KPFA: Womens Magazine [Program Feed]

  • 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/
  • Womens Magazine – July 30, 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. With Host Kate Raphael.
  • Middle Schooler’s organize Feminist Club, and Film Naila and the Uprising at JFF
    Today on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine we talk to some of the new local feminist leaders of the young adult generation when we speak to Neva Zamil, Miaze Cline and Anjuna Mascarenhas-Swan three of the students at Berkeley’s Longfellow Middle School that helped to start a student Feminist Club to address sexism and teach their fellow students about feminism. And Kate Raphael talks to Julia Bacha, director of the film, Naila and the Uprising, about the central role of women in the First Palestinian Intifada. Julia and executive producer Suhad Babaa will be present at two screenings of the film at the Jewish Film Festival, on Sunday July 29 at 5:00 pm at the Castro Theater, and on Monday, July 30, at 3:25 pm at the Albany Twin
  • Womens Magazine – July 16, 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 – July 9, 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.
  • Immigrants Are Welcome Here! Stories of Struggle, Triumph and Resistance
    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="3264"] photo by L.A. Kauffman[/caption] L.A. Kauffman [1], author of the book DIRECT ACTION and the forthcoming HOW TO READ A PROTEST, and a tactical coordinator at Thursday’s women’s mass civil disobedience at the Senate Office Building, takes us inside the largest women’s direct action in history. How did it come about, what happened, and what comes next? Valerie Lapin, director of the film, THE LONG RIDE [2], tells the story of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride in 2003 which paved the way for the massive mobilizations of March – May 2006. Novelist and short story writer Yang Huang [3] describes her own journey from Jiangsu, China to Berkeley, her life as a “blue collar writer” and what it feels like to be an immigrant in the U.S. today. Her newest book is MY OLD FAITHFUL, a collection of stories about family life in China. Host: Kate Raphael [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQ34Ko-d5E[/embed] [1] https://www.facebook.com/LAKauffman9/ [2] http://www.share.productions/the-long-ride.html [3] http://www.yanghuang.com/
  • Queer pride, Queer Anti- Militarism, and abortion gag rule
    Today on Women’s Magazine:   As Pride events come to a close in the Bay Area producer Safi Wa Nairobi presents a segment on Queer pride and inclusion for people of color in the LGBT rainbow flag. And Matilda Bernstein Sycamore talks about the importance of Queer Anti-Militarism even as trans people are being threatened with exclusion from the military by new Trump policies. Lastly, Jeannine Etter talks to Dr. Peggy Ye about the new Trump Administration domestic gag rule that prevents health care facilities receiving federal funding  from discussing abortion referrals.    
  • Women’s Magazine June 25th – Queer Pride, Queer Anti-militarism, and abortion gag rule
    Today on Women’s Magazine:   As Pride events come to a close in the Bay Area producer Safi Wa Nairobi presents a segment on Queer pride and inclusion for people of color in the LGBT rainbow flag. And Matilda Bernstein Sycamore talks about the importance of Queer Anti-Militarism even as trans people are being threatened with exclusion from the military by new Trump policies. Lastyly, Jeanine Etter talks to Dr. Peggy Ye about the new Trump Administration domestic gag rule that prevents health care facilities receiving federal funding  from discussing abortion referrals.  
  • Womens Magazine – June 18, 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.

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