This Week On NMPBS: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

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Report From Santa Fe host Lorene Mills, left, with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Courtesy photo

This Week On NMPBS: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

In one of her first in-depth interviews since taking office as New Mexico Governor, this week’s guest on Report From Santa Fe is Lujan Grisham , discussing her administration’s approach to education, health care, immigration and family separation on the border and other hot topics.

Lujan Grisham is New Mexico’s 32nd governor and the first Latina Democratic governor in the country. She is a 12th generation New Mexican. Lujan Grisham has served as a Bernalillo County Commissioner, director of the Department of Aging under three governors, cabinet secretary for the Department of Aging and Long-Term Services, cabinet secretary for New Mexico’s Department of Health, and served as U.S. representative for for three terms in New Mexico’s First Congressional District.

The Governor’s work in all these offices was marked with outstanding constituent services, and she pioneered undercover investigations into nursing home abuses and problems with disability access at the Social Security Office in Albuquerque.

Hosted by veteran journalist and interviewer Lorene Mills, Report From Santa Fe brings the very best of the esteemed, beloved, controversial, famous and emergent minds and voices of the day to a weekly audience that spans the state of New Mexico and has served as a window on what makes Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico truly unique.

Nearing 50 years on the air, Mills and Report From Santa Fe have given viewers a unique opportunity to become part of a series of remarkable conversations – always thoughtful and engaging, often surprising – held in a warm and civil atmosphere.

Gifted with a quiet intelligence and genuine grace, Mills draws guests as diverse as Valerie Plame, Alan Arkin, Jane Goodall, Gore Vidal, Isabel Allende and Stewart Udall along with a who’s who of New Mexico politics, into easy and open exchange, with plenty of room and welcome for wit, authenticity, and candor. Mills’ ability to elicit the true thoughts and nature of her guests is legendary. Mills and Report From Santa Fe is committed to offering New Mexico viewers – and listeners – yet another decade of wonderfully unique voices and viewpoints.

Report From Santa Fe airs on all three PBS stations across New Mexico:

  • KNME New Mexico PBS – Santa Fe/Albuquerque – Northern & Central New Mexico
  • Sundays, 8 a.m. on Ch.5.1 (excepting Pledge Drives) & 4:30 pm on Ch.9.1
  • KENW/Channel 3 – Portales – Eastern New Mexico
  • Saturday afternoon, 6 p.m.
  • KRWG/Channel 22 – Las Cruces – Southern New Mexico
  • Sunday mornings, 8 a.m.
  • REPORT FROM SANTA FE also airs on the radio at 9:30 a.m. every Monday, on Albuquerque radio station KANW-FM, 89.1.

More information about future show lineups – and a sampling of past shows – can be found online at