Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guests Kayra Martinez and Vicki Trapalis on Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need and Vicki Trapalis on Domestic Violence 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 10/14/19 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 10/16/19 at 11 AM. 

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Love Without Borders For Refugees in Need

Domestic Violence Month


Featuring Guests

1. Kayra Martinez, Founder, Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need

2. Vicki Trapalis, Dendency Attorney, Parenting Coordinator, City of San Francisco; Volunteer, Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need


Announcements (Click for section below)


Our Featured Guests

1. Kayla Martinez and 2. Vicki Trapalis talk about the work of Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need and their attraction to this project.  Kayla recounts how as an airline attendant she encountered refugee camps first around Frankfurt in 2015, Germany and then in Greece.  These refugees, including many families with children, had fled war-torn countries like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan and the dangers they encounter as they make the journey, from their countries, to Europe, by foot and inflatable boats.  Through social media Kayla was able to broadcast her mission and Love Without Borders was founded in 2016 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Vicki learned of Kayla’s project and took an upaid leave of absence from  her job in San Francisco to visit and work alongside Kayla in a northern Greek refugee camp at Nea Kavala.They describe the camp’s squalid conditions of tents and outhouses. On Sunday October 27,2 – 4 pm, a Benefit Concert will be given for Love Without Borders at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa.

About our Guest: Kayra Martinez has made it her mission to help refugees who have arrived in Greece after fleeing from their war-torn countries. Kayra’s mission began over three years ago, after she volunteered to help refugees arriving in Frankfurt, Germany, where she is based as a Flight Attendant. Her volunteer work in Germany eventually led her to Greece, where she visited the Nea Kavala camp in northern Greece in 2015. “When I got to Greece, I saw the tragic conditions in which refugees were living, and I realized I needed to do more,” said Kayra. After that trip, Kayra founded the nonprofit Love Without Borders – For Refugees In Need, which has allowed her to provide housing, teach English and offer art sessions to thousands of refugees. Definitely an ordinary woman doing an extraordinary thing for humanity.

Guest Links:  http://lovewithoutborders4refugees.com/


Guest Event:  Sunday October 27,2 – 4 pm,  Benefit Concert featuring Gradina Balkan Choral and Instrumental Music will be given for Love Without Borders at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa. fb Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/466971580825256/

2. Vicki Trapalis stays with us this second segment to helps us understand some deeper issues she has encountered in helping clients overcome domestic violence as a Dependency attorney and Parenting Coordinator for the City of San Francisco..

About our Guest: Vicki Trapalis is a Dependency attorney representing children in San Francisco, a job she has held for the past fourteen years. Additionally, Vicki is a Parenting Coordinator in San Francisco and Marin, assisting families involved in high conflict custody disputes. Prior to her current assignments, Vicki was an adult probation officer in San Francisco and before that worked as a counselor at Juvenile Hall, also in San Francisco. In addition to her law degree, she holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science/Criminal Justice. Last year Vicki took an unpaid leave of absence and spent the year volunteering at a refugee camp in Greece.

About the song with which we introduced this segment  Quiet by MILCK: Visit this site for the songwriter’s own description of the song on domestic violence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB7LwF9vmZ0



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Monday, October 16, 2019, 1 – 3 pm, NOW Sonoma County Chapter Monthly Meeting over lunch at at Roundtable Pizza, Marlow & Guerneville in Santa Rosa.


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.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, Noon and 2 pm, Russian Tea & Fragrance Festival, featuring Gradina Balkan Choral and Instrumental Music,  Russian River Rose Company,, 1685 Magnolia Dr., Healdsburg, $5 Donation.

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Gradina Balkan Choral and Instrumental Music


 Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Centennial of League for Women Voters Kickoff, Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa, For information call 707-546-5943.  To kick off the 100th anniversary celebration of the League of Women Voters, the Sonoma County League and the Sonoma County Library will present a program on suffragists and their supporters. Moderated by Gaye LeBaron, the speakers Molly MacGregor, National Women’s History Project; Ann Galantine, Santa Rosa Historical Society; Mary Paul Dodgion, Western Sonoma County Historical Society and Museum; and Peg Rogers, Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women will discuss women’s struggle to obtain the vote.

Centennial Logo


Sunday October 27,2 – 4 pm,  Benefit Concert featuring Gradina Balkan Choral and Instrumental Music will be given for Love Without Borders for Refugees in Need at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa. fb Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/466971580825256/



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