Carol Boss

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Two of the most creative forces on Albuquerque’s music scene have come together to form an exciting duo.  Violinist Muni Kulasinghe and drummer Jefferson Voorhees visited Carol Boss in our studio on August 19 to debut  their dynamic improvisational collaboration.  Muni is a co-founder of New Mexico’s popular Le Chat Lunatique and Jefferson plays currently with his band, Pray for Brain.

Sat. 8/8 12p: Carol Boss talks to 92 year old Pearl Burns  an avid hiker known for her vast knowledge of New Mexico wildflowers.  She has co-written an authoritative and beautiful guide describing over 350 wildflowers and flowering shrubs that grow in the state's Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, Sandia and Manzano Mountains.  Pearl has led countless wildflower hikes for the U.S. Forest Service and the Albuquerque Open Space program.

Christopher Paquette, Philadelphia, Pa., via Wikimedia Commons

Sat. 7/18 12p: Dairne McLaughlin, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine will talk about this season of the heart and small intestine, "the home of joy and sorrow".   She'll have lots of tips on foods to beat the heat and on finding passion and joy in the things we do.

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Creating Healthy Houses and Workplaces

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Carol Boss visited with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill when they came through town on her show "Afternoon Freeform" on 89.9 KUNM. They chatted a bit and played three of their lovely irished-tinged songs for fiddle and guitar.

Martin Hayes, fiddle
Dennis Cahill, Guitar

Carol Boss, host

Videography by Jefferson White

Gun Violence And Racism

Jun 24, 2015
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Sat. 6/27 12p: Carol Boss hosts a conversation about gun violence and racism.  Her guests are Miranda Viscoli with New Mexicans for Gun Safety; Mary Shoemaker, whose son was shot and killed by police in Northern New Mexico one year ago; and Tonya Covington, a trained mediator and anti-racism trainer for 30 years and a member of the Albuquerque NAACP.  Covington was in Charleston recently where most of her family lives and visited Mother Emmanuel Church where she met Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of the 9 men and women killed last week at the church.

 

Adobe Brothers

Wed. 6/3 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes local music legends, the Adobe Brothers, to Freeform for a live performance in the studio.  They play a wide variety of acoustic music including bluegrass, Celtic, old-timey, Latin folk music and western swing. The Adobe Brothers have been playing together for more than 30 years and will be performing this weekend at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.

Sat. 5/23 12:00p: Carol Boss hosts a conversation about cardiac health for women with cardiologist Karen Sopko, Dorothee Hutchinson with Project Heart Start, Mary Beth el Gouhary and Marlene Naranjo.  Marlene was with her best friend Mary Beth when the latter suddenly collapsed onto the floor and her heart stopped. Having recently completed a course in CPR, Marlene quickly began compressions and saved her friend's life.

Scott Darsee

Wed. 5/20 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee to the studio.  They will perform unique modern arrangements of some medieval and traditional ballads and songs.  Their music originates from Scandinavia, Ireland, UK, India and North America.

***If you missed the live show, you can still listen using our Two Week Archive

Wed. 5/6 1:30p:  Carol Boss welcomes the Americana/Folk/Bossa Nova/Jazz duo to the studio for a live intimate concert. 

~Sage~ via Flickr

Fri. 03/27 8a: "Is there not something worthy of perpetuation in our Indian spirit of democracy where Earth, our mother, was free to all, and no one sought to impoverish or enslave his neighbor?" ~ Ohiyesa   This time on Peace Talks Radio, we explore how Indigenous people in the United States handle the conflict of living in a world taken from their ancestors. Our guests include historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, as well as Greg Grey Cloud (Rosebud Sioux/ Lakota) and Valerie Siow (Laguna).

Ribab Fusion from Morocco visit for awhile in the KUNM Control Room with Carol Boss on Afternoon Freeform. They perform a few songs on "ribab" and other instruments, and chat about their music. Video only.

Video by Jefferson White.

Keep up with Ribab Fusion on the web at www.ribab-fusion.com.

  Sat. 12/13 12p:  Carol Boss is very excited to welcome to our studio,Terry Tempest Williams.She's the author of one of Carol's most favorite books, ever - the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, as well as many other books and essays. Terry has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life.

Nellie B. Van Slingerland

  Fri. 11/28 8a. In the recent Ken Burns documentary about the Roosevelts, there was but one sentence about Teddy Roosevelt winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.  There's much more to the story of course and we'll talk with Charles Doleac who'll tell us about the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, negotiated in New Hampshire to end the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5.  Doleac says Roosevelt was a pioneer of multi-track negotiation techniques that have been used ever since and that the town folk of

Robin And Linda Williams dropped in on KUNM's Afternoon Freeform with Carol Boss, chatted and sang a few songs to celebrate the release of their latest album, "Back 40."

The video clip features two of four songs they played, "Those Old Green Hills" and "Middleton Waltz". The audio link has the entire session.

Catch up with Robin and Linda online at robinandlinda.com.

Poetry Foundation

 Sat. 11/8 12p:  Carol Boss talks with celebrated Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of  more than 30 volumes of poetry, essays, short stories, novels and anthologies. Naomi's father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent.

Creativity For Peace

Sat. 10/18 12p: Carol Boss talks to three young Palestinian and Israeli leaders who have made peacemaking an integral part of their life.  They all attended Creativity for Peace's summer camp when they were teens, a program that prepares Palestinian and Israeli young women to pave the way to peace in their communities and across borders by partnering as leaders.  Adi, Nahida, and Dima will talk about growing up in war, their personal transformations and their work for peace.

Debra Bloomfield

  Sat. Sept. 27, 12pm: Interviews with: photographer Debra Bloomfield whose new book of photographs and essays, Wilderness, comes from her 5 years of immersion into unknown terrain in Alaska; and Gail Sheehy, groundbreaking journalist in the '60's and author of Passages, named as "one of the 10 most influential books for our time" by the Library of Congress.

    

Wed. 8/13 1:30p: Robin and Linda Williams perform on Freeform this week. The revered music masters play a blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country. Their songs have been covered by many of the greats of country and folk. They're on tour celebrating 40 years of making music together.

 

 

The Black Lillies

Apr 24, 2014
Deone Jahnke

The Black Lillies, led by multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Cruz Contreras, are currently on tour. They stopped by KUNM to perform live on Afternoon Freeform (April  23) with Carol Boss. The band’s blend of country, alt-rock, neo-folk and Appalachian soul has earned them critical acclaim nationwide and their most recent album, Runaway Freeway Blues, was included on numerous Best Albums of the Year (2013) lists.

Cruz Contreras: guitar, bass, vocals
Trisha Gene Brady: vocals
Tom Pryor: guitar
Robert Richards: bass, guitar
Bowman Townsend: percussion

Find out more about The Black Lillies: theblacklillies.com.

  Sat. 3/15 12p: In the latest segment of Revolutionary Soup, Carol Boss welcomes Dr. Ruby Lathon. Ruby had a successful engineering career in Albuquerque and now lives in Washington D.C.  After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she searched for an alternative to surgery and discovered how to use food as medicine.  She recovered from her cancer and became a holistic health and wellness educator and will talk on Women's Focus about the healing powers of a whole foods plant-based diet.

 

Bill Maul / John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

Sat. 12/14 12p.:  Carol Boss talks with Judy Chaikin, award winning director and producer of the film, "Girls in The Band." It tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their groundbreaking journeys from the late 30's to the present day. Carol will also talk with 88 year-old alto saxophonist Roz Cron, the only white "girl" in the popular all-black International Sweethearts of Rhythm in the 1940's.

Sat. 9/14 12p: In another segment of Revolutionary Soup Carol Boss talks with Andrea Quijada, Executive Director of Media Literacy Project in Albuquerque, about the impact of media messaging on marginalized low-income communities and its relationship to the food choices people make and their health.

Sat. 7/20 12p: This year Creativity of Peace marks its tenth anniversary and Carol Boss talks with four young women from Palestine and Israel who are leaders at the organization's Summer Camp in northern New Mexico.  The camp brings together high school girls from Israel and Palestine to live together for 3 weeks in Northern New Mexico. The young women of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths participate in a program aimed at preparing the next generation of female leaders and peacemakers in their countries.

Wed. 2/6 1:30p: The American/Brazilian group Nation Beat joins Carol Boss in the studio for live music. This world beat fusion project has pioneered a synthesis of music from northeastern Brazil and the deep American South.  They play a 21st century mashup inspired by Brazilian maracatu drumming, New Orleans second line rhythms, funk and country-blues.

A Halloween Freeform

Oct 29, 2012

Wed 10/31 1:30p: Four KUNM Freeform DJs join Carol Boss to spin some of their favorite creepy, ghoulish, wacky Halloween tunes.  Travis Parkin, Mello, Mary B, Brandon "Dead" Kennedy and Carol Boss will be mixing their spook-tacular brews just for you.

   

Wed 9/19/12 1:30p: They have been described as "among the most innovative musicians in Pakistan."

Sat. 9/15 12p: Demetria Martinez and Anya Achtenberg talk about their newly published books, The Block Captain's Daughter and Blue Earth.  

Sat. 8/25 12p: Carol Boss talks to Lois Rudnick about her new book, "The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture."

Sat. 8/11 12p:  Kristen Iversen talks  about her new book "Full Body Burden",  an engrossing memoir and powerful piece of investigative journalism about growing up in the Atomic Age. 

Sat. 7/21 12p: Carol Boss talks with the internationally acclaimed  poet and musician about her new book, Crazy Brave: A Memoir. Harjo's new work is grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry and details her journey to becoming a poet.

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