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

April 19, 2019 – Indigenous people from Alaska are traveling the country educating people about their way of life and advocating for the protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Trump administration is moving forward with plans to open … Continue reading Protecting Sacred Sites in Alaska and the Southwest

April 11, 2019 – Bernalillo County’s mobile voting unit debuted last fall as the first such experiment in the state. NMiF explains the program, its attractiveness to other counties and how voting officials decide where to take it for elections. … Continue reading Bernalillo County’s Mobile Voting Unit

April 4, 2019 – The documentary film “The Providers” airs nationwide on PBS stations on Monday, as a feature of the PBS series “Independent Lens.” The film focuses on the challenge of treating addiction in rural New Mexico. Correspondent Megan … Continue reading Rural Healthcare in New Mexico a Feature of National Film “The Providers”

March 29, 2019 – Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the executive director of the Santa Fe Film Office, Eric Witt, to look at a bill passed this legislative session that revamps New Mexico’s film incentive program. The governor is … Continue reading New Changes to the State’s Film Production Incentives