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International Women's Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday.

The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911, based on suffragettes campaigning for women's right to vote. International Women's Day honors the work of the suffragettes and feminists, celebrates Women's success, and reminds us of inequities that still need to be addressed.

KBOO is celebrating International Women's Day as part of our All Thrills No Frills special programming campaign by bringing you a series of special programs throughout the Month created by, for, and about women!

For 2023's edition of International Women's Day, On Wednesday, March 8th, We'll be broadcasting Women centered content for a full 24 hours, starting at 12am! Check out the individual specials below!

Time Special Host
12:00 AM Autonomous Women Kathy Fors
1:30 AM Women's Punk and Metal
(From the KBOO Archive)
Godiva Lee
4:30 AM Songs of Resistance and Resilient Women
(From the KBOO Archive)
DJ Balisong
5:30 AM International Women's Day Special Edition of Pastures of Plenty Diane Hunt
7:00 AM Democracy Now (syndicated) Amy Goodman
8:00 AM Pioneering the Future with Jamie Brewer Zach Flanary & Ms. Ragan
9:00 AM Casting Perfection with Jackie Burch Zach Flanary & Ms. Ragan
10:00 AM Women of Color and Labor in the Post-Covid Era    Ivonne Rivero
11:00 AM La Mujer Latina y el Trabajo en la Era de la Pandemia.    Ivonne Rivero
12:00 PM Missing and murdered Indigenous women    Carmen Garnica
1:00 PM La Hora M Tania Gomezdaza & Karen Torrente
2:00 PM "But Can She Play?" - The World of Jazz Rita Rega
4:00 PM Interview with Suzie Matranga-Watson Prison Pipeline Collective
5:00 PM The KBOO Evening News KBOO News Team
6:00 PM ABOUT HER Tina Turner-Morfitt
8:00 PM Grassroots News Presents: Celebrating Etta James and Nina Simone LaNita Duke
10:00 PM Queens of the Dance Margot Bigg
11:00 PM Global Goddesses Of Rock Kelley Sullivan





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Women's Voices at Sea

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Sea shanties and sea songs have been getting a lot of attention recently, partly because they are sturdy songs that can be sung with gusto. Any number of people can sing them together, and spontaneous harmonies just add to the richness of the singing experience. This episod... Read more

Italian Hour Celebrates International Women's Day on 02/28/21

Airs at: Sun, 02/28/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
In this International Women's Day Special on the Italian Hour, Andrea interviews Grazia Solazzi, founder of Scuola Italiana di Portland, and Angela Zagarella, head of the Italian department at PSU.   Read more

Midnight music time for IWD

Airs at: Sat, 03/09/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Ani plays music for IWD  Read more

Femmes and rock

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 10:30pm - Sat, 03/09/2019 at 12:00am
KBOO's Slamantha Foxx, of Freeks n' Deeks Collective, speaks with Kathryn Doherty-Chapman and Meredith Butner of Anther, and Hippie Death Cult's Laura Phillips about their bands' origins, their own musical awakenings, and playing loud/heavy sounds.   https://antherpdx.ban... Read more

Poetry and Science

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Poetry and sound with Judith Arcana of Poetry and Everything, Tiel Ansari of Wider Window Poetry, and Nikki Martin of Threshold Shift. We'll be exploring the intersections between poetry and sound, words and representation, art and science on this International Womxn's Day.... Read more

Stepping Out Of Line: Punk and Alternative Music

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Stepping Out of Line: Punk and Alternative music celebrating International Women's Day with DJ Jezaniah Read more

Interview with author Reema Zaman

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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KBOO's Emily Gresham Beamer interviews Powell's bestselling author Reema Zaman about her new memoir, I Am Yours. In this wide-ranging interview, listeners can expect an exploration of the varied incarnations of feminism, generational wisdom, and the harrowing story of Zaman... Read more

How (Not) To Clean Your Vagina

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
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In this episode of What's Up With Your Down There, we'll go over why maintaining your vagina's acid/base balance is so important to keep your vagina healthy, happy, and clean. We'll review how to "keep the slime healthy", and what things to avoid so you don't cause things t... Read more

KBOO Evening News for IWD

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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  The KBOO Evening News brings you a broadcast produced, written, anchored, and engineered by femme identified KBOO volunteers for IWD Read more

Sprouts: Coffee Creek Quilters

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2019 at 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Emma Lugo of KBOO Community Radio talks with Rachel Wallis a quilting instructor at Coffee Creek correctional facility, about classes she and other volunteers have been holding for incarcerated women in Wilsonville, Oregon.  This interview was originally aired as a part of ... Read more