Season 4

PUBLIC SQUARE is a part of New Mexico PBS’ commitment to community engagement through meaningful dialogue. PUBLIC SQUARE allows for a substantive dialogue between citizens and state and local leaders. New Mexico PBS’ goal is to establish PUBLIC SQUARE as an integral component of its community service to New Mexico.

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Ladders Out of Poverty

PUBLIC SQUARE

Ladders Out of Poverty

Solutions to helping New Mexicans get and stay out of poverty.

Ladders Out of Poverty

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Children, Trauma and Resilience

PUBLIC SQUARE

Children, Trauma and Resilience

Understanding childhood traumatic stress & how to help young people cope with it.

Children, Trauma and Resilience

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Family Literacy

PUBLIC SQUARE

Family Literacy

A closer look at literacy in the family and its effects on young children in New Mexico.

Family Literacy

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Male Role Models & Mentors

PUBLIC SQUARE

Male Role Models & Mentors

Helping young men of color find male role models and become our future community leaders.

Male Role Models & Mentors

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Grandparents Raising Grandkids

PUBLIC SQUARE

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

A community discussion about supporting grandparents who are raising their grandkids.

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Sex Education: Healthy Choices

PUBLIC SQUARE

Sex Education: Healthy Choices

A closer look at the issue of sex education and young pregnancy in New Mexico.

Sex Education: Healthy Choices

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Home Visitation

PUBLIC SQUARE

Home Visitation

Community members gather to discuss the benefits of home visiting for new parents in NM.

Home Visitation

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Graduation or Incarceration?

PUBLIC SQUARE

Graduation or Incarceration?

Community members discuss how to shift the incarceration trends toward more graduations.

Graduation or Incarceration?

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Town Hall: Every Day Matters

PUBLIC SQUARE

Town Hall: Every Day Matters

A special rural town hall on the issue of school attendance in New Mexico.

Town Hall: Every Day Matters

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Cancer: Connecting to Cultures

PUBLIC SQUARE

Cancer: Connecting to Cultures

Community discussion on the challenges of fighting cancer in Hispanic & Native communities

Cancer: Connecting to Cultures

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Family Friendly Workplaces

PUBLIC SQUARE

Family Friendly Workplaces

The impacts of family-friendly workplaces on child well-being.

Family Friendly Workplaces

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Connecting Communities & Schools

PUBLIC SQUARE

Connecting Communities & Schools

A candid discussion about how to best connect communities and schools in New Mexico.

Connecting Communities & Schools

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Importance of Early Education

PUBLIC SQUARE

Importance of Early Education

A discussion about the importance of early childhood education in New Mexico.

Importance of Early Education

Video thumbnail: PUBLIC SQUARE Improving Child Well-Being

PUBLIC SQUARE

Improving Child Well-Being

A thoughtful conversation about how to improve the well-being of New Mexico's Children

Improving Child Well-Being