Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017: Disability Activist and Writer Aurora Levins Morales

Today on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine we talk to writer, artist, historian, chronic illness survivor and revolutionary activist and healer Aurora Levins Morales about her work and her life.  This show was first in June.

Aurora has fought against chronic illness and toxicity of 21st century Capitalism for decades and continues to tell stories with medicinal powers to shift our consciousness and change how we think about ourselves, each other and the world.  Her writing is lyrical and powerful. 

Today we talk to her about her work and in particular her book "Kindling:Writings on the Body” where she explores the meanings of sickness and healing, suffering and pleasure, through the story of her own body, of all of our bodies, of the body of the planet.

Learn more about Aurora's self-designed, environmentally safe, moving home at Vehicle for Change.

Click here for the audio file of the show. 59:50 min

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017: The Space Between Us: How we live in our bodies in a Man's World

Dance - Boxing - Healing

Jovelyn Richards hosts her live call-in show, The Space Between Us. Today the theme is the space between us, how do we live in our bodies, what and when do we feel comfortable or uncomfortable in our bodies, when do we freeze and how do we unfreeze a collective trauma.

Today's show features Rae Black, personal trainer; Bonnie Sita executive director of East Bay Dance Center; and integrative body worker and pilates teacher, Ana Thachenko.

Reach Ana at 925-323-1860. Contact the East Bay Dance Center at 510-336-3262. Contact Rae Black at Fit Evolution (www.raeblacktraining.com).

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017: Final fundraising Women's Magazine for 2107

December 11 is our last fundraising show of the year. We would love to go out with a bang!

It features Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker speaking about their book, All The Real Indians Died Off and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans. We are offering a one and a half hour talk by Roxanne and Dina as a thank you gift for your donation to KPFA of $75 - that's only about 20 cents a day.

I also air a little bit of a never-before-heard interview with Roxanne where we talk about lessons from the second wave women's movement. And I share a few thoughts about Al Franken and John Conyers.

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

To donate call 510-848-5732 or 1-800-439-5732 or go to www.kpfa.org.

Thanks so much for your support for feminist radio throughout the last year. We could not do it without you.

I'm working on a comedy-oriented show for New Year's Day so try to tune in then to start the year with some laughs.

All the best,


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017: Storytelling as Activism Part 1

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Last Thursday, three Oakland women were surprised with billboards celebrating their leadership in the movement to bring 100% renewable energy to 100% of people. The honorees are Jing Jing He, community organizer with Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Jodi Pincus, Executive Director of Rising Sun Energy Center, and Emily Kirsch, Founder and CEO of Powerhouse. On this week's show, I speak with Jing Jing, Jodi and Sarah Shanley Hope of the Solutions Project, which organized the surprise.

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

Also on today's show:
Stacy Russo

Monday, December 4, 2017: Storytelling as Activism Part 2

This segment features Stacy Russo, whose new book is We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women From the 1970s & 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene. Stacy, who was part of that scene, interviewed over 40 women including fans, musicians and photographers, about why they were drawn to punk, how they participated and how it influenced the rest of their lives.

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

Also on today's show:
100% renewable energy to 100% of people


Kate Raphael will be signing her new book, Murder Under the Fig Tree
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar!

Sunday, December 10: 11am-3pm
At the Middle East Children’s Alliance
1101 8th Street, Berkeley
(near Gilman & San Pablo)

Spirit Rock presents:
Your One Wild and Precious Life: A Day for Adventurous Women with Kate Munding and Betsy Rose

Sunday, December 10, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center

Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code KM4D17.

Monday, November 27, 2017: Alicia Garza

photo by Kristen Little Photography
Alicia Garza along with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, have helped to transform what was once a viral hashtag and social media force into a national and international grassroots  organization. Born out of the mass demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri and around the U.S. Black Lives Matter has become an essential ray of hope in this new wave of resistance to police terrorism, and in the fight against white supremacy becoming an important beacon for change in the global human rights movement.  Today we will hear a talk by Alicia Garza given at U.C. Berkeley recently about the importance of feminism,  especially black feminism the need for all politics to be intersectional, and about BLM today and the urgent need to fight threats ranging from fascism and extra-judicial racial terror to white supremacy. This event was sponsored by the Gender and Women’s Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

The talk is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDCxFABGkPw

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