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Playlist March 31 2013 – host barb

Artist Song Disk Label
Katrina and the Waves Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves Capitol
Cris Williamson Waterfall Changer and the Changed Olivia
Cris Williamson Song of the Soul Changer and the Changed Olivia
Me’shell Ndegeocello Real Real Pour Une Ame Souveraine A Dedication To Nina Simone naive
Me’shell Ndegeocello Suzanne Pour Une Ame Souveraine A Dedication To Nina Simone naive
Mary Ellen Wessels Give My Children Wings Current Obsessions Love Song Productions
Anne Feeney Defenders of Marriage If I Can’t Dance Sony
Melissa Greener Wheel Inside the Wheel (Live) Transistor Corazon Anima Records
Meg Christian/Cris Williamson Look Within Meg and Cris at Carnegie Hall Olivia
Mary Beth Cross What a Wonderful World In My Right Mind MCB Productions
Meg Christian Turning It Over The Best Of Meg Christian Olivia
Marcy Marxer It’s the Girl Things Are Coming My Way Community Music, Inc.
Lauren Sheehan Hard Times The Light Still Burns Wilson River Records
Kristina Stykos I’m Here for You Wyoming Territory Thunder Ridge Records
Kristina Stykos Island in the Sunrise The Lost Tapes 1982-1992 Thunder Ridge Records
Melissa Etheridge Message to Myself The Awakening (Bonus Video Version) Island
Melissa Errico How Do You Keep the Music Playing Legrand Affair Ghostlight Records
Annie Lennox Why Saturday Night Live 25 Years of Music Dreamworks
Tift Merritt The Things That Everybody Does See You on the Moon Concord
Joni Mitchell You Turn Me On (I’m a Radio) Hits Reprise
Lauren Sheehan In the Sweet Bye and Bye/Keep on the Sunny Side of the Street The Light Still Burns Wilson River Records
Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount There is a Song Five Letters from Far Away Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount
Tal Wilkenfeld Oatmeal Bandage Transformation Planet Company Aus/Zoom
Wanda Jackson Two Hands Unfinished Business Sugar Hill Records
Joanne Rand Long May You Laugh Stories from the Inside Out Homefire Productions
Glee Cast Diva Glee – Season 4 Columbia
The Gloria Darlings Mermaid Song Come Home to Me The Gloria Darlings
Heather Maloney Dirt and Stardust Heather Maloney Signature Sounds Records
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (featuring Vince Gill) Back When We Were Beautiful Old Yellow Moon Nonesuch
Dominik Hauser, vocals Katie Campbell Wonder Woman Theme from the ABC Show Wonder Woman ABC
Emy Tseng I Thought About You Sonho Mei Music
Lady Gaga Born This Way Born This Way Streamline/Interscope
Nancy Stearns I Got the Sun In the Morning A Wish Nancy Stearns
Nancy Stearns Some Kind of Music A Wish Nancy Stearns
Niki Becker Beg, Borrow or Steal Sea Salt Red Collar
Lydia Adams Davis Symphony Gift of Story Three Feathers Music
Katie Euliss Your Light 40 Watt Dreams S. Euliss
Duras Sisters Mizpah Rubenesque Dandelion Muisc
Rene Marie Serenity Prayer Black Lace Freudian Slip Motéma
Jetty Rae Chocolate Sunrise Drowning In Grain Sunshine Wreck Chords
Kathy Kallick Band Thinking of Home Time Live Oak
Kati Mac Thinkin’ of Home Save Me From Myself Baby Munsta Records
Melissa Etheridge God is in the People The Awakening (Bonus Video Version) Island

The Light Still Burns-Lauren Sheehan

I ran across the mention of Lauren Sheehan’s new cd and John Thomas’s book and immediately shot Lauren an email (I don’t have the book yet, I’m waiting for the ebook…but I think the one of the Music Librarians at the University is getting a copy, so it ought to be available soonish). Lauren graciously sent WEFT a copy of the cd, which is actually not due out until Monday.



The Book


From Jonathan Kellerman’s review of Kalamazoo Gals:

When it comes to music, the human factor is all. Yet so many books on musical instruments obsess on the fine points of construction while neglecting the talented people who began the process: transforming planks and slabs and slivers into masterpieces of sonic beauty. That’s understandable; many players and collectors live and breathe trivia. But it’s an approach that misses the point. In “Kalamazoo Gals,” John Thomas has chosen to rise above that, fleshing out the most human stories without neglecting the techno-stat that guitar geeks crave.

The goal John set for himself was monumental: illuminating the elusive history of a legendary group of WW II era Gibson guitars know in the trade as “Banners” because of the decal affixed to their headstocks. Now recognized, nearly three quarters of a century after their manufacture, as among the finest acoustic guitars ever produced, over 9000 Banners were built during a period when, according to “official” accounts, no Gibson instruments were produced because the company had shifted to churning out war goods. Even more remarkable, much of the work that went into Banners was performed by a group of young Michigan women with no prior training in musical instrument construction!

The contributions of Rosie the Riveter and her cohorts to the survival of American manufacturing during the “Good War,” are well known and beyond profound. But until now the contributions of a band of intrepid, unpretentious, stunningly skillful, thoroughly American women to both the war effort and to the endurance of one of the greatest musical instrument manufacturers ever known, has gone unheralded.


In the mood…(via Inside Radio)

This report from Inside Radio confirms a theory I have had for a long time, even before I started doing radio:

Radio has long been thought of as a mood service, with listeners choosing formats to match or even elevate their emotional state.  A new study from USA Touchpoints shows the AC* format delivers listeners in an overwhelmingly positive frame of mind.   It comes as advertisers increasingly look at tapping into radio as a mood service.

The top six emotions reported by survey respondents aged 18-64 are “contented,” “happy,” “confident,” indifferent,” “hopeful” and “excited.”  (Indifference, which falls in the middle of the 17-point emotional scale and isn’t considered a negative, only surfaces for AC listeners at work and may be more reflective of the workplace environment, researchers say.)  Not only are emotions experienced while listening to AC uniformly positive, there’s also surprisingly little difference based on where the listening takes place for the at-work powerhouse.  That’s significant because location can have an impact on emotional mindsets — listeners may feel more stress or pressure in one location than in another.

“It suggests that radio plays a strong role in reinforcing, maintaining or even shaping people’s moods,” says Mike Bloxham, executive director of marketing for the Media Behavior Institute, which produces the USA Touchpoints cross-platform measurement service.  “People may tune to radio when they want to feel better.”

The rest of the article talks about marketing and mood from a commercial standpoint, which I am not particularly interested in, since WEFT is a non-commercial community radio station, but it’s something I have personally observed. There are so many ways to access music and news today that radio is neglected, because “who listens to radio?” is the common misconception. That is why WEFT, listener supported volunteer operated community radio, is so important. We provide access to a tapestry of music, news and information that a listener may be able to find elsewhere, but I doubt it. Live local programming, including local, national and international news and public affairs and live music by local musicians in the studio is not something that one finds aggregated anywhere else on the dial or the net.

Listening to the radio and hearing, in the space of 24 hours, music from Malawi (because we are interviewing guest from Malawi), a talk on prairie restoration from a guy who does it (the Prairie Monk), music by lesbians and feminists, one of the few public affairs shows that is focused on people with disabilities (the award winning Disability Beat)…and that is just the beginning. Because we are so diverse and complex and because our airshifters don’t have to answer to a programming director or corporate owner, we can reach just about any mood at just about any time. If you don’t like what you hear, just wait…it will be different soon enough. It will probably affect your mood (hopefully in a positive way. However, it won’t be AC.


*adult contemporary (I had to look it up)

WEFT Spring Pledge Drive

Call 217-359-9338 (that’s 217-Fly-weft). Weft 90.1fm  is in our Spring Pledge Drive and it’s an important one. Our goal is $40,000 and we need YOUR help to reach it.

Womyn Making Waves has been on the air in various forms since the station went on the air in 1981 (and before…because WEFT was background music for Pubic Access Television for a few years). We are one of the longest running, if not THE longest running womyn’s music radio shows in the United States. Womyn Making Waves and WEFT supports and has supported the women’s community in Champaign-Urbana for over 30 years and now we need your support. Tune in, call and pledge on Womyn Making Waves on Sunday from 1-4pm. You can also go to the WEFT web site at http://weft.org or call during any other show during any day from March 23-April 6 to pledge your support to WEFT.

There are pledge premiums being offered at various levels:

$40 = a membership in weft which allows you to be a part of our community, take the airshifter training class, and vote for member elected board members.

$65=1 premium (and we have a brand new t-shirt with a design by Lorri Coey

$90.10 (our frequency pledge level)= two premiums

$120 or more=3 premiums.

Besides the lovely t-shirt we have hats, tote bags and messenger bags. Turn on the radio…log in weft.org or come by the station. Call us at 217-359-9338. We give music, news and support to the community now we need your support.

POWER UP Community Radio.


Playlist For 3/24/2012 THINK SPRING!! Host: Birdie

It should be noted that during this program we went into white out winter conditions locally, hence the show theme this week! – Birdie

Carey Creed “You Plant Your Fields” from Small Braveries
Kathy Mattea “The Wood Thrush’s Song” from Calling Me Home
Patricia Barber “Spring Song” from Smash
K. D. Lang “I Dream Of Spring” from Watershed
Paulette Dozier “SUNNY” from In Walked You
Memphis Minnie “Bumble Bee” from Crazy Crying Blues
Phyllis Sinclair “Washerwoman’s Lament” from Dreams of the Washerwomen
Nancy Stearns “Talk To The Animals” from A Wish
Joanne Rand “Whale” from Stories from the Inside Out
Leslie Alexander “SuperGirl” from Nobody’s Baby
Rachael Cardiello “Winter Blues” from Warm Electric Winter
S.J. Tucker “My Kind of Angel” from Tangles
Madeline Eastman “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” from A Quiet Thing
Joni Mitchell “Little Green” from Blue
Zoe Mulford “Sleeping in Her Evening Gown” from Coyote Wings
Susan James “Tule Fog” from Driving Toward the Sun
Indigo Girls “Southland In the Springtime” from Nomads · Indians · Saints (Expanded Edition)
Teresa Doyle “Maggie Lachlin’s Last Storm” from Song Roa
Elizabeth Mitchell “San Toki (Mountain Bunny)” from Blue Clouds
Motherlode “Woman With a Chainsaw” from Motherlode: Live and Laughing
Karine Polwart “Follow The Heron” from Threshold
Allie Farris “Sapphira Swoons” from You Make Me Smile – EP

Mimi Noland- Pentagram Moon
Azam Ali “Spring Arrives” from Woman’s World: A Six Degrees Collection Of Global Women
Adina Even-Zohar “When You Wish Upon A Star” from For The First Time (in a long time)
Emmy Rossum “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover” from Sentimental Journey
Marcy Marxer “Girl Django” from Things Are Coming My Way
Marcy Marxer “Angeline The Baker” from Things Are Coming My Way
Blossom Dearie “A Fine Spring Morning” from Blossom Dearie
Fleetwood Mac “Silver Springs (Sessions, Roughs & Outtakes)” from Rumours (Super Deluxe)
Mara Levine “April Come She Will” from Jewels and Harmony
Betty and the Boy “Gardens & Things” from Good Luck
Melissa Crabtree “Daisies Talk” from The Day I Fell In the Water
Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount “Back Door Open” from Five Letters from Far Away
Dani-Lynn “BUTTERFLIES” from You’re Not Alone
Elaine Mahon “This Garden Place” from Rise
Kat Edmonson “Whispering Grass” from Way Down Low
Roberta Donnay “(Tropical) Heatwave” from A Little Sugar

Wonder Women!!!

Tune in to Womyn Making Waves next week to here Professor Carol Tilley speak about women super heroes, libraries, comics, and censorship. Dr. Tilley, a University of Illinois assistant professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, whose recent research found that an anti-comics crusading psychiatrist in the 1950s “played fast and loose with the data” will be will talking about the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and other comic superheroines. She has taken part in a discussion on the documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.” This Documentary will air at 9 p.m. April 15 on WILL-TV.


On Monday, April 15 at 10pm ET, PBS’s Independent Lens will air the documentary Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines.

Directed by filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, the documentary “traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popula r representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Wonder Women! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.”

Here’s a look at the trailer, followed by a statement by Guevara-Flanagan, found at the film’s official website.


Women’s Resources Center Calendar v.4 #10 March 22 2013



  Volume 4/Issue 10: March 22, 2013

March is Women’s History Month—we honor the ones who came before us!


“Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end. And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, ‘If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.’ And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.”

― Audre Lorde, 1934 to 1992

This Week @ the Women’s Resources Center

Tuesday—March 26 @ 4pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Women’s Career Institute: Negotiating What You’re Worth! A collaboration between the Career Center and Women’s Resources Center— Statistics show that women are less likely to advocate for better salaries and advancements. In this workshop students learn tactics for negotiating for earning what they’re truly worth! Come learn great ways to earn more salary from your first job which can help shape your rate of salary for the rest of your life! Free and open to all students.

 Tuesday—March 26 @ 5:30pm @ Asian American Cultural Center, 2nd Floor Resource Room—Women’s Support Group.Open to any female student who has experienced sexual assault and/or abuse from someone they are involved with in order to resolve issues and create a positive, supportive sense of community. Please call Pat or Molly @ WRC (217.333.3137) to learn more. This weekly group meets every Tuesday.

Tuesday—March 26 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—UIUC National Organization for Women Weekly Meeting.NOW’s purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.

Tuesday—March 26 @ 7pm @ Armory Free Theater; 505 E. Armory St., CH—Uncovering the Mirrors | Performance Art featuring Rebecca Kling.Uncovering the Mirrors travels from Rebecca’s first explorations of gender at six years old, naked and uncomfortable in her body, to the Bar Mitzvah that gendered her as a “man,” from the hormones coursing through her blood, to a future as fragile as glass. Uncovering the Mirrors confronts the gender policing we all experience in our day to day lives, and asks how to live with regrets, push beyond mistakes, and look in the mirror each morning without flinching. Cosponsored by Inner Voices Social Issues Theater, the Women’s Resources Center, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. FREE! All are welcome!

Wednesday—March 27 @ 10am @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—Sexual Assault Awareness Month Planning meeting. Come help plan this year’s e vents for April, 2013—everyone is welcome!!

Wednesday—March 27 @ 12NOON @ Women’s Resources Center; 703. S. Wright Street (2nd Floor), CH—Lunchtime Trans Ally Workshop featuring Rebecca Kling.In this workshop, students will learn how to be allies to transgender and gender non-conforming people in their lives. Rebecca Kling is a transgender artist and educator who explores gender and identity through solo pieces and educational workshops. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate conversational storytelling, personal narrative, humor, movement, video projection, and more. Kling takes the position that sharing accessible queer narrative with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry. Co-sponsored by Inner Voices Social Issues Theater, Women’s Resources Center, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. Free lunch—everyone welcome!

Wednesdays @ 6pm @ Student Veterans Lounge (Illini Union Basement)—WRC Presents: ManTalks—Next Topic on Wednesday, March 27 “I Just Had Sex: Is getting some the most important thing?”

  Friday—March 29 @ 2pm @ Women’s Resources Center; 703 S. Wright Street, 2nd floor, CH—DIY Sexual Health Series: Menstrual Health Workshop. Rachel Lauren Storm is the Assistant Director of the Women’s Resources Center and a trained sex educator in the Our Whole Lives comprehensive sex education curriculum. She has facilitated numerous sexual health workshops on campus and in the local community and worked with a number of peer-to-peer education programs. Brittany Rasky is a Sexual Health Graduate Assistant at McKinley Health Center, where she promotes sexual health awareness alongside the Sexual Health Educator through workshops, presentations, and walk-in hours. She is currently studying for her master’s degree in social work. A former a peer educator, she facilitated workshops on sexual health through the Sexual Health Peers and FYCARE and is a Rape Crisis Worker. Brittany is also an LGBT ally. Cost Free – Open to students ONLY!

Sponsor co-sponsored with the McKinley Health Center Sexual Health Program.

Friday—March 29—4 to 7pm @ Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Special Keynote Speaker: Lt. Governor Sheila Simon

Music & food & performance & fun!!

Join us as we celebrate the end of a great academic year and honor individuals & organizations that have made a difference in the lives of girls and women!

Please RSVP here: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7896545

2013 Award Winners:

  • Faculty Award: Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown
  • Feminist Activist Awards: Dawn Bangert; Alex Nelson
  • Outstanding Registered Student Organization Award: V-Day at UIUC
  • Program of the Year Award: La Semana De La Mujer, MEChA
  • Community Builder Awards: Andrea Herrera; Kevin Ng
  • Women’s Center ALLY Awards: David Huettner; Durell Callier; Alex Gonzalez; Jake Annala
  • Emerging Leader Awards: Sarah Havala; Zack Berent
  • Outstanding Staff Awards: Melanie Marklein; Brian Farber
  • Anti-Violence Educator Awards: Alex Otstott; Megan Pagel; Rick Stejskal; Jasleen Sangha
  • Graduate Scholar Awards: Maggie Thomas; Aimee Rickman; Rachael Ahart
  • Outstanding Athlete Awards: Gia Lewis-Smallwood: Stephanie Wheeler


Monday—April 1 @ 12 NOON @ Women’s Resources Center—Drink Up! Alcohol Culture & the LGBT Community. Presented by: Amy McNew and Jacquelyn Beard from the Counseling Center. FREE and open to everyone!