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COVID-19 Response: Cram To Understand

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In episode 30, hear from college students whose futures are seemingly on hold. Mandolin Eisenberg and KUNM’s own Taylor Velazquez tell us about their experiences. (And after their interviews, host Khalil Ekulona’s ready to vote for either one for U.S. pres should they run.) We also hear from National Native News anchor and New Mexico PBS correspondent Antonia Gonzales about challenges students on tribal lands are facing in trying to get their educations online. And Dr. Stephanie McIver, the counseling director for Student Health and Counseling at UNM, talks about being easy with yourself as you make sense of the pandemic’s impacts on your life.
And a news update: Public schools in N.M. will remain closed for the rest of the semester. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered travelers to put themselves into isolation for 14 days today and said involuntary quarantines could happen.
Here are some links for understanding the federal relief package:
We’re keeping a complete list of the resources and volunteer opportunities that we find for each episode here.  Take a look at today’s resource list::
How are things going for you? We want to know. Share your quarantine stories by calling: (505) 218-7084 and leaving us a message. We could roll them into a future episode. Your New Mexico Government is a collaboration between KUNM, New Mexico PBS, and the Santa Fe Reporter. Funding for our coverage is provided, in part, by the Thornburg Foundation, and the New Mexico Local News Fund.

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Your New Mexico Government is a collaboration between KUNM, New Mexico PBS, and the Santa Fe Reporter. Funding for our coverage is provided, in part, by the Thornburg Foundation, and the New Mexico Local News Fund. 

The Line: Governor Lujan Grisham Proposes Free College

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September 20, 2019 – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this week that she plans to pitch lawmakers on a program for free tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The governor says her Opportunity Scholarship plan would be a last-dollar funding source to make sure no qualifying New Mexico student – as well as some adults – will have to pay for a degree at two- and four-year schools run by the state. The Line opinion panel discusses the educational and economic merits of the plan, as well as how to pay for it.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, Former State Representative
Sophie Martin, Attorney
Janice Arnold-Jones, Former State Representative
Michael Barrio, Prosperity Works
                                                 

For Further Reading:

Governor Announces Scholarship Expansion at New Mexico Colleges, UniversitiesSanta Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Governor Announces Free College Tuition Plan for Residents – CNN