Rural Co-Ops & the Energy Transition Act, Indian Child Welfare Act & Firefighter Shortage | Preview

Rural Co-Ops & the Energy Transition Act, Indian Child Welfare Act & Firefighter Shortage | Preview


>>Funding for New Mexico in Focus, provided
by the McCune Charitable Foundation, and Viewers Like You.>>THIS WEEK ON NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS… THE STATE’S SWEEPING NEW ENERGY LAW IS FOCUSED
ON P-N-M. BUT HOW DOES IT IMPACT RURAL ELECTRIC CO-OPS?>>WE have very strong, probably the strongest,
mandates in the country right now in terms of changing how we get our electricity. 50% renewables by 2030.>>AND SPEAKING OF RURAL NEW MEXICO…THERE
ARE TOWNS WHERE THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A FIRE DEPARTMENT. NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS STARTS NOW. THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK. I’M YOUR HOST, GENE GRANT. SOME WEEKS, OUR TOPICS SHAKE OUT THEMATICALLY. THIS HAPPENS TO BE SUCH A WEEK. WE JUST TOLD YOU ABOUT THE RURAL ELECTRIC
CO-OPERATIVES AND NEW MEXICO’S ENERGY TRANSITION ACT. THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL’S KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA
IS IN STUDIO TO TALK ABOUT HIS SERIES OF REPORTS. AND IN SPRINGER, A RECENT K-R-Q-E TV REPORT
SHOWED THE TOWN’S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS – AT LEAST FOR A TIME – UP IN SMOKE. THE LINE TALKS ABOUT WHAT THAT KIND OF TROUBLE
SIGNIFIES FOR RURAL NEW MEXICO. OUR OPINION PANEL ALSO LOOKS AT RECENT PROTESTS
OVER THE PRE-TRIAL RELEASE OF A DEFENDANT IN THE VICTORIA MARTENS MURDER CASE…AND
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT NEW MEXICO’S STRUGGLE WITH BAIL BOND REFORM. WE START THIS WEEK WITH A FEDERAL COURT CASE
ABOUT THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT, ITS TIES TO NEW MEXICO, AND ITS PLACE IN THE BROADER
DEBATE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY’S HISTORY OF TAKING CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS.

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