Tue, 13 March 2012
The March 13, 2012 edition of Tell Somebody started out with cab driver Richard Tripp talking about the www.coppinc.com Spring Break for the Homeless event coming up in Kansas City on April 7th. Tripp is the founder and director of COPP Inc, and every Spring and Fall has been putting on events where a couple of thousand people come for free food, free clothing and free entertainment.
Next, we heard from Byllye Avery, founder of Black Women's Health Imperative, one of the groups in a coalition called HERvotes. The 101st International Women's Day was March 8th, and March is Women's History Month, but you'd never know it from the current political climate and the attacks on women's rights and threats to the health and economy of all.
The show ends with an account of how revolution broke out on International Women's Day in 1917 in St. Petersburg. What has come to be called the February Revolution was sparked by women, and this last segment of the show is part of an eyewitiness account by Russian Army machine gun training officer Hugo Hakk, never heard anyplace else before it was serialized on Tell Somebody in 2009.
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