Hear from college students whose futures are seemingly on hold. Mandolin Eisenberg and KUNM's Taylor Velazquez tell us about their experiences. (And after their interviews, host Khalil Ekulona is ready to vote for either one for US prez should they run.) We also hear from National Native News anchor and New Mexico PBS correspondent Antonia Gonzales about challenges students on tribal lands are facing in trying to get their educations online. And Dr. Stephanie McIver, the counseling director for Student Health and Counseling at UNM, talks about being easy with yourself as you make sense of the pandemic's impacts on your life.
And a news update: Public schools in N.M. will remain closed for the rest of the semester. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered travelers to put themselves into isolation for 14 days today and said involuntary quarantines could happen.
Here are some links for understanding the federal relief package:
We're keeping a complete list of the resources and volunteer opportunities that we find for each episode here. Take a look at today's resource list::
Counseling services for students at unm: shac.unm.edu
How are things going for you? We want to know. Share your quarantine stories by calling: (505) 218-7084 and leaving us a message. We could roll them into a future episode.
(This podcast is a journalistic endeavor, covering the New Mexico government. Our goal is to hold elected officials accountable, increase awareness and make the inner workings of state government more accessible to all New Mexicans. It is a collaboration between New Mexico PBS, KUNM radio and the Santa Fe Reporter. Funding for the project comes from the Thornburg Foundation and the New Mexico Local News Fund.)