Laurie Mercier talks with Michelle Habell-Pallan about how Latina and Chicana music has influenced Rock 'n Roll and other popular music, not only in the US but in Europe. Habell-Pallan is the author of "Loca Motion: The Travels of Latina Popular Culture." We hear a segment on "Women with Attitude", part of American Sabor, a series produced by KEXP in Seattle and narrated by Michelle.
Adelina Anthony is a Xicana-Indigena lesbian multi-disciplinary artist who has won many awards for her work addressing colonization, feminism, trauma, memory, gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, in/migration, health, land/environment, and other issues affecting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two-spirited communites. Luz María Gordillo talks with her about her work and her humor.
Today’s program features Kate Reid, a charming and in-your-face songwriter whose music is full of great story-telling, humor, and political commentary. Luz María Gordillo will interview her. Luz María will also talk with Adelina Anthony a Xicana-Indígena lesbian multi-disciplinary artist, originally from San Antonio, Texas. Her work addresses many issues affecting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two-spirited communities. The movie moles will review a Lesbian spy spoof/satire called "D.E.B.S." All this plus a Bill Resnick interview with professor of women's history and feminist studies Etstelle Freedman.
Kayse Jama and Leigh Anne Kranz will interview Judith Gelin of the Society for Haitian Arts & Culture. They'll discuss the challenges and barriers facing Portland's largely unknown & unsupported Haitian community and how Ballot Measure #19 will impact their youth. Ballot Measure #19 restricts ESL-instruction to 1-2 years for non-English speaking students. After that, kids get placed in English-immersion classrooms, regardless of their preparedness.
Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work. Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is and is not doing about climate change.
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Today's Well-read Red is Frann Michel's discussion of the relations between queer and immigrant groups. There are more connections that you might have guessed, as they face parallel and overlapping obstacles. One writer recommends as a principle governing the treatment of all of us "the right to travel and thrive, even across borders."