Women & Politics presents:

Welcome to the New Year of Women and Community Politics. We are starting out with uplifting the voices of rural Virginia. Joining us today are:

Finale Johnson Norton

 

Finale Johnson Norton was born and raised in Exmore, on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. She will be a tireless advocate for working families in the General Assembly because her own family had to work hard to make ends meet. Her mom cleaned homes before earning her cosmetology license later in life, and her father shucked clams and laid ground cable. In the hard times that followed her father’s death in a truck accident when Finale was in eighth grade, Social Security helped her family get through. Through high school, Finale worked various jobs before and after school to make ends meet. Thanks to Virginia public schools, Finale had a chance to further her education. After graduating from Northampton High School, she attended Hampton University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree.

For the next 20 years as a Navy wife and businesswoman, she resided in Norfolk, remaining close to her family members in Norfolk and on the Eastern Shore. Finale began working at Bank of America (FKA) Sovran Bank in 1988. Always advocating for inclusion and equity, she served on Bank of America’s Diversity Council and was an executive sponsor for the company’s Lead for Women initiative and LGBTQ initiative. During her 26-year tenure at Bank of America, Finale worked her way up to becoming an executive responsible for more than 3,500 employees. She then worked at a global consulting company before retiring from corporate America. She has since moved back home to the Eastern Shore to be closer to her family.

Over the years, Finale has given back to the community through United Way campaigns, a Junior Achievement mentorship, Habitat for Humanity builds, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, March of Dimes fundraising, and the Urban League

Lynlee Thorne

Lynlee Thorne lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley on a small farm with her 2 young children and a menagerie of livestock. She has served as Chair of her local Democratic committee and as campaign staff for multiple local and statewide campaigns over that last 5 years, including multiple statewide coordinated campaigns and local races. Both farming and being a rural Democrat require a long-term commitment to hard work, perseverance, and cultivation of resilient communities, which Lynlee brings to her work with Rural GroundGame.

 

 

 

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    Women & Politics    January 6th, 2022

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Real Splashy Radio presents:

Join me (Sap Evans) for the inaugural episode of RSR on WRIR-LP 97.3 FM. So happy to finally be surfing the airwaves with none other than my first guest LIL STIXXX. We had a conversation about a multitude of things. Tune in to find out about our takes on quantum theory. We ran through some of STIXXX’s more current catalogue. Talked about the acknowledgement and existence of supernatural beings and experiences. Listen through to find out about her favorite member of Three 6 Mafia and her creative process. There’s even some talk about the multiverse and fighting our clones! Next week is Dogfriend, “friend” spelled F-U-Q. REAL SPLASHY!

    Real Splashy Radio    January 4th, 2022

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Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th) presents:

On today’s show, Dr. Porter talks with Lindsay Cassada of the Chesterfield Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center.

 

 

 

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You can find past shows on our blog at RecoveryIs.Life and follow us on twitter at @recoveryradiova 

You can find Carol on twitter at @carololson

    Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th)    December 24th, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

For the next 6 weeks, Women & Politics is on a break and sharing our platform with Ebony Guy and her Racial Essays podcasts and interview series. You can find them at: https://richmondracialequityessays.com/podcast

In this podcast, urban planner and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Ebony Walden talks with 15 Richmonders from all walks of life and sectors to explore their visions for an equitable Richmond, especially as it relates to racial equity, and the strategies that will help us get there. We hope this can be a model for discussion in other U.S. cities.

 

Today we listen to Episode 6: Historians Free Bangura of Untold RVA and The Valentine’s Bill Martin, share their vision for how telling the story of history truthfully can spark innovation and long-term change. Advancing equity includes truth-telling, knowing our own story and broadening the voices that highlight our past and shape our future.

 

The Second half of the show Activist and urban farmer Duron Chavis chats with Kim Young, Director of Family & Community Engagement of Peter Paul Development Center, on increasing the visibility, eliminating barriers to the dreams and aspirations of, and creating pathways of opportunity for Black youth.

 

Ebony Walden is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ebony Walden Consulting (EWC), an urban strategy firm based in Richmond, Virginia. At EWC, she works with a wide range of organizations to design and facilitate meetings, training, strategic plans, and community engagement processes that explore race, equity, and the creation of more just and inclusive communities. Before founding EWC, Ebony worked in local government and for non-profit organizations dedicated to citywide and neighborhood-level revitalization. Currently, Ebony is an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where she teaches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the City. Ebony’s work has been featured in  The HillRichmond Times-Dispatch and The Nature of Cities. She holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Inspired by The Just City Essays, Ebony Walden conceived the idea of an essay collection focused on Richmond (The Richmond Racial Equity Essays) in hopes of bringing together thought leadership and practice to advance racial equity in the region.

 

 

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    Women & Politics    December 23rd, 2021

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Catastrophe Cats presents:

Eclectic Art for your Earholes!  Lap it up and Enjoy all this Great Stuff!  It’s some Good Stuff Here!

 

PJ Sykes – Fuzz Off – Fuzz
Motorpsycho – Little Lucid Moments – Little Lucid Moments
Among The Rocks and Roots – Salvation – Raga
Animals As Leaders – Arithmophobia – Live 2018
Deftones – Damone – Around the Fur
Dead Boys- Son of Sam – We have come for your CHildren
Laurie Anderson – New Jersey Turnpike – United States Live (1 of 4)
Phil Manzanera – Miss Shapiro – Diamond Head
Einsturzende Neubauten – 12 Stedte – Fuenf Auf Der Nach Oben Offenen Richterskala (1987)
Kraftwerk – Stratovarius – Kraftwerk 1
Tangerine Dream – Cold Smoke – Electronic Meditation

Richard’s playlist:

    Catastrophe Cats    December 10th, 2021

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Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th) presents:

On today’s show, Dr. Porter talks with local activists working to expand HIV Outreach and Testing.

 

 

 

 

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You can find past shows on our blog at RecoveryIs.Life and follow us on twitter at @recoveryradiova 

You can find Carol on twitter at @carololson

    Richmond Stories, presented by The Valentine(1st/3rd) / Recovery Is (2nd/4th)    November 26th, 2021

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Catastrophe Cats presents:

Motorpsycho – N’ .O.X. IV Night of Pan – The All Is One – 2020
Sleepmakeswaves – …And So We Destroyed Everything – …And So We Destroyed Everything 2011
Neurosis – Origin – Given To The Rising – 2007
Hoboknife – Hoboknife – Vagrants 2015
Battlemaster – Slaughterbane of the Seven Hills – Cosmic Neutrality
Alien Weaponry – Kai Tangata – Tu
Cavalera Conspiracy – Excruciating – Psychosis
Animals As Leaders – Ka$cade – The Joy of Motion
Levin Minnemann Ruddess – Riff Splat – From The Law Offices Offices
Levithan – Shiva – Maze – 2019
Ufomammut – Zodiac – 8 – 2017
Book of Wyrms – Hollergoblin – Occult New Age 2021
Windhand – Forest Clouds – Levitation Sessions 2020
Knocked Loose – Trapped In The Grasp of Memory – A Different Shade of Blue
The Trip – Una Pietra Colorata – The Trip

    Catastrophe Cats    November 26th, 2021

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Women & Politics presents:

For the next 6 weeks, Women & Politics is on a break and sharing our platform with Ebony Guy and her Racial Essays podcasts and interview series. You can find them at: https://richmondracialequityessays.com/podcast

In this podcast, urban planner and diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Ebony Walden talks with 15 Richmonders from all walks of life and sectors to explore their visions for an equitable Richmond, especially as it relates to racial equity, and the strategies that will help us get there. We hope this can be a model for discussion in other U.S. cities.

 

Today we listen to Episode 2: Patrice Shelton and Sherrell Thompson converse with Ebony about their personal and professional experiences with public housing and as community health workers. From their perspective, racial equity requires better access to health resources and affordable housing for low to moderate-income Richmonders.

 

 

Ebony Walden is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ebony Walden Consulting (EWC), an urban strategy firm based in Richmond, Virginia. At EWC, she works with a wide range of organizations to design and facilitate meetings, training, strategic plans and community engagement processes that explore race, equity and the creation of more just and inclusive communities. Before founding EWC, Ebony worked in local government and for non-profit organizations dedicated to citywide and neighborhood level revitalization. Currently, Ebony is an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where she teaches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the City. Ebony’s work has been featured in  The HillRichmond Times-Dispatchand The Nature of Cities. She holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Inspired by The Just City Essays, Ebony Walden conceived the idea of an essay collection focused on Richmond (The Richmond Racial Equity Essays) in hopes of bringing together thought leadership and practice to advance racial equity in the region.

 

 

 

The Second half of the show brings back a discussion on housing with Stephanie Lynch, councilwoman of the 5th district; Rachelle Hunley, Manager of Bridging the Gap at VCU; and LaToya S. Gray, creator of Planned Destruction to talk about housing issues in Richmond. Discussion centers on the issues of homelessness in the city and the impact of red-lining and its contribution to the poverty and homelessness of the African-American community most specifically. Stephanie Lynch brings her experience in working within city government to attempt to make change, Rachelle and Carol bring their experience in working with victims of violence in our city and how violence and homelessness intersect, and LaToya describes her work on examining the history of land ownership, valuation and development in the City of Richmond and the maps used to destroy black communities.

 

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    Women & Politics    November 25th, 2021

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Catastrophe Cats presents:

Jen Kutler – A Piece for Amplified Children – Sonified Phsyiological Indicators of Empathy
Luna Honey – Shatter – Ballast
The Trip – Visioni Dell’aldila – The Trip
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Catching Smoke – Butterfly 3000
Cabaret Voltaire – Over and Over – The Crackdown
The Residents – Motm Mix One Concentrate – The Complete Mole Trilogy
Knocked Loose – Permanent – A Tear in the Fabric of Life
Gojira – The Cell
Gojira – The Art of Dying
Mastodon – Roots Remain – Emperor of Sand
Aborted – Portal to Vacuity – ManiaCult
Decapitated – Kill the Cult – Anticult
Lamb of God – King Me – Resolution
Neurosis – Distill (Watching the Swarm) – GIven to the Rising
Neil Young – LA – Time Fades Away
Swans – My Birth – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

    Catastrophe Cats    November 12th, 2021

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Catastrophe Cats presents:

9353 – 10 Witches
Alternatives – Sex Face – Buzz
Mommyheads – Greta Thurnberg – New Kings Of Pop – Playin RVA THIS WEEK!!!
Night Idea – Losing the Magic of Youth – Paths
Frank Zappa – Big Swifty – Waka/Jawaka
Jethro Tull – Dark Ages – Stormwatch
Jeff Buckley – Back IN N.Y.C. – Sketchs for My Sweetheart teh Drunk
Laurie Anderson – Healing Horn – Unitied States Live
The Residents – The Festival of Death – Eskimo
Bent Arcana – Oblivion Sigil – Bent Arcana
Russian Circles – Sinaia – Blook Year
Kikagaku Moyo – Nobakitani – Stone Garden
Balmorhea – Slow Stone – Clear Language
Hammock – Floating Away In Every Direction – Raising Your Voice…TryingToStopanEcho
Coil – Are You Shivering? – A Guide for Beginners: The Voice of Silver

    Catastrophe Cats    October 22nd, 2021

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