This week, New Mexico in Focus producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Ambassador Paul Robinson. A chief negotiator for the US in nuclear talks with the Soviet Union in the late 1980s and early 90s, and a former president of Sandia National Labs, Ambassador Robinson shares his insights on international negotiations and the future of nuclear weapons management.
Correspondent Russell Contreras talks with Christine Sierra, a Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. They discuss important discoveries covered in a recently published book she co-authored, “Contested Transformation,” on racial and ethnic minorities in elected office at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate some of the top stories in news headlines this week, including an examination of New Mexico higher education system, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recent visit to New Mexico, and Bernalillo County’s new security camera program.
Ambassador Paul Robinson, former head of U.S./USSR Nuclear Testing Talks, former president of Sandia National Labs
Christine Sierra, political scientist and co-author of “Contested Transformation: Race, Gender, and Political Leadership in 21st Century America”
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief for the Albuquerque Journal
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM
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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