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.
Neda Kherbik, Albuquerque resident
Celia Yapita, Catholic Charities
Ed Williams, KUNM Public Health Reporter
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