May 24, 2019 – Gene Grant sits down with the CEO of Spaceport America to discuss the future of commercial space flight in New Mexico now that Virgin Galactic has concrete plans to complete its move to the Southern New Mexico … Continue reading Spaceport America CEO Dan Hicks

May 24, 2019 – As Albuquerque rolls out its annual wine festival this weekend, NMiF photojournalist Robert McDermott travels to Sheehan Winery in the South Valley to get some answers about the economics of the wine industry in New Mexico. Sheehan Winery with be one of the … Continue reading Economics of Winemaking in New Mexico

May 17, 2019 – Tribal leaders, community members and public health workers are seeking to reduce opioid and substance abuse among Native Americans. Increased use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. and has … Continue reading Reducing Substance Abuse in Indian Country

May 17, 2019 – Unlit streetlights can be a big problem—with fatal consequences.  KUNM’s Marisa Demarco has been tracking problems in Albuquerque for years and produced “In the Dark,” a series of reports on the connection between broken streetlights and … Continue reading Sections of Albuquerque Have Been “In the Dark”

May 10, 2019 – New Mexico-born Simon Romero is a national correspondent with The New York Times who has traveled all over Latin America. A graduate of Harvard College, Romero later studied history at the University of São Paulo. Romero … Continue reading New York Times National Correspondent Simón Romero

May 2, 2019 – Executive Producer Kevin McDonald sits down for New Mexico in Focus’ first one-on-one with the state’s new secretary of the Public Education Department, Karen Trujillo. They talk about her vision for educating New Mexico’s children and … Continue reading Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo

May 2, 2019 – Beyond mineral extraction and film production, how can New Mexico grow its economy? Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks to Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes about plans to attract larger companies and nurture start-up ventures. Guests: Alicia Keyes, … Continue reading NM Economy Overview with Secretary Alicia Keyes

April 26, 2019 – Producer Matt Grubs talks to a panel of journalists about public access to government. As politicians increasingly pick which media outlets will have access—or choose to bypass the media as much as possible—what’s the impact on … Continue reading Journalists Speak on Government Transparency

April  26, 2019 –  New Mexico in Focus takes to the field for an unveiling that connects the high desert to the world’s oceans. On Earth Day, NMiF photojournalist Robert McDermott traveled to Santa Fe, where a landlocked blue whale … Continue reading Ethyl the Recycled Plastic Blue Whale

April 19, 2019 – A deadline of April 15th has come and gone for the state to make its case that it is providing sufficient resources to school districts across New Mexico. Host Gene Grant and Albuquerque Journal political reporter … Continue reading April 15 Deadline Passes in Landmark Education Lawsuit