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Photo by Linda Wise

Linda Wise will make you feel excited to look around your home and see if you can be making less waste, and handling the waste you make more responsibly. Because it’s not going anywhere.

Whether it gets trucked across town, shipped to another continent, buried in the ground beneath us, burned into the atmosphere above us, or recycled into something else, everything around us is effectively here to stay.

Might as well have some fun with it.

In her role as General Manager of Humboldt Recology and in her personal social networking, Wise is an enthusiastic promoter of products and practices that lessen our impact on our environment.


Photo by Linda Wise

Among those are: homemade dishwasher soap and wax paper; box-free and tube-free toothpaste; reusable drinking straws and food containers and produce bags and shopping bags; and good old bulk buying. The first step, she says, is to refuse excess packaging and waste whenever possible, before it gets into your shopping cart or your home.


Photo by Linda Wise

In her role making art for the public and for her own amusement at home, Wise gives discarded objects new life in kooky dioramas and regal metal sculptures. She also paints in oil.


To listen to and/or download this program, click the following link:

TTEOW Linda Wise and Emma Breacain

Here are some additional resources Wise recommends for those inspired by today’s conversation about all the things we no longer need:


Sorting Guides





Portrait of Elizabeth Taylor by Linda Wise, oil on used silk screen.











Emily Bernard
Photo Courtesy of
Penguin Random House

Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine is Emily Bernard’s latest book.  I found it illuminating in it’s vulnerability, it’s honesty, it’s frank examination of race and being female in our ever challenging society.

Emily Bernard was raised an upper-middle class, dark-skinned child in Tennessee.  She married a white man with a working-class background and they have two dark-skinned children adopted from Ethiopia.  They live and work in Vermont, a state not known for being racially or ethnically diverse.  Emily survived a violent stabbing while she was a doctoral student at Yale University.  In Black is the Body, she writes about it all.  Reading it is like being invited into Emily’s living room for a chat.


In this segment of Through the Eyes of Women Emily Bernard speaks thoughtfully with passion and compassion.  Join me, Kathleen Marshall, in getting to know her through her words, written and spoken.

To learn more about Emily Bernard visit her webpage https://www.emilybernard.com.



To listen to this show click the following link:  TTEOW 4-1 Emily Bernard speaks about her new book Black Is The Body

Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley is a British author writing novels, short stories and non-fiction. She describes her writing as focused on family relationships. Her novels have been longlisted for the Orange Prize and the Wales Book of the Year, twice, and in 2016, she won one of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes for fiction. The Windham-Campbell judges described her as one of England’s, “finest contemporary writers,” and state that her writing, “brilliantly illuminates ordinary lives with extraordinary prose that is superbly controlled, psychologically acute, and subtly powerful.”

Late in the Day is the story of two couples, all four life-long friends, and their children, whose lives are changed forever with the death of one of the couple’s husbands.  He, it seems, was the glue keeping all of the relationships intact, the one who brought joy and laughter into all of their lives.  Tessa Hadley allows the reader to not only enjoy the story she weaves, but she also invites the reader to examine their own personal values in, and out, of relationship.

To learn more about Tessa Hadley visit her Harper-Collins’ webpage at https://www.harpercollins.com/author/cr-106333/tessa-hadley/

To listen to this interview click the following link:  3-11 TTEOW Tessa Hadley speaks about her writing and her new book LATE IN THE DAY

Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | March 6, 2019

Kimberly Dillon: Marketing Cannabis from ‘Soil to CBD Oil’

In college, Kimberly Dillon self-identified as a ‘good girl’ who never smoked marijuana. Later, when she experienced difficulty sleeping and anxiety, her 70 year-old mother suggested she try cannabis. This was Kimberly’s introduction to a product she now promotes professionally.

Kimberly Dillon is the chief marketing officer of Papa & Barkley whose mission is, “to unlock the power of cannabis to improve people’s lives.” Kimberly can add her name to the growing list of female executives of color in the cannabis industry.

To listen to and/or download this program, click the following link:  TTEOW Lorna Bryant and Kimberly Dillon

From Zero To Fierce is a Festival that aims to celebrate creative women in our community. This Year from March 4-10 will be the 3rd Annual Festival providing yet another roadmap for continued inspiration.
Playhouse Arts Executive Director Jacqueline Dandeneau  discusses this opportunity to discover, inspire and create.

Symposiums, Music, Theater, 1 minute Dances and Lunch at Humboldt County’s one of a kind festival.

There are festivities for the entire family. You can choose from a LUNCHBOX SERIES, EVENING SERIES or Look for Spontaneous POP-UP EVENTS.

For more information on the 02F 2019 Festival or to download the week of events schedule you can visit http://www.zerotofierce.org


“I am excited by what we have planned for the Festival this year. We have the premier of two original theater pieces, an art exhibit from local visual artists, an evening of women in music, and we are happy to be working with other organizations such as Centro Del Pueblo, Outer Space, Redwood Raks, and Dead Reckoning. It has become increasingly important for us as a community to gather together, and that is what this weeklong event is about-from the Convivial Symposium to the International Potluck Brunch.”   Jacqueline Dandeneau


To listen to and/or download this program click the following link: TTEOW Brenda Starr Jacqueline Dandenou – zero to fierce 2019

Dr. Diane Dickinson has been studying medical cannabis for many years.  She has a small private practice in Arcata and Eureka, CA consulting with patients about the therapeutic and safest ways to use cannabis for multiple medical conditions.

Research on cannabis is incredibly difficult to perform in the United States because of the severe restrictions placed by the federal government. A critical resource-The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, 2017 report on “The Health Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabinoids” analyzed 10,700 systematic reviews and primary research on the medical aspects of this complex plant.  Strong evidence supports the use of cannabis for chronic pain in adults, as an anti-emetic in the treatment of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting and for improving patient reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms. Evidence reported in a 2017 issue of “Neuropsychopharmacology” supports pain relief when cannabis is used in conjunction with prescribed opioids.  In states where cannabis has been legalized for medical use, the number of opioid prescriptions filled has decreased by millions. Cannabis has been shown as a harm reduction safe alternative or adjunct for pain control with no risk of overdose death due to cannabis. During this current national and local opioid dependence and abuse crisis, that’s vitally important information to consider.

The plant has a varied and controversial history. It was made illegal partly because the end of alcohol prohibition left a vast prohibition enforcement organization without work and partly by inciting racist ideology attributing cannabis use to jazz musicians in Harlem and Mexican farm workers.  This propaganda was fueled by Harry Anslinger, the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, established in 1930. Today the legalization of cannabis is opposed by the alcohol industry and pharmaceutical companies.  Private prison companies are lobbying very hard against legalization.

An excellent resource recommended by Dr. Dickinson is Healer.com. This website contains a wealth of information on cannabis and its medicinal use for those who have never tried this compound as well as for experienced users. As the editor of this publication writes “medical cannabis works best with education.”

To listen to and/or download this program click the following link:  TTEOW Corinne Frugoni and Diane Dickinson                        




“My future has shrunk like a sweater steeped in hot water”…so says Madeleine May Kunin looking at her life as Vermont’s 1st & only Female Governor and the 1st Jewish woman elected as Governor (for an unprecedented 3 terms), US Ambassador, Deputy Secretary of Education and now, her journey to her 80’s. Her new book COMING OF AGE: My Journey To The Eighties is NOT a resume of her FEMINISM ; through the Women’s Movement, E.R.A., reproductive rights or her many contributions to making America a better, more inclusive society, BUT it is her need for Self-Definition as she comes into old age.

To listen to/and download this program click the following link: tteow brenda starr and madeleine kunin

photo credit: Todd Lockwood


photo credit:Todd Lockwood


An inspiring memoir full of Poetry, Prose, Honesty with much Humor & Wisdom









LAST SPRING by Madeleine Kunin

First the daffodils die,
then the tulips stiffen,
then the lilacs’ perfume
turns bitter own,
and the peonies slump
to their graves,
I mourn them,
each one,
like I never did before.


photo credit:Paul Boisvert




  For more information about Madeleine; her life in politics, EMERGE VERMONT, and her current adventures visit:
madeleinekunin.org   @MadeleineKunin   Madeleine M. Kunin FB






Other books by Madeleine May Kunin include:





To listen to and/or download this program, click the following link: 


photo:Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Trump administration has separated thousands more migrant kids at the border than it previously acknowledged, and the separations began months before the policy was announced, according to a Federal Audit released mid-January 2019.

“More children over a longer period of time” were separated at the border than commonly known, an investigator with the Department of Health and Human Services said. “How many more children were separated is unknown, by us and HHS” because of failures to track families as they were being separated, she said.

Activist Lynn Silver , who lives in Texas, shares her tale of the Rise and Fall of the Tent City for Migrant Children in Tornillo, Texas. The detention center became a symbol of the largest incarceration for children not being charged with a crime. Their crime would be to seek asylum in the United States.

Along with other Protesting Grannies, Lynn witnessed first hand the zero-tolerance policy adopted in May 2018 and held vigil with others as they watched children, law enforcement officers and politicians come and go. Her accounts are on her FaceBook page. She shares her stories on TTEOW.

To listen to and/or download this program, click the following link: tteow brenda starr and lynn silver- tornillo activism

Activist LYNN SILVER in front of the Tornillo Detention Center in Texas




All photos credit:Lynn Silver







You can follow Lynn Silver on FaceBook







Everyone can breastfeed. Everyone. That’s the nutshell of Kristin Wilson’s book Others’ Milk: The Potential of Exceptional Breastfeeding. Men. Women. Children. Anyone can provide a child the nourishment and bonding that is so important to a human’s earliest days of development.

Welcome to the bright, open world of exceptional breastfeeding, where the only thing that matters is giving a kid the absolute best care possible within the given circumstances, and helping other families do the same.

Take a breath, parents, you’ve got this.

To listen to and/or download the program, click this link: tteow emma breacain and kristin wilson – breastfeeding

For more information about Kristin Wilson, visit KristinJWilson.com.

Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | December 10, 2018

Amy Stewart Writes Again; and The Kopp Sisters Head to Amazon

Amy Stewart has recently released her fourth in her fiction series about the real-life Kopp Sisters.  The Kopp sisters, particularly Constance, jumped from the headlines of 1914 newspapers. right into Amy Stewarts life. 

Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit  is the fourth, but definately not the last, book in the Kopp sisters series.  Amy says the current book is set in 1916, on the eve of the United States joining World War I.  She has material through the 1920s, hence a lot more stories to create for her heroines.  In addition, the sisters may soon appear on your streaming devices if the series development with Amazon goes as planned.  Though Amy has no say in the matter, listen in as she talks about her ideal cast member picks.

To listen to or download this show click the following link:  Kathleen Marshall with Amy Stewart Miss Kopp and Amazon Streaming

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