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All Voting Is Local

Sep 16, 2020
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Sat. 9/19, 12pm:  Carol Boss talks about All Voting is Local, a project in collaboration with the ACLU, The American Constitution Society and others. They are located in 8 states with a mission to remove discriminatory barriers to the ballot.  Her guests are Kayla Griffin, the Ohio State Campaign Director for All Voting is Local, a lawyer and community organizer who will talk about wrongful voter purges, rejected ballots in Black communities, and attempts to decrease the number of poll workers in Ohio. 


Sat. 8/29, 12pm: Carol Boss speaks with Laura E. Gomez, a professor of law, sociology, and Chicana/Chicano studies at UCLA. She is the author of the new book, Inventing Latinos: A New Story About American Racism (The New Press) as well as Manifest DestiniesMapping Race, and Misconceiving Mothers

Sat 8/15, 12pm  Carol Boss talks with NM Department of Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel on the collaborative, challenging and exhausting work of battling COVID-19.

Sat. 7/25, 12pm: On Women's Focus Carol Boss speaks with New Mexico epidemiologist, Dr. Meghan Brett about Covid-19;  New York Times bestselling author Heather Lende  talks about her decision to run for local office in Haines, Alaska (her new book: "Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics"); and a conversation with Joni Erends (Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety) and Laura Watchempino (Multicultural Alliance, the Laguna-Acoma Coalition For A Safe Environment) concerning the latest developments at WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Project).

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Sat 6/20, 12p:  On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks to award winning filmmaker Michelle Ferrari whose documentary "The Vote" premieres on New Mexico PBS in early July.
Through narration and footage from the early 1900s, the film focuses on the unsung heroes of the movement during the last decade of their 70 years of activism.  The 19th amendment was ratified in August 1920

Aired Sat 5/30, 12pm: Carol Boss speaks with top-ranked horse trainer, Ginger Gaffney, whose life-affirming memoir, Half Broke, is a story of how both horses and humans seek relationships to survive.

Sat 5/16, 12p: On this week's Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with NY Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer about her new book where she takes a behind-the-scenes look at a new generation of trailblazing women during their first year in Congress in 2019 and their individual and collective attempts to usher in change in Washington.

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Sat. 2/15, 12p:  Carol Boss speaks to writer Chris Enss about her new book,"No Place For A Woman: The Struggle For Suffrage In the Wild West".

Lis Linder PHotography

Wed. 1/29, 1:30p: Newpoli is taking Albuquerque and Santa Fe by storm this week.  They are Italy's newest inspiring interpreter of southern Italy's music tradition. Their mesmerizing sound melds traditional Italian folk music, Greek and Turkish grooves. 

Sat. 12/21 12p:   Carol Boss speaks with Representative Deb Haaland, the first Native American woman elected to Congress.  Also featured will be a roundtable conversation on some of the big issues in 2019 with former State Senator Dede Feldman, Heather Ferguson (Exec. Director, Common Cause), Celia Yapita (Chief Program Officer, Catholic Charities) and Camilla Feibelman (Director, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter).

Sat. 11/30, 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, one of this country's largest movements for gun violence prevention. Her newly published book, Fight Like A Mother, chronicles how after Sandy Hook she transformed her despair and anger into action and grew a national organization with millions of supporters and local chapters in all 50 states.

Gregory Kramer

Wed. 11/6, 1:30pm. Afternoon Freeform:  Carol Boss talks with post-punk, psychedelic, glam-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Viva DeConcini about her new 10-episode podcast, "I Love Olivia", a narrative-driven "queer musical tragicomedy."


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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. 

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. 

Sat 8/31, 12p:  Carol Boss talks to youth leaders from Northern New Mexico and Albuquerque who will be mobilizing thousands of youth and adult allies from across the state to demand immediate action on climate change.

Wed 8/28, 1:30p on Freeform, Carol Boss speaks with sister filmmakers Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic. The two return to their roots to film in the Appalachian Mountains at the world's oldest Fiddler's Convention where some of the best off-the-charts pickin' and fiddlin' are keeping old-time and bluegrass music alive with multiple generations jamming together.




Women Of Woodstock

Aug 12, 2019
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Wed 8/14, 1:30p: This week marks the 50th anniversary of 1969's Woodstock Music and Art Festival at Max Yasgur's Farm in Bethel, NY.  Carol Boss will feature some music from the women of Woodstock (including, of course, Grace, Janis, and Joan!).

Sat. 7/27,12p Women's Focus: Carol Boss speaks with Jamie Bernstein, the daughter of beloved and much-celebrated composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. In her memoir she mines the complexity of her family and the experiences of growing up with a father who was larger-than-life.

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.  

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Wed. 7/3, 1:30p On Afternoon Freeform: The day before the 4th, Carol Boss will share lots of music reflecting the immigrant and refugee experience,  Songs from Springsteen to Sting to U2, K'Naan and Pete Seeger; from Coco Tea to Los Tigres del Norte, Gaby Moreno and La Santa Cecelia, Oxomatli and so much more....


Cheap Shots stopped by Afternoon Freeform to play some tunes and talk about the upcoming Albuquerque Folk Fest. More information on the band here.

Sat. 5/18, 12p: Carol Boss talks with Santa Fe doctor Erica Elliott, M.D. about her new book, Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert.  After graduating college in the early 1970's, she accepted a teaching position at a Navajo boarding school in Chinle, Arizona.  As a young Anglo woman, Erica's life was forever changed living among the Dine people. 

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.


Martha Redbone

Wed. 4/10, 1:30p:  Carol Boss talks to Native-American/African-American singer Martha Redbone on Freeform.  Her new musical theater work, Bone Hill, is inspired by her family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains.  It follows her return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, Kentucky where her family has dwelled for centuries.


Mahfouz Abu Turk

Sat. 3/23, 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks to Julia Bacha and Geeta Gandbhir whose documentaries of women who risked their lives for peace will be screened on the new series of groundbreaking films, War & Peace II, returning to PBS.

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Sat. 3/9, 12p:  Carol Boss talks with Melanne Verveer (nominated by Barack Obama to serve as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues) about women worldwide who are preventing conflict and achieving sustainable peace.  Also on the show, women from the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice now celebrating their 35th anniversary.  Sally-Alice Thompson, 95 year old legendary peace activist, will join us in the studio.

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Sat. 2/16, 12p Women's Focus: February is the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and Carol Boss talks with Nioucha Homayoonfar whose family moved from the U.S. to her father's homeland of Iran in the mid 1970's.  Growing up during the Revolution, she was caught between two worlds: a free and Western life lived indoors, and a repressive life lived outside the family's home.

William P. Gottlieb

Wed. 2/13, 1:30p: On Freeform Wednesday, Carol Boss features music of some of the many African-American performers whose careers were launched at Harlem's illustrious Apollo Theater spanning over 80 years.


Sat. 1/26, 12p:  Carol Boss speaks with participants in the upcoming Clean Energy Conference in Santa Fe where you can meet representatives of numerous environmental groups from around NM.  Carol also talks with New Mexico residents who are traveling to and volunteering at the border assisting with Central American migrants.

Goldman Environmental Prize

Sat. 1/12, 12p:  On Women's Focus this week, Carol Boss speaks with Destiny Watford.  As a high school student she became an activist as she mobilized and inspired her community and fellow students in Baltimore to take on a campaign to defeat plans to build the nation's largest incinerator near their high school.
She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, the prestigious and largest international award for grassroots environmental activists.