November 22, 2019 – The U.S. Census count is underway here in New Mexico and the results of that count will impact the redrawing of political boundaries for the next decade. A new report published on New Mexico in Depth takes a look at the sordid history of redistricting processes in our state, including concerns about secrecy and political bickering. NMiF contributor and UNM Communication and Journalism Department instructor Gwyneth Doland authored the report, and shares some of the highlights.
Correspondent: Matt Grubs, NMiF senior producer
Guest: Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Dept.
October 11, 2019 – The election may be more than a year away, but the race to replace Senator Tom Udall is heating up. That is especially true for the democratic candidates, current U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. This week, Lujan announced he had raised more than a million dollars during the last fundraising period. That disclosure came before the filing deadline even arrived. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the money race, and the apparent split between the progressive and more moderate wings of the state democratic party.
Line Panelists: Dan Foley, former NM state representative
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican
Andy Lyman, reporter, NM political report
Sophie Martin, attorney