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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.




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...


June 2020 World News with Anchor Dana Vitalosova

Every month WLRN offers you our world news segment highlighting women's work, health and status from regions all over the globe. Thanks for listening to feminist community powered radio, WLRN.


WLRN World News Segment May 7 2020

Hear WLRN's Dana Vitalosova deliver our world news segments for Thursday, May 7th 2020.


Women's Rights in the Green Party USA: Edition 49

This is WLRN's four year anniversary edition! First up, hear Danielle Whitaker introduce the topic for this month's podcast: women's rights in the Green Party USA and in particular, what is happening to the Georgia Green Party because they decided to sign onto the Declaration for Women's Sex-based Rights. https://www.womensdeclaration.com/ Next, hear WLRN's Dana Vitalosova deliver our world news segment right before the song "Tell it Like it Is" by Tracy Chapman. Following the news, hear an...


Interview with Lesbian Feminist Activist Peggy Luhrs

Peggy Luhrs is a lesbian feminist and social justice activist from Burlington, Vermont. She recently cancelled a public library discussion scheduled by the group Gender Critical Vermont, due to condemnation and threats by trans activists. She was a key mover and shaker of the early LGB movement in Burlington, is a member of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) and also produces the monthly program Feminist Media Review for the Center for Media & Democracy. Thistle...


WLRN Music Hour #34 with DJ Phoenixx: Calling HER, Hearing HER

Tally's Lullaby Karen Marie Garrett Waiting Karen Marie Garrett Galweyo--We Call You Carolyn Hillyer Track 3 Jennifer Kriesberg Bird Calls The Nones Ancestor Song Carolyn Hillyer Calling All Angels KD Lang and Jane Siberry Light of My Light Ferron Shipwreck Chris Pureka The Whole World is Burning Jennifer Berezan My, My Ferron You are not alone Mavis Staples Love Throw a Line Patty Griffin My Love Is Alive Anastacia Best of My Love The Emotions I'll Be Your Shelter Taylor Dayne You Gotta...


WLRN interview with Woman's Rights Campaigner Venice Allan

Venice Allan is a woman’s rights campaigner who set up a series of talks on gender identity ideology, We Need To Talk, in 2017. She now works with Posie Parker at Standing For Women, a campaign to maintain the dictionary definition of ‘woman’ as an adult, human female. Thistle spoke with Venice last week via skype to get her thoughts on the current British feminist movement and what women are up to in the UK when it comes to women's rights.


Edition 48: British Feminists & Feminism

In our April 2020 edition, hear timely world news as written and delivered by WLRN's Dana Vitalosova after Jenna's warm greeting to all of our listeners in this time of the virus outbreak. The focus of this show is on British feminists discussing their initiation and involvement in the women's movement, but our guests also talk about the virus outbreak and how it is possibly impacting the ways we think about ourselves, society and how we organize. Venice Allan is a woman’s rights campaigner...


WLRN Interview with Filmmaker Vaishnavi Sundar

Vaishnavi Sundar is an independent filmmaker, feminist, writer, and women's rights activist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Vaishnavi is known for her work in the field of cinema and activism involving an interplay of feminism and filmmaking. She has written, directed, and produced all her films under her own production company, Lime Soda Films. She is also the founder of Women Making Films, a community known for its effort to break the glass ceiling within the fraternity of domestic and...


Thistle on WORT 89.9 FM presenting her original music!

From Thistle: After nearly two years, I ventured back into WORT studios in Madison to record a music show with my friend, Lucy Kilpatrick. From beginning to end, this musical hour features my musical voice and stories of bicycle adventuring. My music is available for purchase here: www.thistlepettersen.com. It was tough getting approval from the station to allow my music to air due to trans activists complaining that I am "transphobic" and "hateful and bigoted." Because of these accusations,...


WLRN Edition 47: #SayHerName

In this month's edition, we focus on the #SayHerName movement and the legacy of state violence against black women. We begin as always with our world news segment written and read by Dana, followed by Nina Simone's Mississippi Goddamn. Next is an interview segment with award-winning poet Dominique Christina, wherein she talks to Thistle about her experience and perspective as a black woman in America, the intention of #SayHerName, and why the movement exists. Check out the full interview on...


WLRN Interview with Poet & Writer Dominique Christina

WLRN's Thistle Pettersen was able to capture an interview with award winning poet and writer, Dominique Christina, to ask her for her take on the feminist movement and #SayHerName. Dominique Christina has performed and conducted workshops for hundreds of colleges/universities, schools, community art spaces, nonprofit organizations, and conferences across the country. She has opened for Cornel West, appeared in Season 3 of Verses and Flow on TV One, performed for the Trayvon Martin and Emmett...


Interview with Woman from Portland at the Battle of Seattle

This is a short interview Thistle did with a woman attending a feminist breakfast gathering the day of the Fighting the New Misogyny talk that she was also attending at the Seattle Public Library later on, only three blocks away from the location of the breakfast. About 15 women gathered for the event, some from outside of the region and others from the Pacific Northwest and Seattle. What is noteworthy about this woman's testimony is how she does not identify as "conservative" or "right...


The Battle of Seattle: WLRN's Edition 46 Podcast

Thanks to our listener sponsors, WLRN was able to send Thistle Pettersen to Seattle the weekend of February 1st to attend the talk "Fighting the New Misogyny" featuring Lierre Keith, Meghan Murphy, Saba Malik and Kara Dansky at the Seattle Public Library. In this edition, you will hear exclusive coverage of events surrounding the main event that drew 350 people to the library to hear women speak about the harms of gender identity legislation and culture. There were supporters and protesters...


2016 Interview with Kathleen Richardson on child sex dolls

Here is the extended interview Elizabeth McKeown did with Kathleen Richardson about the child sex dolls on the market. How are pedophilia, pornography, and prostitution linked? Will using an object stop men from using women and children as objects, or reaffirm their outlook that women and children are things? Dr. Kathleen Richardson is a robotics ethicist with a background in anthropology who works closely with human connection and relation, particularly as it pertains to autism.


2016 Interview with Dawn Smith

In this extended WLRN interview, Thistle Pettersen talks with Dawn Smith, organizer with the Michigan Framily Reunion, about this women-only cultural event that remembers and honors the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival that took place near Hart, Michigan for 40 years with the last MichFest happening in August of 2015.


2016 WLRN Interview with Elizabeth Hungerford

One of WLRN's earliest interviews; In it, then-WLRN member Elizabeth talks with Ms. Hungerford about the Purvi Patel abortion/miscarriage case, among other cases, and their implications for women's reproductive freedoms.


WLRN Music Hour 33: Remembering Mary Oliver

Welcome back, sisters, to the first hour of Women's Liberation Music in 2020. It's been eight months since my last music show when I featured the writings of Andrea Dworkin. I can honestly say that the two deaths of well-known writers who have affected me the most have been Andrea Dworkin (who died April 5, 2005) and Mary Oliver who died a year ago today, January 17, 2019. So it seems appropriate that I return with another edition of my music show with a tribute to Mary Oliver. This month's...