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Women's Spaces is a 57-minute weekly show originally broadcast live Monday morning over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM from its Santa Rosa, CA studio.. Elaine B. Holtz is the host and she co- produces the show with her partner Kenneth Norton. Most guests are women and the show is intended to inspire the listener to become more active in affairs affecting the health and peace of the community for generations to come. The music selections interspersing the show feature women artists.

Elaine first produced the show Women’s Spaces in 1978 on Radio KBBF FM, the nation's first bilingual radio station, and the show lasted until 1981. In 2007 Elaine with her partner Kenneth Norton resurrected the show for TV with her first TV broadcast on Santa Rosa Community station through Comcast Cable Access. Elaine produced over 300 Women's Spaces TV shows by November 2014 when the TV show ended.
In September 2012 Elaine again began producing the Women's Spaces Radio Show on Radio KBBF.

Elaine as a single mom was a student in the first Women's Studies Department of Sonoma State University where she graduated in 1975 with her B.A. in Sociology and gave the Graduation Speech. She then earned her M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University in 1978. She has always had a special interest in the needs and talents of women. In 2017 Elaine was appointed the current President of the Sonoma County Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW). She lives in Santa Rosa with her partner Ken.

Kenneth Norton earned his master's degree in Materials Science from Stanford University as the Vietnam War was ending. During that time Ken served as the personal assistant to a poet/sociologist Dr. William Hermanns as he prepared his writings for publication, exposing Ken to not only the sciences but also the humanities and comparative religion for making conscious and conscionable choices. Ken is a regular contributor to Radio Spotlight Magazine on Radio KOWS 92.5 FM with his 5-minute episodes on the Scent of Light.

Women's Spaces Radio Show Elaine B. Holtz and Kenneth E. Norton

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Women's Spaces is a 57-minute weekly show originally broadcast live Monday morning over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM from its Santa Rosa, CA studio.. Elaine B. Holtz is the host and she co- produces the show with her partner Kenneth Norton. Most guests are women and the show is intended to inspire the listener to become more active in affairs affecting the health and peace of the community for generations to come. The music selections interspersing the show feature women artists.

Elaine first produced the show Women’s Spaces in 1978 on Radio KBBF FM, the nation's first bilingual radio station, and the show lasted until 1981. In 2007 Elaine with her partner Kenneth Norton resurrected the show for TV with her first TV broadcast on Santa Rosa Community station through Comcast Cable Access. Elaine produced over 300 Women's Spaces TV shows by November 2014 when the TV show ended.
In September 2012 Elaine again began producing the Women's Spaces Radio Show on Radio KBBF.

Elaine as a single mom was a student in the first Women's Studies Department of Sonoma State University where she graduated in 1975 with her B.A. in Sociology and gave the Graduation Speech. She then earned her M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University in 1978. She has always had a special interest in the needs and talents of women. In 2017 Elaine was appointed the current President of the Sonoma County Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW). She lives in Santa Rosa with her partner Ken.

Kenneth Norton earned his master's degree in Materials Science from Stanford University as the Vietnam War was ending. During that time Ken served as the personal assistant to a poet/sociologist Dr. William Hermanns as he prepared his writings for publication, exposing Ken to not only the sciences but also the humanities and comparative religion for making conscious and conscionable choices. Ken is a regular contributor to Radio Spotlight Magazine on Radio KOWS 92.5 FM with his 5-minute episodes on the Scent of Light.

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of July 27, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of July 27, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of 7/27/2020 with host Elaine B Holtz and guest Ariel Kelley on Corazón Nurturing the Heart of Healdsburg - Show ID: WSA200727. Ariel Kelley is the Acting CEO of Corazón Healdsburg and she shares the achievements of the non-profit organization in mentoring young Latinos in life skills and in preparing for leadership, especially in the city commissions so the Latino voice is present at the conference table.  The web archive page for this show includes a bio of the guest, links referenced, Women's Herstory this week, and the playlist.  http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200727.html

    • 56 min
    Women's spaces Radio Show of July 20, 2020

    Women's spaces Radio Show of July 20, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of 7/20/2020 with Commentary, Music and Poetry on Santa Rosa Police Response to Protesters for Black Lives Matter by host Elaine B Holtz  - Show ID: WSA200720  Elaine B. Holtz originally planned for Dmitra
    Smith, Chair of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Sonoma County,
    to speak on the Commission's recently released report on the
    county's website,

    Human Right Violations in Santa Rosa California—Policing the
    Black Lives Matter Protests. Unfortunately we had trouble
    with connecting by telephone.   Elaine resorted to Plan B
    and played more songs interspersed with poetry, including some of
    her own. She comments on how similar the reaction to Black Lives
    Matter protests was what the women suffragists suffered in parades
    and demonstrations for the women's right to vote one hundred years
    ago, which was recently documented on a PBS special The Vote.     See the web archive page to read the poems recited by Elaine, along with the playlist and links to references, at http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200720.html

    • 56 min
    Women's Spaces Radio Show of July 13, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of July 13, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of 7/13/2020 with host Elaine B Holtz and guests Debbie McKay on the League of Women Voters webinar "How to Run for City or Town Council and Mary Moore on 20 Years of Advocating for a Citizen's Review Board of County Law Enforcement - Show ID: WSA200713Visit the web archive page for the show for descriptions of the interviews, biographies of the guests, links referenced, announcements, and the music playlist at http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200713.html 

    • 56 min
    Women's Spaces Radio Show of July 6, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of July 6, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of 7/6/2020 with host Elaine B Holtz and guests Sydni Davenport on her song Black Lives Matter and Dr. Kim D. Hester Williams returns for Feminism and Black Lives Matter, Part 3: Early Feminists Were Abolitionists. Black Live Matter is a movement of insisting "no more messing around!", to put
    it politely by Dr. Williams. The Me-Too movement was a similar cry of "enough is
    enough." Now with the pandemic, Me-too and Black LIves
    Matter we have the time to reflect and to protest for a better nation
    and world. Dr.William’s favorite science fiction author Octavia
    Butler stresses community in her writings, which is enabled by
    compassion, empathy, and care for one another to survive.  - Show ID: WSA200706This show is archived on its unique webpage where links of the guests, biographies of the guests, items referenced, playlist and upcoming events announced on the show at http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200706.html

    • 57 min
    Women's Spaces Radio Show of June 29, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of June 29, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of 6/29/2020 with host Elaine B Holtz and guest Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., on the Millionth Circle in the Midst of Crisis - Show ID: WSA200629 Dr.
    Jean Shinoda Bolen shares how she was mentored by Jungian
    supervisors as she earned her degrees in medicine and psychiatry. She comments
    on this "in between time" the world has been cast into through the COVID-19
    pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, a threshold of something new, and
    the importance of remembering gratitude in our path to help others. Grassroots
    movements enter into the archetypal consciousness of us all. Dr. Bolen feels for herself a strong connection to sisterhood and she encourages
    the gathering of women to tap their highest Self, that divinity throughout the
    ages, in healing circles, as describe in her book The Millionth Circle: How to Change
    Ourselves and The World--The Essential Guide to Women's Circles,
    and her sequel Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, that
    good can come out of crisis, whether personal  or global. Dr. Bolen shares
    some tips on forming a circle, enabled today with online video meetings in the
    midst of the precautions for the pandemic.    See the web archive page for the bio of the guest, links referenced,  music playlist and this week in Herstory at http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200629.html

    • 56 min
    Women's Spaces Radio Show of June 22, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of June 22, 2020

    Women's Spaces Radio Show of 6/22/2020 with host Elaine B Holtz and guests Nancy Rogers and Eshawn Zuniga with Juneteenth Reflections - Show ID: WSA200622.Sonoma County juneteenth Festival, usually celebrated at the Martin Luther King jr Park in Southwest Santa Rosa by the fairgrounds was celebrated this year, its 50th annual event in Santa Rosa, CA,  by Zoom online video meeting. How the event went and how it is significant for our guests was explored.  The bios of the guests, links referenced, music playlist, and announcement links can be seen on the show's web archive page at http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSA20/WSA200622.html

    • 57 min

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