Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) was interviewed on October 23, 2018 by audio link from Albuquerque, New Mexico by Jamie Newton, host of GMCR’s public affairs program Civil Discourse. This short interview was conducted as a news service with one of New Mexico’s sitting senators, not as a campaign appearance. It covered events and issues currently at the center of state and national attention, including:
- The future of public lands, wilderness areas, and nonrenewable resources.
As follow-up, Jamie asked Senator Heinrich if he supports protection of the Gila River by designating it as Wild and Scenic River, and how he arrived at his strong position of opposition to the Air Force proposal for up to 10,000 jet flights per year over the Gila Wilderness, dropping flares and chaff that pose wildfire risks.
- US / Mexico border issues and immigration policies.
This topic focused on the Trump Administration’s efforts to harden the U.S. border with Mexico, to turn immigrants away even when they seek asylum because their lives are threatened, and to devise tactics to detain and/or separate families of immigrants in order to deter refugees from traveling north.
- Health security – Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP –
The future of public programs that many elderly people, folks with disabilities, low-income people, and needy families rely on for health care.
- National security – US withdrawal from multilateral treaties, and disrespect for established principles of international law.
- Climate change and eco-justice: What lawmakers can do in response to the Administration’s renunciation of the Paris Climate Accords, and the recent determination by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that a window of 10-12 years remains for concerted world action to avert truly catastrophic consequences.
The interview with Senator Heinrich was broadcast live on Tuesday 23 October 2018.
It will be rebroadcast on…
- Wednesday / 31 October 2018 / 10am
- Thursday/ 1 November 2018 / 1pm
- add’l times tba
Or listen at your convenience via the following link…