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Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Shekeyna Black on the Benefit Concert for André Russel this Thursday and Dr. Harriet Fraad on Understanding the Jeffrey Epstein Case, 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 9/9/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM on KBBF) and repeat broadcast in Petaluma and streamed worldwide over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM on Wednesday 9/11/19 at 11 AM. 



Upcoming 9/12 Benefit Concert for André Russell

Understanding the Jeffrey Epstein Case


Featuring Guests

1. Shekeyna Black, Coordinator, Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County

2. Dr. Harriet Fraad,  Hypnotherapist, Author,


Announcements (Click for section below)


 Our Featured Guests

1. Shekeyna Black talks about an upcoming benefit concert for André Russell, a local musician and founder of the local band Midnight Sun who is recovering from an accident involving a DUI driver crashing in to him on his motorcycle.  Since the band has been so generous in support of local fundraisers the community is being asked to respond wtih help for André’s recovey and to bring awareness to the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County at the request of André agreed  to be also a beneficiary of this concert. See the Announcements for the event poster below.

About our Guest: Shekeyna Black has been the Center Coordinator of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County for 4 years. She grew up in Los Angeles County and moved to Sonoma County in 1986 to attend Sonoma State University where she earned a degree in Theatre Arts. She went on later to earn another Bachelors in Organizational Management and a Masters in Entertainment Business. She is passionate about music as a way to connect people from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, she has her own business called A Miracle Production that produces bands, concerts, festivals and events. She does bookings and publicity for shows at Redwood Cafe in Cotati. She is the Director of Entertainment for the publication, Upbeat Times. She is a mother to four adult kids.

Guest Link: www.pjcsoco.org

Event Link: Benefit Concert for André Russell, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8 PM, Redwood Cafe, Cotati, CA http://www.pjcsoco.org/9122019-benefit-concert.html


2. Dr. Harriet Fraad discusses the implications of deeper systemic problems with male superiority and capitalism in the case of Jeffrey Epstein and his sex-trafficking of young girls to the rich and powerful including presidents and princes.Dr. Fraad looks at the middle class beginnings of Jeffrey Epstein and his ascent to a life of luxury with his ability to ingratiate himself to make ever higher and more lucrative connections. Dr. Fraad describes the raising of males in our strongly matriarchal led households and in our schools that tends to limit the emotional expression of boys to anger, sports and sex, while denying the boys needs for tenderness, comfort, emotional care and empathy that cannot be admitted for fear of shame of failure to live up to the learned identity of an American male.  Dr. Fraad believes paid paternity leaves and free daycare would help the families better address the nurturing of boys and allow the tender expressions of males as fathers.

About our Guest:   Dr. Harriet Fraad is a mental health Counselor and Hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. She speaks regularly and writes about the intersecting crises in US relationships personal life, politics and economics. She was a founding member of the Second Wave women’s movement and has remained an activist for her entire life. She appears regularly on the radio for Economic Update, The Julianna Forlano Morning show, MK Mendoza, and Women’s Spaces. Her very latest written work appears in Knowledge, Class and Economics :Marxism, Without Guarantees (Routledge, 2019).

Guest Link: www.harrietfraad.com



Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:00 PM, Benefit Concert for André Russell and Peace and Justice Center, Redwood Cafe, Cotati, CA



Friday – Saturday, Septermber 13 – 14, 2019, Festival of Belonging, Glaser Center, Santa Rosa. Free and open to the Public. RSVP for priority seating and updates, The annual festival is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Rosa and others listed with the schedule of events on the RSVP page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-festival-of-belonging-tickets-69121340791

Description of the 2019 Festival of Belonging on the RSVP page:  Today, there is no greater challenge for communities than the homeless crisis. It’s a many-headed hydra that will take many ordinary heroes to vanquish. The Festival of Belonging began in 2018 as a way to support our unsheltered neighbors before they were evicted from their long-time home behind a shopping mall. This year, we invite community members to get to know our unsheltered neighbors through art and stories. People who live on the streets are just as varied and unique as housed residents. Come and learn more about the life stories, hopes, and challenges of your unsheltered neighbors!

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Monday, September 16, 2019, Climate Action Special on Women’s Spaces Radio Show, with Kerry Fugett of Daily Acts as Co-Prducer, 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

Can’t Hold Me Down by Christina Aguilar from the album Stripped (Sony Music Entertainment)

Everybody Knows sung sung by Holly Figueroa from the album Gifts and Burdens (Holly Figueroa)


For music purchasing opportunity:

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