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
3:18 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.

More about Nina Simons and Toby Herzlich

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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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Public Affairs
11:57 am
Sat February 12, 2011

An Interview with Linney Wix

Detail from a Friedl Dicker Composition - "Sitter with Wings"

Sat. 2/19 at noon: Megan Kamerick interviews Linney Wix, curator of the show "Through a Narrow Window: Friedl Dicker Brandeis and Her Terez?n Students," a new show at the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

Dicker-Brandeis taught art in the Terezin concentration camp. The show includes work by her, as well as her students. Megan also talks to Ela Weissberger, a camp survivor.

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Public Affairs
9:41 am
Sat February 12, 2011

An Interview with Mary Stange

Sat. 2/19 at noon: Montana rancher and author Mary Stange talks with Susan Loubet about her new book "Hard Grass: Live on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch."

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Public Affairs
11:47 am
Fri February 4, 2011

An Interview with Mark Winne, Author of "Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners and Smart-Cooking Mamas"

Sat. 2/12 at noon: Host Carol Boss presents the second interview in Revolutionary Soup, a series of conversations about food on Women's Focus. This week, New Mexico author and food activist Mark Winne talks about his new book.

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Public Affairs
12:40 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Interviews with C.S. Merrill & Myra Maher

The University of New Mexico Press

Sat. 1/29: Host Susan Loubet interviews Myra Maher about her recent trip to Cuba. And, an interview with poet C.S. Merrill, once a companion and assistant to Georgia O'Keeffe.

On Weekends with O'Keeffe by C.S. Merrill (from The University of New Mexico Press):

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Public Affairs
11:38 am
Tue January 18, 2011

Revolutionary Soup: Chef and Author Deborah Madison

Sat. 1/22: A new feature will be introduced on Women's Focus as Carol Boss debuts Revolutionary Soup, a series of wide-ranging conversations about food. It's about us, our community, our world. Complex yet simple. Deborah Madison, renowned chef and award-winning author of numerous cookbooks, will be the first guest for this new series.

Connecting people to the food they eat, its source and its history has long been her work. Her interests lay with Issues of biodiversity, sustainability, local eating, and farmers markets.

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Public Affairs
1:47 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

An Interview with Kristie Miller

Sat. 1/15: Kristie Miller is the author of a new book on Woodrow Wilson's wives, entitled "Ellen and Edith, Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies." Tune in for Susan Loubet's interview with Miller in Washington, DC, as well as an interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at the Women's National Democratic Club in November, 2009. Also featured is Giovanna Rossi on Women's Health.

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Public Affairs
4:11 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Nina Simons on Women's Focus

Nina Simons

12/18/11 at  12:00pm

An interview with the co-founder and CEO of Bioneers.

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Public Affairs
12:34 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

An Interview with Valerie Plame

Sat. 12/11: Susan Loubet interviews Valerie Plame Wilson and discusses her recent article for Women's Media Center, "Arms Treaty Must Not Be Derailed."

For more about Valerie Plame Wilson and full text of her article

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Public Affairs
3:15 pm
Sat March 27, 2010

Angela Bonavoglia on Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery

Angela Bonavoglia

Sat. 3/27: Host Susan Loubet interviews author and award-winning journalist Angela Bonavoglia about her trip to the first Global Symposium on Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery.

In the first segment, Host Susan Loubet interviews author and award-winning journalist Angela Bonavoglia about her trip to the first Global Symposium on Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery.

In the second segment, Megan Kamerick talks to Aimie Burns, director of a documentary about the creation and destruction of a school in Afghanistan. The film, Stealing the Light, is premiering at the Kimo Theatre on April 9.

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