Sylvia Earle: Hero For the Planet
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Sat 11/27, 12pm. On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with Sylvia Earle, world renown oceanographer, marine biologist and first National Geographic female explorer in residence who has led numerous undersea expeditions including the first team of all-women aquanauts. Time Magazine named her its first "Hero For the Planet" and she was named a "Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Carol also talks with grammy-award winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, the founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. She's collaborating on a new project, the "Next Jazz Legacy Program". It's a ..read more
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STEM women, the next generation of pioneers
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Sat, 11/13, 12pm: Carol Boss speaks with two women scientists, microbiologist Hashini Mukundan (New Mexico) and entomologist Ronda Hamm (Indiana). Both are actively involved with AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Ambassador's program which brings together 125 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls, showing them the different career pathways they can pursue and how STEM impacts their lives every day ..read more
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New Mexico Women Photographers of the 1920s
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6/12 Alb.---"We Lead, Others Follow" shows women photographers who lead their studios at the turn of the 19th century in Albuquerque. Jillian Hartke tells about photos from the archives of the museum. Photographers located on Gold Street in Albuquerque helped other women get established ..read more
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Listen: A Conversation With Texas Activist Diana Gomez
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(This program airs Saturday 9/18, but you can stream to the interviews now) Sat. 9/18 12p: Carol Boss talks with Diana Gomez with Progress Texas, the first progressive Texas activist Carol has had on Women's Focus. She was on the ground in Austin when the Supreme Court allowed the state's Senate Bill 8 - the most extreme abortion restriction in the U.S.- to go into effect on September 1 at midnight. She describes the scenes in packed abortion clinics all the way up until midnight and speaks about the ban and its immediate impact on millions of Texans who will be losing access to safe abortions ..read more
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The Unfinished Revolution
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Sat. 7/24,12p. On Women's Focus: Carol Boss talks with journalist Marguerite Kearns about her new book, "The Unfinished Revolution" which, through the lens of her family's history, tells the story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women's rights in the U.S ..read more
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Getting Lost This Summer: The Best Summer (Beach) Reads
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Sat. Women's Focus 7/10, 12p: It's summer and for many it's a time for relaxing and for reading and it's a time when the annual lists for the best summer reads are published. Carol Boss recorded a fun conversation with 2 NM writers (Lynn C Miller and Christina Squire) who are also "extreme" readers who have newly published mysteries (a genre which is always a favorite in summertime). We talk about what kind of books make the lists and what are the characteristics of those genres that make them good summer reads (also called "beach reads ..read more
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It's All About Equality, Justice And Human Rights
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Sat. 5/25, 12p: On Women's Focus this week, Carol Boss talks to Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, about the growing violence against Asian Americans despite increased national attention and political action against anti-Asian hate crimes; also, the impact of the recent signing of the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act into law on the Asian community nation-wide ..read more
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The Untold Story Of Women Resistance Fighters
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Sat 5/15 12p Women's Focus: Of all the stories of WWII and the Holocaust, one of the most extraordinary has remained hidden until now: the daring resistance efforts of Jewish women in the ghettos of the Nazi occupation. Carol Boss speaks with author Judy Batalion - her new book, "The Light of Days", tells the stories of these brave young women during the darkest of times and the invaluable role they played fighting against and surviving Hitler's "final solution". "The Light of Days" has been optioned by Steven Spielberg and will become a major motion picture ..read more
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Jessica Bruder, on her book Nomadland
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Alb,4/25/21--I interviewed Jessica Bruder, author of Nomadland, Surviving America in the 21st Century-- the book that inspired the film that just won 3 Oscars. Jessica didn't just interview people who were traveling the country following work opportunities. She spent several years, returning in her own camper, to talk to them and hear about their new adventures and trials. We spoke at the New York office of Jessica's publisher in Sept. 2017 ..read more
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Global Justice Ecology Project
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Sat. 4/24, 12p: On this week's Women's Focus Carol Boss speaks with Anne Petermann, founder and executive director of Global Justice Ecology Project which works locally, nationally and internationally to address ecological destruction and social injustice. Carol also features an interview with Jennifer Steinhauer, NY Times reporter and author of "The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress", which chronicles the first year in Congress of the women who won seats after the historic 2018 midterm election. It was originally aired in May of 2020 and is still very much relevant ..read more
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