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Edition 16: Money Behind the Transgender Movement and Impact on Lesbians

8/3/2017
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WLRN's 16th edition explores the money behind the medicalized transgender movement and the impact that the trans movement is having on the lesbian community. Interviewees inlude Mary Lou Singleton, Jane Chotard, and Taylor Fogarty. Music by Fleetwood Mac and Ali Bee.

Duration: 01:02:01


WLRN interview with Nedra Johnson

7/25/2017
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Recently, Thistle Pettersen got to sit down with Nedra Johnson at the National Women's Music Festival held in Madison, WI every year. She asked Nedra about her music career, MichFest & a t-shirt Nedra had made and posted online using the misogynistic slur term TERF. Nedra's insights and stories about Michigan make this a gem in the treasure chest of our women's herstory WLRN is committed to exploring and preserving.

Duration: 01:04:04


Guest Commentary by Maureen Doll

7/20/2017
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After edition 13, Maureen Doll approached WLRN about her disappointment in our coverage of the issues. She has contributed this guest commentary to reply to Nile Pierce's WLRN commentary from edition 13. Thanks for staying tuned!

Duration: 00:08:29


Jocelyn Macdonald Full WLRN Interview

7/12/2017
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Jocelyn Macdonald is a radical lesbian feminist who will perform her poetry during WoLF Fest in July 2017. She granted WLRN an exclusive interview about her work, her coming out as a gender-critical lesbian feminist and her ideas about how to attract more women to our movement.

Duration: 00:39:13


Edition 15: Women's Spirituality

7/6/2017
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WLRN's Edition 15 explores feminist and women's spirituality, in the forms of goddess worship and witchcraft, and makes a feminist criticism of patriarchal religions. Interviewees are Tizzy Hyatt, Terri Strange, and Carol Christ. Poem by Nile Pierce and commentary by Sekhmet She Owl. Musical spots by Jana Runnals and Sexwitch.

Duration: 00:59:05


WLRN's 14th Podcast on Lesbians

6/2/2017
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This June 2017 podcast is packed with lesbian music, commentary and interviews. We ask Julie Bindel & Jocelyn Macdonald for their coming out stories & Bev Jo talks about the benefits of lesbianism. This 14th edition explores what it means to choose lesbianism in our male-dominated culture and to live as free women. Sekhmet SheOwl provides WLRN commentary that is guaranteed to make you think and ponder the idea that any woman can choose to be a lesbian. Jocelyn Macdonald will be performing...

Duration: 00:59:04


Ruth Greenberg on Coalition-building

5/5/2017
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Edition 13 deals with the debate among women regarding radical feminists who align with right wing forces, individuals & organizations to reach a narrowly agreed upon goal. It is always hard for us to decide what makes it in to our podcasts and what does not. We usually have far more material to include than we do space. What Ruth adds to this discussion is extremely valuable and we hope that women will listen to this in addition to all of the voices in edition 13. Thanks.

Duration: 00:04:10


Edition 13: The Ethics of Working with Liberals & Conservatives

5/5/2017
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We are proud to present our 13th edition podcast focused on the ethics of coalition-building with both the right & the left as we work as radical feminists to hold and advance the rights of girls and women. In edition 13, WLRN asks hard questions about the ethics and efficacy of WoLF's decision to accept funds from the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative organization that is against full abortion rights & homosexuality. This hour-long broadcast features interviews with Kaeley...

Duration: 00:58:54


Interview with Sarah

4/15/2017
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WLRN's Thistle Pettersen interviewed Sarah about her experiences as a college student getting involved and grappling with trans politics on her campus.

Duration: 00:58:38


Edition #12: Gender Identity Politics & Anti-Feminist Activism

4/7/2017
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This is WLRN's 12th Edition! Our anniversary edition focuses on gender identity and anti-feminist actions that both harm individual feminists and our collective feminist movement. We explore how these actions may also be inadvertently creating more feminists and feminist movement because they are so egregiously sexist.

Duration: 00:58:14


Edition #11: Women's Marches Digest

3/3/2017
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This is WLRN's March 2nd edition covering the women's marches that occurred all over the world on January 21st, 2017. Women took to the streets in the millions. It is a digest edition, a blanket, a weaving of what women do when we get together in our womanhood and sisterhood. Hear coverage of the marches from on-the-ground and in the streets of London, Madison, Seattle and DC. Hear comparisons of experiences at the different locations and analyses of this herstoric moment. Featured music...

Duration: 00:57:59


Edition 10: Conflict, Self-Love, and Sisterhood

2/3/2017
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This month's edition of Women's Liberation Radio News is our tenth so far, focusing on "Conflict, Self-Love & Sisterhood" within the independent women's movement. How can we strategize through the inevitable personal and political conflicts women's organizations face? How can we strengthen our resolve through self-love in a patriarchal world that benefits from women being alienated from themselves and their sisters? Listen on for advice from Ruth Greenberg who hit the ground running in her...

Duration: 00:51:42


The Women of Standing Rock: WLRN's edition 9 podcast

1/8/2017
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WLRN's 9th edition podcast is dedicated to the women of the Standing Rock struggle to protect the Missouri River and indigenous land from the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline. Sekhmet She Owl presents compelling commentary as well as excerpts from her interview with Shannon Kring, creator and producer of End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock, https://www.facebook.com/endofthelinefilm/?ref=page_internal, a documentary featuring the voices of native women fighting...

Duration: 00:57:59


Interview with Trista Hendren

12/29/2016
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Interview with Trista Hendren by Staff

Duration: 00:34:36


Dispatches from Lesbian America Editors Interview

12/17/2016
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Sekhmet She Owl interviews co-editors of the book "Dispatches from Lesbian America": Giovanna Capone, Xequina Berber, and Rome Smith.

Duration: 00:42:36


WLRN interview with Laura Petrie (Resin Rebel)

12/14/2016
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The second weekend of September, 2016, Thistle Pettersen traveled to Paducah, Kentucky to attend the first annual Cinema Systers Film Festival produced by Resin Rebel, owner of the beautiful farm where many women gathered throughout the weekend. Pettersen had the opportunity on the last day of the festival to talk with Resin Rebel to find out what her inspiration was for this only all lesbian film festival in the United States. In this interview, you will hear about the many films...

Duration: 00:08:00


Thistle Pettersen interviews Jill Stein 4/15/16

12/6/2016
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Jill Stein was on the campaign trail for her run for president in the 2016 US presidential elections when Thistle Pettersen met-up with her Madison, WI on April 15th. Ms. Stein agreed to an interview outside on the street in front of the restaurant where she had just given her campaign speech to a group of about 75 people.

Duration: 00:13:45


Maya Dillard Smith WLRN extended interview

11/21/2016
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WLRN’s Catina Hyman interviewed Maya Dillard Smith on August 2, 2016 via phone. They discussed Dillard’s recent forced resignation as the chief officer of the Georgia ACLU in addition to her project, Finding Middle Ground, a civil rights organization committed to finding solutions to all civil rights concerns. Dillard-Smith is an advocate for the rights of all. She has recently been labeled “hateful” for drawing attention to the rights of girls and women. She holds a Master’s degree from...

Duration: 01:00:15


Extended Interview with Pippa Fleming

11/15/2016
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Pippa Fleming is a butch lesbian performance artist, poet, writer, spiritualist and motivational speaker living and working in the bay area. Catina Hyman interviewed Pippa on October 4th for WLRN’s Black Lives Matter edition to get her perspective on the experience of black lesbians within the women’s liberation movement and civil rights struggles. In the interview, Pippa also discusses her upcoming book.

Duration: 00:52:51


Political Lesbianism Discussion at WoLF Fest 2016

11/15/2016
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WLRN was on the scene at the first annual WoLF Fest in September of 2016 to document this herstoric first fest. Jocelyn Macdonald led a discussion of political lesbianism with about 30 women from around the world. She began the discussion by posing the question "Where have you heard the term 'political lesbian' and how was it used?"

Duration: 01:05:27

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