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Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Nancy Rogers on Juneteenth Celebration and Vesta Copestakes on election year bullying,  broadcast on 6/13/16, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Featuring Guests:

1. Nancy Rogers, Organizer for the Martin Luther King, Jr / Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa on Saturday 6/18

2. Vesta Copestakes  ,  Publisher/Editor, Sonoma County Gazette,
on voting in the County of Sonoma


Guest 1.  Nancy Rogers shares the history of this 46th annual celebration of both the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr (the event began before there was a holiday honoring Rev. King) and that June 19th in 1865 in Galvestorn, Texas, when those enslaved were set free by Union troops – 2-1/2 years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863.  This year’s festivities will be at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Santa Rosa by the Fairgrounds, 10 AM to 8 PM. Check the guest link for list of performers, tourneys and sponsors.

Guest Link: www.facebook.com/MLKFestivalJuneteenth.SantaRosa/


Guest 2.  Vesta Copestakes discusses the bullying  that arises during the election cycle in urging fellow citizens vote a specific way while forgetting our common humanity.

Guest Link: www.sonomacountygazette.com

Music Selections:

By my Silence by Ellen Bukstel, (CD)

Oh Freedom Golden Gospal Singers (on Youtube)

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (on Youtube)

Simple Song of Freedom Cover of Bobby Darin’s classic by Della Reese