Women's Focus

Saturday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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

5/23, Alb.-Marian Matthews jumped into the legislative session to fill an empty seat. Now, she wants to continue her work.


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.

5/23, Alb.--New Secretary Elizabeth Groginsksy readies the way that has been in the plans for some years. Launch of NM Early Childhood and Care Dept-July 1.


5/9-Alb. Patricia Roybal Caballero, who is running for a 5th term in House District 13, is facing opposition in the primary and general election.


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.

5/9 Alb.--Two first-time candidates are vying for an open seat in district 20.

5/9, Alb.--"I was mindful that my eyes were giving her lots of feedback because she couldn't see my face otherwise."--Abigail Lanin Eaves


Sat 4/25, 12p: Carol Boss talks with 4 New Mexico poets about the need for poetry in times of uncertainty. Joining her for poetry and conversation is Albuquerque poet laureate Michelle Otero, Jules Nyquist, Lauren Camp and Demetria Martinez.

Sat, 4/18-Alb. Accomplished women--we find out why they want to go to Washington.


2/22/20, Alb....Despite frustration with the short legislative session, these women legislators have issues they are working on.

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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".

One-Woman Show Focuses On Life Of Harriet Tubman

Jan 9, 2020

Sat 1/11, 12pm:  This week on Women's Focus Carol Boss talks to Karen Jones Meadows about her award winning solo performance based on the life of Harriet Tubman. 

It's a deeply personal high energy journey from childhood to the afterlife of the famed Underground Railroad conductor, spiritual icon, revolutionary, and entrepreneur. The performance will be one night only on Feb. 1, 2020 at the KiMo Theatre. Click here for more information or call (505) 886-1251.

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).

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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.

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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.”

Sat. 11/16 12P:   Hear from three women who are making a difference in the state.

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Women's Focus 11/9 12p: In this edition of the Women's Focus news: Women in Lebanon join protests to call for rights; Zimbabwe church officials  launch campaign to end sexual and gender violence; Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma abortion laws; Oklahoma woman freed from jail after spendings years longer in prison than boyfriend for not reporting abuse; Placido Domingo won't perform at Tokyo Olympics event; Women in Japan take to Twitter after some told not to wear glasses at work; French woman says she was raped by Roman Polanski when she was 18; New study finds majority of Americans see women as

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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.

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Women's Focus, 10/19 Alb. Why bring this campaign funding system to Albuquerque? Three voices who have been taking the message to neighborhoods.

  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.

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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. 

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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. 

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.  

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

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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.


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