Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015: South Asian Feminist in the Spotlight

Preeti Shekar features performers and filmmakers from the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival 2015. Oct 22-25 in San Francisco and Nov 1 in Palo Alto

The first interview is with Fawzia Mirza about her one woman show, Me, My Mom, and Sharmila. Fawzia's live performance is scheduled for October 23 at 7:15 in SF. For tickets and information go to www.thirdi.org.

"India's daughters will not be silenced."

Next up Preeti interviews filmmaker Nyna Pais Caputi about her award winning film, Petals in the Dust that tells the empowering though shocking story of female infanticide and gender violence in India. They come from all walks of life and share only one common trait: they are female. Women from all economic backgrounds continue to lose their lives to infanticide, sex-selective abortions, starvation and medical neglect, dowry deaths, brutal gang rapes, and more. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 20 percent more men than women in India! The film explores the cultural origins of this deeply embedded social violence, and profiles both the unimaginable stories of brave survivors, and the inspiring work of activists and gender experts who are helping to change the status quo. Nyna's film airs on November 1 at 2:45 PM in Palo Alto. Information at www.thirdi.org

Co-director of the 3rd i Film Festival, Anuj Vaidya talks about the festival and the importance of women filmmakers and contributors. Anuj discusses several films from this year's festival including, Haider and Dheepan. Don't miss this cross-cultural, diverse and entertaining presentation of South Asian experiences and culture. Tickets and program are available on line at www.thirdi.org.

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

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015: Cecile Pineda's Apology to a Whale

"Human Beings have fouled our nest." Cecile Pineda

Kate Raphael speaks in depth with Cecile Pineda, whose new book, Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World, takes on linguistics, anthropology and the question of why some humans try to destroy the world we live in, when no other animal does.  Cecile will be reading in Berkeley next Saturday at a benefit for Western States Legal Foundation.

Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World, Book Launch Benefit
ORDER NOW from WingsPress.com or from your local book store

Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World, by Cecile Pineda, is now available from WingsPress.com. Western States Legal Foundation is sponsoring a benefit book launch, reading and signing on Saturday, October 10 at the Berkeley Town House, 2550 Dana Street at the corner of Parker Street, with a wine and cheese reception at 3:30 pm and author presentation at 4 pm. Cecile Pineda will talk about how the work developed, and answer questions from the public. Admission is free. Book sales will benefit Western States Legal Foundation, which has been working for the abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world for more than three decades.

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

Also on today's show:
Selling Breast Cancer
Star Trek Live

Monday, October 5, 2015: Selling Breast Cancer

"Hijacking the Breast Cancer Movemnent"

Breast Cancer Action website has a wealth of  information

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here again - and corporate-sponsored pink ribbons still don't provide women's health care. Listen to a portion of Kate Raphael's interview with Karuna Jagger of Breast Cancer Action about what's wrong with the whole concept of a breast cancer awareness.

"Pink ribbons from their very inception have been a corporate marketing tool...Companies are actually doing harm through these pink ribbons promotions...Pink ribbon culture is not contributing to women's health." Jagger explains how.

Breast Cancer Action has helpful information on mammograms, screening, prevention, treatment, and resources for women of all ages, race and income levels. Breast Cancer Action does not accept money from corporate sponsors who benefit from or contribute to breast cancer.

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

Poison Isn't Pretty

The Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society are giving women in cancer treatment cosmetics that contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk and some of the chemicals may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment.

Demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health. Click here to sign Breast Cancer Action letter today.

Also on today's show:
Cecile Pineda's Apology to a Whale
Star Trek Live

Monday, October 5, 2015: Star Trek Live

The Drag Kings present Star Trek Live: Mudd's Women at SF's Oasis.  It's a raucous good time, especially for those who love Star Trek.  Kate speaks with director/actor Laurie Bushman and famed William Shatner impersonator Leigh Crowe.

The Drag Kings are taking over the stage at Oasis in Star Trek Live!, with one of the classic favorites, “Mudd’s Women”.  The cast features some of San Francisco’s best drag performers, including Leigh Crow, the world’s only female William Shatner impersonator as Captain Kirk, and Honey Mahogany from RuPaul’s Drag Race as Uhura. The cast also includes Laurie Bushman (Harry Mudd), Amber Sommerfeld (Spock), Ammo Eisu (Sulu), Zelda Koznofski (Bones), Emily Mcgowan (Scotty). The stellar line-up cast as Mudd’s Women include: Jef Valentine, Persia and Jordan L’Moore. Costumes by Amie Sarazan.

The show is directed by D'Arcy Drollinger and Laurie Bushman.

Get tickets for this hilarious show at SF Oasis.

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

Also on today's show:
Cecile Pineda's Apology to a Whale
Selling Breast Cancer

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday September 28, 2015: Please support KPFA's Fall Pledge Drive

Vylma V and Laura hosts today's show of excerpts from the fabulous Say Her Name Leadership Pack with clips from a very special speech by Alicia Garza, in which she explains why she and Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi started #BlackLivesMatter, a hashtag that changed the country.

Alicia Garza

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

If you value women's programming and independent radio accountable only to the community, please give whatever you are able (if you are able). You can donate securely online at www.kpfa.org.

Fund Drive Special: Tara Brach

Excerpts of the audio book Radical Self-Acceptance: A Buddhist Guide to Freeing Yourself from Shame, by Tara Brach.

Click here to listen to today's program. 59:50 min.

Support KPFA's Fall Fund Drive. Click here to donate today.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Monday September 14, 2015: Eve Decker

This Monday, September 14, on KPFA Women's Magazine Kate Raphael and Lisa Dettmer talked with three women who are exploring ways to make their commitments to social justice and transformation more accessible: novelists Ellen Bravo and Diana Block and dharma teacher and musician Eve Decker.

When I was a child music was my refuge.

Eve Decker is a Buddhist teacher, singer/songwriter, and song leader.  Her new CD is In: Chants of Mindfulness and Compassion.

CD Release Concert at Freight and Salvage on September 26th at 8 PM in Berkeley. For tickets call 510-644-2020 or go to the website.

Listen now or Get MP3. 15:29 min.

Click here for links to the entire show, events and to donate to KPFA.

Also on today's show:
Ellen Bravo
Diana Block