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The Line: New Mexicans React To Anti-Semitic Violence

1218 Synagogue Shootings

November 2, 2018 – While gun violence and religious persecution are nothing new, the massacre last week at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh has a concerned nation looking at the uptick in anti-Semitism.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the local response to this recent tragedy and examine ways to stem the tide of such vitriol and hate.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

Further Reading: Citizens unite in fight against anti-Semitism

Citizens unite in fight against anti-Semitism

Jews in Santa Fe express fear, solidarity after Pittsburgh attack

ABQ’s Jewish leaders react to Pittsburgh massacre

The Line: Federal Government Seizes Gaming Revenue From The Pueblo Of Pojoaque & Reaction To March For Our Lives Rallies

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March 30, 2018 – During the time the Pueblo of Pojoaque was operating without a gaming compact, while terms were being negotiated, the Pueblo was instructed to set aside the money that would have been paid to the state if a signed compact was in place. The federal government has now seized that money. The tribe argues that those funds should be used to support tribal members. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel discuss the disagreement over the gaming compact, politics around the issue and what might be next. 

And Gene and the Line panelists also talk about the “March for Our Lives” rallies that took place across the nation, and in several cities in New Mexico

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Eric Griego, former state senator
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First

Further reading:

U.S. seizes $10.1 million in gambling revenue from Pojoaque Pueblo - by Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican

Pojoaque gambling revenues seized by feds – by T.S. Last, Albuquerque Journal

And:

March against gun violence draws thousands to downtown Santa Fe - by Sami Edge, The Santa Fe New Mexican

Students and their allies march in Albuquerque against gun violence in schools – by Laura Paskus and Andy Lyman, NM Political Report