August 16, 2019 – Senior producer Matt Grubs sits down for an in-depth conversation with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham about her ambitious goal of raising New Mexico’s public education system to be a model for the country. Less than a month after firing her education secretary, the governor picked Ryan Stewart to lead the Public Education Department.
Guest: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, (D) New Mexico
February 22, 2019 – The Legislature has been working on proposals to fund K-12 public schools in light of a district court decision that said the state has been underfunding schools for years. The judge has given a deadline of April 15 to come up with a plan that meets all mandates. While lawmakers are drafting a state budget for the next fiscal year that puts close to $500 million dollars into public education, advocates say the budget still falls short. How much money is enough? And should the focus be the changes that need to be made, before figuring out the price tag? Gene Grant and the Line panelists voice their opinions on the education proposals and whether the April 15 deadline can realistically be met.
Line Panelists: Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)