The Women's Coffee House: A Program of Music & Poetry
Today on the Radiozine we feature a program from the Pacifica Archives called The Women's Coffee House: A Program of Music & Poetry, a live benefit for Pacifica Station WBAI Women's Programming in New York.
In this 1977 live performance, we'll hear from Alice Walker who at this point was still 5 years away from publishing her Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple, and Folkways recording artist Suni Paz a native of Argentina who, after a brief stay in Chile, relocated to California with her 2 children to escape the growing authoritarian governments of South America. Once in southern California she gravitated to the growing Chicano Movement linking the Mexican American communities with their pre-Columbian roots.
Host Sue Supriano speaks with Leuren Moret, a geoscientist who has worked around the world on radiation issues, educating citizens, the media, members of parliaments and Congress and other officials. She formerly worked at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab where she became a "whistleblower" some years ago. They will discuss radiation issues in light of the recent damaged Fukushima reactors in Japan including matters such as HAARP (The High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program).
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A special hour-long Presswatch with call-ins and a focus on Libya, Fukushima and the potential for a general strike. Your chance to dialogue with Theresa about what's happening in the world.
Image of César Estrada Chávez, March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod lead a discussion of how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. relates to current labor issues in the U.S. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968. Their guest is Isaiah Poole, whose current article is "From Memphis to Madison: The April 4th Stand For Economic Justice."
Host Cecil Prescod moderates a discussion with two local peace activists who have differing opinions about the U.S. led U.N. bombing of Libya and their subsequent involvement in that country. Your calls welcome.
Host Sue Supriano speaks with Anthony Johnson, the Clinical Director of Oregon Green Free and the political Director of Progressive Reform of Oregon, and Sara Duff, board member at the Institute for Cannabis Therapeutics and Human Resources Director at Oregon Green Free.
OGF, the largest Medicial Marijauna organization in Oregon, is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit staffed primarily by volunteers.
OGF provides a needed resource for those on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).
On this show, we talk about reproductive rights and reproductive justice, with three long-time activists. Judith Arcana is an author, teacher, and member of the Chicago underground service that helpled women and girls obtain safe abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure. Toni Bond Leonard is President and CEO of Black Women for Reproductive Justice, and a member of the Trust Black Women coalition, who are currently fighting a racist anti-choice billboard campaign. Michelle Stranger-Hunter is the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-choice Oregon.
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