Thursday, January 30, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for 1/31/14--Green Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California! LISTEN IN to hear how GREENS are BEING THE CHANGE!

WE BROADCAST AT 10PM EST ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014. Join us in the CHATROOM or feel free to call during the LIVE BROADCAST. 
CALL IN NUMBER: (213) 816-0357
Gayle McLaughlin
As Mayor of Richmond, Gayle has led the City in a progressive direction that has kept City workers in jobs and City services in place, even in these hard economic times. 

Mayor McLaughlin’s focus on environmental justice has led the city to move forward as a leader on many environmental initiatives.  Her focus on a healthy environment has moved the city forward greatly with community gardens, bike paths, bay trail construction, and park renovations in neighborhoods throughout the city. 

Thanks to her efforts advancing solar installation, Richmond was noted as leading the Bay Area for solar installed per capita in 2010.  Richmond has also been given countless awards for its model green job training program that has graduated hundreds of Richmond residents who are now working in the green economy. 

 In 2007, Mayor McLaughlin joined other East Bay mayors and leaders in a widely heralded partnership for an East Bay Green Corridor for research and jobs for the new Green economy, and earlier this year, Lawrence Berkley National Lab agreed to build its 2nd campus in Richmond.  Mayor McLaughlin has also worked with the community and City staff to make sure the City’s recently approved General Plan truly reflects the city’s new healthy, sustainable and equitable direction for its residents.

Gayle has advocated fair taxation from large corporations, including calling on Chevron (the largest corporation in the city) to fully pay its fair share. The City of Richmond is currently suing Chevron for damages from the massive 2012 fire at its Richmond refinery, and Mayor McLaughlin has called on Chevron to create a new corporate culture by putting the health and safety needs of Richmond residents before its profits. 

As Mayor of Richmond, she has prioritized the interests of Richmond residents and families, advocating for residents evicted by bank speculators and approving policies to hold banks accountable. Currently, Mayor McLaughlin is proud to be leading Richmond in standing up to Wall Street and for her community with the Richmond CARES (Community Action to Restore Equity and Stability) program.  This is a foreclosure prevention program that is seeking to acquire severely underwater mortgages in Richmond from the banks (either through voluntarily sales or through eminent domain) so the City can refinance the loans for the homeowners with reduced principals in line with current home values.  Fixing the foreclosure crisis and restoring home equity will help the entire city of Richmond and the region by protecting the local economy, neighborhoods and home values.

Gayle also voted to assist Kennedy High School and other Richmond schools with $3 million, and she has been in the forefront of defending the civil rights of Richmond’s immigrant population.  Her support for immigrant rights included a recently approved municipal ID for all Richmond residents, so everyone, including immigrant residents, can access services such as bank accounts. 

Violent crime and property crimes have shown significant declining trends (homicides have decreased 66 percent from 47 in 2007 to 16 in 2013 – the lowest total in 33 years) during her tenure because of efforts in the City that Mayor McLaughlin has helped advance that have offered opportunities for returning parolees and intervention with at-risk youth. 

Richmond is on the rise. Mayor McLaughlin’s focus on working side by side with a community that has suffered decades of injustices is helping to showcase how an urban community is transforming itself in the 21st Century. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA GOES GLOBAL for 1/24/14 with Emma Carroll of Sydney, Australia and a LOOK at CREATIVITY and ACTIVISM

Emma Carroll aka Earthling EmC

JOIN US TONIGHT FOR OUR FIRST GLOBAL GUEST, Emma Carroll aka the Earthling EmC from Sydney, Australia.

We broadcast tonight at 10PM EST at the following link:
(Same link if you want to join us for the archived show after the LIVE BROADCAST).

Emma and I will be speaking about how we can help spark the creative, resourceful thinking, and courage that can make us step out of the present paradigm and into the new.

 Artists, activists, parents, indeed EVERYONE have a role to play!


Emma Carroll - the earthling EmC:

Is an Australian artist and activist working with poetry and short film to propagate the message of holistic health and rediscovering our place in nature. 

Flowetry - somewhere between poetry and rap - is a way of using humor, metaphor, wordplay, rhyme and playfulness to tickle the collective consciousness. And champion the resourcefulness, courage, and indigenous wisdom that will lead us out of the savage trap of the consumer lifestyle.
Emma is experimenting with the form of film to see what really reaches people - anything from dressing as a giant chicken, to working with four year olds to tell the story of their sustainable preschool. 

Emma has invented an app - called 'RELOVE' to map and recapture hundreds of thousands of tonnes of castaway items before they can end up in landfill.
Currently in development.

Emma also works freelance as a cinematographer and traveled last year to Burma and Thailand for documentary projects.

See more of what Emma does here:

Youtube channel -

Emma Carroll

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wise Women Media for January 17th, 2014--with Special Guest RIVERA SUN, Author, Dancer, Blogger, Sustainable Living Advocate, Activist

Rivera Sun


Tonight’s Special Guest is Rivera Sun, prolific author, dancer, sustainable living advocate, activist. Her newest book, “The Dandelion Insurrection” has a permanent place in my home library! I encourage everyone to check out the book when you can, listen in to the show, join us in the CHAT ROOM, and call in to ask Rivera a question. The archived show is available forever if you cannot join us for the live broadcast.

Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times and rallies us to meet adversity with gusto. In addition to her most recent novel, The Dandelion Insurrection, she is the author of nine plays, a book of poetry, and her debut novel, Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, which explores the prison system, mountaintop removal, and climate change. 

Contact Info: 
Rivera Sun
Rivera Sun on Facebook
#RiveraSunAuthor on Twitter

Friday, January 10, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA--the Radio Show is DARK for TONIGHT 1/10/14!

Life just got in the way this week with work, personal issues and family commitments. So a well deserved rest is in order for tonight and I am doing some things to feed my soul. I encourage all to go to and look over our archived shows and listen to a few tonight or whenever you can. The archives are there forever so no excuses to miss any of the shows! Last week’s show with Cindy Sheehan was GREAT! 

Next week, Friday, January 17th, 2014, we will broadcast at 10PM EST and our special guest will be RIVERA SUN, author, activist, earthship pioneer, dancer. She will be speaking to us about her latest book, THE DANDELION INSURRECTION. 

Her site: Promotional and show information and the complete show description will be posted soon. See you in the airwaves!

PETALS #2 by Anita Stewart. Copyright 2014.

RE-POST ON THE ARCHIVED SHOW: Wise Women Media for Friday, January 3rd, 2014--Welcoming back SPECIAL GUEST--CINDY SHEEHAN, Candidate for Governor of California, Peace Activist, Radio Host and Author

Either the post did not make it, was accidentally deleted or I forgot to post it here. 
Check out the archived show linked below, it was GREAT:

This show will be a live broadcast on Friday night, 10PM EST on January 3rd, 2014.

Link directly to the show here:

We welcome back a returning special guest, Cindy Sheehan, candidate for Governor of California, Peace Activist, Radio Host and Author of 7 books. Tonight’s show will be a live broadcast. We will take call-ins and we will also have the Chat Room (on BTR) open for questions or you can email your questions to me before the show.  (anitastewart(at)gmail(dot)com with QUESTION FOR CINDY in caps on the subject line). 

Cindy's official bio:

About Cindy Sheehan

cindy_sheehan.pngCindy Sheehan, aged 56, is an internationally renowned peace and social justice activist.
Sheehan’s oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq on April 04, 2004 and many came to know about her and her work when she set up a peace camp near the faux-ranch of then president George W. Bush in Crawford, TX in the summer of 2005.
Since then, Cindy Sheehan, has traveled the world working with fellow activists demanding peace and working with others to help create a world that is peaceful and more economically secure and equal.
Cindy Sheehan is a native Californian who was raised in California where education was excellent and other social safety nets were not as small and filled with holes so big, millions of Californians fall through while the rich and corporations keep exploiting more of this state's wealth and resources.
Sheehan majored in California History at UCLA and envisions a state that leads the world in peace, economic stability and equality, environmental sustainability and delivering high-quality public education from pre-K through university. She knows it can be done because it has been done before.
Cindy Sheehan has published seven books, been arrested for peace about 21 times, is currently a resident of Vacaville, CA and the mother of three surviving children and four grandchildren who are her love and her inspiration.
See more about Cindy Sheehan at the following sites: