Episode 738 | Preview

Episode 738 | Preview


>>PARTIAL FUNDING FOR THE
PRODUCTION OF “NEW MEXICO INFOCUS” PROVIDED BY THE
MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. THIS WEEK ON “NEW MEXICO
INFOCUS” WE EXPLORE THE STORY AND LEGACY OF NEW MEXICO’S
CRYPTO-JEWS.>>I AM NOT A CRYPTO-JEW.
TODAY, I AM JEWISH. YOU KNOW, THAT IS MY IDENTITY.
BUT MY FATHER IS STILL A CRYPTO-JEW.
>>AND IT’S SUNSHINE WEEK. WE TALK TO THE NEW MEXICO
FOUNDATION FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT ABOUT TRANSPARENCY AND
DEMOCRACY. “NEW MEXICO INFOCUS” STARTS
NOW.>>THE ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR
THE NEW MEXICO HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE IS RAPIDLY
APPROACHING AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.
AND NUMBERS ARE STILL FAR SHORT OF EXCHANGE GOALS,
ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE. NMIF CORRESPONDENT GWYNETH
DOLAND LOOKS AT WHY SO-CALLED YOUNG INVINCIBLES ARE NOT
JUMPING ON BOARD. AND IT IS SUNSHINE WEEK, THAT
TIME EACH YEAR WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE LAWS THAT GIVE
CITIZENS ACCESS TO THEIR GOVERNMENT.
SUSAN BOE FROM NEW MEXICO FOUNDATION FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT
WILL GIVE US UPDATES ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE STATE.
BUT WE BEGIN WITH A STORY OF THE JEWS.
THE NATIONAL PROGRAM BEGINS AIRING HERE AT 7:00 P.M. ON
MARCH 25. FIND OUT MORE AT
PBS.ORG/STORYOFTHEJEWS. NMIF CORRESPONDENT MEGAN
KAMERICK DELVES INTO NEW MEXICO’S UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION
TO THIS HISTORY, THE CONVERSOS CRYPTO-JEWS WHO WERE EXPELLED
FROM SPAIN IN 1492 AND SHE TALKS WITH HISTORIANS AND
DESCENDENTS OF THOSE CRYPTO-JEWS ABOUT THE
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE CONVERSOS TO NEW MEXICO’S HERITAGE AND
IDENTITY.

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