Jen Davis grows 16 kinds of fruits and many of her family's vegetables in her urban yard. She also keeps ducks to eat slugs, and Mason bees for pollination, and she teaches Mason bee care classes around the NW. She is the founder of Bee Friendly Portland, a coalition of folks working at the neighborhood level to protect send sustain our threatened pollinators. Please check it out on FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bee-Friendly-Portland/650478741630390?ref=hl
58:41 minutes (53.73 MB)
On International Women Day 2014, Saturday March 8th, we heard a message of hope and strength from Cameroonian activist Chi Yvonne Leina.
"Chi Yvonne Leina is a Cameroonian journalist, community leader, and digital media change agent dedicated to shining a light on the unheard voices of ordinary women in Africa and transforming their fate."
59:53 minutes (47.97 MB)
Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear about recent events in Venezuela, a 2009 documentary about pharmeceutical profits and female sexual dissatisfaction, a discussion of the meanings of work beyond waged labor, and an upcoming performance about young women negotiating sexuality amid right-wing discourse.
Jan Haaken talks with Madeline Burrows about her one-woman performance coming to Portland March 5 & 6. The product of two years of immersive research, MOM BABY GOD follows Jessica Beth Giffords, a peppy, Justin Bieber-obsessed 15-year-old and zealous anti-abortion video blogger, as she navigates the political terrain at the Students for Life of America Conference. Through Jessica’s eyes, MOM BABY GOD explores the ways girls navigate their sexuality amidst a sexually repressive—and sexist—attack on reproductive rights. 12:35 minutes (5.76 MB)
Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss the 2009 documentary Orgasm, Inc, on attempts to medicalize women's sexuality. The film is available at the Multnomah County Library. More information here. 12:02 minutes (5.51 MB)