“The Providers” focuses on treating addiction in Northern NM, The Line

The Providers

This week, New Mexico in Focus spotlights a special interview with several key players in a documentary called “The Providers.” The film will be featured on the PBS series “Independent Lens” next week. “The Providers” focuses on the challenge of treating addiction in rural New Mexico. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with both the filmmakers and two of the featured rural healthcare practitioners to talk about the film…and the problem at its core. “The Providers” airs Monday, April 8 at 9 pm and Saturday, April 13 at 10 pm on NMPBS 5.1.

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the push by House Republicans to repeal a gun law through a rarely used referendum process. They also examine the new law increasing New Mexico’s minimum wage for the first time in ten years, and look at the state’s opioid crisis in light of recent lawsuits and newly approved treatments.

Host: Gene Grant

Correspondent: Megan Kamerick

Studio Guests:
Laura Green, filmmaker, “The Providers”
Anna Moot-Levin, filmmaker, “The Providers”
Leslie Hayes, Española physician featured in “The Providers”
Chris Ruge, nurse practitioner featured in “The Providers”

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

1 thought on ““The Providers” focuses on treating addiction in Northern NM, The Line

  1. Loved The Providers. It brought home just how desperate some people find themselves in. We are the richest nation on the globe and yet our government lacks the will to serve our most vulnerable populations. Thank you to all of the health care workers who were involved in the making of this film and to the people who were willing to share their struggles.

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