Archive for March 2011

Elizabeth Oakes and Lois Eby and Readers and Writers on Woman-Stirred Radio   Leave a comment

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 31st, at 4:15, I welcome back poet Elizabeth Oakes to Woman-Stirred Radio to explore her new poetry collection, Mercy in the New World (Wind Publications, 2011). Her earlier collection, The Luminescence of All Things Emily, received wonderful reviews across the board, and Mercy in the New World lives up to her craft, insight, and imagery. Readers will not be disappointed!
The title plays well in its multiple meanings and references to her time and society.

Mercy in the New World, is a powerful narrative drawing on the life of Anne Bradstreet’s sister and the years following her arrival on the shores of the New World. The poems are contained and visual, yet evoke true emotion and powerful images of Mercy’s life.

So please tune in at 4:15 for a wonderful discussion  of this wonderful book! Air studio phone is 802.454.7762 and we’d love to hear from you!

Crystal Zevom

Then at 4:45, we’ll have a phone call from  Crystal Zevon, (yup, as in Warren) and she’ll brief us on the new local Readers and Writers organization. The opening is at LACE in Barre and the line up for tomorrow’s readings is fabulous!
Readers and Writers is a new writers community space and rare book bookstore housed at LACE in Barre, VT and just a step away from SPA (Studio Place Arts) offering all of us another venue for Vermont’s stellar arts and letters community. The grand opening begins at 3:30 and wraps up with readings by local poets, including Christina Cook (NH poet laureate),  Ann Cardinal, Spencer Smith, your truly, and others.

Finally, I welcome artist extraordinaire Lois Eby, who will be live in the studio. Lois will talk about her Vermont Arts Council‘s Spotlight Gallery exhibit, which runs until April 27, 2011. Click HERE to view some of Lois Eby’s images. A busy show that I hope all will enjoy.  Want to join the conversation? Give us a call at 802.454.7762.

Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live from  4:00 :to 6:00 pm every Thursday on WGDR. You can tune in at 91.1 and 91.7 or stream us live at

Dr. Maggie Kozel this Thursday at 5:00   Leave a comment

At 5:00 (eastern), this Thursday March 17th, on Woman-Stirred Radio, Merry Gangemi welcomes Dr. Maggie Kozel to a conversation about Kozel’s new book: The Color of Atmosphere:  One doctor’s journey in and out of medicine.

“[It] can be hard to distinguish truth from a perfectly good answer,”  Maggie Kozel tells us in The Color of Atmosphere. She was in her second year of medical school when this thought came to her. There were many truths Maggie Kozel would struggle with during her years as a pediatrician in the U.S. health care system.

“In, The Color of Atmosphere,  Kozel’s personal story plays out against the broader backdrop of our changing health-care system, and demonstrates the way our method of paying for health care has reached its way into the exam room, putting a stranglehold on how doctors practice, and  profoundly influencing the doctor-patient relationship.”

A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine (1980 ), Maggie Kozel specialized in pediatrics. She completed her residency at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. She served as a general medical officer on board the USS McKee and as a pediatrician at the U.S. naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. Dr. Kozel entered private practice, eventually as pediatrician/partner at Narragansett Bay pediatrics.

So. This Thursday march 17th at 5:00, Dr. Maggie Kozel is Woman-Stirred! Tune in locally at 91.1fm and 91.7 fm or listen with the rest of the world at WGDR. Want to join in the conversation? call the air-studio at 802.454.7762.

Posted 16/03/2011 by Merry Gangemi in Uncategorized

Katherine V. Forrest is Woman-Stirred   Leave a comment

This coming week on Thursday, March 10th, at 5:00, Merry Gangemi welcomes Katherine V. Forrest to Woman-Stirred Radio. Forrest is the iconic lesbian author of the Kate Delafield mystery series: Handcock Park (2004); Sleeping Bones (1999); Apparition Alley (1997); Liberty Square (1996); Murder by Tradition (1991); The Beverly Malibu (1989); Murder at the Nightwood Bar (1987); and Amateur City (1984). Forrest’s classic lesbian novels have enjoys an enduring readership and many are now being re-released by Bella Books and Spinster’s Ink.

At a time when lesbians began to claim space and visibility for their creative work, Forrest’s imaginative re-vision of the lesbian novels entertained and inspired thousands of lesbians everywhere, offering alternate narratives that explored lesbian-feminist alternatives to pathelogical portraits of lesbians depicted by books such as Radclyffe Hall’s Well of Loneliness (1928), and the plethora of lesbian pulp fiction published in the 1950s and 1960s.

So join us this Thursday, March 10th at 5pm (eastern) for an interesting and informative interview with Katherine V. Forrest.
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