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International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.

The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911, based on suffragettes campaigning for women's right to vote. International Women's Day honors the work of the suffragettes and feminists, celebrates Women's success, and reminds us of inequities that still need to be addressed.

KBOO is celebrating International Women's Day as part of our All Thrills No Frills special programming campaign by bringing you a series of special programs throughout the Month created by, for, and about women!

For 2023's edition of International Women's Day, On Wednesday, March 8th, We'll be broadcasting Women centered content for a full 24 hours, starting at 12am! Check out the individual specials below!

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12:00 AM Autonomous Women Kathy Fors
1:30 AM Women's Punk and Metal
(From the KBOO Archive)
Godiva Lee
4:30 AM Songs of Resistance and Resilient Women
(From the KBOO Archive)
DJ Balisong
5:30 AM International Women's Day Special Edition of Pastures of Plenty Diane Hunt
7:00 AM Democracy Now (syndicated) Amy Goodman
8:00 AM Pioneering the Future with Jamie Brewer Zach Flanary & Ms. Ragan
9:00 AM Casting Perfection with Jackie Burch Zach Flanary & Ms. Ragan
10:00 AM Women of Color and Labor in the Post-Covid Era    Ivonne Rivero
11:00 AM La Mujer Latina y el Trabajo en la Era de la Pandemia.    Ivonne Rivero
12:00 PM Missing and murdered Indigenous women    Carmen Garnica
1:00 PM La Hora M Tania Gomezdaza & Karen Torrente
2:00 PM "But Can She Play?" - The World of Jazz Rita Rega
4:00 PM Interview with Suzie Matranga-Watson Prison Pipeline Collective
5:00 PM The KBOO Evening News KBOO News Team
6:00 PM ABOUT HER Tina Turner-Morfitt
8:00 PM Grassroots News Presents: Celebrating Etta James and Nina Simone LaNita Duke
10:00 PM Queens of the Dance Margot Bigg
11:00 PM Global Goddesses Of Rock Kelley Sullivan





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Portland Freedom Fund

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Emma Lugo interviews Portland Freedom Fund for International Womxn's Day Read more

Femmes Sing Murder Ballads

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 2:30pm - 3:00pm
DJ Erin plays murder ballads sung by womxn/femme identifying people.  Read more


Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Host Heather McCoy talks to  Olivia Awbrey about her recent article in Vortex magazine titled "#metoo in #pdxmusic" Read more

Asian Femme Time

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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It's Asian femme time! Tabitha and Jenna hang out. They try out double eye lid tape and talk about all the things they talk about when they're hanging out off air like dating, music, whiteness, and east Asian American topics. Rebroadcast of a show that aired in September 20... Read more

Latinx womxn in Oregon

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Ruth and Carmen talk about Latinx womxn in Oregon Read more

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 12:00pm - 12:30pm
The Women's International News Gathering Service brings us a special Angela Davis's talk to the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Closures and Continuities." Read more

Being a woman on PDX city council

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 10:30am - 11:00am
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Host Jenna Yokoyama talks with Commissioner Joann Hardesty about her experience of being a woman on city council. They talk about what has surprised her, what her journey in politics has been like, and feeling the impact of being the first Black woman on Portland's city cou... Read more

Coleen Rowley

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews former FBI special agent and whistelblower Coleen Rowley. Read more

Women's Strike and Reproductive Justice

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jan Haaken talks with feminist activists about the International Women's Strike  (with Portland events starting 4pm 3/8 in 'Pioneer' Courthouse Square),  and particularly about one of the strike demands: Reproductive Justice.  Guests include organizers from the Internati... Read more

Folk Music for IWD

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Diane Hunt plays folk music for IWD Read more