Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and co-producer Ken Norton on Friends and Lovers, and guest Kathleen Haynie presenting a radio interview version of her play What They Did to Alice about the Suffragist Alice Stokes Paul, 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 3/30/2020 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 4/1/2020 at 11 AM.
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What they did to Alice Paul (1885-1977)
Friends and Lovers
1. Kathleen Haynie, Playwright, What They Did to Alice; cast member of Off the Page Readers Theater
2. Elaine B. Holtz and Ken Norton, Producers, Women’s Spaces, reading Elaine’s poem Friends and Lovers
Our Featured Presentations
1. Kathleen Haynie wrote the play What They Did to Alice, about the role of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) in helping women achieve the Right to Vote through the passing of the 19th Amendment. Elaine saw a production of this play at Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Theater and approached Kathleen on presenting this over the radio with a telephone conversation with Alice Paul. Kathleen and Elaine present the telephone conversation with Alice Paul to mark Women’s History Month and the the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.
About our Guest: Kathleen Haynie is a retired RN, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 35 years’ experience in health care. She walked onto the theater stage late in life and discovered the joy of intimacy with the audience. She attends the school of drama at 6th Street playhouse with Lennie Dean for several years. Currently she is a cast member of Off the Page Readers Theater and has written several pieces that have been performed. When she learned about Alice Paul through the film Iron Jawed Angels, she became impassioned to write this piece to let people know about her and what she and the others endured to get the vote for women.
Guest Link: Off the Page Readers Theater
2. Elaine B. Holtz and Ken Norton read Elaine’s poem Friends and Lovers to mark their 20th Anniversary of their Life Partnership on April 1st. Elaine wrote this poem during their courtship period. As most of us are sheltered-in-place to help slow down the rate of infection with the Coronavirus, we thought it would be of interest to couples with time to deepen their relationship.
About: Elaine B. Holtz is the host and co-producer 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 and 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).
Ken Norton is co-producer of Women’s Spaces and its webmaster and soundman. He has been producing his 5-mnute episodes on the Scent of Light since May 2018, which are broadcast during the Radio Spotlight Magazine the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month on Radio KOWS 82.5 FM-LP in Santa Rosa, and available as podcasts. Ken assisted his mentor Professor Dr. William Hermanns for 19 years, helping him edit and publish his works, and Dr. Hermanns death in 1990 became Trustee of the Wiliam Hermanns Trust. Ken constructed and maintains a website in his honor. Ken has his degrees in Materials Science and Engineering: B.S. San Jose State University and M.S. Stanford University.
A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance
Lucy Burns – July 28, 1879 – December 22, 1966 an American suffragist and women’s rights advocate. Burns left her studies at Vassar College to join the British suffrage movement as a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). During her time oversees, Burns perfected her suffrage protest tactics. Lucy worked closely with Alice Paul who will join us during the next segment of the show.
Her Birthdays This Week
March 29, 1885 (1977) – Frances Bolton, created endowment to build a school of nursing at Western Reserve in 1933 after working with the Visiting Nurse Association and seeing the homes of the desperately poor, helped remove color lines in nursing, as Ohio Congresswoman worked for racial equality and equal pay, but not the ERA
March 29, 1918 (1990) – Pearl Bailey, jazz and blues singer, won amateur contests in Harlem and Philadelphia when she was 22, sang with Cab Calloway (1945), starred in movies, goodwill ambassador for United Nations (1979)
March 29, 1928 (1992) – Joan Kelly, set up a Master of Arts Program in Women’s History at Sarah Lawrence with Gerda Lerner, advanced feminist scholarship by calling for a “doubled vision” to resolve conflicts inherent in the desire for female inclusion under male dominance
March 30, 1855 (1937) – Charlotte Johnson Baker, the first woman physician to practice medicine in San Diego, California, practiced obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital
March 31, 1888 – The National Council of Women of the U.S. is organized by Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sojourner Truth, among others, the oldest non-sectarian women’s organization in the U.S.
March 31, 1776 – Abigail Adams writes to her husband John who is helping to frame the Declaration of Independence and cautions, “Remember the ladies…”
March 31, 1889 (1975) – Muriel Wright, Choctaw Indian, teacher, historian, author, and editor feminist scholarship by calling for a “doubled vision” to resolve conflicts inherent in the desire for female inclusion under male dominance
Check links in case of postponements or cancellations due to pandemic precautions.
CANCELLED with hope to reschedule: April 19, 2020, 7 to 9 PM, Rachel Carson Returns, starring Lilith Rogers. Presented by Sonoma County NOW and the Arlene Francis Center.
While you are Sheltering -in-Place, check out a website devoted to Rachel Carson: https://rachelcarson.org/
January 25 through September 13, 2020, From Suffrage to #MeToo at Museum of Sonoma County. Please note: Fee is required for entry to museum. For more information visit https://museumsc.org/suffrage-metoo/
League of Women Voters of Sonoma County has scheduled candidate debates and ballot measure discussions. See their webpage listing the events at https://www.facebook.com/lwvsonomacounty/
The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com
Harriet Tubman sung by Holly Near from the Album And Still We Sing, the Outspoken Collection (Calico Tracks Music)
I Believe sung by LeeAnn Rimes from the album You Light Up My Life (1999 Curb Records, Inc.)
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