On this week’s discussion show, Paul and Wally discuss PNM’s math problem when it comes to eliminating coal and natural gas. The company has plans for getting rid of eliminating energy sources, but what will it replace those sources with? Part of that will be nuclear power from Palo Verde, but it will require a lot of renewable energy to replace the electricity being eliminated.

Paul and Wally then go on to discuss some data the Foundation is highlighting regarding able-bodied adults without children and the ability for 27,000 of them in New Mexico alone to continue to receive food stamps despite record-low unemployment and a reasonably strong New Mexico economy with numerous job openings.

Finally, Paul and Wally have some fun with what is ultimately also a serious issue of abuse on the part of Attorney General Hector Balderas who recently was found to have used a recording device embedded in a coffee pot which (fortunately for the AG) malfunctioned (at least that is the current story).