Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Dr.Donald Pierce on the upcoming North Bay Science Discovery Day and Madeleine Keegan O’Connell on the YWCA Domestic Abuse Hotline and Care for Sonoma County,  recorded on 10/15/18, has been uploaded to the web archives

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Dr.Donald Pierce on the upcoming North Bay Science Discovery Day and Madeleine Keegan O’Connell on the YWCA Domestic Abuse Hotline and Care for Sonoma County,  recorded on 10/15/18, 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 10/15/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 10/16/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA181015.html 

Featuring Guests:

1. Dr. Donald Pierce, Co-Founder, North Bay Science Discovery Day

2. Madeleine Keegan O’Connell, CEO, YWCA, Sonoma County Chapter

Announcements (See links below)

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1. Dr. Donald Pierce co-founded the North Bay Science Discovery Day which is coming up on Saturday Oct. 27 a free all-day event happening at the Sonoma County Fair Grounds. The annual event offers hands-on activities for kids and teenagers to learn about how Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering help us understand and succeed in our world. All volunteers,sponsors and fascnating exhibitors make this free event possible. Check the website to see how you can get involved.

About our Guest: Dr. Donald Pierce is a Founding team member  of the North Bay Science Discovery Day and a Volunteer Physician with Rotacare, a free clinic Rotary club sponsored night clinic at Kaiser 3rd St offices in Santa Rosa. He is also a Volunteer coordinator for the Buck Institute for Aging Research and the Grandfather with 8 Grandchildren.

Guest Links: https://www.northbayscience.org/

www.facebook.com/northbaysciencediscoveryday/

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2. Madeleine Keegan O’Connell describes the start of YWCA in Sonoma County in 1975 with noticing women and children sleeping in cars and discovering the cause to be domestic abuse and even violence. The need for a chapter of YWCA was recognized and the national YWCA agreed.  YWCA provides a 24 hour confidential hotline at (707) 546-1234 and care for domestic abuse victims, including a safe-house in the area. October is Domestic Abuse Awareness month. Madeleine announces the screening premier of the film Power & Control : Domestic Violence in America at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa on October 25th. See the YWCASC website for other events and activities.

Film Event Link: www.ywcasc.org/blog/event/power-control-domestic-violence-in-america

About our Guest: Madeleine Keegan O’Connell has been the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA in Sonoma County since 2012. The YWCA has been the county’s domestic violence service provider since 1975. She brings to her team a unique for-profit business 28-year career in the marketing and public relations arena of community banking which spans two coasts. She has made it her personal mission to raise awareness of YWCA’s work in the local community utilizing all her media skills. Madeleine has been recognized by the North Bay Business Journal’s “Nonprofit Leadership Award” in 2016 as well as a “2017 Women in Business” Award. Her name appears on the Press Democrat’s list of “30 Women You Should Know in Sonoma County” and she has been honored by a “Special Certificate of Congressional Recognition” by Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman for her work with YWCA Sonoma County. A graduate of the University of San Francisco holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior. Madeleine and her husband, Kevin, reside in Santa Rosa along with their boys, Johnny, age 8 and Nicholas, age 6. Challenged with a diagnosis of Stage Two breast cancer in 2014, Madeleine reminds each of us that there was a 20% chance of the lump she found being malignant, which it was – contrasted to the national and local statistic that one in four families will be affected by domestic violence – that’s 25% of the people we all know.

Guest Link:  www.ywcasc.org

 YWCA Domestic Abuse 24 hour Confidential Hotline at (707) 546-1234

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Announcements:

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:15 PM – 9 PM, Praxis Peace Institute presents Ellen Brown, an internationally known expert on Public Banking and money. She is the author of “Web of Debt” and “The Public Banking Solution.” Also presented is Gar Alperovitz, a political economist and historian. He is the author of “What Then Must We Do: Ten Way To Democratize the Economy, “America Beyond Capitalism,” and several others.
Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm,, Film screeining premier of Power & Control : Domestic Violence in America at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa,  Dine & donate at Mary’s Pizza Shack just prior to the film. The YWCA dine & donate will be from 5-7pm.

Event Link: www.ywcasc.org/blog/event/power-control-domestic-violence-in-america

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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

Galaxy Song sung by Clint Black from the Album D’Lectrified (1999 BMG Entertainment Records)

Vote sung by the Citizens Band from the Album Grab A Root and Growl (2012 The Citizens Band)

Battle Hymn of Women Betsy Rose and the Womansong Chorus 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 commentary on the Senate appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court and Indigenous People’s Day,  recorded on 10/8/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz commentary on the Senate appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court and Indigenous People’s Day,  recorded on 10/8/18, 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 10/8/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 10/9/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA181008.html 

Featuring

1. Elaine B. Holtz , Host of Women’s Spaces gives a Commentary on Indigenous People’s Day and the contentious Senate appontment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.

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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

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

Nanyegi by Becky Hobbs  from the Album Nanyegi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee (2011 Becky Hobbs)

Battle Hymn of Women Betsy Rose and the Womansong Chorus 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 Congressional Candidate Laura Wells on Judge Kavanaugh hearings and Chris Costillio, Jessica R. and Hayly P on Verity Rape Crisis Line

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Congressional Candidate Laura Wells on Judge Kavanaugh hearings and Chris Costillio, Jessica R. and Hayly P on Verity Rape Crisis Line,  recorded on 10/1/18, 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 10/1/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 10/2/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA181001.html 

Green Party Congressional Candidate Laura Wells  on the Judge Kavanaugh Hearings

Verity’s 24/7 Crisis Line for Sexual Abuse

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1. Laura Wells , Green Party Candidate for Congress, District 13, San Francisco

2. Chris Costillio , Executive Director, Verity

3. Jessica R., Bilingual Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, FJCSC, Verity

4. Hayly P., Prevention Education Manager, Verity

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1. Laura Wells shares her path to the Green Party and to become a political candidate.  Laura has been a candidate for State Controller of California and now she is running for the District 13 Congressional seat in San Francisco. Laura comments on the U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearng of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and the accusations of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and others of sexual abuse while drunk.

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About our Guest:  Laura Wells was raised in Michigan. She earned her BA in foreign languages from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1969, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society. Laura went on to earn a Master’s of Education at Antioch University, and lived in Boston, Massachusetts for ten years working in finance, computer programming, and systems analysis. In 1992 Laura switched to working with nonprofits such as Pesticide Action Network and Women’s Economic Agenda Project, and other sectors such as schools, labor unions and county government. For the past 30+ years Laura has lived in California, and has been an Oakland resident since 2000. Wells ran for State Controller and Governor on the Green Party ticket and is now running for Congress. She is co-founder of the No Corporate Money Campaign, with the mission to build a critical mass of candidates who pledge to run with no corporate money.

Guest Link: https://laurawells.org/

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2.  Chris Costillio, 3. Jessica R. and 4. Hayly P. talk about the mission of Verity in Santa Rosa and their 24/7 CrisisTelephone Line and how they came to this work from personal experience with sexual abuse. They call our attention to October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Chris reports increased calls to Verity’s 24/7 Crisis Line  due to the Judge Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation Hearings where Dr. Ford’s couageous testimony triggered memories of sexual assault in men and women.

 

 About our Guest:   Chris Costillio earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University, with external work for her Master’s Degree in Psychology. Chris has over 40 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in Sonoma County, working with diverse populations and cultures, most recently working with the Youth Business Week of California (YBW.) She is committed to eliminating myths and stereotypes surrounding sexual assault and bringing our community together to become better informed, educated and able to speak out against sexual abuse. At Verity, Chris continues to pursue her passion for community collaboration.

About our Guest: Jessica R. earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Women and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University in 2016. Her experience includes working with at-risk and emotionally disturbed youth in residential treatment as well as working with youth out in the local community. Jessica plans on pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work, to further help the youth in need. In her free time, she loves kicking the ball around with her friends and family.

About our Guest: Hayly P. was born in Southern California and raised here in Sonoma County. She obtained her BS in Human Foods and Nutrition for Dietetics with an emphasis in Community Development from the California Polytechnic University of Pomona. Her previous work experience includes working on a community development team as a health and wellness advisor and acting as a youth mentor. She also worked as the logistics coordinator for Sonoma County and the Child Parent Institute’s collaborative Mandated Reporting and Community Outreach Program for Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention. In the scope of all these projects, sexual assault and violence prevention has been a topic of discussion, education, and care. Hayly is excited to use her experience with these topics, as well as her background in community development and outreach, to promote the prevention of violence in our community.

Guest linkshttp://www.ourverity.org/

Verity 24/7 Crisis Line: (707) 545-7273

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Announcements

October 1 – 5, 5-6:30 PM, We Believe You, Christine Blasey Ford! 5 Days of Protest! in Santa Rosa at the Federal Building, 777 Sonoma Ave  https://www.facebook.com/events/325681704860359/

October 4, Thursday, 4 PM – 6:30 PM, Cancel Kavanaugh – Walkout and Speakout! in Santa Rosa at the Federal Building, 777 Sonoma Ave https://www.facebook.com/events/477787616065550/

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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)

By My Silence sung by Ellen Bukstel (featuring Nick Annis)  from the Album Daddy’s Little Girl (2008 Ellen Bukstel.)

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

Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Pat Kerrigan on Heroes of October Celebration and Cherri Pedrioli and Diana Borgers on the 2nd Annual Sonoma Strong Healing Fair, both events this weekend,  recorded on 9/24/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.

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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Pat Kerrigan on Heroes of October Celebration and Cherri Pedrioli and Diana Borgers on the 2nd Annual Sonoma Strong Healing Fair, both events this weekend,  recorded on 9/24/18, 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 9/24/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 9/25/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA180924.html 

Heroes of October Celebration

2nd Annual Sonoma Strong Healing Fair

Both Events this Weekend

Announcements    (See Links below)

Featured Guests

1. Pat Kerrigan , Co-host, Sonoma County’s Morning News, Radio KSRO

2.Cherri Pedrioli , Co-President, Santa Rosa Holistic Chamber of Commerce

3. Diana Borgers , Co-President, Santa Rosa Holistic Chamber of Commerce

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1. Pat Kerrigan talks about the Heroes of October celebration consisting of three events this weekend: The Celebration of Heroes in the Santa Rosa Square on Sunday, September 30, noon – 5 pm, a free family event honoring also the unsung heroes of last year’s devastating wildfire; The Heroes of October Pat Kerrigan Scramble golf tournament at Oakmont Golf Club on Monday November 1, benefitting the Community Foundation Resilience Fund; and the current screening of the documentary film Urban Inferno at the 3rd Street Cinema in Santa Rosa.

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About our Guest:  Pat Kerrigan is dedicated to the people in her community, making sure listeners have a place to be heard, to be informed, and to remember to have fun in the morning! She has worked for several local stations in the area including morning shows for KZST and Q105. In 2001, Pat heard a local doctor speak about the need for a non-profit breast care center for women, and went to work. She procured the talents of Lily Tomlin (who performed for free), and raised a quarter-million dollars in one night: seed money for the Sutter Breast Care Center, She currently is the News Director and anchoring the morning newscast on the historic airwaves of Radio KSRO. Personally, Pat continues her commitment to serving her community, where she hopes to help kids with self-esteem and confidence issues through public speaking.

Guest Link: www.ksro.com/show/sonoma-countys-morning-news-with-pat-kerrigan/

 Heroes of October Events website Link:www.heroesofoctober.com

Sunday, noon – 5 PM, Heroes of October Celebration fb Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/319334088835480/

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2.  Cherri Pedrioli and 3. Diana Borgers share how they came to form the Santa Rosa Holistic Chamber of Commerce (SRHCC) to promote healing practices that are alternative to or integrative to allopathic medicine.  Cherri and Diana announce the free 2nd Annual Sonoma Strong Healing Fair at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building this Saturday, featuring 69 practitioners/doctors, 8 sponsors, 22 vendors, 8 non-profit organizations, and 7 speakers for the event offering free massage, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, energy healing and more.

 About our Guest:  Cherri Pedrioli is the owner of Reconnect Mind Body Soul. She offers Reconnective Healing as a way to bring life back into balance and is th Co-President of the Santa Rosa Holistic Chamber of Commerce.

About our Guest: Diana Borgers is the owner of The Borges Experience. She is a transformative energy life coach and energy healer, and the Co-President of the Santa Rosa Holistic Chamber of Commerce.

Guest linksHolistic Chamber of Commerce – Santa Rosa Chapter website.

SRHCC facebook link: www.facebook.com/SantaRosaHolisticChamberofCommerce/

Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sonoma Strong Healing Fair Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/230785057509892/

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Announcements

Saturday September 29 Sonoma Strong Healing Fair linkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/230785057509892/

Sunday and Monday, September 30 and October 1, Heroes of October Event Link: www.heroesofoctober.com

Redwood Emptire Chinese Association website: www.recacenter.org (RECA held the annual Mooncake Festival last Saturday.)

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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

I Believe sung by LeeAnn Rimes from the Album You Light Up My Life (1997 Curb Records)

Bella Ciao sung by Betsy Rose and the Women’s Chorus  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 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

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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

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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