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A follow up on the 2016 federal sting operation that has led to charges of racial profiling, a look at the Healthy Workforce, plus the Line Panel.

NMiF: former U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez

A federal law enforcement sting operation in Albuquerque that led to a disproportionate number of arrests of African Americans is the subject of conversation when former U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez talks with correspondent Jeff Proctor on this week’s edition of the New Mexico PBS news and public affairs series NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS. The 2016 drug possession sweep has now led to challenges of racial profiling and entrapment.

Also on the program, correspondent Megan Kamerick leads a discussion about the arguments for and against the proposed Healthy Workforce ordinance that’s on the ballot this week in Albuquerque’s Municipal Election. Supporters say requiring paid sick leave leads to a healthier workplace. Opponents say it will hurt small businesses.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate some of the top news stories of the week, including Albuquerque Mayor Berry’s final State of the City address, and the disturbing report from the FBI that crime is on the rise in the Duke City.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondents:

Megan Kamerick
Jeff Proctor

Studio Guests:
Damon Martinez, former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico
Jason Espinoza, president/CEO of NM Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI)
Elizabeth Wagoner, attorney with the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Line Panelists: Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney

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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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District 3 and 5 Albuquerque city council candidates, a discussion about faith leaders who are speaking out about race and equality, plus the Line panel.

NMiF: Dr. Richard Wood

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the candidates in district 3 and district 5 in this year’s city council races in Albuquerque.

And producer Sarah Gustavus talks with Dr. Richard Wood from UNM about faith leaders who are speaking out about race and equality across the country.

NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists take on some of the top stories in news headlines this week, including what New Mexico’s education plan, newly approved by the U.S. Education Department, will mean for the state’s schools. They also discuss a judge’s ruling that ten of Governor Susana Martinez’s vetoes from this year’s legislative session were invalid, and look at New Mexico’s reactions to the racial violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Host:
Gene Grant

Correspondents:
Sarah Gustavus
Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Klarissa Peña, District 3 Candidate (Incumbent)
Christopher Sedillo, District 3 Candidate
Robert J. Aragon, District 5 Candidate
Cynthia Borrego, District 5 Candidate
Catherine Trujillo, District 5 Candidate
Richard L. Wood, professor, UNM Department of Sociology

Line Panelists:          
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

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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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