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What the national conversation about sexual harassment and assault means for New Mexico, connecting New Mexicans who have left the state with income opportunities to encourage their return home, plus the Line panel

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This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with an advocate from the Women’s Resource Center at UNM to talk about what the national conversation about sexual harassment and assault means for New Mexico.

Producer Sarah Gustavus also sits down with the organizer of a symposium showing how to match New Mexicans who have left the state, but want to return home, with employers and investors who can make that happen.

And NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss top stories of the week, including the horrific random shooting death of two students at a high school in Aztec.  The Line also looks at sexual harassment allegations by a New Mexico lobbyist, and weighs in on the Lt. Governor’s race.

Gene Grant

Sarah Gustavus

Studio Guests:
Caitlin Henke, program specialist, UNM Women's Resource Center
Maggie Werner-Washburne, New Mexico Educated Workforce in STEM Symposium 

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies, LLC, and producer/host of The Well Woman Show
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM


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The Line: Some Lobos “Take The Knee”

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October 6, 2017 – When the UNM band started playing “The Star Spangled Banner” unexpectedly during a shortened halftime, some Lobo football players knelt as a protest against racial injustice, becoming the first college team to cause an uproar for this action, locally and nationally.  Gene Grant and the Line panelist tackle the debate over this form of peaceful protest.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney
Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal