KXCI Commemorates International Women’s Day with a great lineup of our women public affairs programmers, djs, special community guests and lots of fantastic music by women artists of all genres. In fact, we have more programming than will fit into one day, so we invite you to tune into KXCI at 91.3 FM on Sunday, March 6th from 3pm to 6pm and again on Tuesday, March 8 from 5am to 10 pm.
We’re really excited about all of our great community guests. Here’s some of the highlights:
The young women who participate in the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona Unidas program will focus on topics such as their research on the history of International Women’s Day, 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 young women from across the community and trains them in leadership, philanthropy, grant-making, and social justice issues that affect girls in greater Tucson.
YWCA Southern Arizona CEO Kelly Fryer will interview local Women Changemakers including:
Ann Lovell, Oped Project
Karen Francis-Begay, UA Assistant Vice President for Tribal Affairs
Josefina Ahumada, ASU School of Social Work training the next generation of activists and one of the plantiffs in Majors v. Jeanes which struck down Arizona’s discriminatory marriage ban.
Melo Dominguez, Chicana artist & community activist.
Maggy Zanger, Professor of Practice School of Journalism, University of Arizona and Middle East journalist will interview authors, poets and scholars representing Pakistani, Italian, Islamic, Afghan, Chicana and American perspectives on feminism today nationally and globally.
On Sunday, March 6th from3-6pm, KXCI will devote its public affairs block to women’s issues and guests:
3:00 pm-3:30 pm…Broad Perspectives Radio with by Kathy Harris/ Aspen Green
3:30 pm-4 pm…30 Minutes with Amanda Shauger features long form versions of YWCA CEO Kelly Fryer’s Women Changemaker interviews.
4 pm-5 pm…Round table discussion: Maggy Zanger, Professor of Practice School of Journalism, University of Arizona and Middle East journalist will interview authors, poets and scholars representing Pakistani, Italian, Islamic, Afghan, Chicana and American perspectives on feminism today nationally and globally.
5 pm–6 pm…Interview and music– Maryann Beerling– One of the original “Broad Perspectives Radio” collective members and 2016 IWD catalyst will play iconic women artists.
On Tuesday, March 8th from 5am to 10pm KXCI women programmers will play women artists all day long from many genres- from old favorites to the newest artists, Americana to international. And throughout the day they’ll weave in brief interviews of women in our community.
- 5am – 7am Laura Kerr begins the day on the Early Morning Music Mix
- 7 am – 10 am Laura Adams Reese serves up Your Morning Brew
- 10 am – Noon Melissa Mauzy hosts the Morning Music Mix
- 1 pm – 3 pm Chelsea Lucas hosts the Afternoon Music Mix
- 3 pm – 6 pm Hannah Levin hosts the Home Stretch
- 6pm – 8 pm Ruby’s Roadhouse host Carol Anderson heads up a special
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.