November 22, 2019 – The U.S. Census count is underway here in New Mexico and the results of that count will impact the redrawing of political boundaries for the next decade. A new report published on New Mexico in Depth takes a look at the sordid history of redistricting processes in our state, including concerns about secrecy and political bickering. NMiF contributor and UNM Communication and Journalism Department instructor Gwyneth Doland authored the report, and shares some of the highlights.
Correspondent: Matt Grubs, NMiF senior producer
Guest: Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Dept.
June 14, 2019 – It’s still almost a year before the Census begins, but preparations for the count have begun across New Mexico. In El Cerro Mission, a sparsely developed area east of Los Lunas, many residents are Mexican immigrants. They’ve heard that the Census may ask about their citizenship—and they’re worried. Planners are reaching out to prominent community members for help, hoping to spread the message that New Mexicans have everything to gain when it comes to federal funding that relies on the census, and nothing to lose by being counted.
Guests: Laura Robles, owner of Mana Mini Mart in El Cerro Mission
Valencia County Sheriff Denise Vigil