A weekly hour of programming devoted to womanist/feminist perspectives on news and culture, on listener-sponsored KPFA Radio, 94.1 FM in Berkeley
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21: Honduran Elections; History of American Scrapbooks
Interview with Suyapa Portillo Villeda
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya
With the Honduran elections less than six weeks away, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, the candidate of the leftist LIBRE party, is leading in the polls. Pitzer College professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda discusses the history of US involvement in Honduras, the coup of 2009 and the emergence of LIBRE as a broad popular coalition. She also discusses the case against indigenous leader Berta Caceres. For more information about check out Free Berta Carceres. 30:12 min.
Then Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance, talks about how people, especially women and African Americans, used scrapbooks to create their own narratives using the tools of mainstream media, just as news aggregators and bloggers do today. 23:08 min.