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


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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


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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


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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


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October 29, 2018 – Prophetic and Profound: Ntozake Shange, Kshama Sawant, and reflections on Pittsburgh

We mourn the passing and celebrate the immortal contribution to our culture of Ntozake Shange, who, according to cultural critic Melissa Harris Perry, did more than any other artist to remind us that Black women’s lives matter. Shange was unflinching in taking on domestic violence and patriarchy in the context of racism and classism, neither exempting African … Continued