Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March 18th: Women's Magazine: Aging Women, Housing Rights & Domestic Violence

The connections between domestic abuse and homelessness, issues that are increasingly affecting an aging population of women in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, and leaving some women sleeping in plastic chairs. Do we have a real quest to invest in affordable housing in San Francisco? Or is City Hall too focused on tax breaks for new downtown businesses inviting higher rents? What are our priorities as we move forward as a City and as a nation?

Global Val of Mutiny Radio interviews...

Rose Aguilar - Host of "Your Call" on KALW 91.7, author of "Old, Female and Homeless" in The Nation, February 13th. There are 19,000 older adults living below the poverty line in San Francisco. There is not enough affordable housing and the problem is getting worse. According to the Coalition on Homelessness, there are over 40,000 homeless seniors in this country. The amount of money spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in one month could house everyone in this country for a year. These are just a couple of astonishing facts presented in this segment with Rose Aguilar. She gives an up close and personal perspective of what it's like to be on the streets of San Francisco, how easily it can happen, what is being done about it and the huge challenge of fixing the ever-growing tragedy of homelessness.


Lindsay Sweetnam, Community Programs Director of La Casa de las Madres, talks about La Casa, which provides a range of domestic violence services in San Francisco.
"One of the leading causes of homelessness is domestic violence."

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February 2013: Break the Chains: Forty Years After Roe v. Wade

Global Val speaks with Mona Lisa Wallace, a civil rights and environmental justice attorney and president of San Francisco NOW, and Rose Aguilar, host of the daily call-in show Your Call on KALW 91.7.

We discuss the state of women's rights in our country 40 years after the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

We'll also be reporting on Eve Ensler's V-DAY (Feb. 14th) campaign, this year called "One Billion Rising" which encourages people to Strike!Dance!Rise! and demand an end to violence against women around the world. The number is based on a United Nations study showing that 1 in 3 women on our planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

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