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2017 KXCI International Women’s Day

March 2, 2017
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KXCI International Women’s Day Special Programming made possible in part by generous support from Marshall Foundation2017 KXCI International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 8th 7:00 am-8:00 pm

Listen live: 91.3 KXCI Tucson or https://kxci.org/

Contact: Amanda Shauger amanda@kxci.org

520-623-1000 ext. 17 or 520-990-3623

KXCI Commemorates International Women’s Day with a great lineup of our women DJs, special community guests, and plenty of fantastic music by women artists of all genres. Support for KXCI and this special Women’s Day programming is provided by Marshall Foundation. Marshall Foundation enhances the lives of Tucson and Pima County women and families through support of charitable organizations involved in education, social services, and early childhood development.

We’re really excited about our great community guests. Here are some highlights:

On Wednesday, March 8th from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm KXCI women programmers will play women artists from many genres- from old favorites to the newest artists, Americana to international. And throughout the day they’ll weave in brief interviews of young women who take part in the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Unidas program. The segments will focus on topics such as what feminism means to them, the struggles that young women face today, and inspirational women. Unidas brings together a diverse group of high school aged women from across the community and trains them in leadership, philanthropy, grantmaking, and social justice issues that affect girls in greater Tucson. Here are their interviews.

Grace Liatti (1)

Grace Liatti (2)

Makena Roberts

Stephanie Bai (1)

Stephanie Bai (2)

Alice Bates

Solaine Carter

Isolde Edminster-Genet

Noel Mulunen & Aliya McDonald

7:00 am – 10:00 am The Wire Service host Elva De La Torre will guest host on Your Morning Brew

10:00 am – Noon Michelle Boulet-Stephenson will host the Morning Music Mix

Noon-1:00 pm Special Rebroadcast of Round Table Discussion: Maggy Zanger, Professor of Practice School of Journalism, University of Arizona and Middle East journalist spoke with Rose M. Lopez, Linda Green, and Anna Ochoa O’Leary spoke about domestic issues in the US and in southern Arizona and along the US Mexico border. Topics include forced migration, violence against women, reproductive rights, and the heightened vulnerabilities of indigenous women and all women of color. The panel concluded by talking about the future. What can people in Tucson do to stand up to expected regressive and harmful policies coming from the current administration?

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Brandy Elliott will host the Afternoon Music Mix

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Hannah Levin will host the Home Stretch

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Monday Music Mixer Susie Salmerón will host Sabor del Barrio

“While women, female-identified artists, and an intersectional mindset are always a vital component of our programming, it’s a joy and privilege to embrace the opportunity of International Women’s Day to take an even deeper, nuanced focus on a broad range of artists and amplify voices that embody this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #beboldforchange,” says KXCI Director of Content and Home Stretch host Hannah Levin.

Listeners can expect to hear a powerful, diverse mix of music on The Home Stretch that day, including Maria del Pilar, M.I.A., Betty Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tanya Tagaq, and Fatoumata Diawara, plus logical local artists such as Foxx Bodies, Pipelights, Katie Haverly, and Leila Lopez.

International Women’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1909 as a tribute to labor issues. Historically, the day acknowledges the struggles for social and economic justice that women face. It faded from popularity in the United States while gaining traction in Socialist and Communist countries. In 1977 under the auspices of the United Nations, International Women’s Day Celebrations returned to the west.

On Sunday, March 5th from 3-6pm, KXCI’s public affairs block featured the following programming:

3:00 pm-3:30 pm Broad Perspectives Radio with hosts Kathy Harris and Aspen Green interviewed The Drawing Studio instructor Lisa Mishler

3:30 pm-4:00 pm 30 Minutes with Amanda Shauger spoke with Former U.S. Senate Aide Carolyn Sugiyama Classen and her work to create the National Commission, which investigated the wrong done to WWII Japanese Americans

4:00 pm-5:00 pm Round Table Discussion: Maggy Zanger, Professor of Practice School of Journalism, University of Arizona and Middle East journalist spoke with Rose M. Lopez, Linda Green, and Anna Ochoa O’Leary spoke about domestic issues in the US and in southern Arizona and along the US Mexico border. Topics include forced migration, violence against women, reproductive rights, and the heightened vulnerabilities of indigenous women and all women of color. The panel concluded by talking about the future. What can people in Tucson do to stand up to expected regressive and harmful policies coming from the current administration?

5:00 pm–6:00 pm MusicMaryann Beerling– One of the original “Broad Perspectives Radio” collective members and 2017 IWD catalyst played iconic women artists.

 

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