Monday, October 3, 2022
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
How do authors know where to start and end their stories? If you’re writing a novel based on your own experience, do you have to do research?
What’s the difference between “Young Adult” and “Adult” fiction? Join me for an in-depth conversation with three wonderful writers: Malinda Lo, author of the National Book Award winner Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Yang Huang, Juniper Prize-winning author of My Good Son, and multiple Lambda nominee Lucy Jane Bledsoe, whose forthcoming No Stopping Us Now fictionalizes her adventures as a teen demanding (and winning) school sports programs for girls in Portland.
It's Valentine’s Day, and these authors say every book is ultimately about love.
Also, next Monday, February 21, KPFA will be presenting a full day of special Black History Month programming (from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm). Be sure to tune in for that! And February 22, our winter pledge drive begins. A pledge of any size during the Monday 1:00 pm hour lets the station know you value feminist voices and helps keep the station on the air in these critical times.
Thanks for all your support.
Monday, February 7, 2022
Suzuyo Takazato is a driving force behind the crucial question posed to the present militarized global security system: for whom does the military provide security? She is a long-time feminist peace activist who has analyzed the interplay between sexism and militarism from the experiences of women in Okinawa. Her work has inspired global feminist peace movements for structural understanding of violence against women. Suzuyo helped create Okinawa’s first rape crisis center to provide hotline and face-to-face counseling to victims of sexual violence, and in 1995, Suzuyo’s activism led to a large-scale protest by people of Okinawa against US military bases. She is a founder and co-chair of Okinawa Women Act against Military Violence.
"The military as a neglected pathogen transmitter, from the nineteenth century to COVID-19: a systematic review"
Friday, February 4, 2022
Today is the live "5th Monday Show" hosted by members of the Women's Magazine Collective, Jovelyn Richards, Margo Okazawa-Rey, and Vylma J.
We discuss the topic of women and aging,examining the influences of not only gender, but also race, class, and region where women live. Our starting point is the findings from the December 26, 2021 New York Times article, "Why Older Women Face Greater Financial Hardship Than Older Men." In it they state, "In a troubling picture, American women are looking at a rockier road to secure retirement than their male counterparts."
Listen, click here. 58 mins
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
“I steal moments of happiness but it’s never complete....” Abla Sa'adat
Today, in the second part of the two-part series on Palestinian women political prisoners, I am in conversation with two women directly affected by the incarceration of their loved ones. Abla Sa'adat is a feminist activist and wife of Ahmad 'Sa'adat, general director of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who is serving a 30-year sentence in Israeli prison for his political activism. Shirin Abu Fannouneh is the eldest daughter of Shatha Odeh who was arrested and imprisoned in July 2021 as "security threat."
In this two-part series, my goal is to reveal the multiple layers of incarceration itself, the experiences of women prisoners, and the harmful impacts on them, their families, and wider Palestinian society. Listen to a detail discussion of the prisoners' and families' experiences of being trageted by the Israeli militarized political system intent suppressing political activism and all other civil society attempts by Palestinian people to free their country.
To listen, click here 58 min.
To listen to the interview with Khalida Jarrar in Part I, click here.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022
“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.”
“A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers - the experience of knowing we always belong.”
bell hook, All about Love
In the first Women’s Magazine of 2022, host Vylma V pays tribute to the prolific feminist writer, scholar, social critic, and inspiration to many of us, Gloria Jean Watkins-- bell hooks--who passed away on 12-15-2021. During the show’s second half, she opens the KPFA phone lines asking for your reflections and ideas about hooks's work, legacy, and passing and about how we may transform the sadness, frustration, and rage from another year of an seemingly unabating pandemic and deepening inequalities and violence into joy, positive action, and hope for 2022. She will be joined by Women's Magazine 4th Monday host Margo Okazawa-Rey.
To listen click here (58 mins.)
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