Womens Magazine

Women’s Magazine – July 23, 2007

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KPFA Women’s Magazine explores the impact of global economic policy on the lives of women in India and Zimbabwe.

Kate Raphael talks to local musician Julie Drucker, who recently returned from Zimbabwe, about the economic collapse in that country and how it is affecting the lives of the traditional women musicians. Preeti Shekar interviews leading Indian feminist journalist Kalpana Sharma about the drastic impact of globalization on rural and urban India, and how it is particularly affecting women’s status. Sharma also talks about the depoliticization of most Indian media, and the rise of community radio. We get an update on the struggle of workers at Emeryville’s Woodfin Hotel for fair wages and dignity. We hear comedy from Palestinian standup comedienne Maysoon Zayid and music from Zimbabwe, India and Turkey.

Airs Monday, July 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at 94.1 FM KPFA; also available online at www.kpfa.org/womensmagazine