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A discussion about Native comics with Lee Francis, our interview with Dolores Huerta, and the mental health of New Mexico’s youth (Behavioral Health Series)

Native Comics on New Mexico in Focus

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick leads a conversation about behavioral health services for teens across the state.

Earlier this year, correspondent Russell Contreras sat down with civil rights leader and New Mexico native Dolores Huerta, who co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers (UFW) along with Cesar Chávez.  This week we feature their full conversation, where Huerta talks about the current political climate in the United States, her history of organizing, and why she is hopeful for the future.

And NMiF re-broadcasts Megan Kamerick’s interview about the Indigenous comics scene with Lee Francis of Native Realities Press and Dale Deforest, creator of the Hero Twins comics. Francis opened Red Planet Books and Comics in Albuquerque earlier this month.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Russell Contreras
Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights leader
Michele Herling, executive director of the Compassionate Touch Network
Maika Padilla, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council in Albuquerque
Dr. George Davis, retired specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry
Dr. Andrew Hsi, director of the Institute for Resilience, Health and Justice at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Lee Francis, Native Realities Press
Dale DeForest, creator of the Hero Twins comic

Line Panelists: No Line

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Homeless students, a conversation with Delores Huerta, and Gene Grant and the Line Panel

NMiF: homeless students

This week New Mexico in Focus looks at a problem that may be more prevalent than most realize. According to the National Center for Homeless Education, more than ten thousand students in New Mexico experienced homelessness during the 2014-2015 school year. NMiF Producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with local advocates to discuss the challenges students face when they don't know where they are going to sleep at night.  

Correspondent Russell Contreras sat down last week with civil rights leader and New Mexico native Dolores Huerta, who co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers (UFW) along with Cesar Chávez.  Huerta talked about the current political climate in the United States, her history of organizing, and why she is hopeful for the future. An excerpt from the conversation, which can be seen in full on the web, will be shown in this week’s episode.

And Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate some of the top stories in the news, including the Martinez administration's new guidelines for teacher evaluations and sick leave, the firing of UNM basketball head coach Craig Neal, and how New Mexico women are faring  when it comes to equal pay.

Host:
Gene Grant 

Correspondents:
Russell Contreras
Sarah Gustavus                       

Studio Guests:
Tonna Burgos, executive director of student services, Rio Rancho Public Schools
Gaile Herling, program coordinator, Santa Fe Public Schools Adelante Program  
Kate Telis, development and communications director, CLNkids
Patrick Scott, liaison, APS Title I Homeless Project
Dolores Huerta, civil rights leader and co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Antoinette Sedillo López, executive director of Enlace Comunitario

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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 www.newmexicoinfocus.org. 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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