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  • Womens Magazine – November 12, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • Womens Magazine – November 5, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • October 29, 2018 – Prophetic and Profound: Ntozake Shange, Kshama Sawant, and reflections on Pittsburgh
    [caption id="attachment_299451" align="alignleft" width="180"] Ntozake Shange, Reid Lecture, Women Issues Luncheon, Women’s Center, November 1978[/caption] We mourn the passing and celebrate the immortal contribution to our culture of Ntozake Shange [1], who, according to cultural critic Melissa Harris Perry [2], did more than any other artist to remind us that Black women’s lives matter. Shange was unflinching in taking on domestic violence and patriarchy in the context of racism and classism, neither exempting African American men from critique nor allowing them to be scapegoated by white society. She was also groundbreaking in her creation of the “choreopoem,” combining poetry, dance and music in her classic work, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” and subsequent works, which anticipated what we now call “spoken word.” We’ll listen to excerpts from readings by and interviews with Shange over the last 35 years. We’ll also talk with Seattle socialist city council member Kshama Sawant [3], whose election in 2014 paved the way for Seattle’s becoming the first large US city to adopt a $15 minimum wage (with some exceptions). Sawant breaks down how she has achieved policy victories without sacrificing either personal integrity or movement accountability and outlines some strategies for current candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Presley to follow in her footsteps. And we will listen to moving reflections on the latest mass shooting, this one at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and consider how fighting the patriarchy can bring an end to hate violence. [1] https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/ntozake-shange [2] https://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/ntozake-shange-on-feminism–domestic-abuse-329062467843?v=railb& [3] http://inthesetimes.com/article/16140/kshama_sawant_the_great_red_hope
  • Third I film festival and Poet Heid Erdich
    On today’s show Sharon Sabotta talks to litquake performer and poet Heid Erdich and Preeti Shekar talks to Anuj Vaidya, Vaishali Sinha and Indu Krishnan about the upcoming ThirdI film festival’s women’s films.
  • Womens Magazine – October 15, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • Womens Magazine – October 8, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • Womens Magazine – October 1, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • Womens Magazine – September 24, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • Womens Magazine – September 17, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • How About Those Elections?
    Election season is officially here, and women of color are shattering previous numbers as candidates at all levels.  There have been some notable and unexpected victories by progressive women of color, taking out establishment candidates, from Stacey Abrams in the Georgia Governor’s race to Congressional candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ayanna Presley in Massachusetts.  We talk with Democracy in Color [1]’s Aimee about the She The People Summit [2], a one-day national gathering of women of color to be held in San Francisco on September 23 (registration is open to the public). Then we sit down with Gayle McLaughlin, two-term mayor and three-term city council member in Richmond, California, and cofounder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance.  Under her leadership, Richmond raised the minimum wage to $15, passed the first new rent control ordinance in California in decades, and reduced the homicide rate by 75%. Gayle is now helping to build the California Progressive Alliance [3], to spread the Richmond model to other cities around the state. [1] http://democracyincolor.com/ [2] https://www.shethepeople.org/ [3] https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/
  • Womens Magazine – September 3, 2018
    This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.
  • Author Bonnie Morris and new book Gender at Work
    First up we listen to a talk given at Laurel Books by lesbian feminist author and scholar Bonnie Morris about her new book The Feminist revolution, a Richly illustrated, engagingly written history of second-wave feminism and successor movements from the 1960s to the present. Then in the second half of the show Preeti Mangala Shekar talks to Aruna Rao, Joanne Sandler, David Kelleher and Carol Miller, authors of the new book “Gender at work: Theory and Practice for 21st century organizations” a book that looks at the deeper structures that create and reinforce gender inequality .
  • Womens Magazine – August 20, 2018
    [caption id="attachment_294936" align="aligncenter" width="370"] “BBQ Betty” calling 911[/caption] In the era of Trump we hear the narrative of the “angry white man” but what’s going in the narrative of white women calling the police on brown and black people? Host Jovelyn Richards opens the phone lines to discuss the historical context of fear white women used as power to uphold public spaces and white dominance. We also celebrate Aretha Franklin as Queen of Soul, and contributions to civil rights presented by Safi wa Nairobi.
  • Womens Magazine – August 13, 2018
    Women’s Magazine interviews Rebecca Merton of Freedom for Immigrants [1] and Almadelia, whose husband Jasiel was the first person bailed out by the West County Detention Community Fund. Bay Area residents are raising money to bail out immigrants housed in the Richmond jail before they are moved to prisons further away; the West County Detention Center is ending its contract with ICE because of community protest. Nina Serrano discusses her novel, Nicaragua Way [2]: An International Novel of Love and Revolution in the 1980s, which tells the fascinating story of the Bay Area’s involvement in the Sandinista revolution. Nina also gives her take on the current crisis in NIcaragua. [caption id="attachment_294187" align="alignleft" width="450"] Used with permission[/caption] And playwright Anne Galjour explains how the writings of feminist theologian and philosopher Mary Daly inspired the radical feminist comedy, #GetGandhi [3], now playing at Z Below.  We’ll have some tickets to give away! [1] https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/ [2] https://ninaserrano.com/nicaragua-way-a-novel-by-nina-serrano/ [3] http://www.zspace.org/getgandhi/
  • Womens Magazine – August 6, 2018
    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="880"] courtesy JFREJ[/caption] Kate Raphael talks with Leslie Cagan about the contribution of her long-time lover, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz [1], to Jewish feminist and anti-racist scholarship and activism. Melanie, a founder and director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [2], professor and author of My Jewish Face and Other Stories, The Colors of Jews, and co-editor of The Tribe of Dina, died on July 10. And writer, oral historian and librarian Stacy Russo discusses Love Activism [3], the subject of her inspiring fourth book. She invites us all to join the Love Revolution. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanie_Kaye/Kantrowitz [2] https://jfrej.org/ [3] https://www.love-activism.com/

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