Women's Focus

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

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Epstein Denied Bail, Honoring The Women Behind Apollo 11
Women's Focus 07/20 12p: In this edition of the Women's Focus news: Financier Jeffrey Epstein denied bail and cited danger to community; Women majority of victims in fire at Japanese anime studio known for employing women; Women played prominent roles in success of Apollo 11; President Trump reverses course and supports people chanting "Send her back" at campaign rally about Rep. Ilhan Omar; Researchers identify one possible reason for higher Alzheimer's rates in women; Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia music festival; New Mexico attorney general seeks tougher laws on sex offender registration in wake of Epstein indictment; Granddaughter of deceased Navajo Code Talker to fill out his term in state senate.
Jul 20, 2019
Creativity For Peace: A Conversation With Executive Director Dottie Indyke
Sat. 7/13, 12p Women's Focus: Carol Boss interviews Dottie Indyke, who is retiring as Executive Director of Creativity For Peace, an organization based in Santa Fe whose mssion is to train young Israeli and Palestinian women to partner as leaders and prepare them to be the next generation of female peace leaders.
Jul 19, 2019
Dancing Earth, Indigenous Contemporary Dance-July 12, Santa Fe
Women's Focus, 6/29-Performance by Indigenous Dance group "Between Underground and Sky World"-6-9pm at James A Little Theater, Santa Fe. We talk to leader Rulan Tangen
Jul 12, 2019
Advocates Are There For Victims In Motel Raid
Women's Focus 6/29--When suspected drug trafficking proved to include sex trafficking, Homeland Security officers turned to local advocates to help with relief for victims.
Jul 08, 2019
"Any Child That Steps Into New Mexico Is A New Mexican Child For That Moment"
Alb, 6/29--How New Mexico is dealing with kids coming across the border: Bryce Pittenger, Head of Behavioral Health at CYFD works on that problem.
Jul 04, 2019
Artists Find Synergy Between Solo Shows
Women's Focus, 6/15 Sat 9a: The earth and our relationship to it run through two new solo shows by New Mexico artists that will open at 516 ARTS in Albuqurque on June 22. Paula Wilson will present "Entangled," which explores unseen forces of nature at work and embraces an anthropomorphic world vie where nature and life are embodied and reflected. As part of the show, Wilson is creating a large-scale printmaking project with people in the community. Mira Burack's show "Sleeping Between the Sun and the Moon," continues he fascination with sleep and is a mediation on the interior and exterior spaces in and around her home in the Ortiz Mountains near Cerillos. She will also offe a workshop at her property in July focused around rest, with a guided afternoon nap.
Jun 15, 2019
She Liked Talking About Sports and She Knew The Lingo
1/19/19, Alb--After years as a journalist and writing two books, Melissa Ludkte is looking back at the effort required to break into sportswriting as a woman.
May 16, 2019
Welcoming Asylum Seekers From Central America
Sat. 4/13, 12p: Migrants, most from Guatemala and Honduras, continue to make the long journey to the Mexican-American border. From there, busloads of these asylum seekers are coming to Albuquerque to stay a few days until they are bused or flown to other states where they will meet the families who are sponsoring them. Many organizations and individuals have come together to welcome the migrants to Albuquerque and make sure they are housed, clothed and fed. Joining Carol Boss today on Women's Focus are four women who have committed themselves to doing just that.
May 02, 2019
Women's News: Remembering First Female Astronaut Candidate
4/20 12p: This week in women's headline news, the first female astronaut candidate in the U.S. died. We have a remembrance.Also in this week's news: Protests erupt in Bangladesh over the death of a woman murdered after she refused to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school prinicpal; police in Northern Ireland arrest two teens in the death of journalist Lyra McKee; the trial of female activists in Saudi Arabia postponed; Ivanka Trump visits Ivory Coast as part of USAID $2M pledge to help women in cocoa industry; women will be included in Taliban delegation during peace talks for the first time; Congressional hearing set for April 30 on Equal Rights Amendment, the first such hearing in in 36 years; New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver to pursue Senate seat; lawsuit against New Mexico Corrections says officers sexually abuse inmate.
Apr 20, 2019
Women's News: Legendary Filmmaker Agnes Varda Dies
3:30 12p: This week in women's headline news: Legendary filmmaker Agnes Varda dies. Also in the news, three women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia temporarily released; Mexico has its #MeToo moment; new exhibit at the National Portait Gallery highlights suffragist movement; NASA cancels plans for all-female space walk; Maryland National Guard led completely by women; North Dakota considers nullifying its support of Equal Rights Amendment; Gov Michelle Lujan Grisham signs legislation that changes how those younger than 18 are treated when arrested for prostitution.
Mar 30, 2019
Conti Brings Subversive Puppet Humor To Theatre Festival
Women's Focus, 03/16 Noon: British actress and comedian Nina Conti comes to Albuquerque this week for two shows with the Tricklock Revolutions International Theatre Festival . She has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film. She and her most well-known puppet, Monkey, were also in the HBO series “Family Tree.”
Mar 16, 2019
"Memoir of Starting Over" (in your 60s)
11/10/18, Alb-"How are women judged by their age, looks, and race?" historian Nell Painter, having retired as a professor at Princeton, deals with these questions while commiting herself to a new world-as an art student.
Feb 11, 2019
Former Opera Singer Brings Sound Healing To New Mexico
Women's Focus 2/9 Noon: Donatella Moltisanti was studying opera 30 years ago and she found that debilitating pain she was experiencing would disappear as she sang. She began exploring how music can physically affect people and has created a technique she calls Moltisanti Soul Singing . She will be hosting a number of workshops in New Mexico from Feb. 19 to the 24th. Moltisanti Soul Singing events will take place on: Feb 19 at 2:00 pm at Santa Fe Community Yoga Center , 826 Camino De Monte Rey Feb 20 at 7:15 pm at Body of Santa Fe , 333 W Cordova Rd Feb 21 at 7 p.m. at Wellspring Yoga , 5500 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque Feb 23 at at 6:00 pm at Elevation Yoga Wellness , 7400 Montgomery Blvd NE #20 Albuquerque Feb 24 at 1:00 pm at Yoga Art Space , 8338 Comanche Rd NE, Albuquerque
Feb 09, 2019
Taos is Scene of New Cather/Lewis Mystery
Oct, 2017, Alb.-Cather scholar Sue Hallgarth brings us a second Willa Cather and Edith Lewis adventure- fictional, yet well-researched. This time, it is based in Taos, which Cather visited in 1925.
Dec 29, 2018
Helping Women Exit Incarceration Successfully
Women’s Focus 12/29 12p: On this episode we’ll explore how Crossroads For Women helps women successfully return to the community after incarceration as part of a project of the Solutions Journalism Network . It’s a nonprofit organization that works to rebalance the news so what we read, hear, and listen to each day are not only problems, but also solutions.
Dec 28, 2018
Women's News: Nobel Winners Call For Action On Rape
Sat. 12/15 12p: In this week's women's headline news, the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege, use their award speeches to call for global action to end mass rape. Also in this week's news: CBS gives $20 million to groups fighting workplace sexual harassment; Mexico City elects its first woman mayor; a report condemns an Australian prison for letting a woman give birth alone in a cell and the U.S. renews efforts to ban shackling of inmates giving birth in hospitals; a study finds films with female leads bring in more to the box office than those with male leads; the phenomenon of "he-peating" can hurt women's professional advancement; and New Mexico's state crime lab has cleared its backlog of untested rape kits.
Dec 15, 2018
A New Voice In Congress: Deb Haaland On Women's Focus
Sat. 12/8 12p: Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native American women (along with Sharice Davids) to be elected to Congress, joins Carol Boss for a live interview. Stories from the campaign trail and freshman orientation in D.C. as well as conversation about her priorities in Congress and more...
Dec 05, 2018
Two Friends Talk About "Gloria" Play, and more
11/10, Alb-"Gloria, A Life" playing in New York, draws long-time feminists plus young women. Former publicist for Ms. Magazine says-"I felt like I was sitting in Gloria's loft."
Nov 15, 2018
Show Explores Complex Relationship Between Art And Money
Women's Focus, Saturday, 11/10 1p: What is art worth? How do we value or devalue certain objects? Those are some of the questions behind the new show “Currency: What do you value?” at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque. It brings together national, international and New Mexico artists to explore questions about the relationship between money and art and also how society values work and time. The show takes cues from literary critic and philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin 's concept of the carnival disrupting and critiquing the hypocrisy of everyday life. Artists turn assumptions upside down to re-examine our relationship to money. The show opens November 17 and runs through January 26, 2019. Guests: Josie Lopez, co-curator Nina Elder , artist Imani Jacqueline Brown , artist and member of Occupy Museums
Nov 13, 2018
Micaela Cadena Brings Her Policy Experience Home
10/20, Alb--Micaela Cadena wants to represent the distict she grew up in--NM House District 33. She returned to the district to bring up her children there.
Nov 06, 2018