The political uprisings in the Middle East and the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan took place half a globe away. But the impacts of those events are far-reaching, including right here in the Land of Enchantment. This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, it’s a closer look at these important international stories and how they relate to New Mexico. An Albuquerque woman who was in Japan when the earthquake hit will share her experiences and observations on the catastrophe and the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Then Dr. Mohammed el-Nawawy offers his insight on the role of social media in the political uprisings in Egypt. Dr. el-Nawawy is visiting New Mexico this week as part of UNM’s National Security Symposium.
Then, THE LINE panelists weigh in with their thoughts and opinions on the proposed tuition hike at UNM, as well as the republican race to replace Senator Jeff Bingaman. Also on tap, discussion and debate on government efficiency, the latest rumors about a presidential run for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, and much, much more. It’s all happening on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, a show that’s involved, informed and in-depth.
Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi Columnist
Gwyneth Doland, Former Editor, NewMexicoIndependent.com
Tracy Dingmann, New Media Director, Center for Civic Policy
Dr. Mohammed el-Nawawy, Associate Professor, Queens University of Charlotte
Holly Kawakami, Japan Earthquake Survivor
Sophie Martin, Former Managing Editor, DukeCityFix.com
Laura Sanchez, Environmental Lawyer, Natural Resources Defense Council
Dan Foley, Former House Minority Whip
Brigette Russell, Blogger, moraliablog.com
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