Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017: The Space Between Women and Mental Health/Mental Illness

Jovelyn Richards hosts her live call-in show, The Space Between Us. Today the theme is the space between us, mental health and mental illness. Jovelyn's guests are Diane Jeanette who created Women and Spirituality and Sylvia Toy St Louis, artist and co-founder of Jump! Theatre. They talk about they personal experience with mental illness.

In the second half of today's show Tracy Camp, mathematics professor at Laney College and Kathleen Tarr, lecturer of Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University join the Space Between Us to talk about the play, Thomas and Sally currently showing at Marin Theatre Company. Guests and callers explore the extreme controversy surrounding the exploitation and rape of children and women that the play romanticizes. Today's show is also joined by an Anonymous guest who auditioned for the role of Sally. Kathleen Tarr with five others comment on the play in the HuffPost article Reflections on the Rape Of a Slave Girl.

Click here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017: Christina Klugston: This is Our Pussy

This last interview is with Christina Klugston, graphic designer and co-founder of the The Pussy Party Collective whose mission is to contribute to women’s rights through creative action celebrating the magnificence of the pussy. This venture is inspired by the famous words of our 45th president proclaiming, “You can do anything... Grab them by the pussy.”

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

This Is Our Pussy Pop-up Art Show. Don't miss the pop-up art show October 14 and 15. Hey party people! The Trump administration is working hard to take away women's reproductive rights. Fight back in the best way. Bring your pussy posse and party down. All profits go to Planned Parenthood! RSVP on fb: https://www.facebook.com/pg/thePPCollective/events/?ref=page_internal. This Is Our Pussy Pop-up Art Show opening party is at 7 PM on October 14 at Good Mother Gallery, 408 13th St, Oakland, Ca

Celebrate Pussies Everywhere is a zine curated around 40 unique synonyms for the word pussy, illustrated by artists all over the world. You can buy it at www.pussypartycollective.com

Also on todays show:
Living on Ohlone Land
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

Monday, October 9, 2017: Living on Ohlone Land

Excerpts from Kate Raphael on the Las Vegas massacre:
"This is really not about guns. It's about men and it's about White Supremacy...It's about who has the rights to guns and why they want them...I don't want to talk about gun control. I want to talk about men control."

Living on Ohlone Land

Today's program begins with a segment produced by Kat Petru for Full Circle about Living on Ohlone Land, the Indigenous Women Leaders panel that was held in the East Bay in August.

This panel gathered to create opportunities for all people in Ohlone and neighboring territories to work together to re-envision the Bay Area community and what it means to live on Ohlone land.  Local Indigenous leaders Corrina Gould (Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone), Ruth Orta (Him*re-n Ohlone, Bay Miwok, and Plains Miwok), Ann Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), Chief Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wintu), and moderator Desirae Harp (Mishewal Wappo, DinĂ©) are the panelists.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on todays show:
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Christina Klugston: This is Our Pussy

Monday, October 9, 2017: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

Next Kate interviews Betsy Graziani Fasbinder. She describes herself as "a teacher, an organizational consultant, a corporate trainer, a licensed psychotherapist, a writing and speaking coach, and through it all, a writer." Her most recent book, Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family, the book that Fasbinder wished for when she first became a parent.

From Goodreads:
On the day that she decided to marry a widower--also a long-time friend--Betsy Graziani Fasbinder knew that she wasn't only gaining a husband, she was inheriting a son. Unlike many stepmothers, Betsy didn't have to struggle with an ex, or court battles, or the weekend shuffle between houses--but she did have to navigate living in the shadow of a young mother taken too soon, to honor the memory of her son's first mother, and to become the kind of parent and partner she herself wanted to be. Over time this family would learn how love's roots were formed in their shared losses, and how the new family love and joy they created together would become the richest kind of inheritance.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

LitQuake – Naked on the Page https://litquake2017.sched.com/speaker/betsygrazianifasbinder
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street 
San Francisco, CA

Also on todays show:
Living on Ohlone Land
Christina Klugston: This is Our Pussy

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017: Reem Assil's journey from community organizer to community-based entrepreneur

Craft is the topic on this week's Women's Magazine - "Pushing on when life seems too grim to bear." -Kate Raphael

In the first half hour, Kate Raphael speaks with Reem Assil, who was a community organizer for ten years before deciding that her true passion is food.  Reem started Reem's California, an Arab street corner bakery in Oakland's Fruitvale district, with the help of several community initiatives including the Women's Initiative for Self-Employment, La Cocina and ICA Fund Good Jobs.

Listen now or Get MP3. 26:28

Join us for an hour of warmth and humor with women who are making a difference through culture.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Michelle Cox, J.L. Doucette and Kate Raphael on place-based mysteries

Monday, October 2, 2017: Michelle Cox, J.L. Doucette and Kate Raphael on place-based mysteries

Craft is the topic on this week's Women's Magazine

In the second half of the show, Kate discusses writing mysteries that emphasize the sense of a place, with fellow mystery authors Michelle Cox and J.L. Doucette

Cox's wildly successful Henrietta & Inspector Howard series is set in Chicago during the 1930s.
Doucette's acclaimed debut novel Last Seen utilizes the harsh landscape of rural Wyoming to create a taut psychological thriller.

Listen now or Get MP3. 26:40 min

Join us for an hour of warmth and humor with women who are making a difference through culture.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Reem Assil, activist and baker


Tuesday, October 3, 7pm
518 Valencia, San Francisco
(near 16th & Mission BART)
hosted by Middle East Children’s Alliance
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away

Discussion, food and cake!
All book sales will benefit Middle East Children’s Alliance

cosponsored by Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!), Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Jewish Voice for Peace, Art Forces, KPFA Women’s Magazine and San Francisco Women In Black



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017: Dr. Tara Brach

Radical Self Acceptance

Dr. Tara Brach presents her teachings on Radical Self-acceptance; A Buddhist Guide to Freeing Yourself from Shame. This show contains excerpts from a 3 CD set that you can have for a donation of $120.

One of the deepest expressions of suffering is self aversion, a part of what Tara Brach calls the "the trance of unworthiness." Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist teachings, illustrative stories and the transformative power of meditation, Tara guides us in healing the shame and fear that bind our hearts.

Click here to hear excerpts from her talk on today's show. 59:50 min (note: this show was originally aired in May, 2015)

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