Special Programming: Public Affairs on 03/08/09
International Women's Day is an annual event that began in New York City around the turn of the twentieth century. Initially it sought to raise awareness of the achievements of women. In 1908, on this day, 15,000 women marched in New York City for better pay, working conditions, and an end to child labor. The day became a recognized holiday in many newly socialist countries over the next several years, but ironically fell off the radar, by and large, in the US, until the late 1960s.
Join us on Sunday, March 8th, beginning at 6 AM, as KBOO volunteers honor the contributions of women to art and culture, and raise awareness of the issues that continue to challenge us to action. With 21 hours of special programming produced by women, featuring information and music of the women of the world, and our own backyard.
Here's the full schedule:
6 - 8:30 AM Gather In
Start the day with a mix of music, history, and news from around the world, with your host, Ani.
8:30 - 9 AM Jean Shinoda Bolen
Stephanie Potter interviews Jungian analyst and author Jean Shinoda Bolen, who talks about her latest book, "Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World".
9 - 10 AM The Italian Hour --- International Women's Day Special Edition
Lucia Galizia brings you an hour of women's voices in Italian Music.
10 - 11 AM The Yiddish Hour --- International Women's Day Special Edition
Jewish women playing klezmer, Yiddishe mamehs, and Sephardic Ladino songs, with your host, Liz Schwartz.
11 - Noon Ya No Sufro Por Amor (I Don't Suffer for Love Anymore)
Hosts Carmen Martin-Stiles and Vanessa Calderon explore alternative visions to the traditional role of women in Latino love songs.
Noon - 2 PM Mujeres Bravas --- International Women's Day Special Edition
Liz Perry and Cristina Gonzales bring host this special Mujeres Bravas, highlighting educational issues effecting Latinas.
2 - 3 PM Women's Studies and Feminism Today
Marlene Howell speaks with guests who became involved with Women's Studies, and its relevance in their everyday lives. You'll have an opportunity to phone in to discuss Women's Studies, International Women's Day, and the broader context of feminism today.
3 - 3:30 PM Evelyn Ello-Hart
Lisa Loving talks with Evelyn Ello-Hart, the Interim Executive Director of the African Women's Coalition, about the issues immigrant and refugee women face in the Portland area and her work in the community.
3:30 - 4 PM Real Wealth of Portland
Crystal Leighty talks with Marcia Meyers about the activities of Real Wealth Portland, a group actualizing the work of Riane Eisler, here and now.
4 - 4:30 PM TBA
4:30 - 5 PM Roller Derby!
Maggie Starr shines a spotlight on the Portland roller derby scene.
5 - 5:30 PM Deborah Rodriguez
Lyn Moelich interviews Deborah Rodriguez, author of "Kabul Beauty School", about her experience living in Kabul.
5:30 - 7 PM Women in Jazz: the 1930's and 40's
Retta Christie brings us music of Maxine Sullivan, Mildred Bailey and Billie Holiday and others.
7 - 8 PM Country Women
This documentary reveals the movement of women back to the land, and shows how these pockets of women's culture have grown and changed in the last fifteen years. Produced by Barbara Bernstein.
8 - 9 PM Singing Ladies of the Saddle
From the Girls of the Golden West to Patsy Montana, Truevine's Rachel Gold presents a special featuring cowgirl music of the 1920s to the 1960s. Yodel-ay-ee-tee!
9 - 10 PM Music of Roma Women
With your host Kathy Fors
10 - 11 PM The Work of Joyce Mansour
Grace Hague's production of the poems of Joyce Monsour, a French surrealist.
11 - Midnight Metal Women
Heavy Metal by women, brought to you by Alicia Olson.
Mid - 3 AM Music from Your Neighbor's Basement --- International Women's Day Special Edition
Suzette Smith hosts, including live spoken word.