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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Improving Child Well-Being

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

    Improving Child Well-Being