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
12:35 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

Interview with Patricia Wells in her Paris kitchen

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 and Susan Loubet talk in a Paris cafe.

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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Women's Focus
3:47 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

State Candidates on Women's Issues-part 2

Maryellen Broderick

Maryellen Broderick (D) State House Dist. 30.


http://www.electmaryellenbroderick.com/

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Breaking
5:44 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Candidates on Women's Issues-State, part 1

Hear from women running for office: their stands on women's issues, the campaign trail, and how they got there.

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Women's Focus
7:45 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Candidates on Women's Issues-Federal

Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) Candidate 1st Congressional District
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)
  • Janice Arnold-Jones (R)
  • Martin Heinrich (D)

Candidates for the US House or Representatives talk to us about women's issues: reproductive health, social security, job equality and more.

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Women's Focus
10:11 am
Thu September 13, 2012

The Art of Writing with Demetria Martinez and Anya Achtenberg

Sat. 9/15 12p: Demetria Martinez and Anya Achtenberg talk about their newly published books, The Block Captain's Daughter and Blue Earth.  

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Women's Focus
5:15 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Look Back At Women's History in New Mexico

Anne Bingaman Look

Anne Bingaman is not only the wife of our NM Senator, but she was also the first woman law professor at UNM Law School and closely involved with New Mexico's ERA.

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Women's Focus
10:33 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan

  • Carol Boss Interviews the author.

Sat. 8/25 12p: Carol Boss talks to Lois Rudnick about her new book, "The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture."

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Women's Focus
11:03 am
Sun August 26, 2012

A Family of Native American Women Artists-The Record Set Straight

Margarete Bagshaw
  • Margarete Bagshaw. Interview and Reading
  • Kate Nelson. Interview and Reading
  • Shelby Tisdale. Interview and Reading

Three biographies of renowned women artists are released this Indian Market week. Here are interviews with the authors and their readings of excerpts.

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Women's Focus
10:07 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Local Sikh Woman Travels the World Teaching Paths to Better Health

Available from Super-Health website

Mukta Kaur Khalsa, who studied with now-deceased Yogi Bhajan of Espanola, is teaching a combination of ways to better health and loss of addiction.

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Women's Focus
4:56 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Deadly Plutonium: Growing up in Rocky Flats

Sat. 8/11 12p:  Kristen Iversen talks  about her new book "Full Body Burden",  an engrossing memoir and powerful piece of investigative journalism about growing up in the Atomic Age. 

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Women's Focus
12:21 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Common Mistaken Beliefs Re Medicaid

Ellen Pinnes, Medicaid Coalition member and health care activist, has put together a fact sheet called Medicaid  101.

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Public Affairs
11:27 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Women's Headline News - July 14, 2012

Woman's execution sparks protests in Afghanistan, Seventeen magazine bows to teen's petition campaign, nuns wrap up bus tour protesting federal cuts,  new pro-lesbian super PAC forms, Saudi Arabia sends female athletes to Olympics, Helen Mirren calls for more female directors

Public Affairs
11:21 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Women's Headline News - July 28, 2012

Olympics news, Air Force sex abuse scandal update, remembering  Sally Ride, French parliament pushes for anti-sexual harassment law, African conference calls for investing in female entrepreneurs, New Mexico dedicates marker to Maria Martinez

Women's Focus
12:18 am
Sat July 28, 2012

Can Getting Organized Really Make You Healthier?

Miriam Ortiz y Pino will be back on Women's Focus--

this time talking about clutter and your health.

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Women's Focus
3:44 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Joy Harjo Talks About Her New Memoir

Sat. 7/21 12p: Carol Boss talks with the internationally acclaimed  poet and musician about her new book, Crazy Brave: A Memoir. Harjo's new work is grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry and details her journey to becoming a poet.

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