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Megan Kamerick

Morning Edition Host

Megan has been a journalist for 22 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus and Weekend Edition, the Global Music Show - and her job as Morning Edition Host - fulfilling a long-held wish to learn radio.

In 2012, she moved into television with New Mexico PBS where she produced “Public Square” and “New Mexico in Focus.” Megan has produced stories for National Public Radio, Latino USA and Marketplace. She’s passionate about getting women’s voices into media and is the former president of the Journalism & Women Symposium. Her TED talk on women and media has more than 272,000 views. She’s the vice president of communications for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Rio Grande Chapter. In the spare time she manages to scrape together she goes hiking with her husband and dog, seeks out cool cultural happenings, goes to movies and travels.

Ways to Connect

For the first time since its premier in 1986,  the complete series PowerPlay by Judy Chicago will be on display. The series of large paintings, drawings and bronzes explores the construct of masculinity and the effect it has on men as well as women. It will be on display from June 29-August 11 at the David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe.  Chicago will discuss the series with Jonathan Katz, a leading proponent of queer theory, at an event on July 7. For more information, go to www.throughtheflower.org.

Sudan releases woman slated for stoning, Hillary Clinton pushes for reproductive rights at UN conference, study finds links between IVF and cancer, Michigan female lawmakers protest with Vagina Monologues

Sat. 6/23 12p: Judy Chicago's work "ReViewing Power Play," is a series of paintings that premiered in the 1980s and examined the construct of masculinity. The David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe will present the original series from June 29-Aug. 11.

Women protestors attacked in Cairo, Franciscan friars show support for nuns, Paycheck Fairness Act blocked, women under-represented in news coverage of 2012 election

Bosses in traditional marraiages featuring traditional gender roles feel less positive about working women,  teenager leads campaign against Seventeen magazine over altered photos, advocates call for arming victims of domestic violence in Turkey, VAWA reauthorization.

Megan Kamerick interviews Allison  Engel, who with her sister, Margaret Engel, wrote a one-woman show about the Texas journalist called "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins." The play has been making stops around the country with star Kathleen Turner.

An interview by Megan Kamerick with Andrea Stone of the Huffington Post about the ongoing investigation into the National Women's History Museum conducted by Stone and her colleague, Christina Wilkie.The museum has made very little progress over the last 16 years, despite big name sponsors like Meryl Streep who have helped raise nearly $10 million.

International Women's Day events around the world, women veterans push to drop Limbaugh from Armed Forces Radio, ACLU represents Gallup girl humiliated by school for being pregnant

Saturday 10/15  at 12pm: The Ponzi scheme by Bernie Madoff is the largest in history, with some 16,000 victims from all over the world. They range from the super wealthy of the Persian Gulf to middle-class teachers in New Mexico. We interview Diana B. Henriques, the New York Times reporter whose book "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust" explores the fraud in detail and its terrible aftermath.

NM Dept of Health

Sat. 7/30 at noon: New Mexico Secretary of Aging and Long-Term Services, Retta Ward, is from Hagerman, NM, but has been away from the state for a while. Now, she is back to head up the agency. We also talk with Joan LaMunyon Sanford about insurance coverage for contraception, and take a peek at the Albuquerque Museum's Tiffany exhibit.

Megan Kamerick features the Tiffany exhibit at Albuquerque Museum: "A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls." More info.

nmag.gov

Sat. 7/16 at noon: Karen Meyers is head of the Consumer Division at the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. She joins us to talk about issues that women are most prey to, including sub-prime mortgages, predatory loans. We will also be taking your questions, so tune in and join the discussion.

Call in your comments and questions at 277-KUNM or toll-free 1-877-899-5866.

Host: Susan Loubet

More about Karen Meyers

 

  Sat. 2/19 at noon: Megan Kamerick interviews Linney Wix, curator of the show "Through a Narrow Window: Friedl Dicker Brandeis and Her Terezin Students," a new show at the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

Dicker-Brandeis taught art in the Terezin concentration camp. The show includes work by her, as well as her students. Megan also talks to Ela Weissberger, a camp survivor.

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