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

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Wonder Widows Share Survival Tips On Working Through Grief
Women's Focus Sat. 11/23 Noon: When Peggy Langenwalter, Trish Comer and Jennifer Cox-Horak joined the ranks of 11 million widows in the U.S., they realized the lessons they learned from supporting one another and sharing their stories could help other women, and those who want to support people who have lost partners. So together they wrote “Wonder Widows: Three Grieving Widows Coming Together To Empower Women To Break The Silence of Widowhood.”
Nov 23, 2019
South Valley Studio Tour Highlights Culture And Community
Women's Focus, 11/9, Sat 12pm: The third annual South Valley Studio Tour takes place November 10 in Albuquerque's South Valley. It's an opportunity to see 20 artists in their studios and experience the beautiful and often little-known parts of this culturally rich part of Albuquerque. Artists Erin Elder and Alicia Lueras Maldonado talk about the tour and the new performance showcase that has been added this year and takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. It will feature poets, musicians and artists from the South Valley. You can find all the stops with the tour brochure .
Nov 09, 2019
"Democracy Dollars"--What They Can Do
Women's Focus, 10/19 Alb. Why bring this campaign funding system to Albuquerque? Three voices who have been taking the message to neighborhoods.
Nov 02, 2019
'Art Of The Song' Co-Founder Channels Mother Jones
Women's Focus 10/19 12p: " Art of the Song " co-founder Vivian Nesbitt is bringing a one-woman musical show "Mother Jones In Heaven" to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The show was written by activist, organizer and songwriter Si Kahn and includes 12 original songs. Mary Mother Jones was a legendary labor organizer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who fought for better working conditions and fair pay for miners, mill workers and child laborers. A West Virginia judge once called her the most dangerous woman in America for ability to get workers to walk out on strike. “Mother Jones in Heaven” celebrates the life of Jones as she looks back over her controversial history. Nesbitt performs the show, accompanied by her husband John Dillon. Dates: Thursday, October 24 7 p.m. - Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living, 4374 Alexander Blvd. NE, Suite T, Albuquerque. Find tickets here. Friday, October 25 7 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 West Barcelona Road, Santa Fe. Saturday,
Oct 19, 2019
Whistleblowers: Honesty In America From Washington To Trump
Sat. 10/12, 12p: On Women 's Focus, Carol Boss interviews Allison Stanger about her just-published book, a groundbreaking history of whistleblowing in America and its centrality to the health of American democracy.
Oct 08, 2019
Species In Peril Along The Rio Grande
Sat. 9/21, 2p: 516 ARTS presents Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Contemporary Artists Respond, developed in partnership with the Art & Ecology Program at the University of New Mexico. It features commissioned and existing artworks highlighting diverse perspectives on varieties of plants and animals, including flowers, trees, fish, birds, and bees—iconic and overlooked—undergoing mass-die off’s and population declines within the Rio Grande watershed. Through the eyes of contemporary artists, the exhibition examines regional flora and fauna and raises ethical and cultural questions about human impact on the natural world.
Sep 24, 2019
Symposium Explores How Women Shaped Printmaking
Women's Focus: 9/14 Sat Noon: A daylong symposium on Sept. 14 at the Albuquerque Museum explores how women have shaped the field of printmaking with an intergenerational roster of printers, curators, artists, and publishers.
Sep 14, 2019
Book Explores How To Bounce Back From Betrayal
Women's Focus 8/24 Noon: We have all experienced betrayal at some time in our lives. It might have been by a lover, by a friend, in our job or in our family. The new book “Betrayed: A Survivor’s Guide to Lying, Cheating, and Double Dealing” highlights actual stories of betrayal. It offers a roadmap for how to deal with it and, sometimes, how to get even.
Aug 25, 2019
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