Today on KPFA Radio’s Women’s Magazine we talk to Amy Ziering, a two-time Emmy award-winning and Oscar nominated investigative filmmaker behind films The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground and The Bleeding Edge, about her new film about sexual assault called “On the Record” playing on HBO Max. On the Record presents the powerful haunting story of music executive Drew Dixon who was a collaborator on hit records by Method Man, Mary J. Blige, and Whitney Houston among others, as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.
And we talk to Dr. Joan Morgan, a well known feminist scholar of hip hop, a Writer, Black Feminist Cultural Critic and the Program Director of the Center for Black Visual Culture at NYU who appears in the film.
And on today’s show Kate Raphael talks to Chelsea Bieker, whose debut novel, Godshot, is a powerful tale of environmental devastation and a young woman’s journey to feminism. Godshot, is a novel weaving environmental catastrophe, mother-daughter relationships and women’s sexual freedom. Chelsea was featured at the Bay Area Book Festival Unbound last spring, and you can find her fascinating conversation with Brooke Warner on their website, baybookfest.org, along with many other free and ticketed events that are ongoing.