KPFA producers highlight the issue of reproductive justice through interviews and feature stories.
Chana Wilson is a storyteller, radio producer, and an award-winning author. She began at KPFA in 1973, back in the days of magnetic tape edited with razor blades, joining the collectively produced show Lesbian Air. For eight years, she hosted A World Wind, a weekly two-hour KPFA program of world music and interviews. She left radio to become a psychotherapist. Retiring after 30 years, she has returned to KPFA via the First Voice Apprenticeship Program to update skills and join a progressive broadcast community. Chana Wilson is the author of the memoir, Riding Fury Home (Seal Press). She has been a blogger on the Huffington Post in “Queer Voices,” and published essays in numerous anthologies. Learn more at: www.chanawilson.com
Kate Raphael is an activist and writer currently living in Seattle, and a producer on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine. She is the Lambda-nominated author of The Midwife’s In Town, a novel about underground abortion.
Sara Blanco is a reporter for “La Onda Bajita” and Contributing Producer for the nationally broadcast news radio show “Flashpoints”.
Sara identifies as a Mexicana y Chicana and an activist seeking justice for all Indigenous peoples, Indigenous descendants and Latina(o) cultures across the globe. You can listen to her as part of “La Onda Bajita” collective. Her show airs a variety of topics including MMIWG, the Military, Domestic Worker & Farm Laborer Struggles, & interviewing people who make the world a better place. She also is the producer of Pacifica Radios “420 Report” where she demystifies Cannabis related news & interviews leaders in the industry. Her shows air the first Friday of each month 9-10pm PST on 94.1 FM Berkeley or around the world live on www.kpfa.org. Sara Blanco is a member of the “Radio Free Alcatraz” crew since 2013: broadcasting live from Alcatraz on Indigenous Peoples Day and in November for the Gathering of All Tribes.
Sara graduated from KPFA Radio’s “First Voice Apprenticeship Program”. For more information about that program which actively recruits to bring women, people of color, and underrepresented communities into media, visit www.kpfaapprentice.org and listen to the apprentice-led show “Full Circle” Fridays 7 to 8 PM PST.
Kendall Morgan Crakow is a Writer, Dreamer, and Audio Artist born and raised on
Occupied Ohlone Territory. On her Matrilineal side, she is a descendent of Polish and
Russian Holocaust Survivors and on her Patrilineal side, she is a descendent of
Portuguese Immigrants from the Azores Islands. Coming from a long line of beautifully
fierce Women, she finds that as a creator, she thrives best in strong communities of
Kendall received her BA in Comparative World Literature from UC Santa Cruz,
graduating with Dean’s Honors and receiving the Chancelor’s Undergraduate Research
Award, the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award, and the Jewish Studies
Undergraduate Research Award for her thesis exploring the Commodification of
Memory in relation to The Holocaust. In 2018, she graduated from KPFA”s First Voice
Apprenticeship Program, where she found her love for audio, and for community radio.
Since then, she has produced for several KPFA Programs, including Full Circle,
Flashpoints, La Onda Bajita, and Women’s Magazine. She also produces with Radio
Free Alcatraz for the annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremonies, and as a part of
the Women’s Mag Collective to produce KPFA’s yearly International Women’s Day
Broadcast. Recently, she joined the We Rise Production team, and also the West Coast
Water Justice Podcast team; both are founded and run by women graduates of the First
Voice Apprenticeship Program.
While Kendall’s love of audio is ultimately grounded in her love of telling and
holding stories, her work has also focused on giving voice to elders and ancestors,
communities impacted by incarceration and state violence, advocates for global health
justice and equity, educators, spiritual leaders and artists, and all things healing.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is
looking forward to welcoming twins with her partner Arturo come December!
To find out more about her work, visit https://soundcloud.com/kendallspeaks
CJ Maite is a sound editor whose work has been featured on KPFA and KPFB. From 2014 through 2018, they were a producer of Film Schooled, a weekly radio show on independent film.