December 20, 2019 – The New York Times published a story bemoaning the woes of chile producers in New Mexico this year, and forecasting a threat to the future of New Mexico’s signature crop. Are New Mexicans too complacent about the threat, or is the situation not as dire as the article suggests? Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the fate of the state’s most famous veggie.
Line Panelists: Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
July 19, 2019 – Red or green? That’s New Mexico’s official state question. It shows just how important chile – ripe or otherwise – is to New Mexicans. So, when Governor Jared Polis of Colorado tweeted that his state’s Pueblo variety was the best in the world, New Mexico didn’t take it lying down. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the “chile war” heating up between Colorado and New Mexico.
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Inez Russell Gomez, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary T. Torres, attorney