Health and wellness initiatives in the Southwest, clean air proposals for ABQ, plus a discussion of the shooting tragedy in Clovis on the Line panel.

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This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales and producer Sarah Gustavus examine how one organization in California is using cultural activities to improve health outcomes for individuals and families. Gonzales and Gustavus are national fellows with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. Their coverage of health and wellness initiatives in the Southwest in 2017 is supported by the USC Annenberg National Fellowship and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism.

Sarah Gustavus also sits down with an organizer from Juntos: Our Air, Our Water, an environmental advocacy group focusing on Latino families, to talk about their clean air proposal for Albuquerque.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on a few of the top stories in the news this week, including a look at both old and new sources of energy: increased production in New Mexico’s oil patch, and a solar energy plant being built in the Navajo Nation.  The panelists also discuss an in-depth look at Spaceport America by  

Gene Grant

Antonia Gonzales
Sarah Gustavus

Studio Guest:
Boye Ladd, pow wow dancer/announcer and cultural advisor
Estefany González Mendoza, outreach coordinator, Juntos: Our Air Our Water

Line Panelists:
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies, LLC, and producer/host of The Well Woman Show


New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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