Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017: Final fundraising Women's Magazine for 2107

December 11 is our last fundraising show of the year. We would love to go out with a bang!

It features Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker speaking about their book, All The Real Indians Died Off and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans. We are offering a one and a half hour talk by Roxanne and Dina as a thank you gift for your donation to KPFA of $75 - that's only about 20 cents a day.

I also air a little bit of a never-before-heard interview with Roxanne where we talk about lessons from the second wave women's movement. And I share a few thoughts about Al Franken and John Conyers.

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

To donate call 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732 or go to

Thanks so much for your support for feminist radio throughout the last year. We could not do it without you.

I'm working on a comedy-oriented show for New Year's Day so try to tune in then to start the year with some laughs.

All the best,


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017: Storytelling as Activism Part 1

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Last Thursday, three Oakland women were surprised with billboards celebrating their leadership in the movement to bring 100% renewable energy to 100% of people. The honorees are Jing Jing He, community organizer with Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Jodi Pincus, Executive Director of Rising Sun Energy Center, and Emily Kirsch, Founder and CEO of Powerhouse. On this week's show, I speak with Jing Jing, Jodi and Sarah Shanley Hope of the Solutions Project, which organized the surprise.

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

Also on today's show:
Stacy Russo

Monday, December 4, 2017: Storytelling as Activism Part 2

This segment features Stacy Russo, whose new book is We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women From the 1970s & 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene. Stacy, who was part of that scene, interviewed over 40 women including fans, musicians and photographers, about why they were drawn to punk, how they participated and how it influenced the rest of their lives.

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

Also on today's show:
100% renewable energy to 100% of people


Kate Raphael will be signing her new book, Murder Under the Fig Tree
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar!

Sunday, December 10: 11am-3pm
At the Middle East Children’s Alliance
1101 8th Street, Berkeley
(near Gilman & San Pablo)

Spirit Rock presents:
Your One Wild and Precious Life: A Day for Adventurous Women with Kate Munding and Betsy Rose

Sunday, December 10, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center

Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code KM4D17.

Monday, November 27, 2017: Alicia Garza

photo by Kristen Little Photography
Alicia Garza along with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, have helped to transform what was once a viral hashtag and social media force into a national and international grassroots  organization. Born out of the mass demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri and around the U.S. Black Lives Matter has become an essential ray of hope in this new wave of resistance to police terrorism, and in the fight against white supremacy becoming an important beacon for change in the global human rights movement.  Today we will hear a talk by Alicia Garza given at U.C. Berkeley recently about the importance of feminism,  especially black feminism the need for all politics to be intersectional, and about BLM today and the urgent need to fight threats ranging from fascism and extra-judicial racial terror to white supremacy. This event was sponsored by the Gender and Women’s Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

The talk is available on YouTube at

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017: The Space Between Us, Hosted by: Jovelyn D. Richards

As the stories of sexual exploitation, power, under the umbrella of patriarchal rein continues in the media Joyce Bulifant known for television roles as: Marie, wife of Gavin MacLeod on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", the Disney musical "Airplane" and "The Happiest Millionaire" as well the "The Match Game" shares her personal story.  In her Memoir titled: My Four Hollywood Husbands, give us a up and close personal examination of her journey in the most influential industry in American.

In the second half of The Space Between Us, Jovelyn speaks with Oakland boxer Rae Black. Rae shared her beliefs and journey as a female boxer and her thoughts regarding how women live in their bodies trained by society to live "As If" its TKO.

Jovelyn closes the show with an interview with Bianca sharing the story of her family in Puerto Rico and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Help the Sandra Torres family at Check out Sandra's Facebook page at Contact Bianca at

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

Monday, November 13, 2017: Cynthia Enloe on Militarism and Sexual Harassment

What does the ever increasing militarism of our society have to do with the pervasiveness of sexual violence and misogynist harassment in our society? I consider the intersection of mass killings, endless US war and Veterans' Day, and look back to a conversation with Cynthia Enloe, one of the foremost theorists of the links between militarism, masculinity and misogyny in our culture, about pervasive sexual harassment in the military. Though the events we discuss took place four years ago, the conversation is highly relevant to the revelations of the last few weeks.

This interview aired on May 27, 2013. Click here for audio file. 24:13 min

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

Also on today's show:
Women Resist Disappearances in Kashmir

Monday, November 13, 2017: Women Resist Disappearances in Kashmir

Filmmaker Iffat Fatima and scholar and human rights activist Huma Dar discuss forced disappearances in Indian-occupied Kashmir and the women-led resistance movement. This movement bears striking similarities to the Mothers of the Plaza in Argentina and Mothers of the Disappeared in Chile.

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

Also on today's show:
Cynthia Enloe on Militarism and Sexual Harassment