Womens Magazine – January 21, 2019

Womens Magazine

This hour long radio program presents and discusses women’s lives and issues globally and locally from a radical, multiracial, feminist, mujerist, womanist perspective.

Upcoming Episode

Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – January 14, 2019 – Keeping Collective Memory Alive

Oakland teachers are ready to strike. We hear voices from the Defend Education march and rally on Saturday. From Making Contact: a look back at a few of the gender and human liberation warriors we lost last year, including Japanese American researcher Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, Brazilian LGBT and feminist activist politician Marielle Franco, LGBTQ and prison … Continued


Womens Magazine

January 7, 2019: Memory, Trauma, and the Politics of Fear – Conversations with Rosalind Petchesky and Elizabeth Rosner

What’s all this about anti-Semitism in the Women’s March? Rosalind Petchesky, MacArthur fellow, socialist-feminist scholar and activist with Jewish Voice for Peace, questions why accusations made nine months ago are suddenly hitting the mainstream media just weeks before the third national Women’s Marches are scheduled to step off. Petchesky’s Appeal to Jewish Women to Support the 2019 … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – December 31, 2018

The planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria is widely seen as a green light for Turkey to invade Northern Syria. What will that mean for the socialist feminist Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, colloquially known as Rojava? Reflecting on this prospect, we listen to excerpts from my interviews with Sinam Mohamed, representative of the … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – December 24, 2018: Women Saving Our Own Lives, The Legend of Rhodessa Jones

One constellation of guiding lights for guest host Cat Petru’s cultural production organization “We Rise” are Toni Cade Bambara’s words: “The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.” Rhodessa Jones is this artist. On today’s show we delve into her latest show When Did Your Hands Become a Weapon? and celebrate 40 years of … Continued


Womens Magazine

The Space Between Women and Ageing

Jovelyn Richards, host and of The Space Between Us, talks ageism, the myths of aging and how women from various cultures approach aging with Susan Avery Steward, PhD. Susan Avery Steward, a Professor of Psychology for over thirty years (now emerita), a retired therapist, and four times a grandmother, Susan Avery Stewart, PhD, is passionate about … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – December 10, 2018

It’s that time again. It’s KPFA’s final fundraiser of the year.  Today’s show features an interview with acclaimed writer Maxine Hong Kingston that was aired over a year ago, along with a conversation between Maxine and Gary Gach, author of PAUSE, BREATHE, SMILE: AWAKENING MINDFULNESS WHEN MEDITATION IS NOT ENOUGH.  (For anyone who doesn’t know, Maxine is … Continued


Womens Magazine

Celebrating Woman filmmaker Wenonah Wilms, writer Kao Kalia Yang and feminist poet Kate Lynn Hibbard

Monday November 26th on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine: Women’s Magazine’s producer Sharon Sabotta talks to Wenonah Wilms, winner of the Austin Film Fest Script competition who gives us a preview of her award-winning script Horse Head Girls and about and about her process of bringing the voices and narratives of her Native American roots to the … Continued