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The next New Mexico in Focus is a special one-hour show on teen pregnancy and young parenthood in New Mexico. We bring you the locally produced documentary “Pregnant” by Chris Schueler, which highlights the voices of young parents and peer health educators. Then host Gene Grant sits down in studio with a panel of local leaders to talk about their work with young parents.

Tannia Esparza, executive director of Young Women United
State Representative Georgene Louis
Dr. Brenda Pereda, UNM Health Sciences Center
Johnny Wilson, Young Fathers of Santa Fe

Gene Grant

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Sarah Gustavus. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Episode 913 airs September 25, 2015

1 Comment

  1. Tamara Coombs on September 25, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    One panelist mentioned teenage girls who didn’t know about menstruation. When I was in the fifth grade here in Albuquerque in the 1950s, boys and girls were separately shown filmstrips on the basics of sexual maturation and reproduction. Is basic sex education taught in today’s elementary schools ?