Women's Focus

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

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Women's Focus
6:20 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Keeping Books In Our Lives. Part 1, Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob

Susan Loubet talks to Mira Jacob

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

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Women's Focus
7:13 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Women's News: Women Bear Brunt Of ISIS Violence

An Iraqi woman watches from the gate of her home as U.S. Army soldiers and Iraqi army soldiers conduct a joint patrol in Mosul, Iraq, on March 1, 2008. The U.S. Army soldiers are attached to Heavy Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Credit DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson, U.S. Air Force. Via Creative Commons.

June 21, 2014  Women face violence and rape from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS); women sterilized without consent in California prisons; Moroccan prime minister says women should stay at home; activists pressure Canadian government on missing aboriginal women; American Apparel fires CEO Dov Charney after years of sexual harassment complaints; girls called sluts for sexting, but prudes if they don't; new campaign focuses on economic security for women and families; Gary King targeted for wage discrimination in campaign ads; guard arrested for abusing women at Metropolitan Detention

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Women's Focus
6:46 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Documentary Explores Anita Hill's Legacy - Extended Interview

Credit Courtesy of Freida Lee Mock

It was a watershed event for American women, and American history.  In 1991, African-American law professor Anita Hill walked into a political firestorm when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation process for Clarence Thomas, the first African-American nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Women's Focus
6:33 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Andrea Feucht Talks Food, Blogging

Andrea Feucht
Credit Daniel Barsotti

Megan Kamerick talks with Andrea Feucht, author of "The Foodlover's Guide to Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos," about how she got into food writing and science coverage, her writing process and her tips for starting, and maintaining, a blog. Find her blog here.

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Women's Focus
6:23 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Women's News: Maya Angelou Remembered

Maya Angelou
Credit Wikipedia via Creative Commons

May 31, 2014     Remembering Maya Angelou; Santa Barbara shooter left misogynist rants; perils of rural poverty revealed in rape and murder case in India; first menstrual hygiene awareness day; Forbes names 100 most powerful women; Sudan woman sentenced to lashes and death for adultery and apostasy; Texas woman files suit after giving birth in solitary confinement and baby died; Sweden elects feminist party to EU parliament; teen pregnancy declines, but remains high in New Mexico.

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Women's Focus
5:45 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Charlotte Bunch Discusses Her Passionate Politics

Charlotte Bunch
Credit 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.

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Women's Focus
10:13 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Former Professor Works To Eliminate Domestic Violence Among Latino Immigrants

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

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.

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Women's Focus
9:58 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Digital Latin America Explores Art And Technology

Artist Jessica Angel created two immersive pieces for Digital Latin America at 516 ARTS.
Credit Courtesy 516 ARTS

Artists Jessica Angel and Claudia X. Valdes join Suzanne Sbarge and Teresa Buscemi of 516 ARTS to discuss the new Digital Latin America exhibit, which looks at the ways in which artists negotiate the complex terrain between global and local, virtual and real, and political and private, in the creation of work that proposes alternative understandings of technology, art and cultural exchange.

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Women's Focus
6:35 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Women Drawn to Santa Fe in the 1920s

Los Luceros, Casa Grande

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. "

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Women's Focus
8:13 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Cancer Survivor Talks About The Healing Power Of A Plant-Based Diet

Dr. Ruby Lathon

  Sat. 3/15 12p: In the latest segment of Revolutionary Soup, Carol Boss welcomes Dr. Ruby Lathon. Ruby had a successful engineering career in Albuquerque and now lives in Washington D.C.  After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she searched for an alternative to surgery and discovered how to use food as medicine.  She recovered from her cancer and became a holistic health and wellness educator and will talk on Women's Focus about the healing powers of a whole foods plant-based diet.

 

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Women's Focus
3:19 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

The New Mexico Legislature-An Insider's View

16 years as a senator in the New Mexico Legislature gave Dede Feldman lots of stories of both triumphs and defeats.

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Women's Focus
1:41 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Heart Of The City Examines Albuquerque's Core

Mural on downtown Albuquerque building.
Credit Courtesy 516 ARTS

What does the condition of the city’s urban core say about the heart and soul of the city? Heart of the City, organized by 516 ARTS, is a collaborative project and exhibition that examine intersections of art, urban planning, cultural and economical development, education and community dialogue through a variety of lenses to focus on the urban center and identity of the city.

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Women's Focus
8:53 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Abortion Ban Initiative Vote On Tuesday

Sat, 11/16, 12pm: Albuquerque. Both supporters and opponents of the anti-abortion initiative that will be on the ballot in Albuquerque on Tuesday, Nov 19 have appeared on Women's Focus.

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Women's Focus
5:57 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Exhibit Showcases Artists' Responses To Border

John Deere Tractor Model 790 by Margarita Cabrera
Credit Courtesy 516 ARTS

Kate Bonansinga, author of "Curating at the Edge: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border," talks about the companion exhibit "Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses" at 516 ARTS. And artist Tania Candiana discusses her piece in the show as well.

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Women's Focus
3:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Terry McMillan on Women's Focus

Saturday, Sept. 28 12p:  Carol Boss will talk with internationally acclaimed African American novelist, Terry McMillan. Her writing about strong black female protagonists has made her previous books Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back bestsellers. Terry McMillan’s new book, Who Asked You, was just released.

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Women's Headline News
12:34 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Court Favors Contraception Requirement

Credit Michael Grimes via Flickr and Creative Commons

September 21, 2013

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Women's Focus
12:26 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Connecting Media Literacy to Food Justice

Sat. 9/14 12p: In another segment of Revolutionary Soup Carol Boss talks with Andrea Quijada, Executive Director of Media Literacy Project in Albuquerque, about the impact of media messaging on marginalized low-income communities and its relationship to the food choices people make and their health.

Women's Focus
3:51 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Deborah Madison on Women's Focus

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Women's Focus
9:45 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Young Jewish, Muslim And Christian Women Learn Peacemaking In Northern New Mexico

Sat. 7/20 12p: This year Creativity of Peace marks its tenth anniversary and Carol Boss talks with four young women from Palestine and Israel who are leaders at the organization's Summer Camp in northern New Mexico.  The camp brings together high school girls from Israel and Palestine to live together for 3 weeks in Northern New Mexico. The young women of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths participate in a program aimed at preparing the next generation of female leaders and peacemakers in their countries.

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Women's Headline News
12:24 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

Texas Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill

Despite large protests, Texas legislators passed a restrictive abortion bill.
Credit David Weaver Do512.com / Creative Commons

July 13, 2013

Texas Legislature passes restrictive abortion bill while protestors have tampons and other feminine products confiscated; Ireland allows abortion in limited circumstances; Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations; women's rights under assault in Afghanistan; Women of the Wall blocked by Orthodox protestors; U.N. calls for stop to assaults in Egyptian protests;  Church of England votes to ordain women bishops; Wimbledon stories overlook the fact that four British women have won the tournament since 1936; women sue city of Santa Fe over former police officer.

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Women's Focus
9:31 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Revolutionary Soup: Nourishing the Heart and Small Intestine

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Women's Focus
5:06 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Show Puts Contemporary Native Artists In Spotlight

Debra Yepa-Pappan plays with cultural trends and stereotypes in "Hello Kitty Tipi," part of the new 516 ARTS show.
Credit Courtesy 516 ARTS

516 ARTS in Albuquerque will premier "Land, Air, Seed" and "Octopus Dreams" on June 29. The show of contemporary Native artists explores issues of home and exile, displacement, and cultural reappropriation.

Megan Kamerick talks with curators Nancy Marie Mithlo, Suzanne Fricke and Beverly Morris, as well as artist Deborah Jojola of Isleta Pueblo and Suzanne Sbarge of 516 ARTS.

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Public Affairs
4:13 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Report: Third Of Women Suffer Domestic Violence

The World Health Organization says domestic violence is a "global health problem of epidemic proportions."
Credit By United States Mission Geneva (Flickr: Logo of the World Health Organization) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

June 22, 2013

A new report by the World Health Organization finds one in three women around the world suffer domestic violence.

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Women's Headline News
3:54 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Air Force Names Woman To Sex Assault Prevention Office

Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward was named to head the Air Force's sexual assault and prevention office.
Credit By US-Air Force [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

June 8, 2013

The Air Force named Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward to head its sexual assault and prevention office after the man heading that effort was arrested for sexual battery.

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Women's Headline News
3:26 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

President Calls Military Assaults A Security Threat

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel takes questions from reporters on the recently announced DoD Sexual Assault Prevention Initiatives during a press conference in the Pentagon on May 7, 2013.
Credit By DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett. (Released) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

May 19, 2013

President Obama calls sexual assault in the military a threat to national security.

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Women's Headline News
2:57 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

India Rocked By More Rape Protests

Protest sign in New Delhi
Credit Google Images via Creative Commons

April 27, 2013

The rape of a young girl brings protesters out into the streets once more in India.

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Women's Focus
8:46 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Exposing Myths About Finance

How our financial expectations have been shaped by myths about spending and saving

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Women's Focus
12:14 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Nuclear Disarmament and Revolutionary Soup with Feed the Hood

Sat. 6/15 12p: Disarmament fellow and researcher for Reaching Critical Will Mia Gandenberger joins Carol Boss to discuss nuclear non-proliferation, and in another installment of Revolutionary Soup, volunteers from Project Feed the Hood discuss their organization.

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Women's Focus
1:44 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Women Friends--Key to Long Life

E-book from Suzanne Braun Levine

Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine

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.

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Women's Focus
6:59 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Things You Are Passionate About

Getting the things you are passionate about into your schedule-advice from Miriam Ortiz y Pino

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