Caroline hosts the return, after so many adventures (Egypt, Hurricanes, Texas!) of Egyptian poet-aphorism maestro Yahia Lababidi: “Salvation lies on the other side of danger.” “Egyptian-American thinker, poet and author of 7 books in 4 genres, Yahia Lababidi’s forthcoming book, Where Epics Fail, was featured on PBS NewsHour and is generously endorsed by Obama’s inaugural poet, … Continued


Okinawan feminist activist Suzuyo Takazato,  Co-Chair Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, discusses the deadly ecological and social consequences of the massive US military presence on Okinawa. Okinawan Women Act formed exactly 22 years ago, in response to the rape of a 12-year-old girl by three US soldiers. And we speak with San Francisco writer, teacher … 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


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – August 10, 2015

Challenging Dehumanization We talk with Margo Perin, founder and director of Write & Rise, about how she uses narrative to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, at risk youth, as well as police and their families, heal from trauma.  Perin is the author of the memoir The Opposite of Hollywood, and contributing editor of the … Continued


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