Womens issues

Voices from the Edge on 02/05/09

Air date: 
Thu, 02/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Breaking down the poverty barriers: An interview with Dr. Donna Beegle

Poverty is more than a lack of resources. It creates barriers that isolate the poor from the rest of the community and from opportunities to break free from its grip. That isolation also extends to having a voice in research and program development for breakding down poverty's barriers.

Trans & Womyn's Action Camp 2009 Needs Workshops!

Trans & Womyn's Action Camp 2009 Needs Workshops!

author: TWAC e-mail: twac@riseup.net

We are happy to announce that there will also be a Trans' and Womyn's Action Camp gathering of eco-activists, who are also working to bring down patriarchy. This will be a 6 day training and workshop event in the Cascadia bio-region from June 20th-26th, 2009. We need workshop presenters!

As you may know, organizing for the Earth First! Round River Rendezvous 2009 in Cascadia has already begun.

Gender Blender on 01/27/09

Air date: 
Tue, 01/27/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
How gender transition impacts friends and loved ones

As the transgender community gains visibility, more attention is paid to the major transformations trans folk undergo  in gender transition. But what 's it like for everyone around that trans individual?  What about co-workers, family, friends and loved ones that have to adjust to the changes, to new gender pronouns, new names?

Profile of Brooks Nelson, Guest on 1/27 Gender Blender



I recently profiled Brooks Nelson in my TransNation column.  Brooks is a Portland, Oregon filmmaker and a guest on tonight's show, where we will be discussing his new documentary, Switch:  A Community in Transition

Here's more about Brooks from TransNation,which appeared on NationalGayNews.com, Wednesday, January 14, 2009.

Chapter two!


If you're intending to start from the start, go to the previous post. 


In this chapter, we meet the Bun, who have just arrived at our planet....


Life During Wartime on 01/28/09

Life During Wartime
Air date: 
Wed, 01/28/2009 - 11:00pm - Thu, 01/29/2009 - 1:00am
Short Description: 
Raging punk and hardcore spun by your favorites plus live performances from Iron Lung and Australia'

Dirty Burly Bitch Show THIS Fri Jan 23

Dirty Burly Bitch Show
Because independent media is sexy!

What do you get when combine professional burlesque with a dirty open mic?  A great show and a benefit to help keepBitch Magazine going strong!

Join the lovely and talented Sahara Dunes, of Burly Girl Productions, and Sossity Chiricuzio, of Dirty Queer, as together we bring you the Dirty Burly Bitch Show!     THIS Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Peace activist Cindy Sheehan hopes for change; women in Liberia stop war.

Hosted by Carole Scholl

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan woke up the slumbering US peace movement when she dared to camp out at Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas after the death of her son, Casey, in Iraq. She will speak about her hopes for change and the need to conintue to act. Also, the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell playing at the Hollywood Theater explores the inspriing story of women in Liberia who helped stop the Civil War there. We'll speak with renowned director Gini Reticker.

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Fri, 01/16/2009 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Family Business (Pilot program)

My business is your business is everyone's business!  Tune in and call in to hear perspectives from two midwives on the impact of the epidural in childbirth.  Host Anna Keith interviews Carol Gray, local midwife and
craniosacral therapist and Cara Muhlhahn, New York City amazon midwife featured in Ricki Lake's recent movie, "The Business of Being Born." Cara also just wrote the book "Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir."

December 27th - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, I really enjoy, listening to and playing for you, international music, which I strive to convey in the first hour of An Evening of Afrotainment.  My professional work as an event producer has taken me to many countries and I always take pause to inhale the surrounding culture, mostly through various forms of visual and musical, artistic expressions.  The world is large, but it still finds ways to connect us and I believe the connecting point is through music.  

I played a piece by Lura, pronounced Loo-Rah, called Bida Mariadu, off the Putumayo Presents: Women of the World: Acoustic CD.  This compilation is "...an exploration of contemporary acoustic music by some of the world's leading female artists." http://www.putumayo.com/en/catalog_item.php?album_id=231 I always preview the songs that I play and this one was just so touching that I couldn't pass it by and then I learned more about the artist...read on...

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