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Carol Boss

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Sat. 10/14, 12p: In the first half of Women's Focus, Carol Boss speaks with four guests on a new campaign in which the Rev. William Barber and guest Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis are building a new Poor People's Campaign, for today.

In the second half, guests talk about the 2018 Republican budget that passed in the House and is now in the Senate's hands and the impact on seniors, families and children.

Interview: Joan Baez

Oct 9, 2017

Wed. 10/11, 1:30p: Carol Boss will feature her interview with Joan Baez, who's coming to Albuquerque with the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Tour.  She'll share the stage with Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Patty Griffin and more.

Sat 9/9 12p: Every year on Women's Focus, Carol Boss interviews young Israeli and Palestinian women who have attended a Creativity for Peace summer camp in northern New Mexico.  

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Sat. 7/15, 12p:  On Women's Focus this week  author, naturalist, conservationist and activist Terry Tempest Williams talks with Carol Boss about her most recent book, The Hour of  Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks, published for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  

Sat. 6/24, 12p: Republicans have revealed the Senate's version of their "Trumpcare" bill after weeks of meeting in secrecy. Join Carol Boss and her guests on Women's Focus in a conversation about healthcare as a human rights and social justice issue, how the bill would impact New Mexico, and what you can do immediately to be part of the resistance. 

Sat. 6/10 12p: Carol Boss talks with Adrienne Mansanares, a chief officer with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Shaya Torres from PPH in Albuquerque about the future of the organization considering the current efforts to roll back essential health benefits.   

Courtesy NM Peace Choir

Wed 6/7, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes The NM Peace Choir who will perform in KUNM's Studio A.  An inclusive choir formed to inspire peace and joy and help raise social awareness, they will be representing the U.S. at The World Peace Choir Conference in Vienna this July.  

Michael G. Stewart

Wed 4/26, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes one of the world's most prominent and renowned oud masters. On his new recording from Smithsonian Folkways, Rahim AlHaj conveys the story of contemporary Baghdad from the fall of Saddam Hussein to the present day. 

Women's Focus Sat. 3/25, 12p: Carol Boss welcome Kristina Jacobsen, a musician and assistant professor at UNM, who examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance in her new book which focuses on the vibrant Navajo country music scene. Two of the women featured, Chucki Begay and Candice Craig, join us for conversation and live music.

Sat. 3/11, 12p: Director Katie Curran visits Carol Boss on Women's Focus to talk about her award-winning documentary. 

Wed 3/8, 1:30p: Join Carol Boss for an eclectic array of female music makers as we celebrate strong, rebellious, sensitive, funny, poignant, independent women.
A few guests will be in the studio too including former Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez.

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Wed 2/1, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes singer-songwriter Cidny Bullens to Freeform where he will perform live in the studio. He'll also talk about his solo multimedia autobiographical show in Albuquerque this week at the Q Solo Festival at Aux Dog Theater in which he chronicles his transition from female to male. 

Sat. 1/28, 12p. : Join Carol Boss on Women's Focus and meet several women who were part of the New Mexico contingent at the Women's March on Washington. Some of them traveled 36 hours by bus to be part of this historical event.  They'll talk about the impact on them personally as well as the larger picture with ideas and plans for what comes next . 

 Sat. 12/24, 12p: Join Carol Boss and her guests on Women's Focus for great poetry and animated and inspiring conversation.  Joan Logghe, Demetria Martinez, Jules Nyquist, Aja Oishi, Mary Oishi, and Sina Soul.

Scott Darsee

Wed 12/14 1:30p: Scott Darsee and Johanna Hongell-Darsee join Carol Boss on Wednesday Freeform for an "almost solstice, almost Chrismas" mini-concert in the studio.  They'll perform traditional and some medieval songs that evoke scenes of the winter season and the holidays that will soon be upon us.

 

Sat. 11/19, 12p: Carol Boss welcomes to Women's Focus the CEO of Planned Parenthood (Rocky Mountain Region), an immigrant activist, a local Muslim activist, and a 17 year old Chicana high school student.  It will be a lively discussion of their issues of concern following the election of Donald Trump and what comes next.

Wed. 11/16, 1:30p  Carol Boss honors Leonard Cohen on Freeform with covers from a variety of artists and a visit to the studio by The Handsome Family.  They'll play a Cohen song as well as some music from their new release, Unseen.

Wed 11/9, 1:30p: Post-election day!  What will it look like, how will it feel?  Carol Boss welcomes two amazing slam poets, Mercedez Holtry and Ebony Isis Booth, to share in spoken word their states of mind and heart on this long anticipated day.  Also, singer-songwriter Louise Gabrielle performs live in the studio.

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Sat. 10/29, 12p Women's Focus

Carol Boss speaks with Meg Elison and Dr. Laurie Berdahl on the language, behavior, and aggression that have been front and center in this presidential campaign and the implications for young women, children and society...

Creativity for Peace

Sat. 10/15 12p: Women's Focus host Carol Boss speaks with Yaara Tal and Deema Yusuf who will share their powerful, sometimes poignant stories of growing up, one in Israel, the other in Palestine and the decision of each to become Young Leaders with Creativity For Peace. The program, based in Santa Fe, works to create peace, compassion and friendship between young Israeli and Palestinian women by training them to transform anger and prejudice to mutual respect as they learn to pave the way for peace in their communities and across borders.

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Wed. 10/5 1:30p: Carol Boss talks with Nashville powerhouse singer Sarah Potenza who Rolling Stone named as one of their "Artists You Need to Know".  Her debut album, Monster, has just been released and is climbing on the Americana Radio Chart.

Albuquerque Academy

  Sat. 9/10, 12p: Carol Boss talks with members of the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden team, a community-based garden on the campus of Albuquerque Academy where students, educators, and community members come together and learn the many lessons about sustaining our bodies, our minds, and our planet.

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Sat. 8/20,12p: Carol Boss talks with film director and screenwriter Maria Giese about the widening Federal investigation into discrimination against women in Hollywood. 

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Sat. 7/30, 12p: Carol Boss and her guests, a diverse group of women will talk about some of the important issues brought up (or not) during the conventions on Women's Focus.  Samia Assed and Stefany Olivas who have been traveling with grassroots leaders from across the U.S.  on the The People's Caravan (Cleveland to Philadelphia); Gina Dennis, a Bernie Sanders delegate to the DNC; Jacklyn Asamoah, an African American activist and Roxanne Allen will all be part of the conversation.  

 

  Wed. 7/20 1:30p:  Carol Boss welcomes singer-songwriter Kristina Jacobsen to Freeform.  She's an ethnomusicologist who plays guitar and lap steel.  She leads the "all-girl" Merlettes and the UNM Honky Tonk Ensemble.  Joining Kristina will be Folk/Country/Americana singer-songwriter Eryn Bent.  Both will be performing at this weekend's Art of the Song Coffeehouse.

Stories From Darfur

Jul 13, 2016

Sat. 7/16 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with Dorothea Janney, the Director of Nursing for Doctors Without Borders in Darfur (2004-2005) where the first genocide of the 21st century began.  She will share some of the many powerful, unimaginable and unforgettable stories of the women and children in this region of Western Sudan. At 1 pm, Dairne McLaughlin, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, returns to talk about cooking, eating and living well during the hot summer months.    

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Wed. 7/6, 1:30p: Mamadou Kelly is kicking off his U.S. tour in NM. Hear him first on Freeform hosted by Carol 
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Courtesy of Lauren Camp

Carol Boss talks with poet Lauren Camp about her new Dorset-Prize winning collection, One Hundred Hungers.  She explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi father and tells stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation.  

Covering Prince

Apr 25, 2016
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 Wed. 4/27, 1:30p: A spectacular performer, gifted songwriter and  producer, Prince is the man behind songs that you may not even know were his.  Carol Boss spins some outstanding covers, a few of which are identified more with the cover artist than with Prince himself. 

Kimberly Burge

 Sat. 4/23, 12p:  Women's Focus - Carol Boss talks with Kimberly Burge, a narrative journalist and Fulbright Scholar to South Africa.  She organized a creative writing group in the township of Gugulethu which united and inspired girls of the first  generation born into post-apartheid Africa.  Their families and communities have been ravaged by poverty, violence, sexual abuse and AIDS.

Also, a conversation with Lynn Miller and Corran Harrington, two Albuquerque authors whose new novels have just been published.

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