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Fri June 6, 2014
Dede Feldman: Inside The New Mexico Senate
Fri. 6/6 8a: Politics and process inside New Mexico’s “Roundhouse” are notoriously complex with legislative success dependent on personal connections, the power of lobbyists, and basic deal making. Our guest, former progressive Senator Dede Feldman, will give us an insider’s account of what goes on behind closed doors. Feldman’s book, Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens, details, among other things, the coup against Senate Majority Leader Manny Aragon, her battles to restrict fireworks sales and drug prices, and the perennial fights for ethics reform and open government. So please join host Stephen Spitz and special guest Dede Feldman, as we go inside the New Mexico Senate. Produced at KUNM with the assistance of Jefferson White.