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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Leslie Graves on the Families Belong Together Rally this Saturday June 2 and Dr. Harriet Fraad on the new presidential migrant policy and world relations, recorded on 6/25/18, 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 6/25/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 6/26/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is


Announcements    (See Links below)


1. Leslie Graves, Event Producer, Families Belong Together Rally this Saturday.

2.  Dr.Harriet Fraad, Mental Health Counselor, Pioneer of the Feminist Movement


1. Leslie Graves shares some of the steps she took upon hearing the news of the separation of children from their migrant parents seeking refuge in the USA and detaining them, even losing their identities. As a mother she felt she had to act in the way she knew how, put on an event in Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa, and the seed of a quickly developing project that had two weeks to fill the square with people and tables of non-profits with action plans to stop the Zero Tolerance migrant policy of the Federal Government under President Trump for its human rights abuses. The Families Belong Together rally is one of many in localities and known Federal ICE Detentioin Camps across the country, which are listed on a link below. The rally is from 10 AM to 12:30 PM this Saturday June 30 and channel your anger in meaningul and effective actions.

About our Guest: Leslie Graves got her first taste of coordinating local events while with the Sonoma County Family YMCA when she took a role of planning the Harvest Fair 10K/3K Run in 1996 and then moved onto managing events at other non-profits and corporate retailers in the field of Marketing. Currently she has been the Market and Event Manager for the Wednesday Night Market in Downtown Santa Rosa since coming on board in 2016. Mixing a background of Health/Fitness, Marketing and Community Development, Leslie is always up for helping to make a positive impact by bringing people together to celebrate community whether planning a local special event or an adding surprise element of fun to the Wednesday Night Market and in her spare time she adds her voice to a bevy of local events as the emcee around Sonoma County.


2. Dr. Harriet Fraad shares her insights on the presidential decree of the Zero Tolerance Migrant Policy and then his decree to stopping of the immediate separation of children of parents seeking asylum  at the border, while snubbing former allies.

About our Guest: Dr. Harriet Fraad, Ed.D, is a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. She is a founding member of the feminist movement and the journal Rethinking Marxism. For 40 years, she has been a radical committed to transforming US personal and political life. She writes regularly for Truthout, and journals such as Tikkun, and The Journal of Psychohistory. Her latest book written with Richard Wolff and Stephen Resnick is Class Struggle on the Home Front (Palgrave 2009). She writes a blog called “Economy and Society” with Richard D. Wolff that appears on her website, harrietfraad.com, and the website of Richard Wolff, RDWolff.com. Her newest publication is an essay written with Tess Fraad-Wolff, “Imagine Personal and Sexual Life Under Socialism” which appears in the forthcoming book Imagine Socialism in the USA (Harper Collins, 2013). She is also a monthly guest on the Richard Wolff, “Economic Update.”

Guest LInk:  harrietfraad.com


Announcement Links

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Families Belong Together Rally in Courthouse Square fb event page

Families Belong Together, Find rally close to you https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/


As mentioned on the show today:

By My Silence co-written and sung by Ellen Buckstell and Nick Annis can be viewed on YouTube https://youtu.be/yn_Apis4_tc


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

Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor sung by WLA Childrens Choir from the Single  ()

We Shall Overcome sung by Mahalia Jackson from the Album: Freedom Our History of Us ( 2002 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc,)

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