August 23, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss the growing concern over a man who, while legally carrying a gun on his hip, has been harassing vendors and others on the Santa Fe Plaza, including asking them for proof of citizenship. New Mexico law allows for open carry and the man has a right to free speech, but at Santa Fe’s Entrada a couple of years ago, protesters waving signs were corralled into “free speech zones.” Is letting this man have free rein of the plaza applying a double standard?
Line Panelists: Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico Dede Feldman, former state senator Dan Foley, former state representative H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at the sickening wave of mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere. They debate whether calling out domestic terrorism will force a change in the conversation. The group also explores the rhetoric and reality of mental illness.
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital