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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with guest Michelle Gervais on rallying for children’s safety and Carole L. Ellis, Joan Gatley,Don Gibbels on the stage producion Talking With by Jane Martin, broadcast via KBBF-FM 89.1 on 2/26/18, has been uploaded to the web archives.


Rally for Children’s Safety
Talking With of Jane Martin  – New Stage Production

Announcements  (See Links below)

February is Black History Month –  (see some tributes below)


1.Michelle Gervais , Organizer, Rally For Children’s Safety held in Santa Rosa February 17

2. Carole L. Ellis, Co-Producer of the Stage Presentation of Talking With  by Jane Martin

3. Joan Gatley, Actress performing on stage in Talking With

4. Don Gibbels, Co-Producer of the Stage Presentation of Talking With


1. Michelle Gervais describes her reaction to the mass shooting at the Florida high school on Valentine’s Day as a mother, and the actions she took to call sponaneously a rally to happen at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa on the following Monday, February 19, President’s Day and a school holiday.  Michelle use every contact she had in the county to support her call for a rally for the children’s safety, and is such short notice attracted a couple of hundred children and adults.

About our Guest:  Michelle Gervais has lived in Sonoma County for 20 years, has 9-year old twins and her own development consulting business, and volunteers extensively, having served as Chair of several boards dealing with business, housing and children.

Press Democrat Article on the Rally Link


2. Carole L. Ellis, 3. Joan Gatley and 4. Don Gibbels discuss the stage production of the award-winning play Talking With by Jane Martin.  Joan Gatley recites a passage from the play which highlights the lives of 10 women in monologues. The special theater event is a fund-raiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and will be presented in the Auditorium named after Carole L. Ellis on the Petaluma Campus of the Santa Rosa Junior College on Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3, 7:30pm.

Event Link:  Stage Performance and Fundraiser Talking With

About our Guest: Carole L Ellis was born in Jackson, Fl She holds a Bachlors and Masters degree in Education and is currently working on her PHd. She started her education teaching career at Miller Creek Grade School in Marinwood, CA and went on to being a Principal in a variety of schools in Sonoma County. She is a Founding member Founding Member of Santa Rosa Community Baptist Church , for the past 12 years has served as a Santa Rosa Junior College Trustee and for the past 25 years served on the organizing committee for the Founding Member of Santa Rosa Community Baptist Church.

About our Guest: Don Gibble, talent manager and film critic, is happy to be living in Sonoma County after being in Los Angeles for 20 years. Don discovered many actors including Max Theriot and Mena Suvari. Max, from Occidental, stars on “Bates Motel” and Mena starred in “American Pie” and “American Beauty”. Don goes to 20 film festivals a year and loves to answer any questions regarding film and television. Don writes a Film & Theater Column in the Sonoma County Gazette. Email Don at dongibblecast@hotmail.com


Announcement Links 

Next Week’s Women’s Spaces Show on March 5th features Gloria Allred, Attorney for Women’s Rights representing many women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, Tune in at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) to Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay or streaming online at that hour at www.kbbf.org.

2018 is the 40th anniversary of Women’s History Week (the week of March 8, 1978), which led to the celebration of National Women’s History Month in March, but few people know that since its inception in 1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) has been headquartered here in Santa Rosa. In honor of Women’s History Month, Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Chair of the National Women’s History Project Board of Directors will give a talk about the History of NWHP, its impact on women, and its future. The event is happening Thursday, March 15th with a meet-the-speaker reception at 6:30pm and the talk beginning at 7:00pm at the Sonoma County Museum, located at 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

On March 29th at 7 pm in collorbaration with Emerge Radio and Women’s Spaces a special film “The Rape of Recy Taylor” will be shown at the Rialto Theatre as a fundraiser for Verity.


February is Black History Month

Ruby Bridges (born September 8, 1954) became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school. On November 14, 1960 amidst angry crowds, Ruby was escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals. The courage of Ruby and her family helped move the Civil Rights movement forward.

Biography of Ruby Bridges Link


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

For the Mothers sung by Betsy Rose and the Womensong Chorus from the Album: Welcome to the Circle
(Paper Crane Music

Heal the world sung by Connie Talbot from the album Beautiful World

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