Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Regina Brennan on the 2018 Youth Summit and Mara Ventura and Maria Guadalupe Garcia on North Bay Jobs With Justice, recorded on 9/17/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Regina Brennan on the 2018 Youth Summit and Mara Ventura and Maria Guadalupe Garcia on North Bay Jobs With Justice, recorded on 9/17/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 9/17/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 9/18/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180917.html 

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1.Regina Brennan , Sonoma County Black Forum, Co-Coordinator of the 2018 Youth Summit Lead, Serve, and Thrive

2. Mara Ventura , Director, North Bay Jobs with Justice

3. Maria Guadalupe Garcia , Lead Organizer, North Bay Jobs with Justice

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1. Regina Brennan shares her concern for preparing youth for a sustainable future and her path to helping form the Sonoma County Black Forum, the co-sponsor of the 2018 Youth Summit with the Sonoma State University Black Student Union this coming Saturday September 22. The all day event is free for youth of grades 9 -12 and their parents.  There will be workshops given for youth on coding, financial literacy, college and careers and also a workshop for parents. The Youth Summit was inspired by such annual summits at Stanford University, and it gives youth some glimpses into careers that encourage them to work for that goal and where to look for resources to support that mission.

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About our Guest:  Regina Brennan decided to retire from the Santa Rosa City School District in 2017 after nearly 30 years as a classroom teacher. Her teaching career began at George Washington Middle School in Long Beach CA where she was Teacher of the Year in1993 and ended at Santa Rosa High School where for 18 years she taught a variety of World History classes. Retirement means developing her small gardening business, learning Spanish, spending more time with her family, and trying to stay relevant during uncertain times. She, along with a small group of educators and activists created the Sonoma County Black Forum.

Guest Link: http://sonomacountyblackforum.weebly.com/

2018 Youth Summit Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071676142844640/a>

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2.  Mara Ventura and 3. Maria Guadalupe Garcia talk of the need of their chapter North Bay Jobs With Justice, one of 52. of the national labor organization Jobs With Justice., that was founded 31 years ago. Mara and Maria also share their path into labor activism. They explain how jobs with just and safe working conditions and just  compensation are needed for a healthy work and family life. They also talk about Workers Rights Boards being set up in various localities and how it is a more just alternative for labor to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

 About our Guest:  Mara Ventura is the Director of North Bay Jobs with Justice, a local workers rights and immigrant rights organization. She’s been a student organizer for 4 years throughout Oregon and Washington, a labor union organizer for 6 years throughout the country, and has been organizing here with North Bay Jobs with Justice since January of 2017.

About our Guest: Maria Guadalupe Garcia is the Lead Organizer of North Bay Jobs With Justice. . Maria previously worked with the California Faculty Association on a statewide campaign called Students for a Quality Education, where students and faculty together are fighting for a free, accessible and quality education at all the California State Universities. Maria began as the Lead Organizer for North Bay Jobs With Justice after helping Sacramento put Rent Control on the ballot, this past Spring.

Guest links:  http://northbayjobswithjustice.org/

https://www.facebook.com/nbjwj/

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Announcements

Saturday, September 22, at 8 AM, the 2018 Youth Summit at Sonoma State Universtiy, in Ballroom A, at 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park. For details, call 707-235-1965. The all day event is free for youth of grades 9 -12 and their parents. hthttps://www.facebook.com/events/2071676142844640/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Let There Be Peace sung by Becky Hobbs from the Album Nanyehi Beloved Women of the Cherokee (2011 Becky Hobbs)

A Change is Gonna Come sung by Leila James
from the Album A Change is Gonna Come
(2005 Warner Brothers Records, Inc.)

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick on City Pesticide Bans, and Osprey Orielle Lake on the Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice, recorded on 9/10/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick on City Pesticide Bans, and Osprey Orielle Lake on the Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice, recorded on 9/10/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 9/10/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 9/11/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180910.html 

Banning Toxic Pesticides in Sonoma County Cities

Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice at the Global Climate Action Summit

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1. Megan Kaun , Member, Board of Directors for Sonoma County Conservation Action and leads the Toxic Free Future Campaign

2.Nichole Warwick , Co-Founder and Executive Director of Families Advocating for Chemical & Toxics Safety (FACTS); Environmental Health Program Manager for Daily Acts

3. Osprey Orielle Lake  , Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

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1.  Megan Kaun and 2. Nichole Warwick share their path into becoming activists in removing toxic pesticides from the schools and public spaces, where they got their strength to speak out against the use of pesicides linked to causing cancer, and persist against the resistance of entrenched establishments, and how folks can join their organizations in addressing this issue at the local level.  Also, some new good news: Nichole and Megan were part of a group that convinced the Town of Windsor last week to ban all synthetic pesticides!  All of the Cities (with City Councils) in Sonoma County, except Cloverdale, Sonoma, Cotati, and Rohnert Park, have some sort of partial or full ban on synthetic pesticides. Megan an Nichole would like to find community members in those mentioned Cities to champion new campaigns. There is also a need to make much traction to ban toxic pesticides with the County of Sonoma Agencies (like Regional Parks, Water, Department of Public Works, Fairgrounds, Libraries, etc.).

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About our Guest:  Megan Kaun has a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Fluid Mechanics & Hydrology, Stanford University, and B.S. Environmental Engineering Northwestern University. She serves on the Board of Directors for Sonoma County Conservation Action (SCCA) and Leads the Toxic Free Future Campaign. She is a Consulting Engineer and Previously Vice Chair of the Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities and worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers for nearly 10 years. She is the Mother of two children who became involved in toxic free advocacy and policy change in an effort to protect her children from toxic pesticides in public spaces.

Guest Link: http://www.conservationaction.org/

SCCA Campaign updates – get involved – link:

http://www.conservationaction.org/news/toxicfree/

Megan Kaun discusses the recent toxic pesticide bans in California cities with last month’s guest Zen Hunnicutt of Moms Across America at the National Heriloom Expo, September 13, 2018, Santa Rosa, California (7 minutes):

https://www.facebook.com/MomsAcrossAmerica/videos/25681266

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 About our Guest: Nichole Warwick has her Master of Arts Degree in Psychology, Saybrook University, B.A. History, Sonoma State University. She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Families Advocating for Chemical & Toxics Safety (FACTS) and Environmental Health Program Manager for Daily Acts. She serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Ceres Community Project and Educator at the Reach Charter School in Sebastopol. As a Breast cancer survivor, mother of two, and grandmother of two she became involved in environmental health after she fell down the rabbit hole of environmental toxicants while researching potential causes of her cancer in order to better protect her children and grandchildren from environmental diseases.

Guest Link: FACTS https://www.familyacts.org/

Daily Acts https://dailyacts.org/

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3. Osprey Orielle Lake talks about her organizational efforts to gather women to take action against the environmental degradation.  She calls from San Francisco where she and WECAN International members have come to march in the Rise for Climate March this past Saturday and to hopefully this week influence the The Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) called by California Governor Jerry Brown, which will be happening in San Francisco starting Wednesday 9/12 and ending Friday 9/14. WECAN International  will host the Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice this week in San Francisco with live streams and videos on WECAN International’s facebook page.

About our Guest: Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International. She works nationally and internationally with grassroots and Indigenous leaders, policy-makers and scientists to promote climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a clean energy future. Osprey serves on the Executive Committee for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and is the visionary behind the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit, which brought together 100 women leaders from around the world to draft and implement a Women’s Climate Action Agenda. She is Co-Director of the Divest, Invest, Protect Campaign and oversees WECAN’s advocacy work in areas such as Women for Forests, Rights of Nature and UN Forums. Osprey is the author of the award-winning book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature.

Guest links: https://wecaninternational.org/

WECAN International SF Event video of 9/11/18, Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change: https://www.facebook.com/WECAN.Intl/

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Announcements

Elaine and Ken are great grandparents to a healthy baby girl Satori Trinity Jensen born on September 6, 2018 to Ryan and Amber Jensen.

Birth of Satori Trinity Jensen w Parents Ryan and Amber and Great Grandmother Elaine 9/6/2018

Birth of Satori Trinity Jensen with Parents Ryan and Amber and Great Grandmother Elaine, September 6, 2018. – Photos by Ronnie Carrillo.

Birth of Satori Trinity Jensen with Parents Ryan and Amber and Great Grandmother Elaine, September 6, 2018. Photos by Ronnie Carrillo.

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Forever Young sung by Andrea Mae and the Forest Rangers from the Album Sons of Anarchy North Country EP (2009 20th Century For TV Records)

We Are Here sung by Sharon Burch from the Album Eongs Of Native American Women
(2014 Canyon Records)

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Lisa Maldonaldo on current Labor Movement and Barbara Moulton on Citizens’ Climate Lobby, recorded on 9/3/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Lisa Maldonaldo on current Labor Movement and Barbara Moulton on Citizens’ Climate Lobby, recorded on 9/3/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 9/3/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 9/4/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180903.html 

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1. Lisa Maldonaldo , Labor Relations Representative, California Nurses Association (CNA)

2. Barbara Moulton, Group Leader, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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1.  Lisa Maldonaldo talks of the passion she has for labor rights that started as a child realizing the difference a union job made to her father and his ability to provide for the family. Lisa has recently been hired by the California Nurses Association to be their Labor Relations Representative. She comments on the labor movement today. She reminds us that this Saturday September 8 in San Francisco is the March called Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice CA.  that is coordinated with marches around the world.

About our Guest:   Lisa Maldonaldo Lisa serves Labor Relations Representative at California Nurses Association. Previously LIsa was Field Director for Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1021. SEIU Local1021 represents more than 54,000 public service workers in city, county & local government agencies and nonprofits throughout northern California. Lisa is trained as an attorney and previously spent 8 years with the North Bay Labor Council. Prior to the NBLC, she served as Field Director for the ACLU of Northern California for 14 years.

Guest Link: www.nationalnursesunited.org/california-nurses-association

Rise for Climate March San Francisco Event Link: 

https://ca.riseforclimate.org/homepage/

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2. Barbara Moulton shares how she got involved in being an activist and the initial motivation to get involved as a volunteer in the Santa Rosa Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.  She explains why she advocates for a national Carbon Fee & Dividend legislation, and how both parties are beginning to see this as something both sides can support. Just days after the Saturday march Rise for Climate in San Francisco Barbara will be attending the Global Climate Action Summit called by Governor Jerry Brown to occur in San Francisco September 12 – 14, during which time many climate organizations will hold actions or workshops.

About our Guest:  Barbara Moulton is a climate activist and volunteer Co-leader of Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Santa Rosa Chapter. Her first career in law was followed by years of activism and single-parenting. More recently, she served on the board of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition for a couple of years, and has served on the Santa Rosa Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board since 2009.

Guest Link: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

Global Climate Action Summit Event Link: https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/

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Announcement Links

Women’s Spaces will have a booth at the Concert in the Hub.  Come by and pick up a free Pledge card.

Concert in the Hub September 8, 2018

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Bread and Roses sung by Bobby McGee from the Album Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways (2006 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Earth Song sung by India Carney from  Earth Song The Voice Performance Single (2015 Republic Records)

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Shekeyna Black on Sonoma County Peace & Justice Center Concert in the Hub and Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence on Racial Discussion Group, recorded on 8/27/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Shekeyna Black on Sonoma County Peace & Justice Center Concert in the Hub and Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence on Racial Discussion Group, recorded on 8/27/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 8/27/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 8/28/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180827.html 

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1. Shekeyna Black , Center Coordinator, Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center

2. Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence, Founder and CEO, Legacy Showcases; Facilitator, Discussion Group on Racism

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1. Shekeyna Black gives us an update on some of the activities happening at the Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center and to talk about their 3rd annual Concert in the Hub to happen on Saturday September 8, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM at La Plaza Park in Cotati. See the event poster under Announcements.

About our Guest:  Shekeyna Black has been the Center Coordinator of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County for 3 years. She grew up in Los Angeles County and moved to Sonoma County in 1986 to attend Sonoma State University where she earned a degree in Theatre Arts. She went on later to earn another Bachelors in Organizational Management and a Masters in Entertainment Business. She is passionate about music as a way to connect people from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, she has her own business called A Miracle Production that produces bands, concerts, festivals and events. She does bookings and publicity for shows at Redwood Cafe in Cotati. She is the Director of Entertainment for the publication, Upbeat Times. She is a mother to four adult kids.

Guest Link: http://www.pjcsoco.org/

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2. Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence talks about the free Racial Discussion Group  that she will be facillitating at the Santa Rosa Main Library this evening, Monday, August 27 at 6:30 PM.  Dr. Lawrence has written and produced plays on slavery to help both white- and black-skinned people to understand the roots of racism and the racism we assumed into our subconscious from our growing up.

About our Guest: Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence, grew up in Santa Rosa and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tuskegee University, and Masters in Theology and Doctorate Degrees in Christian Counseling from Sacramento Theological Seminary. An author, playwright, actress, singer, and Founder and CEO of Legacy Showcases, a black history production company which features Heiress Choral Group, pop up museum, theatrical presentations, workshops, and events, Lawrence is dedicated to reviving the legacy of her enslaved ancestors and providing reparations to her people in the areas of education, empowerment, and inspiration.

Event Link: Racial Discussion Group, Central Library Santa Rosa, Monday Aug. 27, 2018 https://www.facebook.com/events/476245496166926/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

No More War by Becky Hobbs from the Album Songs from the Road of Life (2007 Beckyroo Records)

Get Together sung by Ann Wilson (featuring Nancy Wilson, Wynonna Judd, Wynonna & Deana Carter) from the album Hope and Glory (2007 Rounder Records)

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests the Melissae Ensemble performing Balkan Music, recorded on 8/20/18, has been uploaded to the web archives

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests the Melissae Ensemble performing Balkan Music, recorded on 8/20/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 8/20/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 8/21/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180820.html 

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1. Melissae Ensemble , Members include Karen Guggenheim, Darina Drapkin, Natalie Hicks, Carol Singer, Joli Jacobs, Jana Mariposa

Melissae Ensemble

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1. Our Guests are the Melissae Ensemble of 6 women from the North Bay gathered in the studio with a drum and Bulgarian Bagpipe to sing in harmony Balkan Music for today’s show.  The singers share how they were introduced to the music and their love affair with it ever since.  The music is from prehistory, adapted to the changing dominating religion, such as dedicating songs Saint holy days during the Chirstian era. The bagpipe design is over 2,000 years old. They sing a special Bee Song, welcoming the Bees and their pollinating and honey and wax making. Six years ago the six women encircled Elaine since she helps Ken keep Bees, and sang the song of blessing of the bees, while she held a bowl of water.  After the song the water was sprinkled on the participants and some water brought to our hive to be sprinkled.  That summer attracted 4 more swarms and the next summer 7 more swarms to our little yard, to which we attribute the vibratory power of this song as sung by the Melissae Ensemble.

The Melissae Ensemble sing 3 songs:

First Song: Pchelitse, from Bulgaria – what a beautiful song.
Second Song: Domakine, from Macedonia
Third Song: Vecher e Rado, from Bulgaria

Ken beekeeping

Ken Norton beekeeping.  2013 Photo by Elaine B. Holtz

About our Guests:  Melissae Ensemble:

Karen Guggenheim lived in Bulgaria in the Communist era and has performed and taught Bulgarian music for 40 years.


Darina Drapkin,
a lifelong singer, was born in Russia and teaches music to children.

Natalie Hicks, a singing grandma from Lagunitas, has been singing Balkan music since the 1970s.

Carol Singer has been Balkan dancing since the 80s and singing the music since the year 2000.

Joli Jacobs has sung with Gradina and Melissae Ensemble for over 15 years and Balkan dancing since she could walk.

Jana Mariposa has been singing, dancing, and playing Balkan music since the 1970s, and danced the polka at age 4. She also grows flowers for bees.


Guest Links: http://traditionalfun.org/melissae.html

Honoring the Sacred Honeybee Ritual – youtube video of event in San Rafael

Bee on Lavender

Bee on Lavender   – 2013 Photo by Kenneth E. Norton

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Announcement Links

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21st Annual Petaluma Progressive Festival

August 26, Sunday, Noon – 5:30 PM featuring the SF Mime Troupe, and authors Daniel Ellsberg and Peter Phillips at Wallnut Park, Petaluma Blvd South and D Street, Petaluma, CA http://progressivefestival.org/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

May You Walk in your Life sung by Betsey Ross from the Album Welcome to the Circle (2006 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 Zen Honeycutt on Unstoppable Moms Across America sounding alarms on GMOs, recorded on 8/13/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Zen Honeycutt on Unstoppable Moms Across America sounding alarms on GMOs, recorded on 8/13/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 8/13/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 8/14/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180813.html 

Unstoppable Moms Across America Sounding Alarms on GMOs

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guest

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

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1. Zen Honeycutt share how she transformed her anger of discovering the role GMO food had in her three sons suffering from the symptoms of autoimmune diseases into her own research and into reaching out to other mothers across America to share stories of how a diet of GMO food affected their kids with disease. This spurred her on to found the non-profit organization Moms Across America, opening the door to speaking on network tv and at internationla events. Zen recently published her book, UNSTOPPABLE: Transforming Sickness and Struggle into Triumph, Empowerment, and a Celebration of Community. Zen let’s us know what we consumers can do to remove GMOs from the diet and from the store shelves. Zen also comments on the Federal Civil Court ruling on awarding an ailing goundskeeper with leukemia $289 million for Monsanto knowingly made false claims on the safety of the herbicide Roundup with the carcinogenic ingredient of glyphosate. The GMO strategy of Monsanto (recently purchased by Bayer into the world’s largest agribusiness and seed company) is based on glyphosate being safe, but a federal court has found the company lying about its product safety.

About our Guest:  Zen Honeycutt is the founding executive director of Moms Across America, a non-profit National Coalition of Unstoppable Moms, and author of the new book UNSTOPPABLE: Transforming Sickness and Struggle into Triumph, Empowerment, and a Celebration of Community. Zen has three boys with allergies, asthma, autoimmune, and autism symptoms which greatly improved when they went GMO-free and organic. In the process of creating Moms Across America, and becoming an international speaker, she discovered that thousands of Moms are seeing the same results. With the motto “Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids,” Moms Across America has grown rapidly during its first five years with over 600 leaders having created 1,000+ community events in all 50 states, and marching Moms in many civic parades drawing attention to healthy diets without GMOs. Zen is also the director and producer of the short documentary Communities Rising. The Moms Across America and now Mothers Across the World networks are a driving force in transforming the food system and health 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.


Guest Links: www.momsacrossamerica.com

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Announcement Links

Radio KBBF Annual Low Rider Car Show Fundraiser Event

August 18, Saturday, 1 PM – 6 PM at the Carpenter Union Campus, 1700 Corby Ave, Ste B, Santa Rosa, CA https://www.facebook.com/events/215144885717919/

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21st Annual Petaluma Progressive Festival

August 26, Sunday, Noon – 5:30 PM featuring the SF Mime Troupe, and authors Daniel Ellsberg and Peter Phillips at Wallnut Park, Petaluma Blvd South and D Street, Petaluma, CA http://progressivefestival.org/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

May You Walk in your Life sung by Betsey Ross from the Album Welcome to the Circle (2006 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 Marion Aird and Carol Singer on the National Organization for Women (NOW), recorded on 8/6/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Marion Aird and Carol Singer on the National Organization for Women (NOW), recorded on 8/6/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 8/6/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 8/7/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180806.html 

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guest

1. Marion Aird , Executive Committee, Newsletter Editor, National Organization for Women (NOW) Sonoma Chapter

2. Carol Singer, Executive Committee, Member-at-large, NOW Sonoma Chapter

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1. Marion Aird and 2. Carol Singer talk about their becoming active with women’s issues and politics. Since 1966 the National Organization for Women (NOW) has been the leading voice for women’s rights and encouraging women to vote and to run for office. this coming election in November 2018 is especially important for getting out the women’s vote, and there are many women running for offices nationwide. As part of encouranging women in Sonoma County to make their voice heard, Marion and Carole  announce the Sonoma Chapter of NOW’s Garden Party and Summer Social featuring the Haute Flash Quartet for this Saturday in Santa Rosa at the Howarth Park Gazebo from 1 PM to 4 PM, open to the public, free with donations and newcomers gladly accepted. It is a Zero Waste event, so attendees are encouraged to bring one’s own picnic gear. See the announcement below.

About our Guest:  Marion Aird  [it is on the audio file, to be added as text]

About our Guest:  Carol Singer is a lifelong activist in civil rights and environmental work. After moving to Sonoma County in the early 80s, she cofounded Born of Woman, a circle formed to explore and heal the root causes of violence against women and girls, stood with Women in Black (who stand together worldwide in silent witness against violence), and in the 1990s, helped form the Nineteenth Amendment Anniversary Project. This coalition was formed to honor the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (when women won the right to vote). It included women’s groups all over the North Bay.
NAAP created women’s history units for public schools (K–12th grades), sometimes portraying Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Ellen Pleasant, and others.
During that time, Carol became active in NOW.


Guest Links: www.facebook.com/soconow

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Announcement Links

NOW Rise Up Garden Social

fb Event Page for the NOW Garden Party: www.facebook.com/events/1893538304272246

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Radio KBBF Annual Low Rider Car Show Fundraiser Event

August 28, Saturday, 1 pm – 6 pm at the Carpenter Union Campus, 1700 Corby Ave, Ste B, Santa Rosa, CA

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Hey Mr. Politician  by Ellen Bukstel  from the Album Daddy’s Little Girl (2008 Ellen Bukstel)

Battle Hymn for Women sung by Betsey Ross from the Album Welcome to the Circle (2006 Paper Crane Music)

This Little Light of mine sung by Gospel Music Band from the Album:Gospel Music #4 (2012 Senga Music)

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Gaye LeBaron on local Sonoma County history, recorded on 7/30/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Gaye LeBaron on local Sonoma County history, recorded on 7/30/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 7/30/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 7/31/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180730.html 

Gaye LeBaron’s Eye on the Local History of Sonoma County

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guest

1. Gaye LeBaron , Columnist of The Press Democrat, Author, Teacher, and Local Historian of Sonoma County, California

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1. Gaye LeBaron shares how she entered journalism and the challenges she faced as one of the few women journalists in newspaper when she joined the Press Democrat, and later how she mentored women entering the field of journalism as a professor at Sonoma State University. Gaye takes us back 150 years as we commemorate Santa Rosa receiving its city charter.this year.  Gaye reminds us of the heritage of the Pomo and Coast Miwok tribes, and the importance of the history of Sonoma County that shapes our present.

About our Guest:  Gaye LeBaron is an American newspaper columnist, author, teacher, and local historian of Sonoma County, California. She wrote for The Press Democrat here in Sonoma County from 1961 until her semi-retirement in 2001. She also co-authored two books on the history of Santa Rosa, California.  Producing more than 8,000 columns for The Press Democrat, ranging from human interest to cultural events to ethnic history to local politics. At one point she published six columns a week. And was considered the “premier columnist” of the paper, and a readership survey confirmed that hers was “the most popular feature in the paper”. She became a local celebrity. Gaye taught Sonoma County history at Santa Rosa Junior College and at the Lifelong Learning Center at Sonoma State University. In 2001 LeBaron gifted her interview notes and research material to the Sonoma State University Library, which entered the material into its special collections department. In 2003 the library added the Gaye LeBaron Collection to its online catalog and also opened a Gaye LeBaron website for the use of students, researchers, and community organizations. Mike Thompson named her Sonoma County Woman of the Year in 2015. In 2016 LeBaron received the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award from the Community College League of California.


Guest Links: Contact Gaye LeBaron through the Press Democrat  www.pressdemocrat.com

 The Gaye LeBaron Digital Collection at Sonoma State University Library includes materials selected from the Gaye LeBaron Collection, a special collection held in the University Library. Digital objects include letters, photographs and newspaper columns that chronicle the history of the region. New objects are added each week. Printed versions of these images can be viewed by appointment. To view LeBaron newspaper columns from 1995 to the present, go to The Press Democrat website. More about the Gaye LeBaron Collection.

 http://northbaydigital.sonoma.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/Lebaron

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Announcement Links

Radio KBBF Annual Low Rider Car Show Fundraiser Event

August 28, Saturday, 1 pm – 6 pm at the Carpenter Union Campus, 1700 Corby Ave, Ste B, Santa Rosa, CA

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Santa Rosa’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

September 8, Saturday, 3 pm -10 pm, Old Courthouse Square

https://santarosacity150.com/event/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Happy Birthday sung by: Madacy Kids  from the Album 100 All Time Kids Favorite (2001 Madacy Kids)

The Ones Who Have Gone Before Us by Bev Grant from the Album We Were There – Women in the Labor Industry (2002 Human Condition Music)

What a Wonderful World sung by LeAnn Rines from the Album:What a Wonderful World  (2004 Curb Records Inc.)

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

 

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Portia Sinnott on Zero Waste Sonoma County Initiative, recorded on 7/23/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Portia Sinnott on Zero Waste Sonoma County Initiative, recorded on 7/23/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 7/23/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 7/24/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180723.html 

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Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1.  Portia Sinnott , Program Director for Zero Waste USA, Co-founder and Executive Director of LITE Initiatives, including Zero Waste Sonoma County (ZWSC).

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1. Portia Sinnott shares her path to activism as a single mom, and her focus on recycling.  She talks about the goal of Zero Waste to tackle the landfill problem affecting most counties in the USA.  She gives simple things we can do as consumers and while sorting our garbage from recyclable materials, or when choosing to have a drink without a plastic straw.

About our Guest:  Portia Sinnott  serves as Program Director for Zero Waste USA and the Editor for the Northern California Recycling Association. Also, a self-employed Zero Waste advocate consultant, she co- leads and takes part in cutting-edge projects across North America and Europe. Her favorites include development of EPA’s “Managing and Transforming Waste Streams – A Tool for Communities” and the Nestle’ Purina Headquarters Zero Waste Plan.
Portia is an advocate for living lightly on the earth she is co-founder and executive director of LITE Initiatives aka LITE. A Sonoma County/California based activist group LITE’s programs include Car-Lite, Zero Waste Action – Sonoma County and Community Bikes in Santa Rosa. A member of the Sonoma County Local Task Force since 2000, Portia helped lead the recent Zero Waste Sonoma County  (ZWSC) Initiative that, if passed, will result in the entire county committing to Zero Waste by 2030.


Guest Links:
Zero Waste Sonoma County (ZWSC)  http://liteinitiatives.org/zerowaste

https://www.facebook.com/zerowastesonomacounty/

Email SWSC:  zwsonoma@sonic.net

More helpful information at the site of Zero Waste USA: http://zerowasteusa.org/

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Announcement Links

Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center

Films likeThe Doctrine of Discovery – Unmasking the Domination Code and discussions, https://www.facebook.com/PJCSonoma

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

In My Daughters Eyes sung by: Maxine Linehan  from the Album An American Journey (2014 Terminus Recording Studios)

Save The Earth sung by: Beathie from the Album: Tied to the Earth in Love (Beth Martin Lichter)

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Wei-Ling Huber on Hospitality Workers and Erin Brockovich on holdng PG&E accountable for wildfires, recorded on 7/9/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Wei-Ling Huber on Hospitality Workers and Erin Brockovich on holdng PG&E accountable for wildfires, recorded on 7/9/18, has been uploaded to the web archives. The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the NorthBay on Monday 7/9/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 7/10/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180709.html

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1.  Wei-Ling Huber , Presidemt – UNITE HERE Local 2850,
North Bay Hospitality Workers

2.  Erin Brockovich, Author, Consumer Activist

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1. Wei-Ling Huber shares her road to activism that began in the university to  clamor for Ethnic Studies. Wei-Ling’s research helped her to realize the best way to bring people of color to more equitable living conditions was through the labor movement. Wei-Ling talks about the plight of hospitality workers in Sonoma County where hotel rooms are expensive yet the hospitality workers often make just over minimum wage with heavy work loads in unsafe conditions. Wei-Ling announces a rally in support of hospitality workers at the Hyatt Vineyard in Santa Rosa on Friday at 1:30 pm.

About our Guest: Wei-Ling Huber is a lifelong activist for justice,and has worked to improve and expand economic opportunities for Alameda, Contra Costa and Sonoma County workers since 1995 through her work with UNITE HERE 2850, the East Bay hospitality workers union. She has been the President of UNITE HERE Local 2850 since 2006 and a General Vice President of her international union since 2014.


Guest Links: www.facebook.com/UniteHere2850

Related Link: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7311579-181/hyatt-vineyard-creek-workers-vote

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2.  Erin Brockovich shares her story on becoming one of the most successful consumer activists in taking on PG&E in Hinkley, CA, in 1993, about which a movie was made called Erin Brockovich. Erin encourages us to break free from the box of other’s expectations and to develop the self-esteem needed for the long and persistent fight for justice.  Erin comes to Sonoma County to help those who were victims of last October wildfire storm that appears to have been sparked by PG&E’s negligent behaviour in protecting their equipment from nearby brush and trees as required as a public utility. Erin warns of legislation that would shield PG&E from accountability in future wildfire disasters in California, inspite of the corporation’s vast wealth.

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

About our Guest: Erin Brockovich was born in Kansas in 1960. While working as a file clerk at a Los Angeles law firm in 1992, Brockovich uncovered documents that ultimately led to more than 600 residents of Hinkley, California, filing a lawsuit against utility giant PG&E. The $333 million settlement they received was the largest of its kind in the history of the United States. The story of Brokovich’s life and involvement in the case was the subject of the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, which starred Julia Roberts in the title role. Since the film’s release, Erin Brockovich has continued to work as a consumer advocate and environmental activist.

Guest LInk: wwww.brockovich.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ErinBrockovichOfficial

Related Links: Erin Brockovich joins legal team suing PG&E over October wildfires http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8449965-181/celebrity-environmental-advocate-erin-brockovich

http://pgelawsuit.com/erin-brockovich/

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Announcement Links

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (BOS) cutting staff funding for the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women and for the Commission on Human Rights

 Really Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (BOS)! You are cutting staff funding for the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women at a time when women’s productive rights are in jeopardy and there is an effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. A good example of that is on the federal level: Trump and his fellow Republicans are still trying to defund Planned Parenthood. With a majority of women on the Board, how was this allowed? Have they forgotten whose shoulders they are standing on and the continuous struggle to have a significant place at the table?
In addition the BOS is cutting the staff funding for the Sonoma County Human Rights Commission (HRC) at a time when The United States has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, with Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley calling it “a mockery of human rights” for allowing China, among other countries, to join, and for a statement that scrutinizes Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people. In cutting county staff support, in my mind, they are degrading both commissions thus creating a high potential to fail. I encourage you to call your supervisor and let them know this is not acceptable to you.

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors: (707) 565-2241

https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/

https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Commission-on-the-Status-of-Women/

https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Commission-on-Human-Rights/

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Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Standing on the Shoulders  by Earth Mama  from the Album Love Large (Rouse House)

 I’s Political by Shannon LaBrie from the Album: War and Peace ( LaBrie Records and BUTR Records LLC)

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