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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.

By Ryan Arrowsmith via Wikimedia Commons

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.

By Claire Fackler, CINMS, NOAA. (NOAA Photo Library: sanc0063) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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