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Fighting diabetes and obesity and improving diet in Navajo Nation, a conversation with death educator Gail Rubin, and the Line panel.


This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales and producer Sarah Gustavus travel to the Navajo Nation for the series “Reconnecting with a Healthy Lifestyle.” They explore what’s being done to fight diabetes and obesity by reducing consumption of soda and sugary beverages, and look at one school’s innovative way to get filtered water to more people on the Navajo Nation. Their coverage is supported by the USC Annenberg National Fellowship and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism.

Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with author, speaker and death educator Gail Rubin to discuss why thinking about your death can be a good way to celebrate your life.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on a few of the top stories in the news this week, including the corruption trial of former state senator Phil Griego, the current fallout from new bail rules issued a few months ago, and the UNM regents’ choice for the next president of the University of New Mexico

Gene Grant

Antonia Gonzales
Megan Kamerick           

Studio Guests:
Gail Rubin, author and end-of-life planner, AGoodGoodbye.com

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator


New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m.and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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The Line: Innovate ABQ

April 1, 2016 – UNM  Regents announced a new phase of development for the Innovate ABQ project in Albuquerque. The new building was designed with entrepreneurs and students in mind. Will it attract new talent to the area? The Line panelists react to the project and share their thoughts on how Albuquerque is changing this week on New Mexico in Focus.

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP