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New Mexico Voices for Children And The Latest KIDS COUNT Data


January 18, 2018 – This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Bill Jordan from New Mexico Voices for Children to discuss the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book, released this month to coincide with the start of the legislative session. The report shows improvements in some areas, but our state is still at the bottom of the nation in nearly all measures of child and family well-being.

Guest: Bill Jordan, New Mexico Voices for Children

Additional Resources:
NM ranked 49th in child well-being – Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Responding To Crime In Downtown Albuquerque

NMiF: The Line Panel

June 30, 2017 – The tech company Lavu sent a letter recently to Mayor Richard Berry and Governor Susana Martinez about crime in downtown Albuquerque. The company said increasing crime near their offices has forced the local business to consider moving. How should the city respond to crime and homelessness downtown? Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists share their thoughts and talk about potential solutions.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP