Today, we celebrate Disability Awareness Month, as Women's Magazine presents women discussion living with breast cancer. In the first half hour you'll hear a documentary on Grace Paley, poet, writer, activist and social critic who died of breast cancer at age 84. Paley's short stories, which were rich with everyday dialogue, often chronicled the lives of women—generally Jewish New Yorkers. The Grace Paley documentary includes a contrast with young poet Ra Goddess. In the second half of the show, we'll share a portion of a documentary about breast cancer from an African American perspective. And, of course, you'll hear Jovelyn's World and the weekly calendar of events. The Grace Paley documentary is produced by Reggie Johnson, with co-production by Deepa Fernandes and Matt Rogers. The stories of African American women living with breast cancer comes from WABE's Journey to Wellness.
Today's show is hosted by Jovelyn Richards, the calendar compiled by Yvette Hochberg, and produced by Safi wa Nairobi. Hear Disability Awareness: Breast Cancer, today at 1pm on Women's Magazine , KPFA, 94.1FM and online at www.kpfa.org.