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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 July 16 program.

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.

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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Sat. 8/20,12p: Carol Boss talks with film director and screenwriter Maria Giese about the widening Federal investigation into discrimination against women in Hollywood. 

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Sat 8/13 12p: Guests include three formerly homeless women who are working to break the cycle of homelessness and incarceration, with help from Crossroads for Women and Maya’s Place.

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Sat. 7/30, 12p: Carol Boss and her guests, a diverse group of women will talk about some of the important issues brought up (or not) during the conventions on Women's Focus.  Samia Assed and Stefany Olivas who have been traveling with grassroots leaders from across the U.S.  on the The People's Caravan (Cleveland to Philadelphia); Gina Dennis, a Bernie Sanders delegate to the DNC; Jacklyn Asamoah, an African American activist and Roxanne Allen will all be part of the conversation.  

 

Let's Fly

Jul 17, 2016

How do you really know when you are grown up?


Santa Fe: 7/09-Castillo has decided to "pull out memory"  in her new memoir Black Dove, mama, mi'jo, and me. 


Stories From Darfur

Jul 13, 2016

Sat. 7/16 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with Dorothea Janney, the Director of Nursing for Doctors Without Borders in Darfur (2004-2005) where the first genocide of the 21st century began.  She will share some of the many powerful, unimaginable and unforgettable stories of the women and children in this region of Western Sudan. At 1 pm, Dairne McLaughlin, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, returns to talk about cooking, eating and living well during the hot summer months.    

5/14, Alb.--New Mexico shows evidence of the effectiveness of batterer treatment programs.


6/18 Alb-The recent Stanford rape trial verdict outraged people and as it turns out, went against what we know about campus rapists.

By Matika Wilbur / Courtesy 516 ARTS

06/18 Megan Kamerick talks with Suzanne Sbarge of 516 ARTS, and curators Suzanne Fricke, Traci Quinn and Suzanna Finley about PhotoSummer, a collaborative initiative of exhibitions, workshops and events promoting contemporary photography in New Mexico. It's organized by 516 ARTS, CENTER of Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

5/28 Alb.-New Mexicans are welcoming women as candidates for political office.

Idalia Lechuga Tena was appointed to House district 21. She is running to retain her seat.

Amanda Kinkaid finds voters prefer women candidates. A third candidate,

Debbie Sarinana, was not available.

5/28-Alb., New Mexicans are welcoming women as candidates for political office, even in highly technical positions.

First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the 105 graduating seniors of Santa Fe Indian School on May 26th.

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  Megan Kamerick talks with Suzanne Sbarge and Theresa Buscemi of 516 ARTS about the Fulcrum Fund, which will make grants for the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs. This is the first year of the program and the deadline to apply is June 15, 2016.

Courtesy of Lauren Camp

Carol Boss talks with poet Lauren Camp about her new Dorset-Prize winning collection, One Hundred Hungers.  She explores the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi father and tells stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation.  

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 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. 3/12 12p on Women's Focus: Carol Boss talks with Kamala Lopez, the director of Equal Means Equal, a documentary on the status of women in America. 

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. 

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