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Generations Of Opiate Addiction Shapes Families And Communities

Erin Borrego


February 3, 2017 - KUNM public health reporter Ed Williams sits down this week with producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about his reporting project, "Enduring Addiction." His reporting follows the lives of families and health leaders in Española, painting a comprehensive picture of the opioid epidemic from the perspective of the people who have been living through it for generations.

Find all of the features on the special series page: Enduring Addiction

Community members affected by President Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees, a look at New Mexico’s tax system (People, Power, & Democracy), KUNM reporter Ed Williams on our opioid epidemic, and The Line Panel

Heroin

Photo courtesy of PBS NewsHour

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS:

producer Sarah Gustavus talks with community members who are directly affected by President Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees. They look at how the order is impacting families here in New Mexico and how local advocates are responding.

Correspondent Gwyneth Doland reports from the Roundhouse and talks with lawmakers to get some insight into how taxes are part of the budgeting process. The story is part of the People, Power and Democracy coverage, a collaborative reporting project which examines legislation that addresses ethics, accountability and transparency in the New Mexico state government.

KUNM reporter Ed Williams sits down with producer Sarah Gustavus to discuss his coverage of the opioid epidemic from the perspective of the people who have been living through it for generations. The series, following the lives of families and health leaders in Española, is called Enduring Addiction: The Long Fight Against Heroin In Northern New Mexico. 

NMIF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate some of the latest stories in the news, including recent protests in Albuquerque over President Trump’s actions concerning immigrants, and upcoming school board elections.

STUDIO GUESTS:
Neda Kherbik, Albuquerque resident
Celia Yapita, Catholic Charities
Ed Williams, KUNM Public Health Reporter

LINE PANELISTS:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com 

CORRESPONDENT:    
Sarah Gustavus
Gwyneth Doland

HOST/COMMENTATOR:
Gene Grant

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New Mexico in Focus is New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. Hosted by Gene Grant, New Mexico in Focus takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic, health, education and arts issues and explores them in-depth, with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment."

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