Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2107: En-gendered Opinions --- or Excuse Me are You a Girl or a Boy? (Part 2)

Today's show is Part 2 of a creative, multi-voiced exploration of the many facets of gender in today's world. How much has changed and how much remains the same. Part 1 of today's program aired on July 3rd.

Produced by Queer in Your Ear Productions' Emily Charles and Mary Salome, graduates of the KPFA Affirmative Action training program (now called First Voice).

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017: Cherrie Moraga

Cherrie Moraga’s play THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE takes off from the story of La Malinche, a Native woman who in myth became the collaborator of the colonizers of Mexico.
Playwright and poet Cherrie Moraga, co-editor of the class feminist of color book, This Bridge Called My Back, discusses her new play, THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE, with Lisa Dettmer.  In a time-traveling re-encounter with a 16th century female slave-turned-slaveholder, a Mexican woman in the early stages of Alzheimers is forced to concede a radically revised ledger on her life; its loves and losses, in this play which opens at San Francisco's Brava Theater on August 10.  The Stanford Daily says the play has "the power to render its audience speechless – to wrench us from our academic stupor, remind us of the importance of good art, and make us feel a little more awake because of it."

The Mathematics of Love

Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:00 PM PT  
Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:00 PM PT
Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110

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

Also on today's show:
Diana Paul and Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED LAST WEEK DURING PLEDGE DRIVE.  IF YOU DIDN'T GET A CHANCE, CHECK OUT THE SHOW IN THE ARCHIVE AND YOU CAN STILL GIVE AND REQUEST A THANK YOU GIFT FROM KPFA.



Monday, August 7, 2017: Diana Paul and Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

The Covenants Among Generations:
We explore the moral territory of love and secrets across generations.

Kate Raphael talks with authors Diana Paul and Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg, who both explore the duties that one generation owes to the next and the previous. Diana Paul's award-winning THINGS UNSAID explores the moral territory of the sandwich generation, who must simultaneously fulfill their obligations to their aging parents and their children reaching adulthood. Jeanne Blasberg's EDEN spotlights the choices of four generations of women in one family when faced with unplanned pregnancies, and chronicles the consequences of their decisions.

Things Unsaid raises the following questions: Do you ever worry about helping your elderly parents with their expenses at the same time you want to help your own children? Are you uncomfortable having to choose between competing obligations? A tale of family love, dysfunction, and sense of duty over forty years. Jules, her sister, and her brother share the same events yet experience them differently, defining themselves in terms of the family they think they know. Ever-shifting covenants between parents and children reveal mismatches that neither mend nor end. Think: “August: Osage County” meets Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant with a touch of Olive Kitteridge.



Eden is the account of the days leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, as Becca prepares to disclose her secret, and her son and brothers conspire to put the estate on the market, interwoven with the century old history of Becca’s family, of her parents’ beginnings and ascent into affluence, and of her mother’s own secret struggles in the grand home her father named “Eden”.


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

Also on today's show:
Cherrie Moraga


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED LAST WEEK DURING PLEDGE DRIVE.  IF YOU DIDN'T GET A CHANCE, CHECK OUT THE SHOW IN THE ARCHIVE AND YOU CAN STILL GIVE AND REQUEST A THANK YOU GIFT FROM KPFA.



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017: She Writes Mystery Tour


This Monday, July 31, on Women's Magazine Kate Raphael will be speaking with JL Newton, author of Oink! A Food For Thought Mystery, Jennifer Dwight, author of the literary suspense novel The Tolling of Mercedes Bell, and Amy S. Peele, author of Cut! a Medical Mystery.  We talk about what's so appealing about murder and mayhem, and how crime fiction lends itself to exploration of social justice. These are some smart, funny and articulate women, so don't miss it.

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

All four of us are donating copies of our books to KPFA for this special fund drive show so you can get all four of our novels - including advance copies of my not-yet-released Murder Under the Fig Tree - as thank you gifts for your pledge to KPFA of $120 or more during the 1-2 pm hour on Monday. The books retail for $16.95 so it's a great deal, and helps to keep KPFA and Women's Magazine on the air. The premium will be available throughout the drive, which ends August 4.

Tune in at 94.1 FM in Northern California or online anywhere at www.kpfa.org. To pledge any amount call 1-800-439-5732 or donate securely at www.kpfa.org/donate.

Today's conversation is a preview of the She Writes Mystery Tour that kicks off this Friday evening, August 4, at Barnes & Noble in Emeryville, where we'll be joined by Michelle Cox, author of the popular historical mysteries A Girl Like You and A Ring of Truth, and JL Doucette, author of the Wyoming-inspired suspense novel, Last Seen. If you're in the Bay Area or Orange County/San Diego, hope you can make it to one of these events:

Fri, August 4, 7:00 pm
Barnes and Noble, 5604 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Sat, August 5, 7:00 pm
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Mon, August 7, 7:00 pm
Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Tues, August 8, 7:00 pm
Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Suite 74, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Friday, Aug 11, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Sat, August 12, 2:00 pm (note different time)
Barnes & Noble, 1040 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017: Amazing women’s rights activist, Neesa Medina

Extraordinary Women Changing the World


On Monday July 24th on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine we talk to two amazing and influential women’s rights activist who unfortunately you probably have never heard of.

Corrine Smith brings us the voice of Neesa Medina, a Honduran women’s rights activist with the women’s rights group Centro de Derechos de Mujeres. They are fighting for women’s basic rights to health, labor and political participation in the face of overwhelming violence. More information also at Witness for Peace.

"We deserve a life without violence." - Neesa Medina



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

Also on today's show:
Heather Booth

Monday, July 24, 2017: Amazing women’s rights activist, Heather Booth

Extraordinary Women Changing the World


On Monday July 24th on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine we talk to two amazing and influential women’s rights activist who unfortunately you probably have never heard of.

First Kate Raphael talks to Lilly Rivlin and Heather Booth about the new documentary called “Heather Booth: Changing the World” which tells the story of one of the most influential women involved in social movements in the U.S in the last half Century. This film will be showing this coming week at the SF Jewish Film Festival.

"People should ask for Jane." -Heather Booth





Listen now or Get MP3 for an extended interview with Heather. 34:56 min

"Heather Booth: Changing the World" screenings:
Thursday, July 27
SF Jewish Film Festival 37
at CineArts Theater, Palo Alto  
Director Lilly Rivlin in attendance
12.00 pm
Cinearts
3000 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA

Saturday, July 29
​SF Jewish Film Festival 37
​Albany Twin theater, Albany
Director Lilly Rivlin in attendance      
11.30 am​
Albany Twin
1115 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA

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

Also on today's show:
Neesa Medina

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Monday, July17, 2017: The Space Between Women and Financial Literacy

What is the Space Between Women and Money?


Jovelyn Richards hosts her live call-in show, The Space Between Us. Today the theme is the space between women and financial literacy with guest Veronica Dangerfield, award winning Financial Educator and Alison Mata, program manager of Oakland Women's Center. Listen to women's personal stories, memories, consciousness and the impact of money in our lives.

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

Oakland Women's Center is excited to announce the first annual Smart Women, Smart Money Conference on Saturday, July 29, 2017!  


For more info go to https://sites.google.com/view/smartwomen-smartmoney/home

This conference is designed to improve the financial trajectory of the participant's life! The event will be held at California State University East Bay, Downtown Oakland and will run from 9AM-3:30PM. The full day of activities includes workshops, lunch, and raffle prizes! Workshops include: Salary Negotiation, Budgeting is Sexy, Investing in Your Business, and more!

Tickets can be purchased HERE
Pricing is as follows: $25 for 18-30, $35 for 30+.  They are offering limited number of $10 discounted tickets for low-income participants.  Call them today at (510) 823-2120 to get the code!