Flood Management, Journalist Simón Romero & Student Protests | May 10, 2019 Preview


>>FUNDING FOR NEW MEXICO
IN FOCUS PROVIDED BY THE MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
AND THE LEEPER NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMMING FUND FOR KNME-TV. AND VIEWERS LIKE YOU.>>THIS WEEK ON NEW MEXICO
IN FOCUS, NEW YORK TIMES CORRESPONDENT SIMÓN ROMERO ON
THE MIGRANT SURGE.>>WE TRY TO SHED AS MUCH
LIGHT AS WE CAN IN AS OBJECTIVE AND IN AS A
COMPASSIONATE A WAY AS POSSIBLE.>>PLUS, WHY A FLOOD CONTROL
AGENCY USED TO BE IN A HURRY TO GET RID OF STORM WATER
WANTS TO SLOW ITS FLOW. NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS STARTS
NOW. THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS
WEEK, I AM YOUR HOST GENE GRANT. BUSINESSES ALONG THE CENTRAL
AVENUE CORRIDOR HAVE SEEN ENOUGH, HEARD ENOUGH AND NOW
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THE LINE TABLE WILL DISCUSS
THE DETAILS OF A NEW PLAN TO DEAL WITH CRIME. ALBUQUERQUE CITY COUNCIL HAS
VOTED TO ALLOCATE 250,000 TO SUPPORT ASYLUM SEEKERS IN
THEIR TRANSITION THROUGH THE CITY. LINE ANALYZES THE DECISION. ON A SIMILAR TOPIC, WE HAVE AN
ILLUMINATING DISCUSSION WITH NEW YORK TIMES NATIONAL
CORRESPONDENT SIMÓN ROMERO, A NEW MEXICO NATIVE, ON HIS
REPORTING ON BORDER ISSUES. IN THIS MONTH’S INSTALLMENT OF
OUR LAND, WE LOOK AT FLOOD CONTROL IN THE METRO. ONCE A RACE TO GET FLOODWATERS
TO THE RIO GRANDE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, YOU MIGHT BE
SURPRISED AT WHY ENGINEERS WANT TO SLOW THAT PROCESS. AND LAST FRIDAY, ABOUT 200
ALBUQUERQUE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WALKED OUT TO DEMAND
ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. THIS PUBLIC OUTCRY IS JUST THE
LATEST HIGH PROFILE NATION WIDE MESSAGE ON FRUSTRATION
WITH INACTION OF DECISION MAKERS. THAT IS WHERE WE START. HERE IS THE LINE.

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