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Susan Thom Loubet

Host

Ways to Connect

New Mexico welcomes home Corrales native Mira Jacob, whose just-published novel, Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, sparked a bidding war among publishers.

Courtesy of Charlotte Bunch

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.

Gloria Steinem, speaking before the November election talks about the power of women as voters and elected officials.

Capitol of gastronomy and art of cooking explained.

Eleanor Beardsley's persistence and luck led to her covering the first rebellion of the Arab Spring- in Tunisia.

Candidates for the US House or Representatives talk to us about women's issues: reproductive health, social security, job equality and more.

Anne Bingaman is not only the wife of our NM Senator, but she was also the first woman law professor at UNM Law School and closely involved with New Mexico's ERA.

Three biographies of renowned women artists are released this Indian Market week. Here are interviews with the authors and their readings of excerpts.

Mukta Kaur Khalsa, who studied with now-deceased Yogi Bhajan of Espanola, is teaching a combination of ways to better health and loss of addiction.

Ellen Pinnes, Medicaid Coalition member and health care activist, has put together a fact sheet called Medicaid  101.

Miriam Ortiz y Pino will be back on Women's Focus--

this time talking about clutter and your health.

Sat, Jun 23, 12pm: Anne Bingaman, her life in New Mexico and Washington; Judy Chicago, "ReViewing Power 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.

Sat, May 19, 12pm:Candidates  Michelle Lujan Grisham, Eric Griego, and Marty Chavez talk about their campaigns and about women's issues.

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.

Two Santa Fe museums are honoring two major Native American women artists with exhibits this year. 

Sat. 4/ 14 12pm:  Psychologist Gail Feldman has dealt with life-altering crises and has become stronger and wiser. 

Sat. 1/14 12p: Suzanne Braun Levine, Author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and Fifty is the New Fifty, brings us How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy In Second Adulthood

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."

About Susan Gardner:

Capitol Report New Mexico

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.

Janine D'Anniballe

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.

Sat. 2/19 at noon: Montana rancher and author Mary Stange talks with Susan Loubet about her new book "Hard Grass: Live on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch."

The University of New Mexico Press

Sat. 1/29: Host Susan Loubet interviews Myra Maher about her recent trip to Cuba. And, an interview with poet C.S. Merrill, once a companion and assistant to Georgia O'Keeffe.

On Weekends with O'Keeffe by C.S. Merrill (from The University of New Mexico Press):

Sat. 1/15: Kristie Miller is the author of a new book on Woodrow Wilson's wives, entitled "Ellen and Edith, Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies." Tune in for Susan Loubet's interview with Miller in Washington, DC, as well as an interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the Women's National Democratic Club in November, 2009. Also featured is Giovanna Rossi on Women's Health.

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