Host Gene Grant sat down with Ed Lewis last year, the man behind “Essence” and “Latina” magazines last fall. The graduate of the University of New Mexico talks about his career and his biography, “The Man from Essence: Creating a … Continue reading Black History Month: Ed Lewis

  A new proposal to develop land west of Albuquerque is a topic of intense debate among local community members. The Santolina Master Plan would develop land that was once part of the Atrisco Land Grant. Developers want to turn the … Continue reading Proposed Santolina Development

This week, correspondent Gwyneth Doland takes us to the Roundhouse for our weekly update on the legislature. We asked lawmakers what they think the state can do to support children and families in New Mexico. Representative Gail Chasey (D) Senator … Continue reading 2015 Legislature – Children, Families and Education

In Focus: Vaccination Rates A measles outbreak in several states has been in the headlines for weeks. That got us thinking about the risks in New Mexico if measles shows up here. While looking in to the vaccination rates, we discovered … Continue reading Vaccinating Children in New Mexico

President Obama announced a proposal last month to make the first two years of community college free for many students across the United States. Would that help raise the graduation rate for students in New Mexico who are studying for an associate’s … Continue reading President Obama’s Community College Proposal

  By: Gwyneth Doland Originally published on New Mexico in Depth They don’t have big expense accounts or cozy relationships with powerful lawmakers. They don’t even know where the bathroom is. They’re citizen lobbyists, and they got some training at … Continue reading 2015 Legislative Session: Citizen Lobbying

NMiF correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg. This week, Rolling Stone and the New Yorker published feature stories on fatal police shootings in Albuquerque. DA Brandenburg announced charges last month against two APD officers … Continue reading One-on-One With District Attorney Brandenburg

This week, New Mexico in Focus correspondent Gwyneth Doland reported on legislation that would cap interest rates for some types of short-term lending, such as title loans, at 36 percent.     Gwyneth Doland also reported on the committee hearing … Continue reading Legislature 2015 – Storefront Lending

This week, New Mexico in Focus  correspondent Gwyneth Doland spoke with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle about their proposals for economic development in the 2015 session. Mentioned during the broadcast: HB 28 – Small Business Development Act Fund, sponsored by Rep. … Continue reading 2015 Legislature: Economic Development

This week, volunteers in Albuquerque are counting homeless individuals. Survey Week happens every two years and gives government officials and service providers a way to measure the issue in the city. Pastor John Hill from the Albuquerque Rescue Mission shares … Continue reading Homeless in Albuquerque