Nina Serrano interviews prizewinning poet Judy Wells about her delightful book, The Glass Ship. Judy Wells reads from her work, spinning out a fanciful, yet profound tale based on Irish islander myths mixed with humor and playfulness. The poems record the journey of a woman sea captain who encounters a series of interesting characters on the various islands … Continued


Tonight’s program is our new year’s gift to you: a concert of our favorite music of the year! It’s a blend of the best. Julieta Kusnir, Vanessa Bohm, Nina Serrano, and Brenda lIlescas each selected their top choices. Enjoy! Please receive our best wishes, Dear Listeners, for the new year!


Tonight’s program is a tribute to the late and dearly beloved poet, musician ­composer, spiritual leader, healer, feminist, internationalist and activist, Mamacoatl, Silvia Parra. We include her original poems and songs recorded at KPFA, and her historic conversation on the divine feminine with poet laureate Mary Rudge and Nina Serrano in 2010. We also offer an original elegy … Continued


Host/producer Nina Serrano interviews Sara Cooper, founder and director of Cubana Books which translates and publishes contemporary Cuban women writers. Sara Copper is an extraordinary reader. She presents excerpts from the stories by two Cuban women writer’s, Aida Barr and Maria Elena Llana, and speaks about their work in the context of Cuba today. The … Continued


We spend the hour with Nina Serrano, prize-winning poet, activist, filmmaker, playwright, and radio host.  Besides producing programs on politics and culture for KPFA over the last four decades, Nina is cofounder of the Mission Cultural Center and former director of San Francisco Poetry in the Schools.  She was the first foreign woman to travel … Continued


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