WPKN celebrates Women’s History Month on Thursday and Friday March 22 and 23
Join us HERE AT WPKN as we look at the women’s movement, women in media, women in the military, women in music, health, and business. In a special we call “Speaking of Women,” WPKN women programmers will be joined by representatives of local women’s organizations, national experts, authors.
We’ll be asking our dedicated WPKN listening audience to join in with phone calls and donations to this listener-supported radio station during that 2 day special..
Thursday March 22 *
7-10 am: Deb Guhl - Music & Commentary
at 9 am Dana Edell, PhD. Executive Director, SPARK will be joining Deb to discuss the issue of sexualization of young girls and women and SPARK’s commitment to creating the enabling conditions for healthy sexuality by pushing back on media sexualization of girls and young women. Dana is an activist-scholar-artist and has been the executive director of SPARK since May 2011.
10 am – 12 pm: Binnie Klein – Music & Interviews
12 – 1 pm: Women & Economic Empowerment hosted by Fran Pastore CEO of Women’s Business Development Council joined in the 2nd half by Alyse Parise, Chair of Suffolk County Women’s Business Enterprise Coalition.
1 – 2 pm: Women & the Arts hosted by Ryan Odinak, Executive Director of Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Guests will include Christine Ohlman, singer/songwriter and others.
2 – 3 pm: Women & Health hosted by Karen Drena, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Guests will include Dr. Isis Medina a Chiropractor and Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Jill Caruso, a family and marriage therapist. Topics will include natural approaches to managing menopause and women and stress.
3-6pm-The Modern Hippy Show hosted by Ms. Kyle Starkey will be joined by:
3-4pm Fern Tausig, CH Certified Consulting Hypnotist and CMT, Certified Master Trainer
|Fern has a sixth year level of education in Family and Consumer Sciences and Health Education. She combines her knowledge of nutrition, stress management and holistic wellness in her work with her clients.
Discussions are going to include….healing, celebrating, and motivating Woman! Tune in!
5-6pm Ina Chadwick: founder of MouseMuse Storytelling and pioneer in woman’s rights! Ina is a long time friend of WPKN, and the founder and artistic director of MouseMuse Storytelling is long time pioneer in women’s right. She made a fool of herself in love plenty of times in those early days before settling down, and will read a few short poems, all of which were published around the time she opened at CBGB with Patti Smith following her. Chadwick was one of the motley women poets who hung out in Warhol’s semi-Velvet Underground trying to make the already famous men in their lives more famous by flattering their talents.
She was a single head of household with three kids and working a corporate job for Citibank when she was moonlighting in the literary world. . She and four other women started a literary magazine, Gravida, that was hailed by the library journal. . She never descended into the whole factory underground because she was way too suburban and living in Westchester at the time. She is happily married and has five grandchildren, but she does have a past. Tune in!
6-7 pm: Cheryl Palmer: Music and commentary on women in the military.
7 pm Free Speech Radio News
7:30 pm Between The Lines
8-11 pm: Annette Szczesiul: Music, poetry and more.
Friday, March 23 *
7-9 am: Deb Guhl – Music & Commentary
9-11 am: Maud Joseph – Music and Interviews
11 am – 1 pm: Binnie Klein & Rhea Hirshman host Where Are We Going; Where Have We Been? – Women and Feminism
from 11 am – 12 pm with Teresa Younger, Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (State of CT)
from 12 – 1 pm Laughter and Tears – Women and Culture with guests – TBA
1-3 pm: Pam Smith exploring International Women’s Music
3-5 pm: Collette Rossignol: Music, poetry and more
5-7 pm: Deb Guhl and others for a final wrap up
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* Programming includes contributions from WPKN’s Hazel Kahan and Melinda Tuhus as well.