Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Laura Gonzales on No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March, Darcy Trotten on Communications and Social Justice Activism, and Molly Murphy MacGregor on Womens’s Equality Day, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/14/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Laura Gonzales on No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March, Darcy Trotten on Communications and Social Justice Activism, and Molly Murphy MacGregor on Womens’s Equality Day, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/14/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170814.html

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Laura Gonzales, Co-Organizer: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! March in Santa Rosa to protest the terrorism by the Alt-Right in Charlottesville, Virginia

2. Darcy Trotten, Founder, President, Activism Articulated, social justice consulting firm to the recent Oakland march in July Ain’t I A Woman

3. Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director, Co-Founder, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s History Project (NWHP)

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1.  Laura Gonzales on hearing the news of the acts of terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia orgainized a local march with Carolyn Epple a member of Homeless Action, in
Santa Rosa and gathering at the Old Courthouse Square yesterday, Sunday afternoon, to protest the rise of hate groups emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump and his inflammatory remarks on Twitter and in public speeches. The march is named for what it called for in our country and locality: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!  Laura shares how she came to put out the call on social media and reap the harvest of ideas and encouragement in solidarity from some 300 folks who answered the call to express their feelings in this community action.

About our Guest:  Laura Gonzales is a teacher for over 20 years and has proven herself a tireless advocate for public education. She has served as a California Teachers Association delegate to the National Educational Association Representative Assembly.  She has also served as an elected member on the Santa Rosa School Board. She organized the gathering with Carolyn Epple a member of Homeless action and co founder of Camp Macilia, an encampment in Sonoma County for the Homeless.

Guest Link: Facebook event page for comments on the past event No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!

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2.  Darcy Trotten talks about the need for good communications and organization when planning social justice events and marches.  Darcy shares how her communicatons firm Activism Articulate was of help to the organizers of the Oakland march in July called Ain’t I A Woman.

About our Guest: After ten years in the field as a journalist, communications consultant, and PR manager, Darcy Trotten is devoted to illuminating often-overlooked voices. Her activism is deeply rooted in strategic communications efforts and the idea that bridging the gap between mainstream media access and progressive ideas is a big part of what it takes to change the world. Her firm Activism Articulate develops communications plans, offers training and workshops and helps small organizations craft effective messaging strategies for the fights they take on. She specializes in managing press efforts, message creation, image management and strategic communication planning.

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Guest Link: www.activismarticulated.com

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3. Molly Murphy MacGregor shares her life in founding the National Women’s History Projject, beginning with the pioneering Women’s Studies Program in Sonoma State 40 years ago. Molly talks about the Women’s Equality Day coming up on August 26, that commemorates the ratification in 1920 of the 19th Amendment of the US Constitution granting women the right to vote, as well as this day in 1970 that Betty Friedan leads a nationwide protest called the “Women’s Strike for Equality” in New York City on the fiftieth anniversary of women’s suffrage,  A  year later on August 26, 1971 the first Women’s Equality Day, initiated by Representative Bella Abzug, is established by Presidential Proclamation and reaffirmed annually.

About our Guest: Molly Murphy MacGregor co-founderd the National Women’s History Project  here in Sonoma County in 1980. Molly is a former high school social studies teacher who has worked for over 35 years in the field of gender equity and women’s history. She conducts women’s history workshops and women’s historic sites tours throughout the country. She also works with state and national agencies on strategies and programs to help acknowledge and recognize the historic contributions of women. Her work in the field of multicultural women’s history has been widely recognized including awards from the National Education Association, the US Department of Education, and the National Association for Multicultural Education, and the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education Leadership.

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Guest Link: National Women’s History Project www.nwhp.org

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

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Music Selections:

I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free by Nina Simone from the Album: Freedom Songs from the Heart of America (Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.)

Battle Hymn of Women by Betsy Rosa and the Aurora Women’s Chorus from the Album: Welcome to The Circle (Paper Crane Music)

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Celeste Austin on the Living Room Program and Debora Hammond on the Sonoma County Climate Change Activists Summit, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/7/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Celeste Austin on the Living Room Program and Debora Hammond on the Sonoma County Climate Change Activists Summit, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 8/7/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170807.html

 

The Living Room
and
Sonoma County Climate Change
Activists’ Summit

 

Announcements

Commentary by Elaine B. Holtz

1.  Letters to the two women GOP Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski who voted against the three GOP Healthcare Bills that would have caused millions to become uninsured.

2.  Unveiling of the Mural for Andy Lopez which was revised by the lead artist Mario Uribe upon hearing from the mother and the community of the pain still felt about the injustice to 13-year old Andy Lopez shot and killed by a Sheriff deputy and of the fear that this could happen to other children.

Featured Guests

1. Celeste Austin, Director of Special Programs at the Living Room Program in Santa Rosa.br />
2. Debora Hammond, Participant, Sonoma County Climate Change Activists’ Summit of July 31, 2017
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1.  Celeste Austin shares her story of rising out of a period of addiction through channeling her talents into helping others find their true footing in society.  Celeste worked her way out and up through non-profit service organizations.  The Living Room is the only day center in Sonoma County specifically serving homeless and at-risk women and their children. Elaine gave a workshop on the Women’s Spaces Pledge at the Living Room Program in Santa Rosa and she shares her deep discussion with a woman in the class.

About our Guest:  Celeste Austin is currently the Director of Special Programs at the Living Room Program in Santa Rosa California. She has 25+ years working with various non profits and has been with the Living Room for almost a decade. She has a BA in Multicultural Studies from Sonoma State, a MSW from San Francisco State and AA from SRJC in psychology.  Celeste recently received recognition for her work from AAUW as an “Unsung Heroine of Sonoma County,” alnd was included in the Press Democrat Series, “Sonoma Gives.”  Celeste is actively involved in various social justice causes including homelessness, LGBTQI, Black Lives Matters, NAACP and Women Rights.

Guest Link: www.thelivingroomsc.org

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2.  Debora Hammond reports on the Sonoma County Climate Change Activists’ Summit of July 31, 2017, which was organized by Occupy Sonoma County and co-sponsored by 350Sonoma. It allowed folks to network with one another, since they are often isolated in their own organization’s mission from other organizations in the county that could work better together if networking channels were opened.  Followup summits will take place every time there is a 5th Monday of the Month, with the the next summit planned for October 30, 2017.

About our Guest: Debora Hammond Debora Hammond recently retired from her position as Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, where she has been teaching since 1996. In both her teaching and research she is concerned with issues of social justice and ecological sustainability. She completed her doctoral work in the history of science at the University of California at Berkeley, focusing on the history of systems thinking. Debora has been involved with Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rockin resisting the Dakota Access Pipe LIne since November of 2016

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Guest Links:

Occupy Sonoma County www.facebook.com/OccupySonomaCounty

Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock
https://www.facebook.com/SonomaNoDAPL/

Music Selections:

It’s A Good Day performed by Anna Marie Kaufman from the Album: Electro Swing Revolution (Lola’s World Records)

Welcome to the Circle by Betsy Rosa and the Aurora Women’s Chorus
from the Album: Welcome to The Circle (Paper Crane Music)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Linda Hemenway on Organizing For Action and Erin Chmielewski on the Petaluma Progressive Festival , broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/31/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Linda Hemenway on Organizing For Action and Erin Chmielewski on the Petaluma Progressive Festival , broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/31/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170731.html

Our Lives on the Line
Organizing For America and Indivisible,
and
The Petaluma Progessive Festival

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Linda Hemenway, Sonoma County Chapter  Coordinator, Organizing For Action (OFA)

2. Erin Chmielewski, Volunteer, Petaluma Progressive Festival
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1.  Linda Hemenway reports on the gathering that happened two days ago on Saturday July 29th at Congressman Mike Thompson’s office called, Our Lives On The Line. The event was co-produced with Indivisible- Sonoma County as part of the Nationwide Day of Action to address to resist the Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act and the endangerment of millions of Americans to lose health coverage. Since the 3 Republican Senators, two women Senator Susan Collins and Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senator John McCain who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, with the Democats defeated the Senate Bill, the gathering was partly celebratory, as well as networking for the fight ahead for equitalble health plan like Single Payer.

About our Guest:  Linda Hemenway is the lead person for Organizing for Action– Sonoma County Chapter that was the outgrowth of  the community orgainizing project of the Democratic Party to mobilize supporters in favor of Obama’s legislative priorities.

Guest Link: OFA-Sonoma County fb page https://www.facebook.com/OFA-Sonoma-County-550009998392969/

OFA- Sonoma County Telephone: (707) 843-6110

Indivisible Sonoma County https://www.indivisiblesoco.com/

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2.  Erin Chmielewski shares her journey of discovering how to be an activist for a just society and how folks can get involved with producing or networking at the Petaluma Progressive Festival on this Sunday August 6th at Walnut Park in Petaluma from noon to 5pm.

About our Guest: Erin Chmielewski decided to became an activist after the last Presidential Election.  She looked around locally in Sonoma County and joined up as voulunteer for some organizations, one around for 20 years, the Petaluma Progressive Festival, one started after the Election nationwide with a chapter in Sonoma County, Indivisible, inspired by IndivisibleGudie.com, and Huddle Groups that formed in Rohnert Park and Petaluma after the Women’s March.

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Guest Link Email:  erin4womensmarch@gmail.com

Guest Event: Petaluma Progessive Festival www.progressivefestival.org

Music Selections:
Standing on the Shoulders by Earth Mama from the Album: Love Large (Rouse House, LLC)

The Times They Are A Changing sung by Odetta
from the Album: Odetta Sings Dylan (RCA Camden)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America plan to prevent Gyphosate in Communities, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/24/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Zen Honeycutt of Moms Across America plan to prevent Gyphosate in Communities, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/24/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170724.html

Announcements

Commentary by Elaine B. Holtz on the Ignored Voice of Women in the GOP Design of their National Health Care Bill.

Featured Guests

1. Zen Honeycutt, Founder, Executive Director, Moms Across America

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1.   Zen Honeycutt talks about her path to founding Moms Across America (MAA).  MAA has been a leading voice on the dangers of GMO foods (Genetically Modified Organism) and the pesticide chemical Glyphoate upon which they depend in Monsanto’s system of planting Round-Up Ready GMO seeds that are made immune to the use of Round-up herbicide that kills other plant and microbial life. Zen encourages towns to follow the template of action of MAA’s National Toxin Free Town Campaign for removing roundup from their community.

About our Guest: 
Zen Honeycutt
is the mother of three boys who struggled with allergies and autism symptoms until their diet was GMO Free and organic. She is the creator of Moms Across America, a national coalition of unstoppable moms to raise awareness about GMOs and related pesticides.
Moms Across America now has had over 600 local leaders create more than 850 events in the past 4 years, raising awareness with millions, shifting the market place to organic and creating healthy communities across the country and around the world.
Zen has been featured on CNN, the Dr.Oz show, the Wall Street Journal, CSPAN, ABC 7, and Moms Across America has been on Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, The Hill and more. She is an international speaker and writer.

Guest Link: www.momsacrossamerica.com

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Guest Activity Links
: National Toxin Free Town Campaign http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/toxin_free_town_campaign

 National Toxin Free Town Campaign of Moms Across America

Moms Across America: Communities Rising Instructive Videobr /> hhttp://www.momsacrossamerica.com/communities-rising

Communites Rising film by Moms Across America

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Announcements Link:  Here is the contact for 3D-Edddy’s studio in Santa Rosa.
3D Eddy Junk Art Open Gallery on Sundays in the Summer:  http://artatthesource.org/artists/3d-edddy/

 http://www.3dedddy.biz/about-us


Art by 3D Edddy

Music Selections:
By My Silence by Ellen Bukstell and Nick Annis from the Album: What a Wonderful World!

Colors of the Wind by Vanessa Williams
from the Album: Pocahontas (original soundtrack)  (Buena Vista Distributors)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jodi Reid of California Alliance of Retired Americans and Maddy Hirschfield of North Bay Labor Council on Protecting Medicare, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/17/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jodi Reid of California Alliance of Retired Americans and Maddy Hirschfield of North Bay Labor Council on Protecting Medicare, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/17/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170717.html

Federal Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

Announcements

Featured Guests

1. Jodi Reid, Founder, Director and Northern California Organizer,California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA)

2. Maddy Hirschfield, Political Director, North Bay Labor Council

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1.   Jodi Reid talks about the work of CARA, especially lately around the national debate around  Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

2.  Maddy Hirschfield shares her work with the North Bay Labor Council of the AFL-CIO and her collaboration with CARA for the upcoming free educational event Protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security on Saturday, Saturday, July 29th, 2-4 pm  at the Plumbers Hall in Santa Rosa..

About our Guests: 
Jodi Reid
is the founding director of California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA), which is California’s largest grassroots senior advocacy organization, representing close to 1 million members throughout the state.  CARA  will celebrate its 14th Anniversary this fall. Jodi has over 35 years of organizing experience, staring with the United Farm workers, and working with housing rights organizations, neighborhood organizations, and health justice organizations at local, statewide and national levels. She has worked with seniors for most of her organizing career, and founded the Senior Action network in San Francisco (now called Senior Disability Action) as well as Metro Seniors in Action in Chicago.

Maddy Hirshfield has lived and been active in public life in Sonoma County for more than thirty years. Maddy has a long record of involvement in progressive politics at the local level, having served as manager and/or consultant to dozens of Sonoma County candidate and ballot measure campaigns to protect the environment, health care services, worker rights, transportation and equal rights for all. In 2002 she was voted Sonoma County Democrat of the Year and is Former Chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. Over 12 years she served two state legislators as primary speech writer and District Director. She is currently the Political Director for the North Bay Labor Council.

Guest Links:

CARA www.californiaalliance.org

North Bay Labor Council
https://unionhall.aflcio.org/nblc
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Event Link:
Protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security https://www.facebook.com/events/1867140936941540

 

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Music Selections:

Heal the World by Maharlike from the Album: What a Wonderful World!

I Ain’t Afraid by Betsy Rose
from the Album: Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane Paper)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Imani Mitchell of Black Women United on the upcoming Ain’t I a Woman March in Sacramento, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/10/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Imani Mitchell of Black Women United on the upcoming Ain’t I a Woman March in Sacramento, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/10/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170710.html

Ain’t I a Woman March
Black Women United

Announcements

Featured Guest: 1. Imani Mitchell, Founder and Executive Director, Black Women United (BWU)

Commentary
Journey With Me – poem reading by Elaine B. Holtz
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1.   Imani Mitchell shares how she as a young mother and student came to found the new non-profit organization Black Women United (BWU), inspired by  Sojourner Truth’s speech to the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention and by Alice Walker’s ideas on Womanism, a terms specific to Black Women dealing with their Black culture and the sexism within it, while in the American society and its instituted racism.  The first project of BWU is the Ain’t I a Woman March in Sacramento on this Saturday July 15, 2017, meeting at Crocker Park at 9 am to march to the Capitol and rally.  The march is to celebrate Black Women and their contributions from all walks of life.

About our Guest:  Imani Mitchell is a mother, actress, student, activist, womanist (which we discuss what this means) and the founder and president of Black Women United (BWU). She was born and raised in Sacramento and received her Associates degree in Theatre Arts from Sacramento City College.

Guest Link: www.bwusac.com

Event Link Ain’t I a Woman March in Sacramento on this Saturday July 15, 2017: www.bwusac.com/black-womens-march

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Commentary

Women’s Spaces host Elaine B. Holtz closes the show with her reading of her poem Journey With Me.

Journey with Me by Elaine B. Holtz

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Music Selections:
Ain’t I A Woman by singer Avery Sharpe from the Album: Sojourner Truth Ain’t I A Woman (JKMN Records)

We Are The Women by Betsy Rose
from the Album: Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane Paper)

We Are Here by Sharon Bruch from her Album: Songs of Native American Women
(Canyon Records)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Kathleen Furey of the California Guild on Glyphosate listed as CA Prop 65 Carcinogen , broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/3/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Kathleen Furey of the California Guild on Glyphosate listed as CA Prop 65 Carcinogen , broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 7/3/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170703.html

California Prop 65 Carcinogen Listing of Glyphosate

Announcements and Commentary

Featured Guests

1. Kathleen Furey, Communications Director, California Guild/Sacramento Community Guild

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1.   Kathleen Furey describes her journey of discovery and advocacy for food safety in helping the California Guild support the listing on California Prop 65 Carcinogen LIst of Glyphosate, an active ingredient in over 700 products, including herbicides like Roundup, sold to large farms and home gardener, as well as to governments, national to local, for weed abatement.  The danger is very near for small children and pets, who play and forage on pavements and soil where the herbicide is sprayed and toxic residues remain.  All of the GMO (Genically Modified Organisms) “Roundup Ready” crops are grown with the heavy use of Roundup.

About our Guest:  Kathleen Furey is a member of the California Guild and the Sacramento Community Guild, where she serves as Communications Director. The California Guild advocates for legislation on Clean Food, Water and Soil Issues, Small Farmers Rights, Seed Freedom and Seed Sovereignty, at a time when the world’s largest seed companies are busy buying up and patenting Heritage Seeds around the world.
Kathleen Furey graduated magna cum laude from Stony Brook University, New York, Sustainability Studies Department and holds her B.A. degree in Environmental Humanities, where she specialized in food policy. She is a film maker, photographer, multi-media graphics designer and editor, musician, and consults for National Geographic online Book Talks. She can be seen and heard on TV, Radio and the web bi-coastally, speaking about GMOs, the dangers of Glyphosate, and advocating for healthy ecosystems, just about any place on Earth where people eat food. Clean Food Earth is her blog.

Guest Link: http://cleanfoodearth.blogspot.com/

Gyphosate is dangerous at very minute levels

And just what is ppt?

Event Link: July 7th CA EPA lists Gyphosate on Prop 65 Carcinogen List

http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/tags/glyphosate

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Kathleen Furey will be at the The National Herloom Festival September 5-7, 2017 in Santa Rosa
http://theheirloomexpo.com/

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Music Selections:

Blood of the Ancestors by Betsy Rose from her Album: Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane Music)

We Are Here by Sharon Bruch from her Album: Songs of Native American Women
(Canyon Records)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 returns after a 3-week hiatus with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Crystal Rangel and Evelina Molina on Oaxaca in the Wine Country, and Nikki Pyle on Community Action Coaltion broadcast on 6/26/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 returns after a 3-week hiatus with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Crystal Rangel and Evelina Molina on Oaxaca in the Wine Country, and Nikki Pyle on Community Action Coaltion  broadcast on 6/26/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA1706265.html

Women’s Spaces returns after a 3-week hiatus.

 Announcements and Commentary

Featured Guests

1. Crystal Rangel, Director of Miss Latina Winecountry; CEO and Founder of Crystal Diamante Entertainment ( an event promotion agency).

2. Evelina Molina,  Co-Facilator, Oaxaca in the Wine Country

2. Nikki Pyle, Organizer, Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County; Volunteer at Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Sonoma County; Teacher
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1.   Crystal Rangel shares how she came to the beauty pagent industry and eventually director of the Miss Latina Winecountry.  Crystal talks about the importance of self-esteem and cultural pride in the cultivation of beauty.  The young Latina women participants in this year’s Miss Latina Winecountry will be making an appearance at the upcoming Oaxaca in the Wine Country on July 9th at the recentlhy renovated Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square.

About our First Guest:  Crystal Rangel, CEO and Founder of “Crystal Diamante Entertainment” an Event and Promotion Agency. Crystal has played a critical role for over 20 years as an Advisory Board Member, Latina Outreach and instructor of professional modeling and personal Development at the Julie Nation Academy. She has been a judge in the pageant industry for 10 years, including the El Festival de la Cancion de California and Festivegas. She is a proud mother of two boys.

Guest Link: https://www.facebook.com/crystal.rangel.92

https://www.facebook.com/Misslatinawinecountry/

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2. Evelina Molina  has been supporting the Oaxaca in the Wine Country since she attended the first of its annual events six years ago.  She shares how the dances and and art of the native costumes and puppets spoke to her as a Chicana.  The 6th Annual Festival begins at 11 am on July 9th at the recently rennovated Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square.

About our Second Guest:  Evelina Molina is Co-Founder of Leones en Accion – Lions In Action ( the first Spanish language Lions Club in Northern California, a long-time human rights activist and currently a freelance journalist.  Evelina was a guest on our last show 3 weeks ago about her being an activist, especially in immigrant affairs and her involvement with the Justice for Andy [Lopez] Coalition and the Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County in their campaign to gather signatures for a petition called Dump Trump’s Sheriff – Recall Freitas Campaign.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/oaxacainthewinecountry/

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3.  Nikki Pyle talks how she became active in community affairs and anti-racism with the Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County.

About ourThird Guest:  Nikki Pyle is an organizer with Community Action Coalition and volunteers with Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Grinnell University and moved to Santa Rosa about two years ago and found her passion for activism, especially around the exploitation of minority groups.

Guest Links:  www.facebook.com/actioncoalitionofsonomacounty/

https://www.sonoma4cs.org

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Music Selections:

Badu Xha pa Zoo sung by Martha Toledo from her Album: Esencia de Mi Terra (Pfive Entertainment)

A Change is Gonna Come sung by Leela James from her Album: A Change is Gonna Come
(Warner Bros Records)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Dr. Gillian Squirrel on Homeless With Pets and Evelina Molina on “Dump Trump’s Sheriff – Recall Freitas Campaign”, broadcast on 6/5/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Dr. Gillian Squirrel on Homeless With Pets and Evelina Molina on Dump Trump’s Sheriff – Recall Freitas Campaign, broadcast on 6/5/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170605.html

Announcements and Commentary

Featured Guests

1. Dr. Gillian Squirrel, Founder and Director, Homeless With Pets

2.Evelina Molina,  Member, Community Action Coalition (CAP) on Dump Trump’s Sheriff – Recall Freitas Campaign

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1.   Dr. Gillian Squirrel shares how she started to interact with the homeless population in Sonoma County through their pets.  She noted how important the pets were to their owner and how innovative and responsible the owners are under adverse circumstances.  Gillian started Homeless with Pets to bring supporters and other professionals into the caring services for the pets, like veterinarian in the area who volunteer for free veterinarian care for such pets. Often the owners open up more to what they need and public resources are then sought for further help to the owner, such as medical and dental services, to enter into housing again with their pet. The lack of services noted can then be addressed with policy changes.Check out the link to Homeless with Pets to see how you can get involved.

About our First Guest:  Dr. Gillian Squirrel describes herself as a social scientist in action, as someone with a keen commitment to making the most of theory and practice and having one inform the development of the other. She is a relatively new arrival to Sonoma County having come from the UK with a background both in direct service provision and with an academic background in the evaluation of social programs.
Struck by the volume of homelessness in Sonoma County she saw a gap in our provision for people living homeless and started developing a strategy to address that gap. That gap was what happens to people living homeless with animal companions? In 2016 after a couple of years of pilot work she founded the non-profit Homeless With Pets. Gillian Squirrel has a wide range of interests and Homeless With Pets plays to both concerns to support the power of the human-animal bond and concerns with social justice and welfare.

Guest Link: www.homelesswithpets.org

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2. Evelina Molina talks about her work with community engagement with County law enforcement, beginning with her interest in the plight of non-documented immigrants.  She talks about the push to get a park named for Andy Lopez, the 13-year old boy who was killed by Sheriff Deputy Gelhoff within seconds of his encounter, mistaking a toy gun for a real gun, in spite of years as an Army weapons instructor n Afganistan and Iraq. We discuss the recent controversy over the inclusion of a large police officer image helping a child in the newly unveiled commissioned mural is discussed. Since Sheriff Freitas, a supporter of Donald Trump in his successful campaign for President, was one of the first Sheriffs in the nation to meet with the new US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and because of the handling of the Andy Lopez case, Evelina has joined the Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County to their campaign to gather signatures for a petition called Dump Trump’s Sheriff – Recall Freitas Campaign.

About our Second Guest:  Evelina Molina is a long-time human rights activist she is currently a freelance journalist and continues her activism to this day as a member of the Community Action Coalition of Sonoma County and Justice for Andy Coalition.

Guest Link: www.facebook.com/actioncoalitionofsonomacounty/

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Music Selections:

Prayer of St. Francis by Ellen Fiore
from her Album: Christian and Gospel (Light in the Storm)

Everybody Knows by Holly Figueroa singing a Leonard Cohen song from her Album: Gifts and Burdens (Holly O’Reilly)

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show

Women’s  Spaces will have no live broadcast for two weeks’ shows.  The next show will be broadcast on Monday, June 26, 2017.

Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Susan Lamont on Police Brutality Coalition, June Brashares and Laura Wells on the Green Party CA and Sonoma County, broadcast on 5/29/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Susan Lamont on Police Brutality Coalition, June Brashares and Laura Wells on the Green Party CA and Sonoma County, broadcast on 5/29/17, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA170529.html

Announcements and Commentary

Police Brutality Coalition – Sonoma County
&
Green Party – CA and Sonoma County

Featured Guests

1. Susan Lamont, Co-Founder, Police Brutality Coalition – Sonoma County;  Elected Green Party County Councilmember

2. June Brashares,  Elected Green Party County Councilmember

3. Laura Wells, California Green Party Member, former Green Party Nominee for State Controller and for Governor of California

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1.   Susan Lamont talks about the Poilice Brutality Coalition in Sonoma County and their support of an  investigation independent of the Sheriff Department in the recent taser killing by Rohnert Park Police of Branch Wroth at the Budget Inn. Branch’s parents, who  are seeking answers. recently settled a lawsuit over the police brutally tasering another son Esa Wroth 23 times while bookiung him on a DUI arrest in the Sonoma County Jail run by the Sheriff. Susan also is on the Green Party Council and will join our next guest on talking about the Green Party.

About our First Guest:  Susan Lamon is a regular guest and a political activist. She co-authored a petition to the Board of Supervisors of Sonoma County and to the city councils in the county titled: It Won’t Happen Here – Sonoma County Resistance to the Trump Agenda. The Police Brutality Coalition was founded becauses of the increasing incidents in the county by those brought together by Sheriff deputy killing of 13-year old Andy Lopez four years ago.  Andy Lopez’s classmates are graduating this year from high school.

Guest Links: Police Brutality Coalition fb page

News Link on Branch Wroth: http://abc7news.com/news/family-demands-answers-after-man-tased-by-rohnert-park-police-dies/1998150/

News Link on Esa Wroth: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/01/13/1-25-million-settlement-for-man-tased-by-sonoma-county-sheriffs-deputies/

Petition: http://www.it-wont-happen-here.org

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2. June Brashares talks about the local emphasis of the Greens in Sonoma County. The Green Party of Sonoma County supports Yes on Mesaure C (Rent Control) ion the ballot for the City of Santa Rosa, and June talks about the spending disparity of 8 to 1 against the Measure by outside money forces. Will the many glossy Mailers urgin a No vote “by those that know” win over the volunteer efforts of knocking on neighbors’ doors?

About our Second Guest:  June Brashsares was the Green Energy Director of Global Exchange in San Francisco before moving to Sonoma County.  June has been acitive clean energy advocacy.

Guest Link: http://sonomagreenparty.org/

Guest LinkedIn Page

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3.  Laura Wells shares her insights on the future of the Greens in California and discusses with June Brasahares and Susan Lamont the local county Green efforts.

About our Second Guest: Laura Wells has run as the Green Party’s nominee for the State Controller and for the Governor of Califorina

Guest Link:  https://laurawells.org/

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Music Selections:

For What It’s Worth Miriam Makeba
from her Album: Keep Me In Mind (Rhino/Warner Bros)

We Are The Women by Betsy Rose
from the Album: Welcome to the Circle (Paper Crane Paper)