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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!

Time Special Host
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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Really Loud Women

Airs at: Fri, 03/09/2018 at 3:00am - 5:30am
We end 24 hours of special programs by for and about Women / Femme identified people with a show highlighting women who scream.  Join us for an annual catharsis as we give voice to our rage, our pain, and our power.     Read more

I don't steal the air I breathe

Airs at: Thu, 03/08/2018 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Senec... Read more

IWD Special: Trans Women's Panel

Airs at: Thu, 03/08/2018 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Host Emma Lugo brings together a panel of trans women in the KBOO studios for a live discussion on International Women's Day! Read more

International Women's Day on 03/08/18

Airs at: Thu, 03/08/2018 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Happy IWD! Memoirs of a trans bus driver

Airs at: Thu, 03/08/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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I was a bus driver for nearly twenty years.  In 2001, I walked into my bosses' office and announced I was "changing" gender.  These stories reflect that struggle, and the struggle of serving an increasingly oppressed population.  Some passengers are saints, some are dangero... Read more

Screaming Women

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Ani wraps up International Women's Day with 2 1/2 hours of women who get really loud.   Featuring experimental, punk, rock, spoken word, and even the occasional folk song or two.... Photo credit, ani  "She Speaks Anarchism"   Read more

Women's Punk and Metal

Airs at: Thu, 03/09/2017 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Godiva brings a three hour mix of punk and metal to the air, International Women's Day style.  This show will highlight the music of women of color, including trans and nonbinary identified people. Photo credit to Dr Case, from Flickr, used under Creative Commons License A... Read more

Nevertheless She Persisted - Music for IWD

Airs at: Wed, 03/08/2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Songs of persistence, resistance and protest. Songs of self-empowerment, feminism, social justice. Some old, some very new.. Read more

"Women in Country Music" - International Women's Day Special

Airs at: Wed, 03/08/2017 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
"The Women of Early Country and Western Music" Retta Christie features recordings of female artists from the 1920's to the 1950's in the Country and Western genre. Read more

Gender Illusion - Non-binary trans experiences

Airs at: Wed, 03/08/2017 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Gender Illusion- Voices from the non-binary: Presents a half hour of narratives from different people, in different places and from different races on identifiying as the Infinite Gender. A panel about the differences between trans-gender and trans-ethnic, including address... Read more