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Women's Focus

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

A women's magazine on politics, art, culture, news and information.

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June 16, 2018: New data shows suicide rate rising faster among women than men; Trailblazing basketball coach and player Anne Donovan dies; Tanzania removes tax from menstrual products; Haiti bans Oxfam for sexual misconduct; Domestic workers protest in Hong Kong; Federal officials deny they took breastfeeding infant away from woman at U.S. Mexico border; Gender wealth gap costs world $160 trillion; Lawsuit alleges lewd conduct by New Mexico State Police chief.

Sat., 5/26--Retired from leading the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, Herrera is eager for change in New Mexico. "I decided that I can complain all I want or I can try to change things." Undaunted by running against an incumbent or by a "district the size of Connecticut," Herrera is ready to move from lobbying and working with legislators on early childhood issues to having a hand in improving economic development, education, and health in New Mexico.

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Sat., 5/12--Former Democratic Party Chair, Deb Haaland wants to move her advocacy to Washington as a strong voice for the people of New Mexico.

Sat., 5/12/18--ASL would cast a law professor's eye to enhance Congress's role in federal balance of power.

She touts her experience as an advocate for immigrant victims of domestic violence and working for equity issues in New Mexico. Running as someone who is not a political insider, Antoinette says that it was former students who called for to get into the race, "We need your voice in Congress."

Endorsed by: Sierra Club, Latino Victory Fund, Committee for Hispanic Causes, Working Families, Blue America, PODER-Pac (pro-Choice Latinas), People for Bernie, Unions—IBEW, Building and Construction Trades; Congressional: Roybal-Allard, Grijalva, Gallego, Sanchez, Raskin; NM elected: Candelaria, Tallman, Lopez, Chasey, Garcia, Trujillo, Bearce, Hamilton, Tristani, Madrid, Canales

 

https://antoinetteforcongress.com/

 

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May 26, 2018: Women make history in primary races; Harvey Weinstein arrested; Morgan Freeman accused of sexual misconduct; Irish voters support repeal of restrictive abortion law; Women arrested in Saudi Arabia weeks before driving ban to be lifted; Brandi Chastain to get new plaque after first roundly criticized; USC president steps down amid scandal over school gynecologist; Former first lady of Mexico drops out of presidential race; Women in Muslim majority countries moving into STEM and entrepreneurship; CD1 race in New Mexico is close.

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Veteran journalist Lydia Polgreen left the New York Times in late 2016 to become the editor-in-chief of HuffPost. Polgreen is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis and was in Santa Fe in May to give the commencement address at the school's campus there. She talks about growing up in Ghana and Kenya, her career at the Times, including her coverage in Africa and her vision for HuffPost as a place for stories of people who feel left out of power.  

Sat, 5/12--Our first woman president will still have a hard time, but her road may be easier.

Julianna Kirwin

Sat. 5/19, 12p:  Women's Focus - Carol Boss talks with artist Julianna Kirwin and Emma Moya, a long time resident, whose ancestor arrived in what is now Old Town in 1754. 
Julianna's project, a series of work from various artists, is being printed on banners that will soon hang on the lamp posts along Mountain Road, a road filled with a rich and vibrant history.

Sat. 4/21-If you are worried whether your vote will count or whether it will be counted, you can rest assured. Women's Focus talks to Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver.                                                                                              

Sat 4/21--New Mexico has had a Land Commissioner since 1899, even before becoming a state. The Commissioner administers 9 million acres of surface and 12 million of subsurface land to generate revenue for public institutions in New Mexico. If elected, Stephanie Garcia Richard will be the first woman to hold the office.

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Sat. 4/28, 12p:  A record-smashing number of women are running for the U.S. House this year.  Carol Boss talks to Kristen Hernandez with "Emily's List"  in D.C. about their role in electing women to national, state and local office.  Also, Poets Across Borders: conversation and poetry with former Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez and UNM Chicana Studies students.
 

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  The story of the Rosenbergs still stirs controversy, nearly 70 years after they were put to death for conspiracy to commit espionage. The couple was charged with conspiring to provide technical information about building an atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, worked on the Manhattan Project in New Mexico and when he was arrested told officials Ethel’s husband, Julius, had recruited him to steal classified information.

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Sat. 3/14, 12p: Spring is here and so is allergy season.  On Women's Focus, Dr. Dairne McLoughlin returns to talk with Carol Boss on decreasing allergy symptoms according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the foods to eat and how to prepare them.   Also on the show: director Leena Penharkar, whose film "20 Weeks" opens in theaters this week.

Sat, 1/20-Meeting on DACA but leaving out the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus? Grisham says, "No!"


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March 31, 2018: Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai makes emotional return to Pakistan five years after Taliban tried to kill her; Trump Administration reverses policies preventing immigration detention of pregnant women; UN holds Commission on Status of Women meeting; Judge rules massive suit against Goldman Sachs can proceed; Google loses argument on pay for women engineers; Uber settles discrimination claims; More states move to eliminate taxes on menstrual products; Boko Haram releases girls; High grades could hurt female college grads on job market; Putin's spokesman equates Weinstein accu

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Sat. 3/10, 12p:  Join Carol Boss on Women's Focus with Albuquerque high school students, a local woman who survived the Las Vegas massacre
and a representative of Moms Demand Action.

12/16/17--Woman and Hollywood film critic Melissa Silverstein talked to Lady Bird director Gretta Gerwig after a screening of the film.

Sat. 2/24 12p: Join host Pamelya Herndon for a special tribute to Black History Month. Our guests will be Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President of Stillman College and Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President of Benedict College, the first African American women to serve as President of these Historically Black Colleges. We'll also be joined on the show by Melisande Short-Colomb, one of the descendants of the 272 slaves that Georgetown Priests sold in 1838 to help pay off Georgetown University's debt. Hear her story and journey to become a Georgetown Student at age 63.   

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February 10, 2018: Trump defends former aide accused of spousal abuse; Female candidates flock to midterm races; Sri Lanka requires 25 percent of candidates be women; British officials consider pardoning suffragettes; UN chief warns more women and girls will be subject to female genital mutilation with out accelerated action; Hashtag #MosqueMeTo draws attention to assault during Haj; Iranian protests target mandatory hijabs; Veteran producer connected to Weinstein scandals commits suicide; UN pushes for efforts to overcome biases against women and girls in STEM fields; Girl Scout sees big

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Lara Dale was an actress in the 1980s when she got her first big break in a leading role. But that turned into a nightmare when she fled the set after gradually realizing she might be forced into an explicit sex scene. Dale, who now works as a Foley artist, is now a passionate advocate for protecting people on sets. She talks with Megan Kamerick about an initiative to promote sexual harassment training and a hotline through the Rape Crisis Center. 

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January 20, 2018: Second year of Women's March takes place nationwide this weekend; Women, including Olympic gymnasts,  detail during sentencing how trainer's abuse impacted their lives; World Economic Forum in Davos will be chaired by women after years of criticism; Producers Guild of America releases anti-harassment guidelines; abortion supporters march in Poland; CVS bans digitally altered photos in beauty ads without notation; Sinn Fein led by woman for first time; first female bobsled team from Jamaica; McKinsey and Company find more diversity raises bottom line; new Albuquerque mayor

Sat. 12/16 12p: Whether it be politicians or batterers who use power abusively, they all have the same objective-total control-and they often use similar methods to achieve and maintain that control.


Paola Gianturco

Sat. 1/13 12p: Carol Boss talks with photojournalist Paola Gianturco whose new book "Wonder Girls" documents the change that groups of activist girls age 10-18 are igniting around the world. It includes Malawian girls who convinced Parliament to outlaw child marriage; Ugandan girls advocating for girls' rights at a U.N. meeting; Tongan girls who created and host a weekly radio show to focus attention on Tonga's "undiscussable subject" - child abuse. 

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December 30, 2017: Recy Taylor remembrance; poll finds most Americans think sexual harassment a serious problem, but breaks down on gender and political lines; those who spoke out on harassment in Hollywood named AP Entertainers of the Year; Middle Eastern countries move to liberalize laws regarding women; Israel detains 16-year-old Palestinian girl; Berlin plans safe zone for women during New Years celebrations; Indian artist collects clothing from women subjected to street harassment and assault; Tanzania dissolves premature marriages to underage girls; Denver opens co-working space gear

Sat. 12/23, 12p: On Women's Focus Carol Boss welcomes poets Mary Oishi, Sasha Pimentel and Tanaya Winder for poetry and conversation with reflections on the year just passed and the new year ahead.

Mary Oishi has hosted and read at numerous poetry events in New Mexico such as Poems For Peace,  Albuquerque Poets Against the War, and the January 21, 2017 Albuquerque Women's Rally. Her collection of poetry, Spirit Birds They Told Me, is published by West End Press.

#MeToo Monologues (Mary Rives)

Sat. 12/9, 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with local women who will share personal stories about the effects of being sexually violated and how story telling is a healing process for them.  The #MeToo Monologues will be performed in theaters and public spaces throughout America.

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  Meg Bashwiner is one of the creators of the podcast "Welcome To Night Vale." It's set in an odd fictional town that’s sort of an alternative public radio universe -  community updates feature local weather and news, but also announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers... and of course cultural events. It has grown to be one of the most popular podcasts in the world since its debut in 2012, with over 170 million downloads.  

It’s been quite the year for national politics and Lynn Sweet has had a ringside seat for all of it. Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times and has covered national politics since 1994. This is an excerpt of a speech she gave recently at Journalism & Women Symposium’s annual conference in Hot Springs Arkansas. Sweet talks about the challenges facing journalism right now and offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like covering the White House.

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