Women's Liberation Radio News
Feminist news programming that seeks to provide the unique and under-represented voices of girls and women with a national and international venue to break the sound barrier.
Feminist news programming that seeks to provide the unique and under-represented voices of girls and women with a national and international venue to break the sound barrier.
Edition 85: Mothers & the Let Women Speak Movement
Welcome to the 7th-anniversary edition of Women's Liberation Radio News! This month's show focuses on the Let Women Speak Movement in the USA and all that has happened since the Sisters for Sisters conference in Madison last year. First up, hear the greeting and world news segment with our newest member, Ms. Mary O'Neill before enjoying Alix Dobkin's song "If it Wasn't for the Women." Next, join Thistle as she, Jennifer Thomas, and Katyjean reflect on all that has happened in the USA since the kick-off of the Let Women Speak Movement last year in Madison on April 23rd. Jennifer Thomas is a Women's Rights Campaigner and a Free Speech advocate. She founded RevFemRebellion and RevFoxx and is now leading the direct action group, #GetMenOut. Her next move is a #FreeSpeechForWomen event June 16th in Pittsburgh Pa. Jen is also the lead organizer of Protest ACLU this coming August in Washington DC. Katyjean has been politically active for 25 years defending abortion without excuse or apology. She discovered radical feminism after being called a bigot for the first time ever while talking on LinkedIn about the JK Rowling essay. Since then she has been a loudmouth with a "JK Rowling summoned me" sign in numerous actions east of the Mississippi and all over the internet. She is the founder of FemaXX, Co-choreographer of XX Salute, and an amateur stand-up comedienne. Finally, enjoy two guest commentaries this month from Katyjean and Alexandra R. aka Pinwheel Art. Both these women are mothers and have a lot to say about motherhood and the role mothers play in the Let Women Speak Movement. Alexandra R. AKA Pinwheel Art is a Community Artist/Activist as well as a visual artist and mother of soon-to-be five. She earned her BFA in General Fine Arts in 2006 and her MA in Community Art in 2007 from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Alexandra's feminism has always centered on the mother-child dyad and she enjoys exposing other women to how healing childbirth and motherhood can heal society. Alexandra has been organizing Free Speech for Women Events in the southeastern USA for a year now. These events highlight the struggles women face in a society that sees us as second-class citizens, whose voices do not matter. Alexandra is constantly looking to connect more women around the nation so that we might have free speech events in every state. Please reach out for more information or to donate to the cause and receive some Woman-Centered stickers, created by Alexandra, at PinwheelArt@femaxxnews.com Thanks for tuning in to WLRN! We hope you enjoy this podcast and all 85 of them at wlrnmedia.com. To donate to the cause of feminist-powered community radio, please click on the donate button on our website or better yet, grab some WLRN merch here: https://womensliberationradionews.com/merch/
Edition 84: Feminist Collectives with Bonnie Atwood, Sekhmet SheOwl and Thistle Pettersen
Happy Spring! We love it when we get to release a show on the full moon as the season changes! First up, hear Jenna DiQuarto greet the listener before aurora linnea reports on events that happened around the world on March 8th, 2023, International Women's Day. Then, stay tuned for the world news from Emily Faye including coverage of drag show legislation, the school shooting in Nashville, and legislation around the medicalization of children. After listening to the song "Safety in Numbers" by Joan Osborne, enjoy a lively discussion of the 1960s and 70s feminist movement, including a definition of and analysis of collectives with Sekhmet SheOwl and Bonnie Atwood. https://www.veteranfeministsofamerica.org/legacy/BONNIE%20ATWOOD.htm Bonnie discusses the Furies! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Furies_Collective Finally, stay tuned for Thistle's commentary on the subject wherein she describes her vision and intention for the WLRN collective and begins the celebration of next month's show that marks 7 years of existence for this little radio station known as WLRN. Thank you to all the sisters, past, present and future, who have helped build our Fempire, but especially to Thistle Pettersen, Sekhmet SheOwl, Jenna DiQuarto, April Neault and Aurora Linnea who have all been part of the collective for two or more years come this May 2023. To complete the program, Jenna DiQuarto talks with listeners about our JK Rowling - WLRN billboard campaign. We are 1/5 of the way there, sisters! Please make your donation today to get this billboard up in time for Mothers' Day! https://www.givesendgo.com/JKRowlingBillboard-WLRN Much Feminist Love to You this Spring! We hope it is sunny days and blue skies for our all of our listeners. To donate to WLRN to support our work, please click here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE&ssrt=1680789352205
Edition 83: Women's Self-Defense with Adelaide Meadow, Serendipity Day & Sekhmet SheOwl
This month, Jenna DiQuarto worked double duty and both interviewed our wonderful guests and produced the show. Thank you for your dedication and work, Jenna! First, hear Jenna delivering the greeting for the show before diving into a short snippet of the interview Liz Miller did with Ann Menasche about her recent dismissal from a job she had for 20 years. Ann was fired for saying women are female which makes women the people in society who need abortion rights. Then, stay tuned for Emily Faye's world news segment that includes a short report from an interview Thistle did with Amanda Stulman of KPSS USA about their recent action in NYC in front of the New York Times Headquarters in Manhattan. Next, we get to the topic at hand of women's self-defense in two interviews Jenna conducted with Adelaide Meadow, https://www.adelaidemeadow.com/, and Serendipity Day, https://msha.ke/inconfidence?fbclid=IwAR1WzsUaE1uVEfJ4zwgX8xT1-QkL9bSc8Weap9RDkotromyGFz3WY9jI5Pk#links. Finally, hear Sekhmet SheOwl's commentary on the subject to round off this 83rd edition of our monthly show. Thank you, as ever, dear WLRN listeners, for staying tuned to the handcrafted monthly podcasts we lovingly co-create from the studios of WLRN. Please visit our new merch page to order your WLRN merch today to support the station! https://womensliberationradionews.com/merch/
Edition 82: The Dana Rivers Case with joey brite, Amie Ichikawa & Sekhmet SheOwl
It's been a busy month! Welcome to Edition 82 wherein the WLRN Collective, along with Amie Ichikawa, joey brite, Thistle Pettersen, and Sekhmet SheOwl, explores the story and implications of the ongoing "Dana Rivers" #DanaRiversisaMan Case in California. It is a gruesome subject that is paired with aurora linnea's chilling written piece about the murders committed by trans-identified individuals over the years https://wlrnmedia.com/2023/02/02/femicide-unmentionable-crimes/. In addition, see Ms. brite's piece linked here: https://www.thedistancemag.com/p/why-the-dana-rivers-case-should-wake. On a more cheerful note, WLRN is starting a new merch line featuring the beautiful artwork and design of Margaret Vaek. Margaret greets the listener in this February's show describing the WLRN logo she lovingly designed. To see our new merch line, click here: https://wlrnmedia.com/merch/ Of note, Margaret also designed the front cover for this month's podcast. It represents Charlotte Reed, Patricia Wright and Benny Diambu-Wright, along with the colors of the suffragist flag (USA), as the fight for women's rights continues. In this month's edition, Emily Faye delivers WLRN's world news segment updating the listener on April Morrow's case involving a man who crushed her hand at a Women's Speak Out event last Fall, amongst other stories. After the world news, hear the song 'Women's Prison' by Loretta Lynn before jumping into a conversation Thistle had with Amie Ichikawa and joey brite about the David Warfield case. This excerpt is from the livestreamed conversation that happened last month with a live interactive audience. Click the "Live" tab on our YouTube channel to find the entire unedited livestream recording in our archive. Finally, Sekhmet SheOwl rounds off the hour with her punchy commentary on the subject in her usual to-the-point fashion that hits the nail on the proverbial head of patriarchy. Thank you, Sekhmet, for your years of service to our collective and for broaching this gruesome topic with precision. The logic you present is crystal clear. and your anger is wielded like a knife. This brings us to the subject of March's show which will focus on women's self-defense. As always, thank you, dear listeners, for supporting feminist community-powered media, WLRN. Let's make it through 2023 together in our worldwide women's network and community. In solidarity! Again, that new merch page is accessible here: https://wlrnmedia.com/merch/ We hope you enjoy browsing our new store!
Ed81 2022 in Review with Ann Menasche & Sekhmet SheOwl
Happy New Year 2023 Sisters! Our end-of-the-year edition is packed with news and analysis looking back on 2022 and forward into 2023. First up, hear Sekhmet SheOwl greet you with a wonderful version of auld lang syne by Ingrid Michaelson. Then, stay tuned for WLRN's world news segment with Emily Faye. Next, hear Thistle interview Ann Menasche of FIST (Feminists in Struggle) and GASBR (Green Alliance for Sex Based Rights) about her take on the top stories and events of 2022 and what feminists should be looking toward in the new year. Finally, we round off our show with Sekhmet SheOwl's totally excellent radical feminist commentary on her perspective of how the feminist movement did in 2022 and what we should focus on moving forward. As ever, dear listeners, thank you for tuning in to WLRN, your community-powered radio station in the Femisphere! Donate to WLRN here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE Cover Art byAlexis Lavine.
Edition 80: Digest of Standing for Women USA Tour
Welcome to our final podcast of 2022 wherein we discuss and reflect on the Kellie-Jay Keen USA Standing for Women Speakers' Corner Tour that took place in cities across the United States from October 16 - November 14. In this show, you will find gems of wisdom and advice for how to organize your own Speakers' Corner / Let Women Speak events in your community. First up, hear the greeting from our newest member, Emily Faye, who is taking over our world news department. Emily then delivers the world news segment before the listener hears "My Fight Song" by Rachel Platten. Next, dive into the half-hour segment Thistle edited of her live interview with Amanda Stulman, Executive Director in the USA of Keep Prisons Single Sex, a UK-based organization, and K. Yang, "the Deprogrammer" whose popular YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/@TheDeprogrammer. To view the full live interview, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwHV68bj8mU&t=118s Ms. Stulman and K. Yang were the police liaisons for the NYC tour stop in front of City Hall. They discuss their strategies and tactics for dealing both with the police and with violent counter-protesters. There were nine arrests at the NYC event. After enjoying the song "I did something bad" by Taylor Swift, you'll hear April Morrow of Sovereign Women Speak, tell her story of being physically attacked at the Tacoma, Washington tour stop by 27-year-old Elijah Lane. To donate to April's cause, go to https://sovereignwomenspeak.com/ and click on the donate button. She needs help with daily living costs, a possible lawsuit, and building her organization after the attacks. Finally, hear Thistle's commentary about her experiences in Chicago at the tour stop in front of the Wrigley Building and her overall evaluation of the tour. To view the footage J. Thomas took of the man with brass knuckles she refers to in her commentary, click on this link: https://twitter.com/RevFemStBeat/status/1587139439456919552?s=20&t=9T-lnEIl7pWn5Z2yucVHPg To buy Thistle's album, Spinning & Weaving, click here: https://www.thistlepettersen.com/ The featured photo for this month's show is a collage of pics taken at the Chicago event. The red rose petals in the shape of a venus symbol were placed on the pavement by Erika Bandodkar and her friend who wishes to remain anonymous. Enjoy the show and please consider becoming a monthly donor of $5 or more to support this grassroots media work we do here at WLRN. Click here to show your support: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE
Edition 79: The Male Sex Right with aurora linnea, Sheila Jeffreys and Sekhmet SheOwl
Welcome to our 79th edition podcast focused on the male sex right with anchor and interviewer, aurora linnea, lesbian feminist extraordinaire, Sheila Jeffreys, and commentary from Sekhmet SheOwl. This month's World News Segment was written and delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen for the last time. As Emily moves on to new projects in her life, we wish her well and thank her for her years of service to WLRN. We will miss you, sister! The music featured in this month's show comes to us from Martha Wainwright with her song Four Black Sheep. The oil painting for our cover comes from Canadian artist Jane Paul and was selected by WLRN member April Neault. Thanks, as always, dear listener, for tuning in to your community- powered radio station in the Femisphere, WLRN. Please listen, like and share widely as we depend on YOU to get this fabulous feminist content out there. Also, if you'd like to support the work we do, please consider a donation to the cause by clicking here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE.
Edition 78: Jo Bartosch Discusses the Mermaids Tribunal
Edition 78 begins with a greeting from resident lesbian feminist, Sekhmet SheOwl, who presents Liz Miller's regular monthly "Getting Organized" segment before WLRN's Aurora Linnea files a report on the recent WDI USA conference that took place in Washington DC over the weekend of September 24th. Next, stay tuned for WLRN's world news segment written and delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen before enjoying the traditional song "Bella Ciao" performed by two anonymous Iranian women. During this segment, you will be invited to send a 7-second audio or video clip to email@example.com stating that you stand with the women of Iran. Stella is putting together a historic women-only video with voices from women around the world expressing our solidarity with the women of Iran. Please get your 7- second clip to Stella by October 7th! Then, hear Thistle discuss the Mermaids Tribunal with Jo Bartosch, a feminist independent journalist from the UK, before Sekhmet circles back to give her commentary on the Mermaids Tribunal and the LGB Alliance and what it all means for homosexual and bisexual men and women and for lesbians in particular. As always, thanks for tuning in to WLRN, dear listener. If you've got some cash to spare, we would greatly appreciate a donation to help keep us working together as a team of dedicated volunteer journalists and media activists. Just click on this link https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE and give us any amount you can afford. Thank you! Until next time, stay strong in the struggle!
Edition 77: Women's Festivals in Michigan 2022
Edition 77: A Digest of Michigan Women's Music and Arts Festivals 2022. Both Thistle and Jenna got to gather with women in the woods of Michigan this Summer 2022. Both give their reports from a variety of women's lands and festivals in the great State of Michigan. Hear Emiliann Lorenzen's world news headlines after Liz Miller's segment "Getting Organized" wherein she interviews Dawn Smith, founder and organizer of Michigan Framily Reunion (MFR). Then, stay tuned for Thistle's interviews with Jori Costello and Emily Faye, two women artists and musicians on women's lands and at women's gatherings this Summer in Michigan. Jori Costello is a member of the band Big Bad Gina and instructor at WWTLC.org's festival called Women's Performance Initiative or WIPI Band Camp. Thistle met her on the Land where the original MichFest took place and they talked about WIPI and the mythos of Michigan in general as the rain pitter patters in the background, deep in the woods. Emily Faye is a cross country traveler spreading love and cheer with her unique yoni art and booth she sets up on Women's lands. You might know her by the tick tick tocking of her old fashioned type writer where she furiously writes secret pages of unknown content. You can find her on the interwebs here: www.radicallybedazzled.com. Finally, stay tuned for Thistle's commentary about the two Michigan gatherings she got to go to this Summer, one by bike! Her rendition of the classic Grateful Dead song "Brokedown Palace" is woven in with her words describing highlights and moments on the Land. Enjoy and thanks, as always, dear listeners, for staying tuned to WLRN. To donate to the cause of feminist community powered radio WLRN, click here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE
WLRN Edition 76: Surrogacy
This month we talk about surrogacy from a radical feminist perspective. WLRN's Aurora speaks with Jennifer Lahl, founder and president of the Center for Bioethics & Culture Network and co-founder of the international group Stop Surrogacy Now, and Dr. Renate Klein, a biologist, sociologist, and feminist health activist who has been campaigning against surrogacy and other reproductive technologies since the early 1980s. Sekhmet closes out our show keeping it real about the psychology of the surrogacy market, and which demographic is driving the surrogacy industry (hint: it's not gay men). Thanks as always for tuning in to you grassroots, community radio station. Join us next month on September 1st as Thistle and Jenna take their annual excursion into the Michigan woods.
Edition 75: A Discussion of Feminist Leadership with Amy Sousa, Katyjean & Jesika Gonzalez
July 2022's podcast spotlights feminist leadership among grassroots activist women in our movement for women's liberation. First up, you will hear Thistle's greeting before Jennifer Bilek, of the 11th Hour Blog, delivers her final special report on the gender industry. WLRN would like to thank Jennifer Bilek for contributing her monthly report for the last year and a half to our airwaves. We wish you well, Jen, and appreciate all that you do to wake up the public to the dangers of the gender industry. Next, Emiliann Lorenzen delivers WLRN's world news segment before you hear 'Tis of Thee, a song by Ani DiFranco. After the song, you will hear an excerpt of a panel discussion Thistle Livestreamed onto WLRN's platforms with Amy Sousa @ KnownHeretic, Katyjean of FemaXX News, and Jesika Gonzalez of the TERF Collective. A portion of that Livestream was carefully edited for the show today to give our listeners the chance to hear this content uninterrupted. These three women inspire and encourage us to step up and step out into the world to show ourselves and others that women count, that our lives matter, and that we can lift each other up by listening to each other's stories and supporting each other's projects. Next, we hear "Help Me", a song by Macy Gray, the R & B singer who understands that women are adult human females and had the courage to say so publicly recently. Finally, stay tuned till the very end for Sekhmet SheOwl's exploration of the topic in her commentary that references second-wave feminism that purported that our movement should be leaderless and non-hierarchical. Thank you, Sekhmet for your continued service to WLRN's think tank! This July 4th season in America was rough. Women lost the right to abortion with the overturning of Roe v. Wade and another gunman shot into a crowd in Illinois leaving 7 dead and dozens wounded. Thank you, as ever dear WLRN listener, for tuning into our airwaves as we all try to make sense of these tumultuous and scary times. If you'd like to help WLRN to expand our reach, please consider becoming a monthly donor by clicking here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE If five listeners donate just $5/month, WLRN will be able to pay for our new Livestreaming service to bring you more Live content of our boots-on-the-ground grassroots Speakers' Corner and Free Speech for Women events. Thanks for staying tuned to YOUR feminist community radio station online, WLRN.
WLRN Edition 74: The Indoctrination of Children into Gender Ideology
This month WLRN trains its eye on the movement to indoctrinate children into gender ideology through the public school system. Our show starts with our monthly report on the gender industry from Jen Bilek over at the 11th Hour blog, followed by Elizabeth Miller's segment, Getting Organized. This month, Elizabeth interviewed Angela Wild about her feminist activist store "Wild Womyn Workshop," her feminist street activism, and her LesbianMeToo and Get The L Out UK projects. You can find Wild Womyn Workshop at wildwomynworkshop.com Aurora Linnea is back with the headline news before we dive into our interviews, Thistle speaks with MaryJo Walters, a mom with children in Madison, WI public schools; Jenna talks with The Deprogrammer (link below) about what is and has been actually happening in schools, with youth, across the country. Sekhmet SheOwl closes out our show with her thoughts on 'gender', and what the liberals and conservatives get both right and wrong on the matter. Your Women's Liberation Radio News broadcast is always a grassroots, volunteer-powered, feminist production created in the spirit of global women's liberation. Thank you as ever for your support!! https://www.youtube.com/thedeprogrammer
WLRN Coverage of Speakers' Corner, Madison, WI April 23, 2022
Hear Emiliann Lorenzen report on the Speakers' Corner event held in Madison, WI on April 23rd from this last story in WLRN's world news segment for this month. On April 23rd, an estimated 100 women and trans activists gathered at the top of State Street for an event modeled after the famous Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, where ordinary citizens debate the issues of the day. In contrast to how citizens often behave in London, the trans activists used noise-makers, bull horns, and whistles to attempt to silence the women speaking. Despite this, Jenna DiQuarto and K. Yang took charge of the situation, and WLRN was able to produce high-quality video and audio of the women speaking, even with the distractions and noise all around them. Thistle Pettersen applied for and received a City of Madison permit for the event, but the police did not honor the permit, saying that their higher priority was to "keep the peace" by allowing the trans activists to take up the permitted space in a disruptive manner. In this audio segment dedicated to the Madison Speakers' Corner, you will hear the police speaking with Jenna DiQuarto, K. Yang, and Thistle, as the police explain and we question them about them not honoring the permit. At the beginning of the event, the women decided to get up on the steps in front of the giant TRA banner and begin singing “Woman, adult human female” in a rousing chorus. Upon discovering that the TRAs did not retaliate against this bold move, the women and TRAs began to mix and mingle a bit, as women attempted to have open dialogue and conversation with some of them. View the entire event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V37Ssq30aIE&t=462s. There were no local or national media present for this historic event since there is a well-documented media blackout in Madison of lesbian and radical feminist views, news, and commentary. Hear excerpts of the speeches in this segment produced and narrated by Jenna DiQuarto after enjoying a rousing chorus of "If it wasn't for the Women" by Alix Dobkin.
Edition 73: Digest of Madison Events
Happy Six Year Anniversary to WLRN! We are thrilled that we have made it this far, attaining our goal of co-creating a handcrafted feminist podcast every month, for SIX YEARS! In this 73rd episode, we focus our attention on the weekend of feminist events that happened in Madison, WI April 22 - 24, 2022 called Courage Calls to Courage and Sisters4Sisters. First up, enjoy the WLRN greeting with Thistle before hearing Jennifer Bilek's monthly special report on the Gender Industry. After that, stay tuned for Elizabeth Miller's "Getting Organized" segment in which she speaks with TERF Collective founder, Jesika Gonzalez. Next, hear the WLRN world news segment with Emiliann Lorenzen before enjoying the main content of the show which features key clips from speakers and feminists attending Madison events. Finally, stay tuned til the very end for Sekhmet SheOwl's commentary on what Madison Events looked like from afar and how they impact and reverberate in our movement, beyond just Madison. Thank you for staying tuned to feminist community-powered radio, WLRN.
WLRN Edition 72 Podcast: Feminist Child Rearing
Hot off the presses and not a moment too soon! This months WLRN podcast trains the lens on childrearing from a feminist ethic, specifically how we raise our daughters. The show opens with Jennifer Bilek’s monthly report on the gender industry from the 11th Hour Blog. Then, our Getting Organized segment with midwest radfem Elizabeth Miller. This month Elizabeth talks with Women Voices founder Genevieve Gluck. For more information about Women's Voices, please visit https://www.womens-voices.org. You can listen to the Women's Voices podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other podcast platforms. You can read Reduxx at https://www.reduxx.org/ Emiliann Lorenzen gives us women’s news from around the globe before we dive into her interview with Jeanette Cooper, feminist mom and co-founder of Partners for Ethical Care. Jeanette is one of the panel speakers at WLRN’s Courage Calls to Courage speaking event at the end of this month. Be sure to check out the links below for information on that weekend of events and the livestream coverage. Sekhmet SheOwl closes out our show with her commentary on feminist mothering of daughters. WLRN’s monthly podcast drops the FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. Thanks for tuning in to you radical feminist, grassroots, community radio station. To volunteer with WLRN, or to make a donation in support of women in media, visit womensliberationradionews.com LINKS: https://www.sisters4sisters2022.com/ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-calls-to-courage-feminists-speak-in-solidarity-tickets-215401721347
WRLN Podcast Edition 71: Feminists Getting Organized
This month we focus on ACTION - getting out and showing up for women and girls against the many faces of patriarchal dominance, colonization, and necromancy. We hear our monthly report from Jen Bilek over at the 11th Hour Blog about the intersection of capitalism, technology, and transhumanism. Debuting this month is long-time WLRN listener Elizabeth Miller's new segment 'Getting Organized', an activist primer wherein Elizabeth talks with feminist activists about action they've taken and how they've made those actions happen. Emiliann delivers the world news, after which comes a rousing rendition of Sisters are Doing it For Themselves, from 2020. Then we hear a interview Thistle did with feminist activist sister Beth Lowe about the upcoming Sisters4Sisters event in Madison this April. Halfway through the podcast, Sia brings us to our second interview segment with the song Titanium. Then Thistle talks with RevFem Rebellion's co-founder Joy Grey about her Boots On The Ground (BOTG) approach to feminism and her experiences in her recent activist campaign. Lastly, WLRN's resident female separatist and thinker Sekhmet She-Owl stresses the importance of IRL activism and goes off on what we need to be doing to affect the change we want to see as feminists. Get mad; Stay mad. WLRN is a grassroots, global platform for women's liberation XX Thank you as always for listening. If you're already mad, sister, join us in Madison, WI this April 22nd-24th to promote women's free speech and to support Thistle Pettersen against local misogynist harassment.
Edition 70: A Feminist Analysis of Fairy Tales with Ava Park
In this 70th edition of WLRN's monthly podcast, you will first hear Jenna DiQuarto's greeting before hearing Jennifer Bilek's monthly gender industry report in which she calls on us to take a more offensive stance in the fight against gender ideology. Next, Emiliann Lorenzen delivers WLRN's world news segment before she plays a clip from her interview with Ava Park, founder of the Museum of Woman and the Goddess Temple of Orange County. This interview clip follows the song 'To Be Free' by Emilianna Torrini. Stay tuned 'til the very end for Thistle's take on the fairytale-like bicycle journeys she took over a period of three years in her young life back in the early 2000s and learn about the new fairy tales emerging in her City of Madison and what you can do to dispel the sexist connotations of the wicked witch figure in our collective mythology and to embrace the heroine's journey in women's mobile bike villages exploring the distant and magical land of Michigan. To learn more about the events in Madison that Thistle talks about in her commentary, visit https://www.sisters4sisters2022.com/ and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courage-calls-to-courage-feminists-speak-in-solidarity-tickets-215401721347?fbclid=IwAR1oXylxC1LkNo98AOgI_xaKCbOMppyuy8ud4sE0iVCPOun7CTobj0sX4OU. We hope to see you in the Mad City April 22 - 24 to take back the Town Square for open and free public discussion of gender ideology and the misogyny fueling it. Then, this Summer, get ready to join the Dragyn Ride, a mobile women's village traveling by bicycle 142 miles over five days from Big Mouth Girl on the Land near Hart, Michigan, to the Michigan Framily Reunion near Wayland, Michigan. For more information about the ride, visit https://www.facebook.com/DragynRide or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for staying tuned to WLRN, feminist community-powered radio. If you'd like to donate to help keep us going as a team of media activist women, click on this link https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ULAE4ZHPARLFE.
Edition 69: The Year in Review with Lierre Keith & Elizabeth Miller
Today's show begins with the greeting and world news segment by Emiliann Lorenzen and Jennifer Bilek's monthly report on the Gender Industry. Next, hear Jenna DiQuarto's tribute to the late great Betty White and the song "It's a Good Day" sung by Ms. White. Following the song, hear interviews with Lierre Keith, author, and activist from the Pacific Northwest, and Elizabeth Miller, editor of Spinning & Weaving: A Feminist Anthology for the 21st Century and founder of the Chicago Feminist Salon. Both of these women offer their rundown on the top stories of 2021 and advice for what to focus on and look for in 2022. Stay tuned 'til the very end for Sekhmet SheOwl's analysis and commentary on the women's movement in 2021 and what to look for in 2022. Thanks for staying tuned to WLRN, feminist-powered community radio!
Edition 68: Women's Intentional Communities
Welcome to the 68th edition podcast of Women's Liberation Radio News! This month, please enjoy our rousing rendition of "Deck the Halls" as performed by the WLRN crew right before you hear Thistle's interview with Becky Bohan and Nancy Manahan, two women who live in an intentional community in Florida with nearly 500 other women! Before the interview, hear Aurora Linnea's greeting wherein she describes her essay "Necessary Utopias" for this month. After the greeting, stay tuned for Jennifer Bilek's special report on the Gender Industry right before WLRN's World News segment as written and delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen. Stay tuned 'til the very end for Sekhmet SheOwl's compelling commentary on the topic right after you enjoy the song by MILCK called "Steady as We Go." Thanks for tuning in to WLRN, your feminist-powered community radio station. Check out our merch page to get a keychain, some cool stickers, or other WLRN swag to support the station and proudly declare to the world that you are part of our lil' intentional community of radical feminists staying strong together.
WLRN Extended interview with death doula Susan Srigley, PhD
Susan Srigley, Ph.D., is a professor of Religions and Cultures at Nipissing University where she teaches courses on death, dying and spirituality. Susan is a death doula, and has been a palliative care volunteer for the past 20 years. She is an advocate for death education and mentors new palliative care volunteers and offers workshops at her local hospice. In this interview with April Neault, Susan talks about her experiences as an end-of-life companion and about society’s fearsome attitude towards death – a process as natural, though far less celebrated, as birth - among other things. Enjoy, and thank you as always for staying tuned to feminist community powered radio XX