Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015: LGBT History and the Creation of Gay Identities

The threat of violence is the single most common issue that unites most LGBT people across lines of difference.
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Gentrification, policing and the creation of gay place-based communities: a conversation with Christina Hanhardt. Hanhardt is professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland and the author of Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence.

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Safe Space. Winner, 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. Now available as an ebook.

Since the 1970s, a key goal of lesbian and gay activists has been protection against street violence, especially in gay neighborhoods. During the same time, policymakers and private developers declared the containment of urban violence to be a top priority. In this important book, Christina B. Hanhardt examines how LGBT calls for "safe space" have been shaped by broader public safety initiatives that have sought solutions in policing and privatization and have had devastating effects along race and class lines.

Drawing on extensive archival and ethnographic research in New York City and San Francisco, Hanhardt traces the entwined histories of LGBT activism, urban development, and U.S. policy in relation to poverty and crime over the past fifty years. She highlights the formation of a mainstream LGBT movement, as well as the very different trajectories followed by radical LGBT and queer grassroots organizations. Placing LGBT activism in the context of shifting liberal and neoliberal policies, Safe Space is a groundbreaking exploration of the contradictory legacies of the LGBT struggle for safety in the city.

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Also on today's show:
Women's Empowerment Day at Hip Hop for Change

Monday, June 29, 2015: Women's Empowerment Day at Hip Hop for Change

Women’s Empowerment Day at Hip Hop For Change’s Second Annual Independent Hip Hop Festival on July 4.

Kate Raphael interviews founder and executive director Khafre Jay of Hip Hop for Change. HipHopForChange seeks to address the injustices of representation by Corporate media through education, community building, and the creation of a platform for people who identify with Hip Hop culture to express their true voices, selves, and culture. We create a space that emphasizes and encourages the root values of Hip Hop culture: peace, love, unity, and having fun.

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This Independence Day come celebrate independent women in hip hop!

This show is FREE and All-Ages so bring the whole family!

We will be celebrating all day, from noon-7pm, and our panel discussion will start at 1pm. Festival at Impact HUB Oakland, 2323 Broadway.

Our featured artists come from all four elements of hip hop and include: Local B-girls, Peaches Djs, Few and Far Women Art Collective, Ryan Nicole, Hazel Rose, Dom Jones, Breathless, Hopie, Charity Clay, Kaila Love, and The Rezurwrectaz!

Click here to listen to Women's Magazine. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
LGBT History and the Creation of Gay Identities

Friday, June 19, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015: 4th Monday Live Call-in Show

All About Hair Everywhere!

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99% of US women voluntarily remove body hair at sometime in their life. 85% regularly remove body hair. Women spend on average $10,000 on hair removal over their lifetime or $23,000 if they are waxing. Vylma and Tara interview Rebecca Herzig about hair removal and her book, Plucked: A History of Hair Removal.



Then Tara takes to the streets of Oakland to hear about hair from our local people.

Thao Nguyen

Next Vylma and Tara welcome Thao Nguyen, writer and performer, talking about her 2-person comedy show, In the Crosshairs. She and co-performer Martha Rynberg explore our intimate relationship with hair on our bodies and the politics of personal grooming. Thao will be bringing back In the Crosshairs in September in San Francisco. Check her www.thaosolo.com for more info.







Zahra Noorbakhsh
Our next guest is Zahra Noorbakhsh, feminist, satirist, Iranian American comedian, and contributor to the anthology, Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women and member of SF Writer Grotto. Zahra has a regular podcasts #GoodMuslimBad Muslim. Click here to download.






Stephanie Johnson
The last guest is Stephanie Johnson, instructor, ligting designer and cancer survivor talks about cancer, hair loss, and hope.

Live call-in closes the show.


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Upcoming Event:
Saturday, June 27th, 7:30 PM.  Four Women Blues will perform at Finnish Kaleva Hall, 1970 Chestnut, Berkeley, CA. Go to Sonjay Odds Productions for tickets and info.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015: Remembering Ronnie Gilbert 1926-2015

Looking at the role of counterculture in creating historic change. Songs of hope.

Ronnie Gilbert and Pete Seeger in New York, September 13, 1984. (Photo: Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty)
The singer Ronnie Gilbert, who passed away last week, was best known as a member of The Weavers, the singing group that also featured Pete Seeger. Gilbert’s bright career was abruptly interrupted when the group was targeted by the House Unamerican Activities Committee in the 1950s.  She moved to California, raised a daughter and became a psychotherapist. In the 1980s, she connected with Holly Near and joined the vibrant women’s music scene, eventually coming out as a lesbian. 


Ronnie and Holly (http://soundtracktomyday.blogspot.com/)
Ronnie Gilbert( http://soundtracktomyday.blogspot.com/)






















Adrienne Lauby, Thyme Siegel and Shelley Berman of KRCB’s Outbeat Salon interviewed Ronnie in 2009 about how the partnership with Holly Near and the women’s and lesbian movement impacted her life.  We listen to part of the interview, as well as some of Ronnie’s songs.

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Also on today's show:
Outside the Frame: Queers for Palestine Film Festival

Monday, June 15, 2015: Outside the Frame: Queers for Palestine Film Festival

Creating Cultural Revolution. Don't miss this one-time event!!!



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Outside The Frame: Queers For Palstine Film Festival, offers a radical alternative to Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.  Frameline, which boasts that it’s the largest queer cultural institution in the world, has had a long partnership with the Israeli government.

Outside The Frame, a free one-time only event, June 19-21, will present 28 films by filmmakers who have pledged not to screen at Frameline until the festival agrees to respect Palestinian calls for a cultural boycott of Israeli institutions.

Lisa Dettmer talks to organizer Amanda Bloom and filmmaker Jennifer Abod, whose film The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen will have its Bay Area sneak preview at Outside The Frame.

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



The film festival is June 19-21 at Brava Theater, 2781 24th St, San Francisco.

For a complete schedule of Outside the Frame films go to www.outsidetheframefest.org.

Demonstrate with Q.U.I.T., Gay Shame and others on Thursday June 25th at 8 PM at the Castro Theater. Get Out of Bed With Israel. Pajamas otional. Pillow are welcome.

Also on today's show:
Remembering Ronnie Gilbert

Sunday, June 14, 2015

This week on Women's Magazine: Creating Cultural Revolution

Creating cultural revolution

Monday, 1:00 pm on KPFA 94.1 FM and online at www.kpfa.org


Not all queers just want to get married.


Outside The Frame: Queers For Palstine Film Festival, offers a radical alternative to Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.  Frameline, which boasts that it’s the largest queer cultural institution in the world, has had a long partnership with the Israeli government.  Outside The Frame, a free one-time only event, June 19-21, will present 28 films by filmmakers who have pledged not to screen at Frameline until the festival agrees to respect Palestinian calls for a cultural boycott of Israeli institutions.

Lisa Dettmer talks to organizer Amanda Bloom and filmmaker Jennifer Abod, whose film The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen will have its Bay Area sneak preview at Outside The Frame.

The singer Ronnie Gilbert, who passed away last week, was best known as a member of The Weavers, the singing group that also featured Pete Seeger.  Gilbert’s bright career was abruptly interrupted when the group was targeted by the House Unamerican Activities Committee in the 1950s.  She moved to California, raised a daughter and became a psychotherapist. In the 1980s, she connected with Holly Near and joined the vibrant women’s music scene, eventually coming out as a lesbian.  Adrienne Lauby, Thyme Siegel and Shelley Berman of KRCB’s Outbeat Salon interviewed Ronnie in 2009 about how the partnership with Holly Near and the women’s and lesbian movement impacted her life.  We listen to part of the interview, as well as some of Ronnie’s songs.

Check back after Monday for a link to this show.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015: Fighting Gentrification in Oakland

Prioritzing Affordable Housing in Oakland




In this segment we look at the fight against gentrification in Oakland after activists successfully fought back the sale of public land to developers in the Lake Merritt area of downtown Oakland.
Lisa Dettmer of KPFA Women's Magazine records and interviews live on the scene at the Oakland Council meeting and rally last month. The successful delay of the sale was led by Eastlake United for Justice and several allied groups. More info at Save the E 12th Street Parcel for the People.

Click here to sign the Petition to stop the sale!

Listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Feminists Discuss Ireland's Same Sex Marriage Vote