Women’s Space Radio Show with host Elaine B. Holtz and guest Jenny Baker on the Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) in Sonoma County 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 2/24/2020 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 2/26/20 at 11 AM.
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Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) in Sonoma County
1. Jenny Blaker, member, Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS)
Our Featured Guests
1. Jenny Blaker shares her path to activism from cleaning the creeks by her home in Cotati that feed the Laguna to realizing the environmental danger of a new station on 116 at Stoneypoint to the Laguna, and then to joining with other concerned citizens in Sonoma County to oppose the building of any new gasoline stations. The Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) held a protest the morning of this broadcast at a proposed new gas station on Middle Rincon Road at Highway 12. CONGAS does not want any more fossil fuel infrastructure to be built because of the increasing impact of Climate Change resulting from fossil fuel use.
About our Guest: Jenny Blaker spent her childhood in India and before moving to Cotati twenty four years ago with her husband she lived in England. She earned her MA degree in Conservation Psychology from SSU’s “Action for a Viable Future” program. She is active with CONGAS and other local groups and issues including Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock, and advocating for pedestrian and bicycle safety and connectivity. She is active with CONGAS and other local groups and issues including Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock, and advocating for pedestrian and bicycle safety and connectivity. For several years Jenny was Outreach Coordinator of a habitat restoration group, Cotati Creek Critters, whose mission was to engage the local community in planting native trees and shrubs along the Laguna de Santa Rosa in Cotati, and encouraging a sense of environmental stewardship.
CONGAS Protest Monday morning 2/24/2020 https://winewaterwatch.org/2020/02/congas-protest-monday-morning/
A larger Compilation is at the National Women’s History Alliance
February 27, 1897 (1993) – Marian Anderson, opera singer, first African-American member of the New York Metropolitan Opera (1955).
February 28, 1898 (1992) – Molly Picon, Yiddish actress, performed around the world beginning with “Baby Margaret” at age 5, entertained troops in Korea and Japan during World War II, renowned for her somersaults and flips well into her seventies, wrote one-woman show, “Hello, Molly” (1979), and an autobiography, Molly (1980)
Black History Month – Herstory
Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957.
Dr. Alexa Canady became the first Black woman neurosurgeon in the U.S. in 1981, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. She helped save thousands of lives — mostly children, according to Changing the Face of Medicine — during her 20-year career. Her home state of Michigan recognized her milestones by inducting her into the Woman’s Hall of Fame in 1989, and she was named Teacher of the Year by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Special County Supervisor Candidate Forum presented by Radio KBBF, 89.1 FM on February 21, 2020 is now available online as separate recordings for each candidate on the 2020 Political Page of our website. Elaine B. Holtz, host of Women’s Spaces, interviewed each of the 6 candidates vying for the 1st, 3rd, and 5th County Supervisor Districts. Inform your decison when voting absentee ballot by mail or at the polling place on Tuesday March 3rd.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7 PM, End of the American Dream? Eyewitness Accounts of the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and in our Own Backyard, Congregation Shomrei Torah 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free to the public. https://pacificsun.com/event/the-end-of-the-american-dream/
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3 to 5 PM, Honoring Their Service: Women Veterans Sharing Stories, Forum Room, Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa. Free. https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/6117819
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 to 6 PM, 2020 Sonoma County Climate Activist Community Summit, Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, https://www.facebook.com/events/895959717487236/
The NOW 2020 Woman Suffrage Centennial Calendar is available. Suggested donation $15. Contact NOW Sonoma at info@NOWSonoma.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
Oh Freedom sung by Vivian Richman from the album Songs of Freedom, Liberty and War (2017 Goldenlane Records)
We Shall Overcome sung by Mahalia Jackson from the album We Shall Overcome (2006 Charly Records)
The Galaxy Song sung by Clint Black from the album D’Lectrified (1999 BNG Entertainment)
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