Women's Focus

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

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

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. 

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.      

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. 

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

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

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.   

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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:

NM Dept of Health

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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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

More about Karen Meyers

 

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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.

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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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.  

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

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.

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.

  Sat. 2/19 at noon: Megan Kamerick interviews Linney Wix, curator of the show "Through a Narrow Window: Friedl Dicker Brandeis and Her Terezin 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.

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."

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.

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):

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.

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.

Bioneers.org

12/18/11 at  12:00pm

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

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
 

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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