Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards

Van Driel's memoir will be released Oct. 4
KPFA Women's Magazine Host Jovelyn Richards interviews ex FBI agent Barbara Van Driel on how our ethics and values of women must be preserved. Special Agent Barbara Van Driel author of It Never Happened discusses her struggles within a unethical organization while holding on to her own beliefs.

The Space Between Us is a live, call-in show that airs every 3rd Monday at 1 PM on KPFA Women's Magazine. Look for it and join Jovelyn at the river to share your story.

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018: Gayle McLaughlin

This week on KPFA Women's Magazine, we look at elections - are they a good way to get what we want?

Next up Kate sits down with Gayle McLaughlin, two-term mayor and three-term city council member in Richmond, California, and cofounder of the Richmond Progressive Alliance.  Under her leadership, Richmond raised the minimum wage to $15, passed the first new rent control ordinance in California in decades, and reduced the homicide rate by 75%. "When RPA members get elected to office, they don't join the club of elected officials," says Gayle.  "No, the club you're part of is still the movement."  Gayle and others are now building the California Progressive Alliance, to spread the Richmond model to other cities around the state.

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

Also on today's show:

6th Annual Musical Extravaganza

Monday, September 10, 2018: Aimee Allison

This week on KPFA Women's Magazine, we look at elections - are they a good way to get what we want?

She the People Summit
"...women of color...have the ability to inspire and lead us to victory..." -Aimee Allison

Election season is officially here, and women of color are shattering previous numbers as candidates at all levels.  There have been some notable and unexpected victories by progressive women of color, taking out establishment candidates, from Stacey Abrams in the Georgia Governor's race to Congressional candidates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ayanna Presley in Massachusetts.  Democracy In Color's Aimee Allison says women of color, the most consistent - and consistently progressive - voters in the Democratic base are poised to take their rightful place as leaders of the party and the progressive movement.  I'll talk with Aimee about the She The People Summit, a one-day national gathering of women of color to be held in San Francisco on September 20th (registration is open to the public).

She The People Summit Schedule:
Thursday, September 20, 2018
JuliA Morgan Ballroom
465 California St, San Francisco

8 - 9 AM Breakfast and Registration
9 - 9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction to the She the People Initiative
9:30 - 12:15 PM Morning Talks and Panel

Panel: The Women Building a Politics for All of Us
With speakers Alicia Garza, Deb Haaland, Dolores Huerta, Rashida Tlaib, Arizona House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios, Linda Sarsour, and more!

12 - 12:45 PM Lunch
1 - 3 PM Afternoon Talks and Panel

Panel: Leading the New American Majority
With speakers Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, Congressmember Pramila Jayapal, Congressmember Barbara Lee, and more!

3 - 5 PM Facilitated Strategy Sessions
5 - 7 PM Happy Hour hosted by Emerge

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

Also on today's show:
Gayle McLaughlin

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018: Rahila Gupta and Lucy Jane Bledsoe on Paradises Built in Hell

Today's show was originally aired on May 7. Enjoy this replay from KPFA Women's Magazine:

Rebecca Solnit's 2010 book A Paradise Built in Hell posits that disasters, whether natural or human created, commonly bring out our most generous and cooperative nature, leading to the development of new forms of community and democratic organization. This week on Women's Magazine, I talk with two women who have done their own research into this phenomenon.

British journalist Rahila Gupta traveled to Northern Syria to witness the grassroots feminist democracy being built in territory liberated from the Islamic State. She has written extensively about the impressive network of women's cooperatives, political education and legislative accomplishments built in just a few years.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe's new novel, The Evolution of Love, imagines the aftermath of a massive earthquake in the East Bay, and suggests that our bonobo nature, favoring love and cooperation over conflict and competition, might ultimately triumph. Bledsoe is the award-winning author of A Thin Bright Line, which has just been optioned for a film.

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

Interview blogs from May 7:
Rahila Gupta
Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Film showing:
Good Morning Pakistan by Dr. Hazan Zee

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Look for the queer and women contingents. Meet at 10:30 AM at 101 California for the queer contingent and at 10 AM on Stuart between Market and Mission for the women's contingent.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018: Author Bonnie Morris and new book Gender at Work

First up we listen to a talk given at Laurel Books by lesbian feminist author and scholar Bonnie Morris about her new book The Feminist Revolution, a richly illustrated, engagingly written history of second-wave feminism and successor movements from the 1960s to the present. Lisa Dettmer is the host of today's show.

Then in the second half of the show Preeti Mangala Shekar talks to Aruna Rao, Joanne Sandler, David Kelleher and Carol Miller, authors of the new book “Gender at work: Theory and Practice for 21st Century Organizations” a book that looks at the deeper structures that create and reinforce gender inequality.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards; A celebration of Aretha Franklin's life

"BBQ Betty" calling 911 

In the era of Trump we hear the narrative of the "angry white man" but what's going in the narrative of white women calling the police on brown and black people?

Host Jovelyn Richards opens the phone lines to discuss the historical context of fear white women used as power to uphold public spaces and white dominance. If you have suggestions or conversations to bring to the river on the Space Between Us contact Jovelyn Richards at sugars982@gmail.com

We also celebrate Aretha Franklin as Queen of Soul and her contributions to civil rights. This part of the program is presented by Safi wa Nairobi.

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018: Challenging Fictions with author Nina Serrano

In this segment we talk with Nina Serrano about her novel, Nicaragua Way: An International Novel of Love and Revolution in the 1980s, which tells the fascinating story of the Bay Area's involvement in the Sandinista revolution. Nina also gives her take on the current crisis in Nicaragua.

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

Also on today's show:
What YOU can do to help immigrant detainees
Challenging Fictions with playwright Anne Galjour