KPFA: Womens Magazine [Program Feed]

  • Womens Magazine – March 25, 2019
    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 – March 18, 2019: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards
    [1] Today's Space Between Us features two subjects. First Jovelyn discusses women and our minds with Barbara Berger author of Understanding How the Mind Works, Fast Food for the Soul [2] and more.* Next Jovelyn delves into education and youth. Hilary Roberts of Peer Advocates Training and Consulting [3] talks about empowering youth, schools and educators. Join Jovelyn and her guests  at the river for these interesting conversations. This a live, call-in show. First Voice KPFA Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications. If you're interested in learning media and broadcast skills contact the apprenticeship program at [4] or call 1-510-848-6767 ext 235. Click here [5] to listen to the show. 59:50 min * Go to this page [6] on Barbara's website for her free ebook, THE MENTAL LAWS, Understanding the Way the Mind Works. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
  • Years of Love and Danger: Madonna Thunderhawk, Lise Weil and Renate Stendhal
    American Indian Movement leader (although she doesn't really accept that label) Madonna Thunderhawk joins us to discuss her life in the movement, activism to save the earth and the new film Warrior Women [1], featuring her and her daughter, Marcie. The film is available for free on PBS's The World [2] channel this month. Then I have a conversation with Lise Weil [3], author of In Search of Pure Lust, and Renate Stendhal [4], author of Kiss Me Again, Paris. Both of these elegantly written memoirs explore the role of lesbian desire in creating feminist culture and politics in the early days of the women's movement. (She Writes authors: Lise is one of us!) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • Womens Magazine – March 4, 2019 – The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
    March 4 is the last Women's Magazine show during this fund drive. We will be speaking with author and scholar Imani Perry [1] about her brand new book [2], Looking for Lorraine: the radiant and radical life of Lorraine Hansberry, which makes use of recently released papers that fill in much of what's been hidden about Hansberry's life, including her Communist party and lesbian writings. We'll be offering Perry's book as a thank you gift for your pledge during this hour, or you can choose from any of the gifts on our website [3], or you can donate whatever you can at +1-800-439-5732 (HEY-KPFA). Thanks so much to all of you who have already supported us this year. We love you! KPFA Women will also be bringing you 18 hours of International Women's Day programming on Saturday, March 9, from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Live music, interviews, features, speeches by Angela Davis and others, sound from the Women's Climate Summit. The full schedule is available now on Facebook [4] and on our blog [5]. From 2:00-3:15 pm, I will be curating a show on Socialist Feminism, including a lookback at the first National Socialist Feminist Conference held in 1975 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Don't miss it! And finally, on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:45 pm we'll present She's Beautiful When She's Angry, Mary Dore's documentary about the Second Wave women's movement, at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland. Details. [6] Thanks so much for all your support, and Happy International Women's Day. Kate [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
  • Womens Magazine – February 25, 2019 – Film: A Great Ride
    Monday February 25th KPFA [1] Radio’s Women’s Magazine offers a premium for fund drive [2]you don’t want to miss.    A Great Ride which was just featured at Frameline this year, looks at the lives of local older lesbians—the lesbian feminist Icon, Sally Gearhart, activist, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa—all who are aging with dynamism and zest for life, determination, and humor.  We will be talking with A Great Ride director Deborah Craig about her documentary, which is both inspiring and funny and not to be missed. And we talk with well known Socialist Feminist author and activist Professor Zillah Eisenstein [3] about what has happened with socialist feminism. Is it still alive and well or has it disappeared or merely changed since the heady days of the 1970’s. [1] [2] [3]
  • Womens Magazine – February 18, 2019: Safi Wa Nairobi presents an Audio Collage: Making Space Between Us
    [1] Audre Lorde, February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992 Safi Wa Nairobi hosts KPFA Women's Magazine with a playlist of Black women's voices, spoken word and music. Listen to readings, poetry, essays of Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison and more. Also we hear a portion of a panel talk about making space for transgender voices in the world of jazz music from the January Jazz Congress in NYC. Toni Morrison reads and comments on her writing. Safi interviews Catherine Russell [2], musician and vocalist who will be in the Bay Area for the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest [3] on February 24th. [1] [2] [3]
  • Black Feminism In Action; Turning Pain Into Power
    KPFA Women's Magazine speaks with historian Barbara Ransby about her new book, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century [1], an insider's account of how Black feminism has anchored the movement that has transformed U.S. political culture over the last five years.   Then we speak with Susan Swan, Executive Director of VDay, and Mary Owen of Bay Area Rising about this year's One Billion Rising/VDay event in Oakland, where they will screen City of Joy, a film about the leadership institute for sexual violence survivors in the Congo [2].  The film screening takes place Wednesday, February 13, at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland; it will be preceded by drumming and dancing with Afia Walking Tree and Destiny Arts, and followed by a discussion with playwright and VDay founder Eve Ensler and Christine  Schuler-Deschryver (Director of the City of Joy center and V-Day Congo). These One Billion Rising events usually sell out so get tickets now [3]! [1] [2] [3]
  • February 4, 2019: Celebrating Black History Month
    [1] Safi Wa Nairobi [2] kicks off Black History Month with a special program on KPFA Women's Magazine featuring Black arts, historical perspective, Black legacy, theater, music and more. Hear Jessica Care Moore [3] read her poetry, Elaine Brown [4] talk about activism today and the Black Panther Party, an interview with educator, writer and former editor-in-chief of the Black Panther News Judy Juanita [5], and Ayodele Nzinga [6], director, poet and founder of Lower Bottom Playaz [7] talk about the theater and BAMBD FEST [8] going on all month. Happy Birthday to Rosa Parks, the First Lady of Civil Rights. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
  • Conscious Dying and Bay Area Lesbian Archives
    Monday  on KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine we talk to Lenn Keller and Pippa Fleming about the upcoming Bay Area Lesbian Archives event at La Pena on February 17th to celebrate the Black Lesbian magazine and organization Ache and its role in the community in the 80’s and 90’s..  And We talk to Buddhist Nun and healer Kathleen Gustin about how to find peace while dealing with life changing transitions.  
  • Womens Magazine – January 21, 2019: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards
    The Space Between Us, starts the new year with Women & Comedy. Host Jovelyn Richards interviews Nina G. author of Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Make It [1]. [2] Nina G., Chey Bell and Jeanette Marin share more than a funny bone they are women living with disabilities in the world of comedy.  KPFA host Jovelyn Richards explores the spaces between the industry and women and the politics of what makes us laugh. [1] [2]
  • 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 [4]. Or check out our blog [5] to hear it in our archive. [1] [2] [3] …
  • 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] [2] [3]
  • Womens Magazine – December 31, 2018
    YPJ (Women's Protective Force) fighters in northern Syria 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] [2] [3]
  • 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] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
  • 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] [2] [3] [4]

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