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Women’s Spaces Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Dr.Donald Pierce on the upcoming North Bay Science Discovery Day and Madeleine Keegan O’Connell on the YWCA Domestic Abuse Hotline and Care for Sonoma County,  recorded on 10/15/18, 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 10/15/18 and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Tuesday 10/16/18.

The link to the show’s archive webpage is


Featuring Guests:

1. Dr. Donald Pierce, Co-Founder, North Bay Science Discovery Day

2. Madeleine Keegan O’Connell, CEO, YWCA, Sonoma County Chapter

Announcements (See links below)


1. Dr. Donald Pierce co-founded the North Bay Science Discovery Day which is coming up on Saturday Oct. 27 a free all-day event happening at the Sonoma County Fair Grounds. The annual event offers hands-on activities for kids and teenagers to learn about how Science, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering help us understand and succeed in our world. All volunteers,sponsors and fascnating exhibitors make this free event possible. Check the website to see how you can get involved.

About our Guest: Dr. Donald Pierce is a Founding team member  of the North Bay Science Discovery Day and a Volunteer Physician with Rotacare, a free clinic Rotary club sponsored night clinic at Kaiser 3rd St offices in Santa Rosa. He is also a Volunteer coordinator for the Buck Institute for Aging Research and the Grandfather with 8 Grandchildren.

Guest Links: https://www.northbayscience.org/



2. Madeleine Keegan O’Connell describes the start of YWCA in Sonoma County in 1975 with noticing women and children sleeping in cars and discovering the cause to be domestic abuse and even violence. The need for a chapter of YWCA was recognized and the national YWCA agreed.  YWCA provides a 24 hour confidential hotline at (707) 546-1234 and care for domestic abuse victims, including a safe-house in the area. October is Domestic Abuse Awareness month. Madeleine announces the screening premier of the film Power & Control : Domestic Violence in America at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa on October 25th. See the YWCASC website for other events and activities.

Film Event Link: www.ywcasc.org/blog/event/power-control-domestic-violence-in-america

About our Guest: Madeleine Keegan O’Connell has been the Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA in Sonoma County since 2012. The YWCA has been the county’s domestic violence service provider since 1975. She brings to her team a unique for-profit business 28-year career in the marketing and public relations arena of community banking which spans two coasts. She has made it her personal mission to raise awareness of YWCA’s work in the local community utilizing all her media skills. Madeleine has been recognized by the North Bay Business Journal’s “Nonprofit Leadership Award” in 2016 as well as a “2017 Women in Business” Award. Her name appears on the Press Democrat’s list of “30 Women You Should Know in Sonoma County” and she has been honored by a “Special Certificate of Congressional Recognition” by Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman for her work with YWCA Sonoma County. A graduate of the University of San Francisco holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior. Madeleine and her husband, Kevin, reside in Santa Rosa along with their boys, Johnny, age 8 and Nicholas, age 6. Challenged with a diagnosis of Stage Two breast cancer in 2014, Madeleine reminds each of us that there was a 20% chance of the lump she found being malignant, which it was – contrasted to the national and local statistic that one in four families will be affected by domestic violence – that’s 25% of the people we all know.

Guest Link:  www.ywcasc.org

 YWCA Domestic Abuse 24 hour Confidential Hotline at (707) 546-1234



Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:15 PM – 9 PM, Praxis Peace Institute presents Ellen Brown, an internationally known expert on Public Banking and money. She is the author of “Web of Debt” and “The Public Banking Solution.” Also presented is Gar Alperovitz, a political economist and historian. He is the author of “What Then Must We Do: Ten Way To Democratize the Economy, “America Beyond Capitalism,” and several others.
Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma


Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm,, Film screeining premier of Power & Control : Domestic Violence in America at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa,  Dine & donate at Mary’s Pizza Shack just prior to the film. The YWCA dine & donate will be from 5-7pm.

Event Link: www.ywcasc.org/blog/event/power-control-domestic-violence-in-america


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

Galaxy Song sung by Clint Black from the Album D’Lectrified (1999 BMG Entertainment Records)

Vote sung by the Citizens Band from the Album Grab A Root and Growl (2012 The Citizens Band)

Battle Hymn of Women Betsy Rose and the Womansong Chorus from the album Welcome to the Circle (2006 Paper Crane Music)

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