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Suspect Arrested in Shots-Fired Incidents, Tracking the Rio Grande’s Snowpack & Border Bodies: Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant and the Line Opinion Panel discuss the recent arrest of a suspect in the shots-fired incidents involving New Mexico lawmakers. To this point, no charges in those cases have been filed and state leaders are preparing to return to the Roundhouse. The Panel will also talk through new data from the state Public Education Department showing declining enrollment in public schools over a period of years. Gene asks our panelists if there’s something districts can do to turn that trend around. And for their final conversation, the Line reacts to the opening of a new shelter at the Gibson Health Hub in Albuquerque, months before the planned opening of the highly-anticipated Gateway Center.  

In conversation with Our Land’s Laura Paskus, Angus Goodbody, a hydrologist with Water and Climate Services at the National Water and Climate Center, and Jaz Ammon, a water supply specialist with the New Mexico Snow Survey Program, talk about conditions in the Rio Grande Basin and what they could mean for water supply in the spring and summer. 

New Mexico in Focus correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with UNM Professor and Author Bernadine Hernandez about her book, ‘Border Bodies.’ The book discusses how racialized sexuality, sexual capital and violence in the 19th century borderlands contributed to the southwest as we know and understand it today. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line opinion panel:
Dave Mulryan, president, Mulryan-Nash Advertising 
Laura Sanchez, attorney 
Dan Foley, former New Mexico State Representative 

Tracking the Rio Grande’s Snowpack 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus  
Guests: Angus Goodbody, hydrologist, Water and Climate Services, National Water and Climate Center 
Jaz Ammon, water supply specialist, New Mexico Snow Survey Program, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 

‘Border Bodies’ 
Correspondent: Russell Contreras 
Guest: Dr. Bernadine Hernández, Author, associate professor of American Literary Studies at UNM