Sunday, March 20, 2011

Women's History Month Programming at WPFW

Thanks to the programmers at WPFW for highlighting the amazing work of women this month!

  • The Tuesday Edition of Midday Jazz will feature interviews and live on-air performances by women showcased in the Inaugural Washington Women in Jazz Festival. :-)
    -Keanna Faircloth
  • Monday March 14: guest Leith Mullings, author of "Resistance & Resillence: The Sojourner Syndrome", interviewed by Judith Maye
    Monday March 21, Special on the 100th Commemoration of the Triangle Shirt Waist Fire, with guests Clayola Brown (union leader, President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, organizer with UNITE HEREand Joyce Miller, founding member of CLUW (Coaltion of Labor Union Women), first woman elected to serve on the AFL-CIO Executive Committee, International Union, inductee into the HistoryMakers African American history archive)
    -Joni Eisenberg
  • On this Wednesday's "Don't Forget the Blues" (March 16), in honor of Women's History Month I am going to feature blues women from the Blues Hall of Fame .... These are the female artists who have so far been inducted into The Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame.
    Artists include: Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Etta James, and others!!
    --Steve Hoffman
  • I will celebrate Women's National History Month on Saturday, March 26,
    in honoring several women of the music industry relating to R&B.
    I will honor as many as I can in my 2hour show 6am-8am. No specifics
    as of yet, but I will definitely pay tribute to them. Millie Ware.
  • March 13
    • Virginia Johnson - revitalization of Dance Theater of Harlem & upcoming performance.
    • Peggy Fleming - photographer
    March 20
    • Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and two other contributors to the new book Hands on the Freedom Plow
    • New play "Ann Joice" about an indentured servant trying to obtain her freedom
    March 27
    • Roberta Flack
    • Carlos Schroder will be my guest focusing on international women performers
    -Miyuki Williams
  • I started last Friday.playing men who honored a specific woman or women
    in the title of the composition and women composers, producers,
    vocalists, instrumentalists, etc throughout the entire month of March
    as I always do. - Myrrh
  • Monday, March 14 - INSIDE OUT DC's only FM LGBT Radio Show
    celebrates the first anniversary of same-sex marriage in DC.
    the show will feature poet, publisher and author Michelle Sewell, as guest host!
    The show's guests include an African-American lesbian couple, Renee and Inger, engaged to be married in May 2011,
    Attorney Michele Zavos, licensed same-sex officiant, Deborah Cummings-Thomas and
    Jeffrey Richardson, the newly appointed LGBT Liaison for Mayor Vincent Gray!
    we'll discuss the strides DC has made in the past year, new threats to the marriage bill, and
    the possibility of Maryland getting same-sex marriage as well.
  • Thursday, March 24th at 11PM Please join alternating Thursday Late Night Jazz host Bobby Hill tonight as he concludes his month-long celebration of Women’s History Month. Tonight’s program begins with a musical remembrance of the four little black girls murdered in the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama church bombing; feature music from vocalists Renee Maria, Pat Petersen, and Laurie Anderson; vocal ensemble music from the Ward Gospel Singers, the Florida A&M University Gospel Choir, and the Tuskegee Institute Singers; as well as music from harpists Helene Breschand and Zeena Parkins, kotoist Yagi Michiyo, cellist Diedre Murray, and accordionist Pauline Oliveros.

  • Thursday March 10, from 10:30-11:00 On The Margin's guest is Julia Alvarez taking about the Mirabal sisters and her novel In the Time of the Butterflies.


Anonymous said...

Looking for the playlist from the show on Mar. 11, 2011 - women percussionists show. Any chance of that being posted? I did not see it in the March postings.


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