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Wildfire Danger, Latinx Voting Analysis & Early Election Preview

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel addresses the startling number of wildfires burning in our state and the growing concern over what that means for the rest of the spring and summer. All that, as forecasters continue to offer warnings about ongoing drought across the state. The Panel also digs into the Governor’s race ahead of the GOP primary, analyzing fundraising totals, and recent political ads. Plus, reaction to a new proposal in the city of Albuquerque to create large encampments for the city’s homeless population.

Environment reporter Laura Paskus discusses the importance of science education for young people and adults with educator and consultant Mollie Parsons. Parsons tells us about the PBS Learning Media modules, now available for teachers and interested individuals. And, correspondent Russell Contreras sits down with an expert on Latinx voting trends to talk about what we learned from 2020, and how it could translate into the 2022 primary season.

Host: Gene Grant

The Line opinion panel:
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group Public Relations
Rebecca Latham, chief executive director, Girl Scouts of New Mexico
Laura Sanchez, attorney


Our Land Education
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guest: Mollie Parsons, educator, Cerise Consulting

Latinx Voting Analysis
Correspondent: Russell Contreras
Guest: Stephanie Valencia, co-founder & president, Equis Labs