Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 21st: Women's Magazine Earth Day Show



It's Earth Day! We honor the legacy of Wangari Matthai, founder of the Green Belt movement and the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. And we hear a stirring speech by ecofeminist Vandana Shiva.


Plus a celebration of National Poetry Month with some fiery feminist words.




Wangari Maathai (1940-2011)
To hear the Wangari Maathai interview that aired on Nov. 20, 2006 go to: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/23805

For more info on Maathai:
www.globalfundforwomen.org/who-we-are/where-we-stand/1922-celebrating-the-life-of-wangari-maathai









Vandana Shiva says GMO means God Move Over
You can find the Vandana Shiva talk at: http://www.synbiowatch.org/2013/09/watch-video-vandana-shiva-and-gopal-dayaneni-discuss-corporate-biotech-green-vs-ecological-green/








And we hear voices from the first Latino Poetry Festival and young radical women poets. Donde Esta Mi Gente website is dondeestamigente.com.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

April 14, 2014: Kaya Press - 20 Years of Innovative Publishing

MIGRITUDE: Tara Dorabji talks with Shailja Patel, whose one-woman show Migritude, is now a book published by Kaya Press, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week with a reading at City Lights.

Patel talks about the saris that her mother gave her and how that inspired her to write Migritude. She used these saris to weave a story about the women who migrate from India to East Africa. Patel has performed her show imany places around the world. Shailja will read from her book at City Lights 20th anniversary celebration on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Bookstore. 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco. The reading will be followed by tiger-themed party at Leapo Lounge in Chinatown.

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Also on this show:
THE GERMAN DOCTOR: Kate Raphael talks with filmmaker and novelist Lucia Puenzo, whose film THE GERMAN DOCTOR (WAKOLDA), adapted from her novel, opens next week.

YOU, ME, AND THE FRUIT TREES: Filmmaker and activist Tracey Quezada talks about what's wrong with the criminal justice approach to child sexual assault and what we can do to address this public health problem as a community.




April 14, 2014: The German Doctor: An Interview with Lucia Puenzo



THE GERMAN DOCTOR:  Kate Raphael talks with filmmaker and novelist Lucia Puenzo, whose film THE GERMAN DOCTOR (WAKOLDA), adapted from her novel, opens next week.


An article in the New York Times over the weekend talked about something called "slow cognitive tempo," a new form of Attention Deficit Disorder which scientists are studying and doctors are busy diagnosing and medicating in kids.This is really nothing new but the stage is different, jobs are much fewer and it is harder and harder to make one's way in the world.And of course drug companies are always manufacturing new products and finding new uses for old ones to treat these supposed diseases and paying doctors to prescribe them and give out samples, and parents are not encouraged or educated to challenge the wisdom of doctors, and so on and so on.

This overdrugging of kids in order to make them fit into an ever narrowing box of acceptable behavior and capabilities is a form of social engineering that makes it possible for us to do less of the more overt types, but is no less harmful and it raises some tough questions of who is culpable and for what.  It's easy to say that the people who design experiments on developmentally disabled people are evil.  But I think most parents who give their kids Ritalin so they can do better in school and stop getting in trouble are really trying to do right by their kids.  And most of the doctors who prescribe these drugs, and the scientists who research these supposed disorders, are also trying to help.

These are some of the questions at the heart of the new film by Argentine director Lucia Puenzo.  The film is called in English THE GERMAN DOCTOR, and it opens on April 25 at the Embarcadero and the Albany Twin.  It deals with the time that Josef Mengele spent in Argentina after the war.  Lucia Puenzo is the author of five novels and the director of two previous films,  Her debutfilm, XXY, won numerous awards including the Critics' Week grand prize at the 2007 Cannes film festival.  The German Doctor is based on her novel, WAKOLDA, which is also the name of the film in Spanish.

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Also on today's show:

Tara Dorabji talks with Shailja Patel, whose one-woman show Migritude, is now a book published by Kaya Press, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this week with a reading at City Lights.

Filmmaker and activist Tracey Quezada talks about what's wrong with the criminal justice approach to child sexual assault and what we can do to address this public health problem as a community.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 14, 2014: Campaign to End Child Sexual Assault Now

http://www.youandmeandthefruittrees.com/

YOU AND ME AND THE FRUIT TREES: Filmmaker and activist Tracey Quezada talks with Preeti Mangala Shekar about what's wrong with the criminal justice approach to child sexual assault and what we can do to address this public health problem as a community.

One in three of girls and one in six of boys are sexually assaulted before the age of 18 years, usually by someone they know. Non-gender conforming boys and girls are even more vulnerable according to the ACE studies. Tracey Quezada talks about her personal experience with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse and what inspired her to make the film.She looks at the generational cycle of sexual abuse, the enormity of it, and examines child sexual abuses as a public health issue.Child sexual abuse impacts everybody in the family.

You and Me and the Fruit Trees will be shown this Saturday, April 19th from 1:30 to 4:30 at Oakland Asian Cultural Center. The is a Community event to initiate a new campaign to END CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE NOW!!! See trailer at www.facebook.com/endCSAnow.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 7, 2014: comedians Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Karinda Dobbins


Comedians Karinda Dobbins and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan preview their upcoming show, Stand Up Sit Down, where they'll interview former Black Panther chair Elaine Brown.

Stand Up Sit Down, April 11th at La Pena, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 8:00 to 9:30 PM. For tickets and more info go to: http://lapena.org/event/stand-up-sit-down/













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Also on this show:  Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project

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April 7, 2014: Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project

Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project
As most mainstream media ignore the UN Report on Climate Change, we talk with Carla Perez, Doria Robinson and Ellen Choy of Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project about the concepts of climate justice, food justice, Urban Tilth and resilience-based organizing.

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Comedians Dhaya Lakshminarayanan and Karinda Dobbins on their upcoming interview with former Black Panther Elaine Brown.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

March 31, 2014 - Research as Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies


We talk with organizers of the National Ethnic Studies Association conference coming up at Mills College. Research as Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies is the theme of the upcoming National Ethnic Studies Association conference, to be held at Mills College this week. Lisa Dettmer previews the conference with some of the organizers Julie Chinyere Oparah, Fatimah Salahuddin, Sophia Perez, and Flora Zuli.

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Also on this show:

Self as Other: Beyond Self-Care
A Conversation with Blues Singer Pat Wilder

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