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
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

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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Women's Headline News
1:00 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

India Imposing Stronger Penalties For Violence Against Women

Credit Jim Ankan Deka / Creative Commons

In this week's news: India’s Parliament passes bill creating harsher penalties for crimes against women.

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Women's Focus
12:35 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Event Commemorates Murdered Women

Participants wear black as part of the Prayer for Juárez and the West Mesa community art event.
Credit Courtesy of Deborah Gavel

A Prayer For Juárez and the West Mesa is a community art event on March 24 at 2 p.m. to remember the murdered women of Ciudad Juárez and those found on Albuquerque's West Mesa in 2009, as well as all victims of violence. 

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Public Affairs
3:28 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

New Show Explores Surfaces In Art

Nicole Dextras creates wearable architecture that transform into shelters and garden. "Nomadik Harvest Dress" is based on a Mongolian ger (yurt). it comes with a pot and stove to cook the vegetables into soup.
Credit 516 ARTS

A new show at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque features diverse visual art media that explores the idea of surfaces through painting, sculpture, photography, electronic media and performance art. Some surfaces tantalize, some fortify and some allow us just a peek inside. Megan Kamerick talks with curator Lea Anderson and artists Jennifer Cawley, Jessica Kennedy and Alex Kraft.

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Women's Headline News
2:51 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Obama Signs VAWA Reauthorization Bill

Members of the National Congress of American Indians attended the signing ceremony for the Violence Against Women Act.
Credit NCAI / Creative Commons

After months of delay in Congress, the Violence Against Women Act is reauthorized, Arkansas adopts most restrictive law on abortion, Vatican, Russia and Iran oppose language on eliminating violence against women, UN investigator says empowering women would reduce hunger, the Balkans get less macho, Obama nominates two women to cabinet posts and a woman to head the Air Force Academy, news study shows life expectancy falling for U.S. women, Afghanistan marks International Women's Day with first women's film festival, Hannah Skandera confirmation hearing continues in New Mexico Legislature.

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Public Affairs
2:33 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Journalist Sara Ganim Talks About Breaking Jerry Sandusky Story

Sara Ganim
Credit Penn State Newstream / Creative Commons

Megan Kamerick talks with Sara Ganim about the stories that landed her a Pulitzer Prize at age 24. Ganim wrote the first stories about Jerry Sandusky,  a former Penn State University coach convicted of molesting young boys.

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Women's Headline News
9:24 am
Tue February 26, 2013

One Billion Rising Events Take Place Worldwide

Residents of Santiago de Compostela in Spain joined millions around the world in calling for an end to sexual violence on Feb. 14 as part of the One Billion Rising movement
Credit Amaianos / Creative Commons

Women around the world call for ending sexual violence at One Billion Rising events, Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius charged in girlfriend's murder, Egyptian officials blame women for sexual assaults, Senate passes Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, more women are using Plan B birth control, Irish government accepts partial blame for enslaving women in Magdalene laundries, Human Rights Watch accuses Canadian Mounties of discriminating against Native women,  girl shot by Taliban for advocating for girls' education leaves hospital, New Mexico Medical Board exonerates doctor in aborti

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Women's Headline News
11:40 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Pentagon Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jessica Domingo, right, and Cpl. Daisy Romero, assigned to a female engagement team, speak with an Afghan man in his compound during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. The FET worked with infantry Marines by engaging women and children in support of the International Security Assistance Force.
Credit U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marionne T. Mangrum

Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat, renewed push on VAWA, report indicts India's treatment of women following gang rape and murder, Sundance welcomes more female directors while new study highlights gender gap, Obama appoints first woman to head SEC, Carlsbad legislator changes bill on rape and abortion.

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Women's Focus
1:03 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Film Explores Woman's Breast Cancer Journey

Gary (Vic Browder) is frustrated by the actions of his wife, Alice (Karen Young), following her breast cancer surgery.
Credit Courtesy Warrior Woman

New Mexico filmmaker Julie Reichert talks about her film "Warrior Woman," which will screen January 19, 20 and 21 at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque. It  tells a story of healing beyond physical recovery. Alice (played by Karen Young) has survived breast cancer, but her marriage and finances are falling apart and she is tormented by vivid, disturbing dreams. Emotionally raw, she feels compelled to protect her student, Thuy, from an abusive husband.

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Public Affairs
12:44 pm
Sat January 12, 2013

Women's Headline News - January 12, 2013

Suspects in India rape case to plead not guilty, Saudi Arabia grants women seats on top advisory council, Indonesian province seeks to ban female passengers straddling motorbikes, Facebook backs down over controversy on violence against women, Obama's cabinet becoming more male, New Mexico women push Rep. Steve Pearce on Violence Against Women Act

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Women's Focus
8:33 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: Nourishing the Kidneys and Bladder

Sat. 12/15 12p:  According to traditional Chinese medicine, winter is associated with the element of water and influences the health of the kidneys and the bladder.

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Local News
6:42 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Film Reveals Dark Side of International Adoption

Filmmaker Jill Hodges

Jill Hodges and her husband adopted their son from Guatemala when he was six months old. At the time, they had very little information about his birth family in Guatemala. But whe stories began surfacing from that country about corruption in the adoption process and possible coercion, they wanted to find his birth mother to make sure she gave him up willingly, and to create a pathway for their son to connect with his birth family. Hodges chronicles that journey in "Extended Family," which is screening this weekend at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

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Public Affairs
9:13 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Women's Headline News - October 27, 2012

Girl shot in head by Taliban for advocating for girls' education recovering in British hospital; humans rights activist worry more incidents against women in Afghanistan becoming common; Mongolian women boost representation in Parliament; female lawyers in Saudi Arabia can now appear in court;  Retail Action Project supports female cashier advocating to stop on-call shifts among national retailers; Indian Health Service lags on making emergency contraception available to Native women; American Association of University Women releases new report showing pay disparity starts early; CNN remove

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Public Affairs
9:05 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Women's Headline News - November 17, 2012

Ireland reviews abortion laws after Indian woman dies; women's groups press BBC to examine gender bias; 2012 elections bring historic number of women to U.S. Senate; female U.S. Representatives criticize Senators for comments about Ambassador Susan Rice; Catalyst report on women losing out on key jobs; European Union Executive Branch pushes for more women leaders in European companies; gender violence against lesbians in South Africa; Saudi Arabia's highly educated women struggle to get jobs;  women's Arab uprising group accuses Facebook of censorship; State Sen.

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Women's Focus
12:15 am
Sun November 18, 2012

Women's Power in the 2012 Election

Gloria Steinem spoke at JAWS (Journalism and Women Symposium) in Albuquerque

Gloria Steinem, speaking before the November election talks about the power of women as voters and elected officials.

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Women's Focus
11:27 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

We Meet Patricia Wells in her Paris Kitchen

Patricia Wells teaches cooking in Paris and Provence

Capitol of gastronomy and art of cooking explained.

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Women's Focus
10:36 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

The Woman Behind the Voice From Paris

Eleanor Beardsley NPR reporter, Paris

Eleanor Beardsley's persistence and luck led to her covering the first rebellion of the Arab Spring- in Tunisia.

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Women's Focus
6:53 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Join Three Journalists: News and Food Scene, in Paris, and Gloria Steinem, in Albuquerque

Gloria Steinem at JAWS (Journalism and Women's Symposium)

Hear from Eleanor Beardsley, NPR correspondent in Paris; Patricia Wells, Paris cuisine writer and teacher; and feminist Gloria Steinem's speech to a group of sister journalists meeting in Albuquerque.

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