women's health

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

Folks gathered in Albuquerque in support of Planned Parenthood in response to a deadly attack on a clinic about a week ago. But just hours before the vigil, shooters in San Bernardino, California, killed 14 people and wounded at least 21 more. 

Women's Reproductive Rights & Reproductive Justice

Oct 2, 2015
Christina Rodriguez / Generation Justice

Sun. 10/4 7p: The politicization of women’s bodies is nothing new. As the headlines are dominated with news of the Presidential election coming up and the simultaneous attack on Planned Parenthood​ - communities across the country are coming together to stand in solidarity for reproductive justice. On this week’s show, we’re taking you to the Pink Out Rally on UNM Campus to hear why organizers, students, and community members are speaking out in support of Planned Parenthood.

Aid in dying or assisted suicide?

Dec 1, 2013

12/13/13 8am -This month we’ll talk about one of the only sure things in life: death.  

  Should terminally ill people be able to choose to die when they’re ready? Should doctors be able to help them? What are people’s legal rights? We'll hear from Barack Wolf at the NM Legislative Health & Human Services Committee, and I’ll talk to Kathryn Tucker, an attorney fighting for the right to aid in dying at Compassion & Choices, and Aja RIggs, a plaintiff in the law suit asserting that New Mexico’s “assisted suicide” law does not apply to aid in dying.  

11/8 8:00am -This month Well Woman Radio will focus on women in business, and changes needed in the way businesses run in order to stay healthy and achieve a healthy economy. 

Is the current business model broken? Can women and men benefit from a different approach? Host Giovanna Rossi talks to Jessica Eaves Mathews, co-author of Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World. 

National Women's Law Center

10/11 8:00am -Health care reform, also known as the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare", is moving forward with new health coverage enrollment starting in October, and both women and men could have a lot to gain. Women's health advocates say the law impacts women enormously because it's often women who make health care decisions for their families. 



9/13 8a:  Recently, women across the country came together in over one hundred and seventy locations for a coordinated "Rally to Improve Birth" . The idea was to increase awareness and support for evidence based maternity care. Hear from Tina Cassidy, author of Birth: the Surprising History of How We Are Born and Abigail Lannin Eaves, executive director of Dar A Luz Birth and Health Center in Albuquerque, NM, as well as mom Liz Foster, doula Sara Bautista and nurse Lauren Oberholser, as we explore birth and health outcomes for moms and babies.

Breastfeeding success is related to community support

Jul 12, 2013
Albuquerque Journal

July 12, 2013 - 8:00am

Today on the show we’ll explore the role of the community in supporting moms to breastfeed their babies.  

My guests include horse racing jockey Kyla Stra, Diana West of La Leche League International, as well as poet Hollie McNish

World Breastfeeding Week will be celebrated worldwide August 1-7, 2013 or October 1-7, 2013. The 2013 World Breastfeeding Week theme, Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers, highlights the importance of providing support to breastfeeding families.


June 14, 2013 – 8am

This month we have a special show focused on celebrating fathers and exploring the impact of parenting styles on child development.  



Guests include: 

Dr. Laura Markham, clinical psychologist turned parenting coach and author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.

Enrique Cardiel, public health expert, father and grandfather.