Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Sierra Dawn Downey on the Sunrise Movement, Diane Wheeler on Friends of the Climate Action Plan, and Gayle Goodbread on local Climate Action, 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 9/23/19 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 9/25/19 at 11 AM. 



Sunrise Movement Sonoma County Hub
Friends of Climate Action Plan


Featuring Guests

1. Sierra Dawn Downey,  Song Leader of the Sunrise Movement Sonoma County Hub

2. Diane Wheeler,  Co-Founder, Friends of the Climate Action Plan

3. Gayle Goodbread, Concerned Citizen


Announcements (Click for section below)


 Our Featured Guests

1. Sierra Dawn Downey describes why as a young person she is passionate about Climate Action and how the Global Climate Strike affected her.  She talks about the Sunrise Movement for people ages 13 to 35 to affiliate with for Climate Action and the Sonoma County Hub.

About our Guest: Sierra Dawn Downey, learning from a childhood spent hiking through redwoods, camping in deserts, and backpacking the mountains, has worked to make her relationship with the land one of healing, renewal, action, and ultimately, listening. Sierra is currently deepening her experience in sustainable systems, climate justice, community building, and her own leadership with the Daily Acts Leadership Institute’s Class of 2020. As Song Leader of the Sunrise Movement Sonoma County Hub, she adds her voice to the swell of systemic change required to re-frame our response to the climate crisis to be more urgent, equitable, and just. Sierra works at Sonoma County Tourism, which has made the commitment to a sustainable future by recently transitioning to a Destination Stewardship Organization.

Guest Link: Sonoma County Sunrise Hub www.facebook.com/SunriseSoCo/


2. Diane Wheeler and 3. Gayle Goodbread share their paths to Climate Action and their impressions of the Climate Strike in Santa Rosa on Friday September 20,  Dianne talks of the work and victories of the Friends of the Climate Action Plan lobbying local elected officials for a Climate Action Plan for their city and county.

About our Guest: Diane Wheeler has worked in the feature film industry for over 20 years, integrating environmental and climate work into production modalities throughout, and in 2010 co-created the first LEED Gold film studio in the country in New Orleans, LA. She moved to Sonoma county in 2013 and in response to the fires in October 2017 Diane co-founded FoCAP (Friends of the Climate Action Plan) a small group of citizen activists focused on urging local government to move more aggressively on climate issues.

Guest Link:  Diane Wheeler’s Climate Action Links for Sonoma County for  organizations to become affiliated and for elected officials to contact to lobby: pdf to download

About our Guest: Gayle Goodbread moved to Santa Rosa in 1976, she’s originally from upstate New York. In the mid 1990’s she became an animal rights advocate and got the first ever front page story of the Sunday Press Democrat to write about the plight of pet over-population in Sonoma County. She later became a feline behaviorist.
She was a peace activist during the first Iraq war, bringing Phil Agee, a former CIA agent to speak in Santa Rosa. After hearing the IPCC Special Report in October of 2018, she has made a commitment to being a part of the solution to our life threatening Climate condition.



September 20-27, 2019, Global Climate Strike  https://globalclimatestrike.net/


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

People Have The Power sung by Patti Smith from the album The Bridge School Collection Volume 2 (2006 The Bridge School)

This land is your land sung by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings from the album Up In The Air (From the motion picture) (Rhino Entertainment Co., a Warner Music Group)


For music purchasing opportunity:

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