Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Mara Ventura on North Bay Jobs With Justice Raising the Wage Campaign and Maddy Hirchfield on North Bay Labor Council’s Campaign and Candidate Training, has been uploaded to the web archive. The show was recorded, broadcast in the North Bay and streamed worldwide over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM  on Monday 9/2/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 9/4/19 at 11 AM. 



North Bay Jobs for Justice’s Raise the Wage Campaign

North Bay Labor Council’s upcoming Campaign and Candidate Training


Featuring Guests

1. Mara Ventura, Executive Director, North Bay Jobs With Justice

2. Maddy Hirchfield,  Political Director,  North Bay Labor Council


Accomplishments this Week in Women’s History (Click for section below)

Announcements (Click for section below)


 Our Featured Guests

1. Mara Ventura and 2. Maddy Hirchfield share their paths to labor activism. Mara talks about struggle to get $15 as the minimum wage and the successess in the North Bay. See the North Bay Jobs With Justice website for the Raise the Wage Campaign in our counties.  Maddy encourages more labor friendly folks to run for office and is presenting an educational opportuity by the North Bay Labor Council on Septembe 28 and 29 at the Plumbers’ Hall on Campaign and Candidate Training.

About our Guest:   Mara Ventura is Executive Director of North Bay Jobs for Justice. She was involved in university student organizing with MEChA.

Guest Link: www.northbayjobswithjustice.org

About our Guest: Maddy Hirchfield has been involved in politics and government in Sonoma County for decades. She served as Chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party from 1996 to 2002, in addition to serving as a delegate on the California State Democratic Party. She worked for the state Legislature serving two California State Assemblymembers between 2002 and 2014. Hirshfield has also been a successful political manager and consultant representing dozens of local and state candidates and ballot measures. Maddy is the first Political Director of the North Bay Labor Council.

Guest Link: https://unionhall.aflcio.org/nblc

Event Link September 28 and 29, 2019, Campaign and Candidate Training hhttps://unionhall.aflcio.org/nblc/events/candidatecampaign-training


Accomplishments this Week in Women’s History:

Frances Perkins: (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880[1][2] – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Roosevelt cabinet to remain in office for his entire presidency.
During her term as Secretary of Labor, Perkins executed many aspects of the New Deal, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration and its successor the Federal Works Agency, and the labor portion of the National Industrial Recovery Act. With the Social Security Act she established unemployment benefits, pensions for the many uncovered elderly Americans, and welfare for the poorest Americans. She pushed to reduce workplace accidents and helped craft laws against child labor. Through the Fair Labor Standards Act, she established the first minimum wage and overtime laws for American workers, and defined the standard forty-hour work week. She formed governmental policy for working with labor unions and helped to alleviate strikes by way of the United States Conciliation Service. Perkins dealt with many labor questions during World War II, when skilled labor was vital and women were moving into formerly male jobs.



Saturday, September 7, 11:00 AM to noon,  Sebastopol Peace Wall 5th annual Honoree Induction Ceremony. This year’s Honorees: Jim Corbett, Tula Jaffe, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and Dr. Earl Herr. https://www.sebastopollivingpeacewall.com/


Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Climate Action Concert: A Benefit for Daily Acts,, SOMO Village Event Center, Rohnert Park, CA,  & https://dailyacts.org/events-1/?eid=11826


Monday, September 16, 2019, Climate Action Special on Women’s Spaces Radio Show,  Radio KBBF 898.1 FM North Bay or streaming at https://kbbf.org/live/. Repeats on Wednesday, September 18 on Radio KPCA 101.2 FM or streaming at https://petalumacommunityaccess.org/kpca/


Friday, September 20, 2019, Planet and National Climate Strike,  three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to #strikewithus


September 28 and 29, 2019, Campaign and Candidate Training https://unionhall.aflcio.org/nblc/events/candidatecampaign-training


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

The Ones Who Have Come Before Us by Bev Grant from the album We Were There: Songs of Women Labor  (Human Condition Music)

Bread and Roses sung byBobbie McGee from the album Classic Labor Songs from Smithsoian Folkways (2006 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Which Side are you On by Bev Grant from the album We Were There: Songs of Women Labor  (Human Condition Music)


For music purchasing opportunity:

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