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Women’s Spaces Radio Show on KBBF-FM 89.1 with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Jan Schiller and Linda Hemenway on Veterans Homeless Crisis Summit, guest and Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio,  broadcast on 8/29/16, has been uploaded to the web archives.

http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA160829.html

Featuring Guests:

1. Jan Schiller, Orgainizing for Action, Veterans Homeless Crisis

2. Linda Hemenway, Orgainizing for Action, Veterans Homeless Crisis

3. Noelle Hanrahan, Director, Prison Radio

Announcements

Guest 1. and  2. .  Jan Schiller, a retired teacher,  and Linda Hemenway discuss the work of Organizing for Action.  Organizing for Action is a group of community organizers that work on both national and local issues. On August 11th with the help of Veterans groups, government agencies, faith based communities, non-profits, and other community groups and elected officials OFA hosted the Veterans Housing Crisis Summit at the Palms Inn in Santa Rosa, whose landlord recently converted the Inn to a Homeless Shelter for Veterans.

Guest Link:  Email Organizing for Aciton,Linda Hemenway whatisworking@gmail.com

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Guest 3. Noelle Hanrahan talks about her journey in founding Prison Radio, an independent multimedia production studio that features journalists in prison, the most famous being Mumia Abul-Jamal.

From the Prison Radio website:  Prison Radio’s mission is to challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination. We do this by bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment.

Guest Link:  www.prisonradio.org

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Music Selections: Somebody’s Child by Ellen Bukstell (CD) album: Daddy’s Little Girl
http://ellenbukstel.com/music/

The Lady Lifers: A moving song from women in prison for life.  Published on May 15, 2015
The ten women in this chorus have all been sentenced to life in prison. They share a moving song about their experiences — one that reveals their hopes, regrets and fears. “I’m not an angel,” sings one, “but I’m not the devil.” Filmed at an independent TEDx event inside Muncy State Prison, it’s a rare and poignant look inside the world of people imprisoned with no hope of parole. (on YouTube)