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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.


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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 60: Women Picket DC Digest

In this herstoric podcast you will hear Jenna DiQuarto's new WLRN theme music right before Sekhmet SheOwl delivers the greeting and then hands off the baton to Emiliann Lorenzen with WLRN's world news segment. Next, enjoy 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin before hearing a musical collage of women's voices Thistle captured at the 'TERF' hotel while staying in DC for the Women Picket DC event on March 8th, International Women's Day. Thanks to Jennifer, Kat, Annie, Lindsay Platoshyn, Isabella...


WLRN's Edition 59: Sex & Sexuality

In this 59th edition of WLRN's monthly handcrafted podcast, hear Emiliann Lorenzen deliver the world news before enjoying the song "Girls" by Girl in Red. Stay tuned next for Mer Safina's interview with lesbian feminist scholar and activist, Sheila Jeffreys. Jeffreys talks about the social construction of our sexuality and what that means for women under patriarchy. Finally, don't miss Sekhmet SheOwl's powerful commentary on the topic, encouraging women to closely examine the ways in which...


Edition 58: A Feminist Analysis of Dance

In this edition of WLRN's monthly handcrafted podcast hear the world news delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen after WLRN's newest member, Mer Safina, begins the show with the greeting. After the world news, enjoy music by the Go Gos and Sia before listening to interview clips of discussions of dance and our experiences of it from Thistle Pettersen and Agnes Wade. Thanks to Mer Safina, our newest member, for stepping up to interviewing Thistle, our longest time WLRN member. And thanks to Agnes...


Radical Feminism 2020: A Year in Review

To start off 2021 with a bang, we decided to ask joey brite, producer of Can I Get a Witness? to give us her rundown on the top ten feminist stories of 2020. To see the full interview Thistle did with joey, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLj9sOvfhCA In this edition of our monthly podcast, hear WLRN's world news segment delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen before enjoying Enya's song "Only Time" before getting the rundown from joey. Stay tuned 'til the very end to hear Sekhmet SheOwl's...


WLRN Interviews Stella Perrett about her New Book

On December 15th, 2020, Thistle sat down with Political Cartoonist from the UK, Stella Perrett, to talk about her new book called "2020 -- The Year We All Were Cancelled!" The book is a collection of Stella's best political cartoons from the year and synopses of cases of people or ideas that were "cancelled" due to expressing views that are not mainstream. To buy Ms. Perrett's book, please click on this link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/2020... In this interview, you'll hear Stella talk...


WLRN speaks with Silvia Carrasco about Confluencia Movimiento Feminista

Last week, I spoke via Skype with Silvia Carrasco, professor of Social Anthropology at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Professor Carrasco is currently working on early school leaving and social integration of migrant and refugee children to Europe and on the penetration of neoliberal ideology in education and its impact on coeducation. As a feminist activist, she is co-founder of Feministes de Catalunya, a radical feminist organization that is part of the Spanish Confluencia Movimiento...


Linda Conroy speaks with WLRN about Women & Animals

Last month, I took a tour of Moonwise Herbs and then sat down to talk with Linda Conroy on her land in southern Wisconsin where she teaches classes and holds women's herbal apprenticeship programs. The focus of our discussion was on the many animals Linda co-habits with on the land and maintains relationships with throughout the seasons. Our conversation culminates with Linda describing a recent ceremony she and other women took part in to bring death to some drakes (male ducks) for the many...


Edition 56: Women & Animals

Welcome to our monthly podcast for December 2020! First up, hear Emiliann Lorenzen deliver WLRN's world news segment followed by a clip of Jonna Jinton from Sweden, singing a traditional herding song to bring cows and goats in from pasture. Next, hear Thistle's interview with Falcon River, lesbian feminist homesteader in the State of Michigan. Falcon wanted to make sure women know she is on Facebook and always interested in hearing from sisters looking for sisterhood and community. She also...


Tiffanie DeBartolo talks with WLRN about the release of her novel, Sorrow

WLRN's Thistle Pettersen sat down with author and Bright Antenna Records music exec, Tiffanie DeBartolo, this week via Skype. They discussed the October 2020 release of Tiffanie's latest novel, Sorrow. In the interview Thistle explores the character development of DeBartolo's main male character and female character in the novel, asking questions from a feminist point-of-view. DeBartolo discusses her way of writing and character development that emphasizes an organic growth to the process...


Edition 55: A Feminist Analysis of Christianity

This is WLRN's monthly feminist news and analysis podcast for the month of November 2020. First up, hear WLRN's World News segment written and delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen, who follows her report later on in the program with an original poem called "The Great Fall", about Lilith and Eve who leave the Garden of Eden just because they want to. Enjoy an original reflective sound collage by WLRN listener Chris Wind, who wrote to us offering up her 1987 recording of "I am Eve", the inspiration...


Edition 54: US Presidential Elections

We've got a packed program for you this October 2020 as we head into elections season! First up, hear Jenna DiQuarto deliver WLRN's greeting before hearing the world news written and delivered by WLRN's Emiliann Lorenzen. Emiliann also offers listeners a rundown on all of the presidential tickets this year, including the Green Party's and the Libertarians' to get you informed about your choices. Next, hear the song Redemption Day by Sheryl Crow before Thistle's interview with professor...


Jeanna Hoch Speaks Out Against Transgender Ideology and Pronouns Misuse in Denver Public Schools

In this interview with Jeanna Hoch, mother of children enrolled in the Denver Public Schools, you will hear Ms. Hoch talk about how the Denver Public Schools board responded to her letter expressing concern about the compelled speech, bullying and confusion children are being subjected to due to transgender ideology being widely accepted and put into school policies. To get in touch with Jeanna you can find her on Twitter, Facebook or email her at jeannahoch@gmail.com. It's time to get...


Venice Allan's Account of Speakers' Corner Confrontation with BTLM

Venice Allan is a mother, jewelry maker and women's rights campaigner with the UK based organization Standing for Women. She spoke with Thistle about the August 30th confrontation between Black Lives Matter protesters and women at Speakers' Corner who had been speaking out about transgender ideology and gender self-id politics. The two groups were made up of primarily women who spoke passionately and expressively with one another in what appeared to be rather negative and nasty encounters...


Edition 53: Women in the Black Lives Matter Movement

This month we tackle the topic of women in the Black Lives Matter movement with an interview with black radical feminist, Tracy Neal, from Detroit and commentary from WLRN's Dani Whitaker. In addition to exploring this topic, we'd like to welcome our newest member, Emiliann Lorenzen, who wrote and delivers our world news segment for this month of September. Featured song: Four Women by Nina Simone. Because there were technical difficulties with the interview, we have created a transcript for...


WLRN Special Edition: WHRC Launches in the USA!

The Women's Human Rights Campaign launches in the USA! Enjoy today's special edition about this momentous occasion of women getting organized across the the US to promote the Declaration on Women's Sex Based Rights, a document penned by Sheila Jeffreys, Heather Brunksell Evans and Maureen O'Hara designed to get governments, groups and individuals to adopt women's rights based on sex and not on "gender identity." Hear the song "Killing in the Name of" covered by Brass Against the Machine...


Edition 52: A Look at Save Women's Sports, Feminist Org Working to Keep Males Out of Female Sports

WLRN's August edition gives the spotlight to Beth Stelzer and Linda Blade of the organization Save Women's Sports. First up, you'll hear our world news segment as written and delivered by WLRN's April Neault before enjoying the song "Y Control" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Then, stay tuned for an interview Dani Whitaker did with Beth Stelzer and Linda Blade of Save Women's Sports to learn about their campaigns to keep males out of women's sports. Finally, keep listening to hear Sekhmet SheOwl's...


Nina Paley Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Despite Years of Being Blacklisted in Her Hometown

Like many feminists, filmmaker Nina Paley has been blacklisted and de-platformed for speaking out in favor of the rights of girls and women. This has happened despite the fact that the content of her work does not overtly challenge trans activism. Recently, however, Paley received a lifetime achievement award from Animikon Fest, an animation festival in Spain, despite them knowing she is blacklisted for her feminist politics. On July 6th, 2020, Thistle sat down with Nina to talk about...


Author Abigail Shrier talks with WLRN's Dani Whitaker about her new book, Irreversible Damage

On July 1st, WLRN's Danielle Whitaker spoke with author Abigail Shrier about Shrier's career and newly released book called Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. Abigail Shrier is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal. She holds an A.B. from Columbia College, where she received the Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship; a B. Phil, from the University of Oxford; and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Shrier interviewed almost 200 trans-identified teenagers, trans...


Women & Climate Change: WLRN's Edition 51

We chose July to focus on climate change since it has the reputation for being one of the hottest months of the year. In this edition of our monthly news program, hear the world news written and delivered by WLRN's April Neult before enjoying the song "Flint" by Aisha Fukushima. Next up. hear an interview WLRN's Sekhmet SheOwl did with eco-feminist activist and author, Lierre Keith in which they discuss the importance of the feminist movement to the environmental movement and what mainstream...


Edition 50: Social Impacts of the Pandemic on Women

Welcome to WLRN's 50th edition podcast! First up, hear WLRN's April Neault greet listeners from her natural setting in Canada, then hear the world news written and delivered by Dana Vitalosova followed by the song Far Away by Eivor. Next, stay tuned for excerpts from an interview Thistle did with Vaishnavi Sundar, feminist film maker and social analyst from India before enjoying the song Heal Me by Melissa Ethridge. After that, hear an interview with Diane Fischer, MichFest and Ohio Lesbian...