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 Gloria AllredAttorney Gloria Allred returned on June 15, 2020  as a guest on Women's Spaces for an interview on the film aka Jane Roe and Women's Rights. Click here for the show's webpage.


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Elaine,B. Holtz, the host of Women's Spaces, was honored to be one of the lead banner bearers, of the Santa Rosa Women's March 2019 which drew 4,500 marchers along with banner holders Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence of Legacy Showcase, her granddaughter Grace, Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis and Miss Sonoma County's Outstanding Teen, Pinkeo Phongsa.                                                     Photo by Leslie Graves

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On Monday's show of 10/27/2020   WSA201026 our first guest Susan Jones shares her perspective on Sonoma County Measure P as the former Police Chief of Healdsburg and having had 34 years served as a police officer.  Measure P is The Evelyn Cheatham Effective Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) Ordinance on November's ballot.  Measure P promises greater transparency of the data collection and reporting of the Sheriff's Office and accountability through IOLERO investigation of the Sheriff's Office, without adding more taxes and without defunding the Sheriff's budget. Susan has experienced how transparency has helped the Healdsburg Police Department.

Our second guest Mara Ventura shares some of the achievements this year of North Bay Jobs With Justice (NBJWJ). All workers in Sonoma County now receive 80 hours of paid sick leave with a bill signed by Governor Newsom in September to help deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. NBJWJ has links on their website helping workers claim this benefit in case of need. When Sonoma County Sheriff Essick stated his refusal to support the Health Order of the County's Health Officer, NBJWJ with the North Bay Organizing Project formed Sonoma County in Crisis, with a platform for addressing the health needs of workers.  NBJWJ has also advocated for farm workers need for PPE and their protection during the hazardous smoke conditions created by wildfires and you can read its proposals on their website.

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2020 Rose Parade float commemorating the Women's Suffrage Centennial. Photo and Clip of the passage of the float and the Women Suffragist marchers.
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2020 Rose Parade float commemorating Women's Suffrage Centennial




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Elaine Holtz, CMedia Producer Profile and the Art of Interviewing

 by Evan Johnson, May 7, 2015

Elaine produced TV shows on CMEDIA Cable Access in Santa Rosa
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Above video:  Elaine Holtz, in this CMedia Producer Profile, discusses her Art of Interviewing

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Elaine B. Holtz, Co-Producer/Host of Women's Spaces, and Ken Norton, Co-Producer/Sound Engineer, with guests Nancy Rogers and Dr. Harriet Fraad in front, and behind friends June Brashares and Eileer Moribito after the show of February 27, 2017 in the new studio in Santa Rosa, CA at Radio KBBF 89.1 FM - Photo by Francisco Lozano, KBBF-fm.org Webmaster

Elaine B. Holtz, Co-Producer/Host of Women's Spaces, and Ken Norton, Co-Producer/Sound Engineer, with guests Nancy Rogers and Dr. Harriet Fraad in front, and behind friends June Brashares and Eileer Moribito after the show of February 27, 2017 in the new studio in Santa Rosa, CA at Radio KBBF 89.1 FM - Photo by Francisco Lozano, KBBF-fm.org Webmaster

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Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis with Elaine B. Holtz as she takes the Women's Spaces Pledge

Miss Sonoma County Tyler-Avery Lewis with Elaine B. Holtz as she takes the Women's Spaces Pledge at the Santa Rosa Juneteenth Festival on June 16, 2018. Elaine says: "What a joy it was listening to this young woman repeat the words after me. This is what my life is about. Share the Pledge with your friends and make the pledge every day - it appears on the right margin of every page on our website womensspaces.com and can be downloaded."

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Elaine, Ken and Rosey at the Women's Spaces booth at the Petaluma Progressive Fesitval 8/25/2019

Elaine, Ken and Rosey in the Women's Spaces booth at the Petaluma Progressive Festival on 8/25/2019. - 2019 Photo by Nichole Perry .

 

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On Monday's show of 10/12/2020   WSA201019 our first guest Caroline Bañuelos talks about the Latino Democratic Club of Sonoma County and its influence. Caroline talks of how the Club negotiated with the Sheriff to transform the Cinco de Mayo into a family friendly event and reduce the tensions between law enforcement and the Latino community around that event.  She also recalls the the Club's push for District Elections in the city of Santa Rosa, given the lack of representation on the City Council and the City Commissions, which resulted in a law suit forcing the City to comply with the California Voting Rights Act.  Membership in the Latino Democratic Club is open to all and they meet on the 4th Thursday of the month.
Our second guest Colleen O'Neal gives us a summary of Measure P, The Evelyn Cheatham Effective Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) Ordinance. Measure P promises greater transparency (data collection and reporting) and accountability (investigating) of the Sheriff's Office, without adding more taxes and without defunding the Sheriff's budget.


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On Monday's show of 10/12/2020   WSA201012 our guest Joyce Johnson Rouse, known as Earth Mama, a name given her by children for her children's songs on being good stewards of the Earth.  Women's Spaces has played many of Earth Mama's songs over the years and is proud to present this interview. Joyce Rouse was inspired by her high school biology teacher and the first Earth Day in 1970 to dedicate her life to spreading Earth care and Ecology with the power of music.  Joyce reminds us that the Suffragists used songs to empower their movement to achieve the women's right to vote.  Her song, Standing on the Shoulders, was included in a new album called Songs of the Suffragists, featured just after Helen Reddy's I Am Woman and Aretha Franklin's Respect. Joyce just releases a new Earth Mama album called HerStory, from which we play 3 songs  during this show, including a new release of Standing on the Shoulders.  Listen in on this uplifting interview with Earth Mama.

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On Monday's show of 10/5/2020   WSA201005 our guest Jessica Litwak, RDT, PhD was commissioned by the Petaluma Museum to create a stage production of the life of a pioneering Petaluman Suffragist Selena Solomons for the Centennial of the 19th Amendment.  Solomons was active in moving California on October 10, 1911 to become the 6th state to give women the right to vote. The play will be available as an online presentation beginning October 8, 2020, since the pandemic has restricted in person theater. Jessica shares her path to theater and the challenges she had to overcome. She discovered her love for acting and theater and returned to school after failing high school to eventually achieved her doctorate and a Fullbright Scholarship. She tells the story of a teacher who recommended she smoke and drink a lot to age more quickly as she was not pretty enough for younger roles, but had the self-esteem to then proceed to write plays for herself to act. She became a leading advocate of socially Engaged Theater for Healing of soul and society with Activism, and formed The H.E.A.T. Collective.   Jessica treats us with a reading from her play: 50,000 Mice , the Selena Solomons Story. She lets us know why she chose this title, so be sure and listen.

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On Monday's show of 9/28/2020   WSA200928 our host Elaine B. Holtz presents her speech that she made before her graduating class at Sonoma State University. Elaine was one of the pioneering students in the new Women's Studies program, and even taught a course Survival as a Mother, since so many returning students, like her, were single mothers. Elaine describes some of the obstacles she had to overcome, including the ones of her own making, in reaching her academic goal. The recording of the speech was discovered in the Sonoma State University archives.

Our guest Janeen Murray shares her path to leading GoLocal, whose mission it is to strengthen the local economy.  Janeen mentions some of the benefits, not only locally owned businesses but to the community with their support of local non-profits.  She explains why your banking choice makes a huge impact on the local economy, and why locally owned banks or credit unions are your best choice.  Elaine describes how much of the NOW checking account with was emptied by fraudulent transactions in the summer, but because the Credit Union belonged to GoLocal, Elaine, as President of NOW, was able to talk directly to the President who assured her that NOW would not be liable and the money was restored.


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On Monday's show of 9/21/2020   WSA200921  our first guest Leslie Graves responded quickly on hearing September 18th of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for women's rights, and organized a candelight vigil at Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa that attracted hundreds of mourners.  Leslie shares with us some of the spirit of the event, talking of the multiple traumas, from a needed abortion to inequality in the workplace, that were reawakened in people with Justice Ginsburg passing. Leslie announces that the Black Student Union of Santa Rosa JC is sponsoring a social justice rally in honor of Justice Ginsburg on this coming Saturday, 9/26/2020 at 2 pm at Old Courthouse Square. A 4-minute recording of Justice Ginsburg from a 60-Minutes interview was played:  How Ruth Bader Ginsburg interpreted the Constitution.

The second guest Deva Marie Proto, our county Registrar of Voters, shares with us the procedures of her office to secure the vote here in the county.  Expect the County Voter Guide as it will be mailed on Thursday Sepgtember 24th.  The mail-in ballots will be mailed on October 5th.  You can mail in the ballots after you receive them, and they are postpaid in California.  This year we can track our ballot by registering your email or text number at the Secretary of States website https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status/wheres-my-ballot  Deva assures us that the extra ballot drop boxes added to various locations, listed on the website of the county registrar.of voters, are securely bolted to the ground and even have fire suppression built-in.  30 walk-in polling places will be open for voting from Saturday October 31 through Tuesday November 3.  Deva reminds citizens that they can still registrer to vote until October 20, and after that one can still register and vote conditionally.  California and Sonoma County makes it easy and secure for you to vote.

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 Gloria Allred  On Monday March 5, 2018,  WSA180305 Elaine interviewed Gloria Allred, who shares her journey from teacher to attorney advocating for women's rights for 40 years. Gloria talks of what sustains her in her committment to social change.  Gloria's hope is that this year will be known as the Year of Empowerment for Women, and she certainly is a mentor as she confronts rich and powerful men Harvey Weinstein, Judge Roy Moore, Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson and even the President Bill Clinton of the United States as she represents courageous but hurt women.

 On Monday June 15, 2020 WSA200615   Gloria Allred returned for a second visit to Women's Spaces to talks about her friend and client Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" whose unwanted pregnancy led to the 1973 case that legalized abortion nationwide, Roe v. Wade, who is portrayed with her "deathbed confession" in the FX film aka Jane Roe, of switching from the volunteer and unpaid poster child of the Pro-Choice movement to become the paid-with-over-$450,000 poster child of the Pro-Life of Fetus movement Operation Rescue. Ms. Allred asserts, as does Norma in her confession that she was always Pro-Choice.


Erinn BrockovichErin Brockovich was our second guest on the show ,   WSA180709  of July 9, 2018.

Erin shares her story on becoming one of the most successful consumer activists in taking on PG&E in Hinkley, CA, in 1993, about which a movie was made called Erin Brockovich. Erin encourages us to break free from the box of other's expectations and to develop the self-esteem needed  for the long and persistent fight for justice.  Erin comes to Sonoma County to help those who were victims of last October wildfire storm that appears to have been sparked by PG&E's negligent behaviour in protecting their equipment from nearby brush and trees as required as a public utility. Erin warns of legislation that would shield PG&E from accountability in future wildfire disasters in California, inspite of the corporation's vast wealth.


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Andy Lopez 2000-2013 We have been discussing in the following listed shows since October 2013 about the killing of  13-year old Andy Lopez in a southwest neighborhood of Santa Rosa by a Sheriff Deputy and the community response.   Note: WSA are radio shows and WS are TV shows.

  Update 12/18/18: Sonoma County Supervisors reach a settlement with the parents of Andy Lopez for $3 million. www.pressdemocrat.com Article link

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Elaine B Holtz interviewing Julie Combs with Ken Norton at the soundboard in Radio KBBF's new studio

Elaine B. Holtz, Host of Women's Spaces, interviewing Julie Combs with Ken Norton at the soundboard in the new studio in Santa Rosa, CA at Radio KBBF 89.1 FM - Photo by Francisco Lozano, KBBF-fm.org Webmasterp

 

 

Herstory!  The National Organization for Women marked its 50th Anniversary in 2016 and the Sonoma County Chapter of NOW celebrated the Golden Anniversary on October 22, 2016. The Video of the event by Evelina Molina is up on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qfvPckt_ySc and featured here for awhile:




More Herstory!  On April 20, 2016 the US Treasury announced that the picture of the first woman to grace the $20 bill will be that of Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who founded the Underground Railroad to free slaves.

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I Am Woman, I Am All Women by Elaine B.Holtz
with cast of 8  women of the community performed at the Glaser Center, Santa Rosa, CA, in November 2009 with Linda Ferro singing her songs Please Peace and Never Enough.  See its archive page at WSS091100 with more information on the presentation.

I Am Woman, I Am All Women by Elaine B.Holtz with some of the cast of 8 I Am Woman, I Am All Women by Elaine B.Holtz with some of the cast of 8 Lindo Ferro performing her song Please Peace during the presentation of I Am Woman, I Am All Women

Click the image above for this show's location on its unique archive page.

filmed November 2009    

Show ID:  WSS091100 

  

The show is posted to the Women's Spaces YouTube Channel at   https://youtu.be/yaD6tmy9rRQ

 




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Journaling to Tranform Your Self-Esteem

Journaling: A Workshop to Transform Your Self-Esteem by Dianna L. Grayer

 

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Discussion with the author Dianna L. Grayer, Ph.D.

Dianna L. Grayer on Women's Spaces TV Show

filmed 11/21/14

 

Show ID: WS141121

 

The show is posted to the Women's Spaces YouTube Channel at   https://youtu.be/NA0HelW07oI

 




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Women in Business - Challenges and Inspirations

Debbie Meagher and Vichhi Olenski

Debbie Meagher and Vicchi Oleski

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filmed 8/24/2014    

Show ID:  WSS140824

 

The show is posted to the Women's Spaces YouTube Channel at    https://youtu.be/joG-K9sU52Y




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 Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting the War on Terror

Turning Fear Into Power: One Woman's Journey Confronting the War on Terror by Linda Sartor

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Discussion with the author Linda Sartor

filmed 8/1/2014    

Show ID:  WSS140801

 

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