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
3:11 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

A Conversation Between Two Major Women Native American Artists

Two Santa Fe museums are honoring two major Native American women artists with exhibits this year. 

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Women's Focus
11:03 am
Sat April 14, 2012

You Can Find Wisdom and Healing After Crisis

Sat. 4/ 14 12pm:  Psychologist Gail Feldman has dealt with life-altering crises and has become stronger and wiser. 

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Women's Focus
12:26 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The Transition Movement comes to Albuquerque!

Photo by user Lewis and Clark Community College Flickr

Sat. 3/31 12p: The heart of the Transition Movement is the belief that unlocking the collective genius of our communities will enable us to choose a future that is more just and sustainable.  Joining host Carol Boss are members of the Transition ABQ community to talk about the upcoming training for transition, Making a Difference: Creating a Sustainable World.

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Women's Headline News
4:23 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Women's Headline News (Date: March 10, 2012)

International Women's Day events around the world, women veterans push to drop Limbaugh from Armed Forces Radio, ACLU represents Gallup girl humiliated by school for being pregnant

Public Affairs
3:38 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Nature as the Designer

Author and prominent designer, Maggie Macnab, discusses her new book, Design by Nature and explains how all people can incorporate nature-inspired design into their lives.  

Public Affairs
11:43 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Young and Female: Four College Students Reflect on Hopes and Fears

1/22 at 12p

College juniors Sarah Casson, Samreen Anwar, Andrea Nañ ez and Savannah Woodward discuss hopes, dreams and fears for the future. 

Public Affairs
3:35 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: Sowing the Seeds of Food Justice

Sat. 10/08/11  12p: Beth Crowder and Isaura Andaluz talk about the effects of genetically-modified seeds , the industrial food system and what we can do to bring pure and organic foods back on the table. 

Public Affairs
2:45 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: Urban Farming in the Desert

Sat. 9/17/11  12p: Zoey Wilcox-Edrington, author of Urban Farming for Drylands, tells listeners how to create their own urban gardens and farms. 

Public Affairs
1:48 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: New Spins on Thanksgiving Dinner

Sat 9/17/11  12p: Sarah Wensell-Fischer and Robin Seydel from local growers' markets give new perspectives and  alternative ideas for every foodie's favorite holiday. 

Public Affairs
4:18 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: Cool Weather Crops

Sat 8/27/11  12p: Neesa Patterson, Mary Erwin and Patty Ames talk about growing vegetables during the cooler months. 

Public Affairs
12:23 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: The Healing Powers of Ayurvedic Cooking

Sat 1/21 12p: Yashoda Naidoo originally came to Albuquerque as an accountant but was frustrated by the lack of restaurant options to fit her Ayurvedic diet,  so she started Annapurna's World Vegetarian Cafe.  Today the restaurant has three locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and Naidoo is working on a new project in conjunction with Keshet Dance Company. In this "Revolutionary Soup" Naidoo shares all the benefits of cooking using Ayurveda. 

Public Affairs
11:45 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: Posole, Chico Soup and New Mexican Families

Sat 1/21 12p: In this anniversary edition of Revolutionary Soup, Carol Boss sits down with author Gloria Zamora and her mother and sister, Irene and Dolores Tafoya,  to discuss the significance of posole and chico soup and how it has brought their family together for generations in rural New Mexico.      

Public Affairs
12:53 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: Three NM Growers Discuss the Significance of Their Crops

Sat 6/18/11 at noon:  Carol Boss talks with three local growers and farmers' market sellers about the environmental, nutritional and spiritual significance of their respective crops.  Gael Fishel, Christina Provazzi and Denise Wheeler discuss farmers' markets and importance of fresh organic produce. 

Women's Focus
11:48 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Revolutionary Soup First Anniversary

Sat. 1/21 12p: Carol Boss celebrates the first anniversary of Revolutionary Soup, a monthly series of wide-ranging conversations about food.

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Women's Focus
7:40 am
Fri January 13, 2012

How Women Are Redefining Their Lives After Fifty

Suzanne Braun Levine, author and former Ms. Editor

Sat. 1/14 12p: Suzanne Braun Levine, Author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and Fifty is the New Fifty, brings us How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy In Second Adulthood

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Public Affairs
5:02 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: An Interview With South Valley Women Growers

Just some of the colorful produce grown at Erda Gardens and Learning Center in Albuquerque's South Valley.

Sat. 2/12/11 at noon: In this segment of "Revolutionary Soup"  Carol sits down with four independent female farmers from Albuquerque's South Valley--Jen Prosser, Spiral Blanton, Amanda Rich, and April Parker.  Tune in to hear how these women work to connect Albuquerque's young and old with the food they eat and the natural bounty of the land.   

Women's Focus
9:03 pm
Sun December 11, 2011

Film Shows That Babies Are Born with Connection to Others

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk makes research live

Sat.  12/10 12pm: Dec 17 will mark the Western US premiere in Albuquerque  of The Connected Baby, a film that demonstrates how babies form emotional connections-even before birth.  Dr Suzanne Zeedyk worked with filmmaker Jonathan Robertson to bring to life her research on babies' innate ability to communicate and connect with other people.

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Women's Focus
3:18 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Creativity for Peace Camp

Sat. 11/12 12p: Four Arab and Jewish young women from Palestine and Israel, leaders this summer at Creativity for Peace Camp in northern New Mexico, talk to Carol Boss about their commitment to becoming peacemakers in their countries and part of the next generation of female leaders.

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Women's Focus
11:52 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Woman Who Leads Overhaul of New Mexico Medicaid Ready to Tackle Tough Requirements

Alicia Smith

Sat. 9/24 12p: Alicia Smith planned to retire here but instead she is leading New Mexico's Medicaid modernization effort- armed with her experience from other states. She says that changes are necessary.

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Women's Focus
3:06 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Women Victims of Rape in the Military

Sat. 10/15 12p: Former Marine Corps Captain Anu Bhagwati is bringing national attention to the high price women pay to serve our country. 

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Women's Focus
9:42 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Interview with Diana B. Henriques

Saturday 10/15  at 12pm: The Ponzi scheme by Bernie Madoff is the largest in history, with some 16,000 victims from all over the world. They range from the super wealthy of the Persian Gulf to middle-class teachers in New Mexico. We interview Diana B. Henriques, the New York Times reporter whose book "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust" explores the fraud in detail and its terrible aftermath.

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Women's Focus
9:55 am
Sat September 3, 2011

Featuring Local Authors: Ana Baca, Noel Chilton & Susan Gardner

Sat. 9/10 at noon: This week on Women's Focus, Susan Loubet talks with three local authors - artist and poet Susan Gardner on her memoir "Drawing the Line" and Ana Baca and Noel Chilton on their delicious children's story "Tia's Tamales."

About Susan Gardner:

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Women's Focus
2:37 pm
Sat July 23, 2011

An Interview with Retta Ward

Retta Ward, Secretary of Aging and Long-Term Services

Sat. 7/30 at noon: New Mexico Secretary of Aging and Long-Term Services, Retta Ward, is from Hagerman, NM, but has been away from the state for a while. Now, she is back to head up the agency. We also talk with Joan LaMunyon Sanford about insurance coverage for contraception, and take a peek at the Albuquerque Museum's Tiffany exhibit.

Megan Kamerick features the Tiffany exhibit at Albuquerque Museum: "A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls." More info.

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Women's Focus
12:28 pm
Sat July 9, 2011

An Interview with Karen Meyers

Karen J. Meyers, the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division Director

Sat. 7/16 at noon: Karen Meyers is head of the Consumer Division at the New Mexico Attorney General's Office. She joins us to talk about issues that women are most prey to, including sub-prime mortgages, predatory loans. We will also be taking your questions, so tune in and join the discussion.

Call in your comments and questions at 277-KUNM or toll-free 1-877-899-5866.

Host: Susan Loubet

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Public Affairs
2:45 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Ramifications of the Las Conchas Wildfire

Las Conchas Fire, June 26, 2011

Sat. 7/9 at noon: A discussion of the Los Alamos area wildfire, and its potential impacts on health and the environment. Also in this week's show: learn about bees and beekeeping, and hear a live performance by singer/songwriter Jennifer Robins.

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Public Affairs
1:23 pm
Sat June 18, 2011

Mary Lance & Yolanda Berumen-Deines

Yolanda Berumen-Deine
Capitol Report New Mexico

Sat. 6/25 at noon: Susan Loubet talks with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary, Yolanda Berumen-Deine. And, Sara Voorhees interviews filmmaker Mary Lance about her latest film, Blue Alchemy, which explores the rich cultural roots of the indigo plant and its current role in sustainable development.

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Women's Focus
1:31 pm
Sat May 21, 2011

Revolutionary Acts: Growing Gardens in Schools and Rethinking School Lunches

Local students learn the value of growing their own foods with help from the APS Growing Gardens Team.

Sat. 5/28 at noon: Carol Boss presents another segment in the ongoing series Revolutionary Soup featuring wide-ranging conversations about our evolving relationship with food and our environment.  In this segment, Carol speaks with Janet Reeves, Lisa Silva, Neesa Patterson and Laura Roberts about their efforts with farming and gardening programs for children in Albuquerque schools, such as the APS Growing Gardens team.  

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Public Affairs
9:22 am
Sat April 16, 2011

Cultivating Women's Leadership

Toby Herzlich and Nina Simons

Sat. 4/23 at noon: A conversation with Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers, and Toby Herzlich on how women can most effectively transform themselves and the world.

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Public Affairs
12:44 pm
Sat April 9, 2011

Interviews with Liz Canner, Eve Espey, and more

Janine D'Anniballe

Sat. 4/16 at noon: Susan Loubet talks with Liz Canner, director of Orgasm, Inc, a film that runs at the Guild Theater in Albuquerque, April 17-19th. Plus, an interview with Eve Espey, UNM professor of OB/Gyn, commenting on female sexual dysfunction and what they teach the doctors at UNM. Tune in for these, and many more intriguing interviews this Saturday on Women's Focus.

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Public Affairs
9:06 am
Mon February 21, 2011

An Interview with Eva Schloss - Holocaust Survivor, Friend and Neighbor of Anne Frank

Scene from "And Then They Came for Me"

Sat. 2/26 at noon: Carol Boss talks with Eva Schloss who participated in the creation of the play, And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, a multimedia journey into the life and world of Anne Frank and two Holocaust survivors who were her friends. The production opens this weekend at UNM.

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