International Women's Day March 8, 2013:
Airwaves Full of Women
KFAI celebrates IWD with 24 hours of programming starting at midnight March 8th. This day of special broadcasting provides opportunities for women’s and girls’ voices and issues to be heard on the airwaves. All of the shows are produced and hosted by women and girls from the Twin Cities.
International Women's Day is a holiday recognized by the United Nations and is celebrated throughout the world on March 8. KFAI has been celebrating International Women’s Day since 1989!
Thank You to Ten Thousand Villages on Grand and Victoria in St. Paul for being a sponsor of KFAI IWD 2013!
See the full 24 hour broadcast schedule below. Complete list of archives here.
|12-2am||Many a Woman’s Voice, Hosted by Rmay|
|Celebrates the music of women from soul, jazz, rock, classical, and world music. You’ll either be tapping your foot or dancing around your living room.|
|2-3am||Women Storytellers Tell Tales About Women, Hosted by Britt Aamodt|
|Twin Cities women storytellers gather around the mic to trade favorite stories about legendary, mythic and quite ordinary women.|
|3-4am||Music From Bangladesh, Hosted by Bangladeshi Naari|
|This program is to share music from prominent Bangladeshi woman singers.|
|4-6am||Winyan Dowanpi (The Women are Singing), Hosted by The First Nations Composer Initiative|
|Showcases the women grantees and women advisors from our Common Ground Program. Interviews with Joy Harjo and Arigon Starr|
|6-7am||Four Women Black: Part of the Ancestral Wrap Project, Hosted by Rosa Bogar|
|Their undeniable marks on the world!: Althea Gibson, Eartha Kitt, Katherine Dunham, Constance Baker Motley|
|7-8am||Rhythm Recipes: The Way She Moves, Hosted by Alicia Steele & Sarah White|
|Mixing up healthy movement, recipes and the sounds that inspire them, or the other way around.|
|8-9am||Why Are We in America, Hosted by Alla Staroseletskaya|
|A conversation with Russian feminisits about their experience coming to America.|
|9-10am||Stolen Childhoods, Hosted by Madeline Ramirez & Produced by Meera Miller|
|Investigating the issue of underage sex-trafficking in the Twin Cities|
|10-11am||Womyn and Global Climate Crisis, Hosted by Christine Frank, Karen Redleaf & Stefanie Levi of 3CTC & Patricia Shepard of Idle No More|
|How global climate change affects women and what they're doing about it.|
|11am-12pm||Swing Sets, Hosted by Sabrina Crews|
|A Salute to All-Girl Swing Bands|
|12-1pm||Valley Girls & Sunset Chicks: Women Behind the California Sound, Hosted by Liberty Finch|
|Highlighting female artists who contributed to the quintessential California sound, and paved the way for a new generation of women.|
|1-2pm||Live from the Women of the World Poetry Slam, Hosted by Cynthia French|
|A conversation with guests from Women of the World Poetry Slam, which takes place in Minneapolis March 6-9, about women in slam poetry.|
|2-3pm||Mini Skirts & Go Go Boots: Girl Group Sounds of the 60's, Hosted by Mick Novak|
|An exploration of classic girl groups, including some lesser-known groups|
|3-4pm||Sisters Got Soul, Hosted by Aisha Gomez|
|A soulful lady-led musical trip around the world & through time.|
|4-5pm||Seeking Gender Justice (Stories from the Front Lines), Hosted by Lisa Stratton|
|Several women who fought, and won, uphill battles against sex discrimination in the workplace will share stories and inspiration.|
|5-6pm||Brazilian Women’s Voices, Hosted by Helena do Sol|
|Ondas do radio cheias de brazucas: Filling the airwaves with music and news of Brazilian women.|
|6-7pm||Teenage Girls Health: As it Relates to Girls Bullying, Hosted by Ivy|
|A discussion on girls bullying and the health effects related to it.|
|7-8pm||Women Walking the Mississippi River Water Walk 2013, Hosted by Dixie Treichel|
|Indigenous women in the walk from the Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico discuss the preciousness of water. With Dorene Day & Faye Brown|
|8-9pm||Living with Brain Injuries, Hosted by Marie G. Cooney|
|Women with brain injuries, family, friends, and professionals share their experiences, challenges, and success stories about reclaiming their lives after a brain injury has changed everything.|
|9-10:30pm||R Is For Raps, Hosted by Takara & Emily|
|Exploring the History of Women in Rap in the United States.|
|10:30-12am||Witches,Werewolves & Starship Captains:Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Hosted by Rachel Gold & Catherine Lundoff|
|Two Twin Cities authors discuss some of the best works by and featuring women in science fiction and fantasy, past and present that you might not have heard of yet.|
|IWD SPECIAL PROGRAMMING by KFAI Programmers:|
|Wed. March 6, 2-6am|
|The Echo Chamber celebrates Internaional Women's Day with Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World|
|Sat. March 9, 12-1:30pm|
|Collective Eye Celebrates International Women's Day with an exclusive live interview with Lila Downs and Linda Passon McNally, in connection with opening of art exhibit of Allen Downs, Lila's father, at Nash Gallery.|
|Thur March 21, 7-8pm|
|Fresh Fruit Celebrates International Women's Day with queer womyn in theater, film and literature, with author Barrie Jean Borich, filmmaker/performer/poet Ellen Hinchcliffe, Gadfly Theater Co-Artistic Director Cassandra Snow, author, Ellen Krug|
|Sun March 24, 10-11am|
"Civil Rights In the City: Women’s Voices" hosted by Patricia Nelson on the WAVE Project. Topical conversation with women serving on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and the League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions.
|Sat March 30, 12-1:30pm|
Collective Eye Celebrates International Women with Beverly Cottman and Women Writers/Cultural Activists/Warriors on Zora Neale Hurston's 1928 essay, HOW IT FEELS TO BE COLORED ME.
|Sun, March 31, 10-11am|
|Without a Voice: Minority Women in Pakistan, hosted by Noreen Nazir on the WAVE Project. Pakistani women from non-Muslim communities discuss the double discrimination of being a woman and being non-Muslim in Pakistan.|
IWD 2013 Program Committee: Susan Gray, Emily Krumberger, Rmay Rivard, Beth Shaw, Dixie Treichel
Special Thanks: KFAI Staff, hosts, guests, mentors, engineers, Ten Thousand Villages, Janis Lane Ewart, Susan Gray, Mary Lou Garza for making the logo, Rajib Bahar for live video stream, food donors and all the volunteers who helped with this event.
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The full 24 hours will be archived for 2 weeks after broadcast.