Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018: Special Women's History Month Programming

Global Feminists Building New Futures

From Kobani in Syria to Cochabama in Bolivia, feminists are creating experiments in collectivism as a means to women’s equality and safety. We hear about the Rojava Revolution, a democratic socialist feminist democracy being constructed in northern Syria, and women’s collectives in Bolivia who are changing the meaning of self-defense in the country with the highest rate of gender-based violence in Latin America.

Guests:  Janet Biehl, translator of Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan; Leny Olvera-Rojas, grassroots feminist activist, scholar and musician from Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Produced and Hosted by Kate Raphael.

Click here to listen to the program. 1:12:14

Tune in to next Friday at noon for more Women's History Month special programming.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March is Women's History Month

Tune in to KPFA Fridays from 12 to 1 PM for a special series of shows for Women's History Month

Friday, March 16th
Kate Raphael from KPFA Women's Magazine will interview Janet Biehl about the Socialist Revolution that taking place in Rojava in the northwest of Syria

Friday, March 23rd
Vylma V of KPFA Talkies and Ritmo will host a program with a Latinx Focus

Friday, March 30th
Safi wa Nairobi host of KPFA's B.A.J.A.B.A. on JaZzLine will feature a program on Women, Blues, and Jazz

Monday, March 12, 2018: Women Against Imperialism Oral History Project

Kate Raphael talks with Jennifer Beach and Judith Mirkinson, two members of Women Against Imperialism, a Bay Area feminist collective that organized hundreds of actions and actions large and small between 1981 and 1993. For a number of years they organized an annual International Women's Day march in San Francisco that brought hundreds or thousands of women into the street. We're also joined by scholar Brooke Lober, creator of the Women Against Imperialism Oral History Project.

Get MP3 of this interview. 58:20 min

Women Against Imperialism was a grassroots, feminist, anti-imperialist solidarity organization formed in San Francisco in 1981. The group’s founders comprised the women’s caucus of the Bay Area chapter of the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee. A small, local organization whose members also worked with a range of other anti-prison, feminist, international solidarity, LGBT, and anti-war organizations, Women Against Imperialism’s work primarily consisted of direct action organizing, political education activities, and internal political study. Primary areas of focus included support for women political prisoners; sex trade and trafficking; international solidarity (Central America; Palestine; Philippines; Puerto Rico; South Africa); militarism; and reproductive justice. One of the group’s most consistent projects was co-organizing an annual International Women’s Day march in San Francisco (1983-1996). from Freedom Archives

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min 

Also on today's show:
Best-Selling Author Kristin Hannah

Monday, March 12, 2018: Best-Selling Author Kristin Hannah

Then Kristin Hannah, author of the #1 bestsellers The Nightingale and The Great Alone, joins Kate Raphael to talk about creating compelling stories of women's resistance and resilience.

Get MP3 of this segment. 19:52 min

Kristin will be in town on Monday, March 19 for a talk at Books, Inc. Opera Plaza. (This event is ticketed.) Kristin will be in conversation with Frances Dinkelspiel, award-winning journalist, co-founder of the news site Berkeleyside, and author of Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Women Against Imperialism Oral History Project

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018: Betty Reid Soskin interviews for KPFA Winter Pledge Drive

Thank you for your pledge during KPFA Women's Magazine on Monday, March 5th. If you missed the show on Monday you can catch this excellent interview with Betty Reid Soskin. This amazing yet humble 96 year old woman has a lot to share stories about her own life and "living in the future that [she] helped to create." Listen now to this powerful voice.

Click here to listen to the entire show. 1:02:49 min

Kate and Sharon offer a special program featuring Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest National Park Ranger. Soskin works at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Park in Richmond, CA where she plays a vital role in bringing her personal experience as an African-American woman working in a segregated environment during WWII and beyond. Don't miss it!

Don't forget to pledge at KPFA. Any amount is greatly appreciated. There are many great thank-you gifts to choose from including Betty Reid Soskin's book, Sign My Name to Freedom for a pledge of $125. So please pledge now. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018: Jovelyn Richards hosts The Space Between Us; KPFA Pledge Drive

KPFA Women's Magazine presents The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards. 

Today Vylma V joins Jovelyn for the KPFA fund drive. The Space Between Us examines the relationships between girls and women all over the world by telling each other's stories. In this way we will attempt to shift and raise consciousness by listening and sharing our journeys. Find The Space Between Us every 3rd Monday at 1 PM.

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

Today's show presents clips from an interview with Patrisse Cullors co-founder of Black Lives Matter and co-author of  “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir”. Patrisse is interviewed by Cat Brooks. A CD of the interview is available as a gift for your pledge of $75. Get the book for a pledge of $125. Get the audio book for $150. Get the DVD of the interview for $100. Black history flash cards Volume 2: Women for $100. Many other gifts are online at

If you missed Monday's show you can always donate and choose a gift online at Thanks for your support of KPFA Women's Magazine. No donation is too small. No donation is too big.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018: Adrienne Maree Brown - Visionary Social Change

This Monday February 19th on KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine, Viveka Jagadeseen talks to author and activist Adrienne Maree Brown about how we can organize a resilient mass movement capable of creating fundamental social change in today's political climate with an understanding of social change inspired by the resilience and adaptive nature of biological systems, that is non hierarchical and non harming.

Adrienne Maree Brown, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.  Brown is the Co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, and author most recently of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds a book described as a "resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us” and expands our radical imagination.

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