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KBBF Focus: Women who make a difference

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion. Since 1973, Roe v. Wade permitted people in the United States to have abortions during the first two trimesters of pregnancy. To more deeply explore the impact of this decision along with the legislation, Elaine B. Holtz, the host of “Women’s Spaces,” interviewed women on the topic. These shows ran on Monday, July 4 and Monday, July 11.

On the first segment, Holtz spoke with Dr. Harriet Fraad, a regular guest on “Women’s Spaces.” Dr. Fraad is a mental health counselor and hypnotherapist practicing in New York City. Her body of published work addresses pressures experienced by families and economic issues in this country. Dr. Fraad is a founding mother of the Women’s Liberation Movement in New Haven, Connecticut. She frequently appears on Dr. Richard Wolff’s “Economic Update” program on KBBF, airing every Tuesday from 11am to noon.

The July 11 show featured attorney and Women’s Rights activist Gloria Allred. She was the attorney for Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade case. Further, she is the founder of the Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF). Among her many awards and accolades is being named Woman of the Year in 2018 by the National Organization for Women (NOW). The original documentary, "Seeing Allred," chronicles her battles for justice. The film is available to stream on Netflix. The July 11 show was her third guest appearance on “Women’s Spaces.”

Holz shared her perspective on why highlighting these women and their work is vital. “Our history is our strength, and these two women demonstrate the importance of women speaking out and making a difference.” “Women’s Spaces” airs on Mondays at 11 a.m. and replays at 11 p.m. All shows are archived on Thank you for listening.

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