ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Larry Barker investigations takes a closer look into the vast presence of online ticket scalping affecting the price of theatre performances, shows and events in New Mexico. It comes as thousands of people are expected to attend one of the state’s most anticipated shows, Hamilton, starting in May at Albuquerque’s Popejoy Hall.

Discussing the background in putting together his investigation, Larry Barker recently joined KRQE Digital Anchor Chris McKee for a “Behind the Story” conversation. Among the topics discussed: how big the problem is in New Mexico and what solutions might be on the horizon to address it.

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Watch the full conversation in the video player embedded on this page to learn more about the process Larry took in compiling his investigation. For more context about this discussion, view Larry’s complete story on, titled, “Stealing the show: How online ticket scalpers target New Mexicans.”

“Behind the story,” is KRQE News 13’s online, exclusive web series, giving viewers a detailed explanation into the work that goes into KRQE News 13’s investigative reports. For more segments on prior Larry Barker investigations, visit the Larry Barker Investigates page here.