August 23, 2019 – Two interesting announcements about New Mexico’s flagship university came in the news this week. A grand jury indicted former UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs on seven felony counts in connection with a 2015 golf trip to Scotland, paid for in part with public money. And an article in the Daily Lobo announced the return of men’s soccer and men’s and women’s ski teams to UNM – but only as club sports. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel tackle both issues concerning athletics at UNM.
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
May 31, 2019 – A recent decision regarding how felony court cases begin in and around Albuquerque has ignited a heated standoff, with defense attorneys, judges, District Attorney Raúl Torrez and Mayor Tim Keller weighing in. The Court wants to continue reducing grand jury availability and replacing that charging structure with preliminary hearings, which it says is more effective. Torrez and Keller disagree, saying preliminary hearings take up too much time and resources. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the issue.
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Stephanie Maez, executive director, ProgressNow New Mexico
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee