Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz reflects through songs and poetry with commentary on current events 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 10/7/19 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 10/9/19 at 11 AM. 

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Reflections by Elaine B. Holtz, Co-Producer and Host, Women’s Spaces


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Elaine B.Holtz first announces the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County Peacemaker Awards, to be awarded Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Redwood Cafe at a Benefit Concert for the Peace & Justice Center. She then reads a poem of hers called Why, What Does All This Mean? and a poem by Dr. Dorothy Law Nolte called Children Learn What They Live.

What Does All This Mean? by Elaine B. Holtz

A child sat by a lake one day, asking what does this all mean?
Who am I? Where am I going? How do I fit into the scheme?
I sat down beside him, looked into his eyes,
And saw the reflections of so many whys

I’ve, too, questioned, my child, there’s so much to say,
But in all my searching and knowing, [ can’t show you the way.
I can only try to explain what I see.
Maybe you can show me, how it should be?

You see, life has many a game.
The hardest to play is the one for fame.
When we look for fame, we look for power.
In this quest, you might say, man has wasted many a life, many an hour;
Are we all so ant-like and insecure,
That for fame and power so much we endure?

The game of war, it’s not hard to understand –
It’s just fighting and killing, man to man.
What is hard to understand, are the men who are willing.
They fight In the name of pride and nation,.

I see no reason for this frustration.
The amazing, yet saddest part is
All wars are fought in the name of PEACE.
So you see my dear child – I too ask why.


Children Learn What They Live
by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and
in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in
which to live.


About our Host: Elaine B. Holtz is the host of Women’s Spaces. Elaine first produced the show in 1978 on KBBF FM in Santa Rosa, the nation’s first bilingual radio station, and it lasted unitl 1981. In 2007 Elaine her partner Kenneth Norton resurrected the show for TV with her first TV broadcast on Santa Rosa Community station through Comcast Cable Access. In December 2011 she produced her 200th TV show. In September 2012 Elaine began producing the Women’s Spaces Radio Show on Radio KBBF-89.1 FM out of their Santa Rosa, CA studio. Elaine as a single mom was a student in the first Women’s Studies Department of Sonoma State Universtiy where you graduated in 1975 with her B.A. in Sociology and gave the Graduation Speech. She then earned her M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University in 1978. She has always had a special interest in the needs and talents of women. In 2017 Elaine was appointed the current President of the Sonoma County Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW).



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Monday, October 16,  2019 6:30 – 9:00 PM, Screening of Iron Jawed Angels, Community Room, Radio KBBF, 1700 Corby Avenue, Suite B, Santa Rosa, The 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centenial Calendar will be available for suggested donation of $15 hot off the printing press! Seating is limited so please RSVP at the fb Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/2353588951569165/


Iron Jawed Angels screening

The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar will be available for purchase at the film screening.of Iron Jawed Angels on October 16.


Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sonoma County Women’s Suffrage Centennial Kick-off, Saturday Afternoon Club, 430 10th St, Santa Rosa. Seating is limited to 70 people so please RSVP at fb Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/395937627766549/

Women's Suffrage Project 2020

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

Democracy sung by Burns Sisters Band from the album Wild Bouquet (2006 Ithaca Records)

I Ai’nt Afraid sung by Citizens Band from the album Grab a Root and Growl (2012 The Citizens Band)

Waterfall sung by Cris Williamson from the album The Essential of Cris Williamson
(2005 Wolf Moon Records)


For music purchasing opportunity:

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