Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – July 1, 2019

We talk about how women are coping with an escalation of government-sponsored violence in Haiti, and a political crisis we hear little about but which has been going on for over a year. Judith Mirkinson, president of the SF Bay Chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild and the Comfort Women Justice Coalition and Leslie Mullin, long-time member … Continued


On today’s show Jovelyn Richards interviews Lisa Geduldig, standup comedian and comedy show producer and Sabreen Ali, writer and children’s book author. Jovelyn and Lisa discuss comedy, laughter, cultural diversity and how laughter fills the space between us. Don’t miss Lisa’s newest show this month, Pride Comedy Night featuring Marga Gomez and more. There will be two … Continued


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Womens Magazine – June 10, 2019 – Preparing for Post-Roe America; Marie Harrison Fought for Her People; Previewing This Year’s Queer Film Fest

This week on KPFA Women’s Magazine, we speak with Robin Marty, author of Handbook for a Post-Roe America about what we should be doing to prepare for the end of Roe. Robin says we should look at it as an opportunity to build a stronger movement and improve access to all health care options for … Continued


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Womens Magazine – May 20, 2019 – Fund Drive: The Stonewall Era – Before, During and After

“The Hairpin Drop Heard Round the World” Jovelyn Richards host of The Space Between Us features the amazing Stonewall retrospective that Corinne Smith and others pulled together from Pacifica archival tape. Listen to the voices of people who were at the Stonewall 70 years ago when the bar was raided by a group of cops called the Moral Squad. … Continued


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Fund Drive Special: Socialist Feminism Past, Present and Future

In April, the Socialist Feminist Working Group of Philadelphia DSA hosted a gathering of 200 leftist feminists from all over the U.S.  It was the first explicitly socialist feminist national convergence in this country since 1975, when more than 1500 women gathered in Yellow Springs, Ohio for the first National Socialist Feminist Conference. Is socialist feminism … Continued


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Four Non-Moms (and one who is)

As people around the country prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, we contemplate the reality that U.S. women are having fewer children than ever before. What are the social conditions and personal decisions leading to this development, and how does it change our concepts of family and even of womanhood? We speak with Jenny Brown, organizer … Continued


Kimberle Crenshaw talks with #MuteRKelly co-founder Kenyette Barnes and Margo Okazawa-Rey talks with Kimberle Crenshaw about her work at AAPF and on intersectionality Two recent true-crime docu-series about the sexual abuse by well-known singers have rocked the mainstream world. HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” about Michael Jackson and Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” about  acclaimed  singer  and producer … Continued


We speak with two powerful artists: Nell Painter, a prominent historian and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The History of White People, didn’t do what many people do when they retire. At 64, after retiring from Princeton University, she entered art school, receiving a BFA from Mason Goss School of Art at Rutgers, … Continued