy of Bombings in Laos

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