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Carol Boss

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Sat. 9/22, 12p:  Women are running for office in record numbers all over America.  And New Mexico is no exception. On Women's Focus Carol Boss speaks with 3 New Mexico women running for the first time.  We'll talk about GOTV (Get out the Vote) and the things YOU can do as an engaged citizen in the less than 50 days to the mid-term election. Carol will also chat with legendary singer-songwriter/social activist Holly Near.

 

Celebrating Aretha

Aug 30, 2018
Allison Davis

To celebrate the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, four dynamic local singers performed on Freeform. Toni Morgan, Tracey Whitney, Abby Maxwell and 15-year-old Chloe Nixon sang the songs of Aretha. Jim Ahrend was on keyboard, and Rick Dorin on guitar.

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Wed. 8/29, 1:30p: Local singers Tracey Whitney, Abby Maxwell, Toni Morgan (and perhaps a surprise guest) join Carol Boss on Freeform to perform some of their favorite Aretha Franklin songs and talk about her influence on them as well as her legacy.

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Women's Focus Sat. 8/18, 12p: Carol Boss speaks with nature writer Susan Hand Shetterly whose new book, "Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge", breathes life and wild beauty into one of the most overlooked but important species on earth.  

Sat. 7/28, 12p: Carol Boss welcomes to Women's Focus former NM state senator, Dede Feldman, who will talk about her book "Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico".  

Freeform On The Fourth

Jul 3, 2018
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Wed. 7/4 1:30p: Through music and spoken word, Carol Boss explores the American experience and patriotism from many artists  - from Langston Hughes to James Brown to Lauryn Hill, Woody Guthrie, Aaron Copeland, Mavis Staples, Joan Baez, Neil Young, Childhish Gambino, the cast of Hamilton, J. Cole and so very much more.  The expected and the unexpected, those you know and those you've never heard before!  

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Sat. 6/23, 12p: On Women's Focus Carol Boss rebroadcasts her interview from over 10 years ago with civil rights leader Dorothy Cotton, a close associate and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr.  She educated thousands of African-Americans about their rights and the power of organizing through the Citizenship Education Program.  Her accomplishments are a testament to the essential but often overlooked role of women in the Civil Rights Movement. She passed away on June 10 at the age of 88.

Julianna Kirwin

Sat. 5/19, 12p:  Women's Focus - Carol Boss talks with artist Julianna Kirwin and Emma Moya, a long time resident, whose ancestor arrived in what is now Old Town in 1754. 
Julianna's project, a series of work from various artists, is being printed on banners that will soon hang on the lamp posts along Mountain Road, a road filled with a rich and vibrant history.

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Sat. 4/28, 12p:  A record-smashing number of women are running for the U.S. House this year.  Carol Boss talks to Kristen Hernandez with "Emily's List"  in D.C. about their role in electing women to national, state and local office.  Also, Poets Across Borders: conversation and poetry with former Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez and UNM Chicana Studies students.
 

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Sat. 3/14, 12p: Spring is here and so is allergy season.  On Women's Focus, Dr. Dairne McLoughlin returns to talk with Carol Boss on decreasing allergy symptoms according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the foods to eat and how to prepare them.   Also on the show: director Leena Penharkar, whose film "20 Weeks" opens in theaters this week.

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Sat. 3/10, 12p:  Join Carol Boss on Women's Focus with Albuquerque high school students, a local woman who survived the Las Vegas massacre
and a representative of Moms Demand Action.

Wed. 2/14, 1:30p: Carol Boss talks with singer-songwriter and social activist Dar Williams, and live in the studio Klezmer music from the Rebbe's Orkestra and songs of love from Bebe La La.

Paola Gianturco

Sat. 1/13 12p: Carol Boss talks with photojournalist Paola Gianturco whose new book "Wonder Girls" documents the change that groups of activist girls age 10-18 are igniting around the world. It includes Malawian girls who convinced Parliament to outlaw child marriage; Ugandan girls advocating for girls' rights at a U.N. meeting; Tongan girls who created and host a weekly radio show to focus attention on Tonga's "undiscussable subject" - child abuse. 

Sat. 12/23, 12p: On Women's Focus Carol Boss welcomes poets Mary Oishi, Sasha Pimentel and Tanaya Winder for poetry and conversation with reflections on the year just passed and the new year ahead.

Mary Oishi has hosted and read at numerous poetry events in New Mexico such as Poems For Peace,  Albuquerque Poets Against the War, and the January 21, 2017 Albuquerque Women's Rally. Her collection of poetry, Spirit Birds They Told Me, is published by West End Press.

#MeToo Monologues (Mary Rives)

Sat. 12/9, 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with local women who will share personal stories about the effects of being sexually violated and how story telling is a healing process for them.  The #MeToo Monologues will be performed in theaters and public spaces throughout America.

Scott Darsee

Wed. 12/6, 1:30p: Live in the studio Scott and Johanna perform stories and songs of winter, light and darkness on Freeform, hosted by Carol Boss.

Sat. 11/18, 12p: Carol Boss welcomes Dr. Tererai Trent who grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe and is now one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment.  

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Wed. 11/8,1:30p: Freeform host Carol Boss features music and poetry (with local poets) to mark this 365th day anniversary of the 2016 presidential election.

Sat. 10/14, 12p: In the first half of Women's Focus, Carol Boss speaks with four guests on a new campaign in which the Rev. William Barber and guest Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis are building a new Poor People's Campaign, for today.

In the second half, guests talk about the 2018 Republican budget that passed in the House and is now in the Senate's hands and the impact on seniors, families and children.

Interview: Joan Baez

Oct 9, 2017

Wed. 10/11, 1:30p: Carol Boss will feature her interview with Joan Baez, who's coming to Albuquerque with the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Tour.  She'll share the stage with Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Patty Griffin and more.

Sat 9/9 12p: Every year on Women's Focus, Carol Boss interviews young Israeli and Palestinian women who have attended a Creativity for Peace summer camp in northern New Mexico.  

Kwaku Alston

Sat. 7/15, 12p:  On Women's Focus this week  author, naturalist, conservationist and activist Terry Tempest Williams talks with Carol Boss about her most recent book, The Hour of  Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks, published for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  

Sat. 6/24, 12p: Republicans have revealed the Senate's version of their "Trumpcare" bill after weeks of meeting in secrecy. Join Carol Boss and her guests on Women's Focus in a conversation about healthcare as a human rights and social justice issue, how the bill would impact New Mexico, and what you can do immediately to be part of the resistance. 

Sat. 6/10 12p: Carol Boss talks with Adrienne Mansanares, a chief officer with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Shaya Torres from PPH in Albuquerque about the future of the organization considering the current efforts to roll back essential health benefits.   

Courtesy NM Peace Choir

Wed 6/7, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes The NM Peace Choir who will perform in KUNM's Studio A.  An inclusive choir formed to inspire peace and joy and help raise social awareness, they will be representing the U.S. at The World Peace Choir Conference in Vienna this July.  

  Sat. 5/20, 12p: Carol Boss talks with Carole Migden, one of four elected women in California who are featured in the award-winning documentary film, Political Animals, which tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century - the gay rights movement. It's through the eyes of these visionary ground-breaking lesbians who took the fight for the cause off the streets and into the halls of government.

Michael G. Stewart

Wed 4/26, 1:30p: Carol Boss welcomes one of the world's most prominent and renowned oud masters. On his new recording from Smithsonian Folkways, Rahim AlHaj conveys the story of contemporary Baghdad from the fall of Saddam Hussein to the present day. 

Women's Focus Sat. 3/25, 12p: Carol Boss welcome Kristina Jacobsen, a musician and assistant professor at UNM, who examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance in her new book which focuses on the vibrant Navajo country music scene. Two of the women featured, Chucki Begay and Candice Craig, join us for conversation and live music.

Sat. 3/11, 12p: Director Katie Curran visits Carol Boss on Women's Focus to talk about her award-winning documentary. 

Wed 3/8, 1:30p: Join Carol Boss for an eclectic array of female music makers as we celebrate strong, rebellious, sensitive, funny, poignant, independent women.
A few guests will be in the studio too including former Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez.

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