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The Line: Top Stories of 2018 (Numbers 8 & 7)

Martinez's Legacy

December 21, 2018 – Host Gene Grant and our all-journalist Line opinion panel continue to count down the top stories of 2018. In this segment, they begin with reflections on the 8th biggest story, the end of the Entrada Pageant in Santa Fe, at least as the community had come to know it. The Entrada was part of the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe celebrations. It depicted the 1692 Spanish reoccupation of the city, twelve years after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Community leaders, tribal representatives and the Catholic Church are still working on ideas to change and adapt the event to celebrate the city’s multi-cultural history. And, coming in at number 7 on this year’s countdown is the legacy of Susana Martinez, who leaves office in just a matter of days. Panelists discuss the pivotal moments in her tenure, as well as the highlights and lowlights on her 8 years in office.


Line Panelists:
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jeff Proctor, reporter, Santa Fe Reporter and New Mexico in Depth


For Further Reading:

Santa Fe Ends Contentious Entrada Pageant

Susana Martinez Legacy

The Line: Updates And Surprises In New Mexico Politics

1207 Line Politics

August 17, 2018 – There were some surprise announcements in New Mexico politics this week. Former Gov. Gary Johnson announced that he was jumping into the New Mexico U.S. Senate race, replacing Aubrey Dunn in the Libertarian spot on the ballot. And Democratic ex-governor Jerry Apodaca, father of former gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca, announced his endorsement of Republican Steve Pearce in the governor’s race.

Producer Sarah Gustavus and this week’s Line panelists discuss these and other updates, and reflect on voter interest in the midterm elections.

Further reading:

Scathing audit says after-the-fact changes used to ‘correct’ coalition spending

Line Panelists:

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC

Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal

Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi

Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP