Women's Focus

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

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.

  Felicia Day is a professional actress and Internet pioneer/entrepreneur who created one of the first web series on YouTube, "The Guild." In this interview, she talks with Megan Kamerick about her memoir "You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)." Day will be at UNM on April 29. Find out more about her appearance and buy tickets at Bookworks.

 

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Women's Focus Sat. 4/9 12p: Dr. Dairne McLoughlin returns to talk about healthy eating and taking great care of ourselves in the spring season according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.  And Julia Grueskin, culinary artist and cat lover,  will tell us about her new cat cafe opening this weekend.  Gatos y Galletas baker and chef Mello Sanchez will chat with us, too.

  

Interview: 16-Year Old Syrian-American Poet

Mar 23, 2016
Orlando Vigil

Sat. 3/26, 12p Women's Focus: Albuquerque Syrian-American poet and high school student, Ludella Awad, talks with Carol Boss on Women's Focus. She will read from her book, Sad Piano Music in Syria, a collection of poems about Syria and it's people, from the memories of Syria before the civil war to its destruction and the exodus of millions of refugees.

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  March 19, 2016: Survey shows equal pay women's top concern in election; First all=female crew on Royal Brunei Airlines flies to Saudi Arabia; Chicago bans tampon sales tax; Microsoft regrets using dancers in erotic schoolgirl outfits at gaming conference; Nigerian lawmakers vote down women's equality bill; Jezebel examines wage disparities on presidential campaign staffs; Report estimates 100,000 women have attempted self-terminations after law shutters numerous abortion clinics; UN panel on women's economic empowerment launches; Irish politicians promise to revoke article in constitution

Sat., 2/27 Albuquerque--Gwen Packard brings her 32 years of experience to address sexual assault and domestic violence problems experienced by native women.

  Feb. 27, Alb--Women's voices from the House and Senate budget committees say what has been saved in the state's financial future. 

Kristina Jacobsen

Wed. 3/2 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes the Merlettes, an all-girl, Merle Haggard-inspired honky tonk band also featuring the music of Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells and Tammy Wynette as well as original songs from Kristina Jacobsen.  What a great way to begin Women's History month!

 

516 Arts

Sat 2/20 12p

Taya Jae welcomes novelist Carolyn Meyers (Diary of a Waitress: the Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl) to talk about the Harvey Girls, one of the first all-female American work forces. This migration of women workers opened up the American West and the workplace to women. 

Carol Boss interviews 3-time Emmy Award winning director, Terry Spencer Hesser, about her new film, Love is a Verb. This documentary is an examination of the social movement of Sufi inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the 1960's and now reaches across the globe. 

KRQE News 13

Colonel Gail Crawford is the Staff Judge Advocate for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base who provides executive level legal advice to the man who serves as the Commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center and who serves as the Program Executive Office for Strategic Systems, tells her story of her rise in the ranks of the military and how she has balanced her family life and her military career.  

 

MissHeard Magazine

Dr. Hazel Mahone, an author and a trailblazer, discusses her latest book entitled, Legacies: A guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future. She also shares her life experiences growing up and working her way through college as a maid, and never having the family that employed her appreciating the intellectual abilities that she possessed.    

 

The Food Network

Sous-Chef Marla Thorp, who resides in Jacksonville, Florida, shares her story and the career path that let her to becoming a Sous-Chef when African American women, after spending years in kitchens, cooking and baking were not allowed to join unions or treat their cooking skills as a profession until about 1939.

 

NM Black History Month

Join Pamelya Herndon as she talks with Cathryn McGill, a community activist, a playwright and an entertainer who resides in Albuquerque, NM.  Cathy discusses how she presents the African American experience to the diverse communities in New Mexico through the plays she writes and the programs she has developed.  

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  February 13, 2016: Report finds 200 million in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation; Yazidi women freed form sexual slavery join Peshmerga forces to liberate Mosul; Carly Fiorina drops out of presidential race; Hillary Clinton debates Bernie Sanders and older feminists criticize young women for supporting Sanders; Fairy Godboss offers anonymous rankings on companies' family friendly policies; two women U.S.

Taya Jae

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Sat. 1/30 12p: Carol Boss welcomes back Acupuncturist Dr. Dairne McLoughlin to talk about living according to the seasons with traditional Chinese medicine. She'll share the many delicious and nutritious foods as well as other ways to help us be healthy and balanced this winter season.

 

Juna Muller

Sat. 1/23 12:30p Join Taya Jae as she talks with fiber artist Juna Rosales Muller about her work entitled Mending Patriotism; a project which endeavors to creatively reconstruct the conversation around border crossing, migration and global belonging.  Juna’s work will be featured alongside 12 other artists as part of 516 Arts upcoming show, At Home in the World.

Greg Cook

Sat. 1/16 12p. Carol Boss has a conversation with Miranda Viscoli, Co-President of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, whose focus is on the safety of children, families and communities; Mary-Lewis Grow, the creator of the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence, a youth anti-gun violence campaign initiated in the 1990's for which there is currently a resurgence of interest; and Jane Moline, a gun owner who believes in the need for reforming gun laws. 

1/09 16 We sat by Gloria's fireplace, just after Christmas to talk about her new book, My Life On The Road.

Luke E. Montavon

Sat.  1/16 12p: Carol Boss talks with five of the ten women who participated in Muslim Women Speak, a packed event held in Santa Fe on January 10th and again on the 17th in Albuquerque. The format gave attendees in both cities the opportunity to ask questions of the Muslim women about Islam, their beliefs, their culture and anything else they were curious about in regards to being a Muslim woman. Listen to Carol's conversations with Kathy Aghar, Sandra Akkad, Samie Assad, Sabiha Quraishi and Sarah Rahman. 

"Pin Up: The Movie" explores the growing subculture of the modern pin up girl and the women who inspire her. In this interview, Megan Kamerick talks with filmmaker Kathleen Ryan and pin up girl Linh Sellars, aka Delicious Ruckus, about how women are using pin up culture to explore their own power and identity. It's showing on January 10 at 2 p.m. at Aux Dog Theatre at 3011 Monte Vista Dr. NE as part of Albuquerque Comic Con.

Creative Startups

  The creative industry sector in New Mexico is a huge part of New Mexico's economy, employing even more people than construction and manufacturing combined. That's according to a 2014 study by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

Megan Kamerick

  Martha Burk talks with Megan Kamerick about the city of Albuquerque's pay equity ordinance. It's one of the only such efforts at a municipal level in the country and it's drawing interest from numerous other cities. The ordinance gives companies a 5 percent preference in bids for city contracts if they can demonstrate they have no more than a 10 percent gap in pay between men and women. 

Netrootsnation.org

  Susan Loubet talks with Dani McClain, contributing writer and fellow at the Nation Institute, where she focuses on race and reproductive justice. Her article "Long-Acting Contraception Makes Teen Pregnancy Rates Plummet. So Why Are Some Women Still Skeptical?" appeared in the October 28, 2015 issue of The Nation.

New Mexico PBS

Megan Kamerick spoke with Holly Holm in April 2014 about her career in boxing then in mixed martial arts. Holm caused a major upset on November 14 when she knocked out Ronda Rousey in the second round with a kick to the head to take the UFC bantam weight championship.

You can see the whole interview from New Mexico in Focus online here.

Sat, 11/14-DOH top priorities for NM- #1, # 2: Dramatically Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Change Public Health to Wellness 


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Sat. 10/31 12p: Yes, Spider Woman is joining Carol Boss on Women's Focus this week.  Spider Woman is, in fact, Sandra Brantley with UNM's Biology department.  She's a biologist-ecologist whose specialty is spiders and what more perfect day to talk about all things spiders than Halloween.  

10/24-Denver. "I say YES to the dress" says Addy, getting ready to take part in this year's Be Beautiful Be Yourself event.

 Sat. 10/17 12p: Carol Boss speaks with three young women from "Creativity for Peace", a program in Northern New Mexico that works to create peace, compassion and friendship between Israeli and Palestinians girls.  Nuran, Johanna and Sarah, participants in Creativity for Peace's Young Leader Program, will talk about their personal experiences of breaking down barriers of anger and prejudice and learning to pave the way for peace in their communities and across borders.

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