Women's Focus

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Capitol of gastronomy and art of cooking explained.

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

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.

State Candidates on Women's Issues-part 2

Nov 5, 2012

Maryellen Broderick (D) State House Dist. 30.


http://www.electmaryellenbroderick.com/

Candidates on Women's Issues-State, part 1

Nov 4, 2012

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

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

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

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.

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."

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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

this time talking about clutter and your health.

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.

For the first time since its premier in 1986,  the complete series PowerPlay by Judy Chicago will be on display. The series of large paintings, drawings and bronzes explores the construct of masculinity and the effect it has on men as well as women. It will be on display from June 29-August 11 at the David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe.  Chicago will discuss the series with Jonathan Katz, a leading proponent of queer theory, at an event on July 7. For more information, go to www.throughtheflower.org.

Sudan releases woman slated for stoning, Hillary Clinton pushes for reproductive rights at UN conference, study finds links between IVF and cancer, Michigan female lawmakers protest with Vagina Monologues

Sat, Jun 23, 12pm: Anne Bingaman, her life in New Mexico and Washington; Judy Chicago, "ReViewing Power Play" examining the construct of masculinity; Miriam Ortiz y Pino, More Than Organized, Rearranging.

Sat. 6/23 12p: Judy Chicago's work "ReViewing Power Play," is a series of paintings that premiered in the 1980s and examined the construct of masculinity. The David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe will present the original series from June 29-Aug. 11.

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