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Pandemic Times Around the World

April 4th, 2020

From the United States to India to Qatar, the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting the global community. Listen to hear the impacts on these communities. 

Weekend Evening News–March 28, 2020

March 28th, 2020

Get the global update on the pandemic. Learn some coping mechanisms. Listen to the narrative of an Artist, Screenwriter & Playwright whose play "Real Women Have Curves" whose story we share in honor of Women's History Month--even though her play has been suspended due to the covid-19 pandemic. 

Emily Yates–Berkeley Protest Festival 2015

March 21st, 2020

As we're all hunkered down at home in this pandemic, I'm pulling some interviews that inspired me or made me smile in hopes that they may do the same for you. I interviewed Emily Yates in 2015 as I held the microphone in one hand and my five-month old daughter in my other. All of Emily's songs, in my opinion, give us space to consider important topics and smile at the same time but one of my favorites that feels like an appropriate and timely reminder is "Try Not to Be a Dick."

Emily speaks about how she went from being a military officer to a ukulele enthusiast and gives samples of a few of her songs in this piece. 

The Story of a Cancer Fighter: Remembering Corliss Watkins

March 21st, 2020

Even when our time or the time of a loved one is up, we live on through our stories. During her time on earth, Corliss Watkins was a fierce advocate who lived a life of service, empowerment and advocacy as she strived to inspire those she worked with to be the best versions of themselves. 

Corliss had battled cancer for a few years at the time she did this interview and died five years later. She describes how she used the fighter within her to advocate for herself and her faith to get her through. Although she is no longer with us, her legacy and her story live on. 

Do It Yourself Mama

March 6th, 2020

In honor of International Women's Day and the moms, who due to the circumstances of life, are finding a way to do it on their own, Do It Yourself Mama, shares the stories of five women from vastly different places in life, who have built community, pieced together their lives and learned to take what they have and make what they need.

Shameka

February 29th, 2020

Christine

February 29th, 2020

Juanita

February 29th, 2020

MLK day in the East Bay

February 29th, 2020

Each year, people around the United States take time to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. These are voices from the 2020 demonstration in Walnut Creek, California, with the most powerful voice belonging to a 5 year old child.

 

Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
 
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
 
Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.
 
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
 
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
 
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
 
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
 
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

Josephina Lopez–On the reemergence of ‘Real Women Have Curves’

January 16th, 2020

Josephina Lopez discusses the reemergence of 'Real Women Have Curves.' Lopez's work of art and heart began as a play, morphed into a screenplay and is on the verge of making its way back to the stage. Listen to learn how Lopez found her path and what keeps her inspired.