Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016: Wanna Have Fun? Bonnie Burton and Crafting with Feminism

Women's Magazine this Monday, December 5 is just going to be super-fun. No heavy stuff. 



I talk with Bonnie Burton about Crafting With Feminism. Tampons with sequins, Ruth Bader Ginsburg finger puppets - you can't beat it. And find out what a huggable uterus pillow is. Just in time for the holidays, surprise all your friends with vagina tree ornaments, NOPE necklaces or other hand-made rad gifts. Find the book at your favorite bookstore or library.

Plus find out whether it's really darkest before the dawn and hear some upbeat music.

No more doldrums! Time to pick it up.

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


Also on today's show:
AJ Baker and ENTANGLEMENT

Monday, December 5, 2016: Wanna Have Fun? AJ Baker and ENTANGLEMENT

Women's Magazine this Monday, December 5 is just going to be super-fun. No heavy stuff. 


Sharon Sobotta talks with playwright AJ Baker about ENTANGLEMENT, a play about a play about the quantum mechanics of love. It’s been twenty years since actors Emma and Luke were a couple, but they’re still connected by a net of loose ends and secrets. When Emma writes a thinly veiled roman-a-clef of a play and asks Luke to direct her in it, the struggle over who controls the story of their break-up –and its far-ranging results — becomes just as important as the script itself.  Aided and abetted by Luke’s daughter and Emma’s husband, the former lovers turn Emma’s play into a backdrop for grappling with how their long-ago choices entangle them in each other’s lives forever.

Only 12-18% of new plays produced by the American mainstream theatre establishment in any year are written by women — an incredible statistic made even more so by the fact that this low percentage is roughly the same today as it was a century ago.  3Girls Theatre Company is proud to be one of  the very few theater companies in the nation that produce only plays by women playwrights.

From November 18- December 17, 2016 at Z-Below. For tickets visit 3girlstheatre.org

Evenings at 8 pm
Thursdays:   Dec 1, 8 & 15
Fridays:  Nov 18 (preview),  Nov 25, Dec 2, 9 & 16
Saturdays:  Nov 19 (opening night),  Nov 26, Dec 3, 10 & 17
Matinees at 2 pm
Saturdays:  Dec 17
Sunday:  Nov 20 & 27, Dec 4  & 11 

How's that for a double-bill? Plus find out whether it's really darkest before the dawn and hear some upbeat music.

No more doldrums! Time to pick it up.

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

Also on today's show:
Bonnie Burton and Crafting with Feminism

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016: Protecting Health Justice, the Environment and Ourselves in a Time of Crisis and Fear

Remembering Jean Pauline





We remember feminist, anarchist and labor activist and organizer, Jean Pauline who died last week at age 95. A memorial is being planned for January to celebrate Jean's life.






Next up we interview Layidua Salazar on abortion and protecting reproductive rights.


Reproductive and women's health rights are certain to be under attack under a Trump/Pence White House and Republican controlled Congress. As Republicans have come to dominate state houses across the country, California remains a relative bright spot, but many women still are unable to access the wide range of services that exist. ACCESS Women's Health Justice and the National Network of Abortion Funds are among the organizations working to ensure that women can exercise their rights to have or not have children and receive the health care they choose. We speak with Layidua Salazar, board member of ACCESS Women's Health Justice. Check out their website for information and to sign up for ACCESS newsletter. For health questions call 1-800-376-4636 for English and 1-888-442-2237 for Spanish.


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

Also on today's show:





Monday, November 28, 2016: Protecting Health Justice, the Environment and Ourselves in a Time of Crisis and Fear


Buddhist teacher Arinna Weisman joins us to talk about how to keep our faith and remain active in increasingly scary times.  Arinna Weisman has been a Vipassana Buddhism teacher since 1989 and infuses her dharma with political and environmental activism. She has led insight meditation retreats for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Queer community and is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Center of the Pioneer Valley.  She is also co-author of the book, A Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation.

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

Also on today's show:
Protecting Health Justice with Layidua Salazar


Wed/Nov 30th Join us as San Francisco kicks off the National Days of Action to Divest from the Funders of DAPL: 8am Justin Herman Plaza for prayers for the water, a divest teach-in and prayer walk to the financial institutions finding DAPL. Join us, share widely & watch the powerful video below. Details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1834348963450855/?ti=cl

For more information email INMsolidaritysf@gmail.com or call 925-435-7934

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016: Gender Trouble in Poland

What can we learn from the wave of right wing victories in Europe? And state supported "anti-genderism."


Right wing campaigns like Donald Trumps are not new and have been occurring throughout Europe. In 2015 Poland elected a right wing government that like Trump campaigned on an anti-immigrant and anti-feminist agenda as well as an anti-neoliberalism and anti-globalism agenda.  Then on October 3rd thousands of Polish women  walked out of their jobs and  protested  a proposed new law making abortion entirely illegal taking the one year old  right wing Law and Justice government by surprise and delaying the new bill.  In 1980 Poland lead by its new independent union Solidarity was one of the first countries in Eastern Europe to have a successful uprising against Soviet domination. Today the Catholic church and right wing dominate Poland.

"Through democratic means extremely undemocratic governments are coming into power." Ann Snitow

As we begin our struggle with a neo-facist government lead by Donald Trump can we learn from the right wing movements and the uprising of feminist and other  activists against these authoritarian governments in Europe and in Poland?  Today on KPFA Radio's Women's Magazine we talk to New School Professor Ann Snitow about feminism and the right wing in Poland and her article in the fall issue of Dissent "Gender Trouble in Poland." 

Ann Snitow, a co-founder of the Network of East-West Women, is a professor of Literature and was the Director of Gender Studies from 2006 to 2012 at The New School. Her most recent book is The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary (Duke University Press, 2015).

Click now to listen to the entire show and hear Lisa's tribute to soul singer Sharon Jones who died November 18 at age 60. 59:50 min

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016: Palestine & the US Elections

What does the Republican sweep mean for Palestine? 


Human rights lawyer, scholar and activist Noura Erekat discusses how the bipartisan consensus in favor of Israel's permanent military supremacy in the Middle East could be disrupted and the broader implications of a potential turn towards fascism in the U.S.   Noura will be speaking in Oakland on Thursday, November 17 in a KPFA sponsored event.

Tickets: $10 low income, $15 general, $25 supporter, $50 freedom fighter, $100 change-maker! 
Buy tickets now!

$15 tickets at these East Bay bookstores: Moe's, Walden Pond, Diesel
To avoid the service charge, you can also get tickets directly from MECA. Email susan@mecaforpeace.org or call Sue weekdays 9am-3pm: 510-548-0542



Monday, November 14, 2016: Revolutionary Lesbian Poet Pat Parker

"Where will you be when they come?" From the voice and wisdom of Pat Parker.


Pat Parker was one of the pathbreakers of revolutionary lesbian culture in the 1970s and 1980s. She died in 1989 at age 45. Sinister Wisdom and Midsummer Nights Press have released anew collection of all of Parker's published works as well as some never before published. They will celebrate the book's launch with many of Parker's friends and contemporaries, as well as younger artists and activists influenced by her work, on Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 pm at the San Francisco Main Library.

Lisa Dettmer talks with editor Julie Enszer. 

About the event.

About the book.

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



Also on today's show:
Palestine and the US Elections
Oakland Public Conservatory