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Women's Focus

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Click to hear the February 11 program.

Sat. 6/24, 12p: Republicans have revealed the Senate's version of their "Trumpcare" bill after weeks of meeting in secrecy. Join Carol Boss and her guests on Women's Focus in a conversation about healthcare as a human rights and social justice issue, how the bill would impact New Mexico, and what you can do immediately to be part of the resistance. 

Media outlets have pointed out several examples this week of prominent women being interrupted and talked over by male colleagues. Megan Kamerick talks with Michele Weldon, editorial director of Take The Lead, about her article "Don't Shhhh Me!

Sat, 12pm--Do women have power? and how do they exercise it when they do? Hear from legislators, former legislators--women who have run for office and who have won power. Women's Focus, the whole program from 12-2pm.

Sat. 6/10 12p: Carol Boss talks with Adrienne Mansanares, a chief officer with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Shaya Torres from PPH in Albuquerque about the future of the organization considering the current efforts to roll back essential health benefits.   

Sat, 4/22: Domestic violence chief looks at how we deal with inequality.


  Sat. 5/20, 12p: Carol Boss talks with Carole Migden, one of four elected women in California who are featured in the award-winning documentary film, Political Animals, which tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century - the gay rights movement. It's through the eyes of these visionary ground-breaking lesbians who took the fight for the cause off the streets and into the halls of government.

Author Kate Moore will speak on Monday May 15 at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque about her book “Radium Girls: The Dark Story Of America’s Shining Women.” It tells the story of the women employed to paint watches and clocks with radium-based paint, starting in World War I. At the time radium was considered a miracle element that many touted would improve health. These women became the first proof of just how deadly radium was.

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Sat. 4/29, 1:30p: “Ethnic Madonnas”, as Lebanese born artist Simone Debbas calls her recent series of Madonnas composed of women from many different countries, are joined by portraits of women from around the world that also reflect her own diverse journey in art and life.

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Sat 4/29, 12p: Do you fear being sexually assaulted? Have you –or somebody you know- been raped? As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on Women´s Focus -hosted by Cristina Baccin-, we´ll talk about how the life of a sexual assault victim is affected. Do you wonder if it is possible to overcome a sexual assault? Who are the most vulnerable? What are the best actions to reduce and ultimately, eliminate sexual assaults? What can we do as a community? 

Spring Is Here: Living In Harmony With Nature

Apr 14, 2017
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Sa 4/15, 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with Acupuncturist Dr. Dairne McLaughlin. Learn what to eat, why we eat it and how to stay healthy during spring according to traditional Chinese medicine.  Also, New Mexico women filmmakers talk about the upcoming New Mexico Women in Film Fiesta 2017 and poet Tina Carlson reads from her new book, Ground, Wind, This Body published by University of New Mexico Press.

With Meet Me At The Bamboo Table, Anita Verna Crofts takes us around the world, getting to know people through their food.

Women's Focus Sat. 3/25, 12p: Carol Boss welcome Kristina Jacobsen, a musician and assistant professor at UNM, who examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance in her new book which focuses on the vibrant Navajo country music scene. Two of the women featured, Chucki Begay and Candice Craig, join us for conversation and live music.

Sat. 3/11, 12p: Director Katie Curran visits Carol Boss on Women's Focus to talk about her award-winning documentary. 

Sat. 2/25 12p: Salute to New Mexico 'Hidden Figures', Dr. Betty Harris, the black inventor and scientist who made great strides in the field of explosives research, Dr. Ndidiamaka Okpareke, the first Black woman to own a compounding pharmacy in New Mexico, Dr. Victoria Erinle, leading scientist in the field of drug delivery systems and clinical trials, Dr.

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Sa 2/18, 12p: Carol Boss welcomes to Women's Focus: Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Director of Enlace Comunitario and one of the founders of the grassroots campaign, Defend Our Neighbors,  community organizer Sayrah Namaste, and Rachael Maestas with the ACLU of New Mexico.

Sat. 1/28, 12p. : Join Carol Boss on Women's Focus and meet several women who were part of the New Mexico contingent at the Women's March on Washington. Some of them traveled 36 hours by bus to be part of this historical event.  They'll talk about the impact on them personally as well as the larger picture with ideas and plans for what comes next . 

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December 31, 2016: Woman who confirmed dark matter dies; Carrie Fisher dies, followed by her mother, Debbie Reynolds; new study finds patients fare better with female doctors; West Virginia will have female major

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The first Indigenous Comic Con took place in November 2016 in Albuquerque.

 Sat. 12/24, 12p: Join Carol Boss and her guests on Women's Focus for great poetry and animated and inspiring conversation.  Joan Logghe, Demetria Martinez, Jules Nyquist, Aja Oishi, Mary Oishi, and Sina Soul.

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December 17, 2016: Women's post-inaugration march gets permit; University of Minnesota president defends decision on football players accused of assault; Egyptian authorities arrest women's rights advocate;

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Sat. 12/10, 12p:  Have you been wondering how we're going to emerge from the next four years with hope for the future?  There is a path forward and it involves you!  Join Carol Boss and Roxanne Barber, co-founder of Retake Our Democracy, for a conversation about the many faces of activism.

Sat. 11/19, 12p: Carol Boss welcomes to Women's Focus the CEO of Planned Parenthood (Rocky Mountain Region), an immigrant activist, a local Muslim activist, and a 17 year old Chicana high school student.  It will be a lively discussion of their issues of concern following the election of Donald Trump and what comes next.

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Sat. 10/29, 12p Women's Focus

Carol Boss speaks with Meg Elison and Dr. Laurie Berdahl on the language, behavior, and aggression that have been front and center in this presidential campaign and the implications for young women, children and society...

Creativity for Peace

Sat. 10/15 12p: Women's Focus host Carol Boss speaks with Yaara Tal and Deema Yusuf who will share their powerful, sometimes poignant stories of growing up, one in Israel, the other in Palestine and the decision of each to become Young Leaders with Creativity For Peace. The program, based in Santa Fe, works to create peace, compassion and friendship between young Israeli and Palestinian women by training them to transform anger and prejudice to mutual respect as they learn to pave the way for peace in their communities and across borders.

Courtesy of 516 ARTS

Ten years ago 516 ARTS opened in downtown Albuquerque and has since become one of the most important contemporary art institutions in New Mexico. Founder and Executive Director Suzanne Sbarge talks about "Decade," the show celebrating the 10th anniversary of 516. 

Also on the show are choreographer Lisa Nevada and artists Jessica Angel and Andrea Polli who are creating installations for the exhibition. 

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Wed. 10/5 1:30p: Carol Boss talks with Nashville powerhouse singer Sarah Potenza who Rolling Stone named as one of their "Artists You Need to Know".  Her debut album, Monster, has just been released and is climbing on the Americana Radio Chart.

This Crazy Election!

Sep 22, 2016

Sat. 9/24, 12p Women's Focus: A guaranteed animated conversation as Carol Boss and her guests discuss and dissect campaign-related topics such as media coverage (fair or unfair?), misogyny, the art of lying and more!  In the studio: Former NM State Senator Dede Feldman, Communications Director Marsha Garcia, and Danila Crespin Zidovsky, an early childhood education advocate and policy analyst.

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September 17, 2016: UN calls on France to withdraw burkini bans; Indian girls attacked with acid after man sentenced to death in murder; Egyptian activists hail law cracking down on FGM; women in Saudi Arabia protest restrictions on Twitter; first female governor of Arizona dies; California lawmakers pass law in response to Brock Turner's lenient sentence; more teens resorting to sex work to afford food; Tennessee lawmakers vote to expel lawmaker after sexual harassment allegations; constitutional amendment in New Mexico likely overturns law designed to block women from participating in po

Albuquerque Academy

  Sat. 9/10, 12p: Carol Boss talks with members of the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden team, a community-based garden on the campus of Albuquerque Academy where students, educators, and community members come together and learn the many lessons about sustaining our bodies, our minds, and our planet.

  When artist Jessamyn Lovell had her identity stolen she became obsessed with the woman who did it - Erin Hart. She hired a private investigator to track Hart and documented the experience, which became the show Dear Erin Hart. That followed previous work she did called No Trespassing where she tracked her father and photographed him as a way to come to terms with their troubled relationship. She spoke about these shows with This American Life.

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