Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Faith Ross of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development, Nancy Wang and Judy Cheung of the Redwood Empire Chinese Association,  broadcast on 2/15/2016, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Featuring Guests:

1. Faith Ross ,  Founding member of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development; Commissioner, Human Rights Commission of Sonoma County; Facilitator, Dialogue on Race

2. Nancy Wang , President, Redwood Empire Chinese Association

3. Judy Cheung, Editor, Redwood Empire Chinese Association newsletter and co-Administrator of the RECA Mandarin Language School



Black History Month

Music Break: Freedom – Original Song by Addy Gausman to celebrate Black History Month.  Addy Gausman: vocals, keyboard, music, lyrics. Kevin Schmitz: bass, drum loop. (on YouTube)

Guest 1.   Faith Ross discusses the bridges of understanding being built in the north bay counties and her work with young people in leading them in dialoguing on racial issues.

Faith announces some Black History Month events in Petaluma, Free and Open to the Public:

Thursday Feb. 18th at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m:  The movie SELMA will be playing in SRJC Petaluma’s Carole L. Ellis Auditorium

Friday, Feb. 26th at 7:30pm :
Annual Black History Program
The Impact of Black Music on American Culture
featuring Ric Alexander at the Petaluma Community Center – 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA


Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey

Music Break:  Special Chinese New Year 2016  CNY 2016 performs this New Year celebratory song. (on YouTube)

Guests 2. and 3. Nancy Wang and Judy Cheung join us to help us cheer on the Chinese New Year and discover 28 years of service of the the Redwood Empire Chinese Association in preserving preservation and sharing of Chinese culture, language, and heritage with the northern California community.

The 100-foot long dragon along with smaller dragons and lions can be seen at the upcoming gala celebration and fundraiser on Saturday February 20th at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, doors opening at 5pm.

2/20/2016 Year of the Monkey Celebration poster