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The epidemic of child sexual abuse on Native American reservations & the broader impact of the 2013 Legislative session

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, a special discussion spurred by the FRONTLINE / INDEPENDENT LENS presentation of “Kind Hearted Woman.”

Over the course of two nights – Monday and Tuesday, April 1-2, at 8:00 pm on Ch. 5.1, filmmaker David Sutherland explores the epidemic of child sexual abuse on Native American reservations. NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS previews the problem with a panel of Native American leaders and family violence survivors. The discussion is moderated by Tara Gatewood, host of the daily, national radio call-in program, Native America Calling.

The Line opinion panel is an all-journalist affair this week, as members of the Roundhouse press corps are in-studio to talk about the broader impact of the 2013 legislative session. Who were the players and personalities who shaped the 60-day lawmaking session that ended this month? What issues unexpectedly rose to the fore, and what issues faded as the legislating reached its peak? The panel looks back before going on-the-clock with other notable headlines from the week.

Governor Richard B. Luarkie, Pueblo of Laguna
Christian Redbird, Student, Central New Mexico Community College
Patrick Trujillo, Native American Training Institute of New Mexico

James Monteleone, Albuquerque Journal
Rob Nikolewski, Capitol Report New Mexico
Matthew Reichbach, New Mexico Telegram
Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican

CORRESPONDENTS: Tara Gatewood, Host, Native America Calling


The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Subscribe to the New Mexico in Focus Podcast on iTunes.

Episode 639 for air March 29, 2013