September 27, 2019 – This week, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi officially announced an impeachment inquiry for President Donald Trump. Two of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are on the record supporting impeachment proceedings: Ben Ray Lujan and Deb Haaland. But, the state’s 2nd Congressional District Rep. Xochitl Torres Small is playing her cards close to the vest. Host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists talk about what role our congressional delegation should play in any impeachment proceedings, and what the impact of all this might be heading into an election year in 2020.
Line Panelists: Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & KKOB
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
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