Tag Archives: Santa Fe

The Line: Municipalities Offer Loan Programs as Alternative to Payday Loans

1304 Line Public Lending

July 26, 2019 – Predatory lending practices have been a problem in New Mexico for years, in part because of our high poverty rate. Now, some local governments are offering an alternative to payday loans. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss these programs, and whether or not they are a viable solution to helping employees avoid long-term debt.

Line Panelists:
Diane Denish, Former Lt. Governor
Dave Mulryan, Everybody Votes Founder
Ed Perea, Lawyer and Public Safety Expert
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator

For Further Reading:

Bernalillo County Now Offering Loans to Employees, KOB-TV

Mayor’s Employee Loan Program Approved, Santa Fe New Mexican

16th International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe

Folk Art Market

July 12, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus travels to Santa Fe to look at the work being done by hordes of volunteers at this weekend’s International Folk Art Market. Many of those who work at the event are participating in “voluntourism,” where people make their vacation plans based on a volunteer opportunity. The market counts nearly 1,800 people as volunteers.

Guests:
Stuart Ashman, CEO, International Folk Art Market
Sandy Wylie, Associate Director, International Folk Art Market