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
12:39 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Why We Need To Protect Girls From "The Princess Problem" And How To Make Our Kids Media-Savvy

Sat, 12/20 12pm: Interview with Rebecca Haines about her book, The Princess Problem, Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years offers tips on combating this obsession and talks about the consequences of doing nothing.  Haines is an educator, author, and researcher on children's media culture. She offers sound, sensible, parent-tested advice.

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Women's Focus
9:01 am
Wed December 10, 2014

A Conversation With Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams

  Sat. 12/13 12p:  Carol Boss is very excited to welcome to our studio,Terry Tempest Williams.She's the author of one of Carol's most favorite books, ever - the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, as well as many other books and essays. Terry has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life.

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Public Affairs
8:26 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Author Explores Why Dying With Dignity Is So Difficult

Katy Butler
Credit Cristina Taccone

  Journalist Katy Butler’s father was vibrant and healthy when he had a crippling stroke in his late 70s. She chronicles her father's subsequent slide into dementia, near-blindness and misery in her book "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death." She and her mother sought to give him a peaceful death against a battery of medical technologies, including a pacemaker. The book began as a story in the New York Times magazine and became one of the most downloaded articles in the publication's history.

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Women's Focus
11:53 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Travel For Women

Beth Whitman in the Himalayas

Sat. 11/15 12p: Let's be inspired by women traveling--around the world and New Mexico.

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Women's Focus
12:17 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Novel Explores Native Life At The Margins

Erika Wurth
Credit Courtesy of Erika Wurth

  Megan Kamerick interviews Native American poet Erika Wurth  about her first novel "Crazy Horse's Girlfriend," which tackles poverty, drug abuse and identity with surprising humor and compassion through the eyes of teenager Margaritte, a smart girl who dreams of bigger things, and may or may not find them.

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Women's Focus
8:59 am
Wed November 5, 2014

A Conversation With Naomi Shihab Nye

Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye
Credit Poetry Foundation

 Sat. 11/8 12p:  Carol Boss talks with celebrated Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of  more than 30 volumes of poetry, essays, short stories, novels and anthologies. Naomi's father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent.

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Women's Newscast
1:01 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Women's News: Trait Protects Some Latinas From Breast Cancer

DNA Double Helix
Credit Jerome Walker and Dennis Myts via Wikimedia Commons and Creative Commons

  October 25, 2014: Genetic trait protects some Latinas from breast cancer; Boko Haram kidnaps more girls; Iranian women suffer acid attacks; divorce parties on the rise in Iran; ISIS attracts female recruits from the West; online harassment of women grows; Saudi Arabia warns against driving protests; Women of the Wall smuggle in Torah scroll for ceremony; Microsoft CEO apologizes for telling women to trust karma rather than ask for raise.

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Women's Focus
12:10 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Young Palestinian And Israeli Women Share Their Journeys To Becoming Peacemakers

Palestinian and Israelis at Creativity for Peace Summer Camp in northern New Mexico.
Credit Creativity For Peace

Sat. 10/18 12p: Carol Boss talks to three young Palestinian and Israeli leaders who have made peacemaking an integral part of their life.  They all attended Creativity for Peace's summer camp when they were teens, a program that prepares Palestinian and Israeli young women to pave the way to peace in their communities and across borders by partnering as leaders.  Adi, Nahida, and Dima will talk about growing up in war, their personal transformations and their work for peace.

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Arts
10:35 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Advanced Style Celebrates Panache Of Older Women

Ilona Royce Smithkin (L), Joyce Carpati (middle) and Lynn Dell
Credit Ari Seth Cohen

  Filmmaker Lina Plioplyte describes the creation of the documentary "Advanced Style," which is based on the blog and book of the same name by street photographer Ari Seth Cohen. Together they explore the lives of seven fashionable seniors in New York  to dispel conventional ideas about beauty and aging. Their subjects show wit, creativity, grace and flair. It's currently at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe. Learn more and watch a trailer here.

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Women's Focus
3:18 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

The Wonder of Learning Inspires Early Childhood Education

at the NM Museum of Natural History until Nov. 30

Sat, 10/11: Unique qualities of the Reggio Emilia, Italy approach engage early childhood educators and families at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History.

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Women's Focus
9:54 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Interview: Photographer And Essayist Debra Bloomfield

From the cover of "Wilderness"
Credit Debra Bloomfield

  Sat. Sept. 27, 12pm: Interviews with: photographer Debra Bloomfield whose new book of photographs and essays, Wilderness, comes from her 5 years of immersion into unknown terrain in Alaska; and Gail Sheehy, groundbreaking journalist in the '60's and author of Passages, named as "one of the 10 most influential books for our time" by the Library of Congress.

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Women's Focus
12:00 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Women Describe Challenges Of Returning From Prison

Even after release, breaking the shackles of prison can be difficult for women.
Credit Pixabay via Creative Commons

At the National Association for Women's national conference in Albuquerque in June 2014, a panel on incarceration examined the challenges women face reintegrating into society after spending time in prison. K.C. Quirk, executive director of Crossroads For Women, was joined by Eugenia Smith and Tracy Bland, both of whom got help at Crossroads and it's affiliated program Maya's Place. Also on the panel was Bette Fleishman, executive director of the New Mexico Women's Justice Project. 

    

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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

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
12:00 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Women's News: Campuses Failing On Assaults

Take Back the Night march.
Credit Wikipedia via Creative Commons

July 12, 2014 Study finds 40 percent of colleges and universities have not conducted sexual assault investigations in the past five years; Syrian families increasingly headed by struggling women; some girls escape Boko Haram, but more than 200 still held hostage; Egyptian doctor stands trial for female genital mutilation following death of girl; Mexican high court orders government to pay damages for imprisoning indigenous woman; Congressional Democrats draft bill to override Supreme Court decision on contraception; Michelle J. Howard becomes first female four-star admiral in U.S.

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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.

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