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  • Womens Magazine – January 14, 2019 – Keeping Collective Memory Alive
    Oakland teachers [1] are ready to strike. We hear voices from the Defend Education march and rally on Saturday. From Making Contact: [2] a look back at a few of the gender and human liberation warriors we lost last year, including Japanese American researcher Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, Brazilian LGBT and feminist activist politician Marielle Franco, LGBTQ and prison activist Ray Hill; Burmese indigenous environmental activist;Saw O Moo, Kiilu Nyasha, Black Panther, feminist activist and radio host; and acclaimed radical novelist Ursula Le Guin. And from Radio Curious [3], Christina Amestad Aanestad interviews Caleen Sisk-Franco, the Spiritual Leader and Chief of the Winnemem-Wintu tribe in Northern California, about ancient puberty rites for young women which the tribe resurrected a few years ago, after not performing it for 80 years. The forest service refuses to grant the tribe private access to their ancestral land along the McCloud river, because they are an “unrecognized” tribe, but the tribe realized that if they did not figure out how to bring back the ritual, it will be lost as the oldest members die out. Tune in Monday at 1:00 pm on KPFA 94.1 FM or online anywhere at www.kpfa.org [4]. Or check out our blog kpfawomensmag.blogspot.com [5] to hear it in our archive. [1] https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Foaklandea.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc9baaae3663a426aa73f08d679f882c6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636830505582888287&sdata=jJYmokrdNDX5XU9Ee52AMOcf9MAn0e6%2FmBbuUW89sk8%3D&reserved=0 [2] https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fradioproject.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc9baaae3663a426aa73f08d679f882c6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636830505582888287&sdata=9AipX5JxK83Dy7Ph2pHXrDlkTVfP7mGrSjlqOuVkzCg%3D&reserved=0 [3] https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.radiocurious.org&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc9baaae3663a426aa73f08d679f882c6%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C …
  • January 7, 2019: Memory, Trauma, and the Politics of Fear – Conversations with Rosalind Petchesky and Elizabeth Rosner
    What’s all this about anti-Semitism in the Women’s March [1]? Rosalind Petchesky, MacArthur fellow, socialist-feminist scholar and activist with Jewish Voice for Peace, questions why accusations made nine months ago are suddenly hitting the mainstream media just weeks before the third national Women’s Marches are scheduled to step off. Petchesky’s Appeal to Jewish Women to Support the 2019 Women’s March and Its Leaders [2] has been viewed over 15,000 times and shared widely on social media. Tune in for a wide-ranging conversation with Kate Raphael and Elizabeth Rosner [3], author of Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory, about writing, teaching and dealing with intergenerational traumas experienced by many people across the globe. [1] https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/us/womens-march-anti-semitism.html [2] https://solidarity-us.org/an-appeal-to-jewish-women-to-support-the-2019-womens-march-and-its-leaders/ [3] http://www.elizabethrosner.com/index.html
  • Womens Magazine – December 31, 2018
    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] YPJ (Women’s Protective Force) fighters in northern Syria[/caption] The planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria is widely seen as a green light for Turkey to invade Northern Syria. What will that mean for the socialist feminist Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, colloquially known as Rojava? Reflecting on this prospect, we listen to excerpts from my interviews with Sinam Mohamed, representative of the Syrian Democratic Council to the U.S., conducted as Turkish forces were occupying her home in Afrin [1], and with Janet Biehl, translator of Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan [2]. On a lighter note, the second half hour features a talk by Rachel Maines, author of The Technology of Orgasm: “Hysteria,” the Vibrator, and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction. This 2011 talk, brought to us by WINGS: the International News Gathering Service [3], traces the history of the vibrator. [1] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/07/too-many-strange-faces-kurds-fear-forced-demographic-shift-in-afrin [2] https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/R/bo25051714.html [3] http://wingsradio.org/a-history-of-vibrators/
  • Womens Magazine – December 24, 2018: Women Saving Our Own Lives, The Legend of Rhodessa Jones
    [1] One constellation of guiding lights for guest host Cat Petru’s cultural production organization “We Rise” are Toni Cade Bambara’s words: “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” Rhodessa Jones [2] is this artist. On today’s show we delve into her latest show When Did Your Hands Become a Weapon? and celebrate 40 years of Cultural Odyssey and 30 of The Medea Project [3]. Guests include company members Fe Bongolan [4], Lisa Frias [5], Uzo Nwankpa [6] and Chibueze Crouch [7]…more [8] Please note that we discuss rape culture and violence against women in this #metoo moment [9]. The sharing is often intimate. Please take exquisite care of yourself as you listen. [1] https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5UTFQZpRMr8/XCJ27KE2S6I/AAAAAAAABQg/sg6br95YVgQGs8lIE5oho9qYIHb99RxlwCEwYBhgL/s1600/sitemgr_photo_74742.jpg [2] https://themedeaproject.weebly.com/rhodessa-jones.html [3] https://themedeaproject.weebly.com/ [4] https://www.facebook.com/felirene55 [5] https://www.facebook.com/lisa.a.frias [6] https://theuzo.com/ [7] https://www.facebook.com/chibueze4?lst=1631744489%3A542854898%3A1545772830 [8] https://kpfawomensmag.blogspot.com/2018/12/monday-december-24-2018-women-saving.html [9] https://twitter.com/MeTooMoment
  • The Space Between Women and Ageing
    Jovelyn Richards, host and of The Space Between Us [1], talks ageism, the myths of aging and how women from various cultures approach aging with Susan Avery Steward, PhD. Susan Avery Steward, a Professor of Psychology for over thirty years (now emerita), a retired therapist, and four times a grandmother, Susan Avery Stewart, PhD, is passionate about sharing the gifts of late life in a culture that mistakenly equates old age with debilitating decline. [2] Her book, Winter’s Graces: The Surprising Gifts of Later Life [3], was published in October by She Writes Press  [4](Berkeley). In its pages she weaves together folktales, current research in gerontology and other fields, themes from the world’s wisdom traditions, stories of her own and other older women’s experience, and characters from film that reflect the qualities that ripen in later life, such as contentment, agelessness, simplicity, and necessary fierceness. [1] https://www.facebook.com/groups/1849133098661950/ [2] https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I9KLY7qZE2U/XBlMqwJXPRI/AAAAAAAABQE/tk9oTQnyKPE1SaQgeuJNp_Duq0kdsQ1zwCLcBGAs/s1600/WintersGraces-frontcover-REV-1.jpg [3] https://wintersgraces.com/ [4] https://shewritespress.com/
  • Womens Magazine – December 10, 2018
    [caption id="attachment_302826" align="alignright" width="320"] Maxine Hong Kingston[/caption] It’s that time again. It’s KPFA’s final fundraiser of the year.  Today’s show features an interview with acclaimed writer Maxine Hong Kingston [1] that was aired over a year ago, along with a conversation between Maxine and Gary Gach, author of PAUSE, BREATHE, SMILE: AWAKENING MINDFULNESS WHEN MEDITATION IS NOT ENOUGH.  (For anyone who doesn’t know, Maxine is author of THE WOMAN WARRIOR, the most frequently taught book by a living writer in American universities, and CHINA MEN, winner of the National Book Award.) [1] https://kpfawomensmag.blogspot.com/search?q=maxine+hong+kingston
  • Womens Magazine – December 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.
  • Celebrating Woman filmmaker Wenonah Wilms, writer Kao Kalia Yang and feminist poet Kate Lynn Hibbard
    Monday November 26th on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine: Women’s Magazine’s producer Sharon Sabotta talks to Wenonah Wilms, winner of the Austin Film Fest Script competition who gives us a preview of her award-winning script Horse Head Girls and about and about her process of bringing the voices and narratives of her Native American roots to the screen. Wenonahwrites.com Kao Kalia Yang, author of multiple non-fiction books and forthcoming children’s books reveals her process of bringing Hmong American experiences to life on the page. Kaokaliayang.com Feminist Poet KateLynn Hibbard reads a piece from her newly released collection Simples. katelynnhibbard.com  
  • Womens Magazine – November 19, 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 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.

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