Activist Charlotte Bunch talks with Susan Loubet about growing up in New Mexico and her path to activism and women's rights. Bunch founded the Women's Center for Global Leadership at Rutgers University. She has been an outspoken advocate for women's rights and global human rights. A documentary about her life, "Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch," screened at the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience.
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez talks to Susan Loubet about her decision to retire from the University of New Mexico Law School to take over leadership of Enlace Comunitario, which focuses on curtailing domestic violence among Latino immigrant communities.
Mary Cabot Wheelwright came from Boston in the 1920s and not only founded the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, but also maintained Los Luceros, called "An elegant 1800s Territorial-style hacienda-a romantic treasure. "
Sat, 5/18 12pm: "One of the best things a woman can do for her health is to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends, especially after the age of 50," says Suzanne Braun Levine in her new e-book You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse is Good For You Health.
Sat, Jun 23, 12pm: Anne Bingaman, her life in New Mexico and Washington; Judy Chicago, "ReViewingPower Play" examining the construct of masculinity; Miriam Ortiz y Pino, More Than Organized, Rearranging.
Sat, Jun 9, 12pm: Santa Fe writer Gretchen Reynolds's weekly column on health and fitness is one of the most popular features in the NY Times. Her book, The First 20 Minutes, brings us the latest research on how to be healthier.
5/29, Dolores Huerta receives the Presidential Medal of Honor, our Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Sat. 12/10 12pm: Dec 17 will mark the Western US premiere in Albuquerque of The Connected Baby,a film that demonstrates how babies form emotional connections-even before birth. Dr Suzanne Zeedyk worked with filmmaker Jonathan Robertson to bring to life her research on babies' innate ability to communicate and connect with other people.
Sat, 11/19 1pm: Santa Clara native Pablita Velarde and Helen Hardin-mother and daughter-are inspiration for the first museum dedicated to American Indian Women artists, which is taking shape in Santa Fe. Margarete Bagshaw, the third generation in this family of pioneering women painters and an artist in her own right, is heading up the effort to make a place where talented Indian women artists will study and show their work.
Sat. 9/24 12p: Alicia Smith planned to retire here but instead she is leading New Mexico's Medicaid modernization effort- armed with her experience from other states. She says that changes are necessary.
Sat. 9/10 at noon: This week on Women's Focus, Susan Loubet talks with three local authors - artist and poet Susan Gardner on her memoir "Drawing the Line" and Ana Baca and Noel Chilton on their delicious children's story "Tia's Tamales."
Sat. 6/25 at noon: Susan Loubet talks with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary, Yolanda Berumen-Deine. And, Sara Voorhees interviews filmmaker Mary Lance about her latest film, Blue Alchemy, which explores the rich cultural roots of the indigo plant and its current role in sustainable development.
Sat. 4/16 at noon: Susan Loubet talks with Liz Canner, director of Orgasm, Inc, a film that runs at the Guild Theater in Albuquerque, April 17-19th. Plus, an interview with Eve Espey, UNM professor of OB/Gyn, commenting on female sexual dysfunction and what they teach the doctors at UNM. Tune in for these, and many more intriguing interviews this Saturday on Women's Focus.