JUNE 5, 2015
Progressive Issues from a Woman’s View - Featured Sundays at 2pm on AM950
Veteran Twin Cities civic leader and business leader Betty Folliard is bringing her brand of intelligent conversation about today’s issues that impact women’s lives to Twin Cities airwaves and beyond Sundays on AM950. Led by Folliard, the weekly show will provide a much-needed woman’s view both to Twin Cities listeners and live-streamed so it will be broadly accessible.
“As I talk to people across the Twin Cities, I’ve heard far too many comments about the lack of insightful, in-depth conversations about real issues that impact women’s lives on the radio dial,” Folliard said. “AM950 has provided me the first of many platforms to bring some substance about these important issues of the day to the dial. It’s time to have more conversations that ignite change.”
Airing Sundays from 2 to 3 pm on AM950, A Woman’s Place will draw in leading voices on a wide range of topics - from women in the military to the Equal Rights Amendment and from economic security for women to sexism in the media.
“Too often we accept only the limited range of what the media gives us,” Folliard said, “and A Woman’s Place will draw out voices of so many that are often muffled or not heard at all. A Woman’s Place will take an in-depth, intelligent approach to these issues and start conversations that today’s media seems to ignore.”
A Woman’s Place will use radio as one of many formats to share the views of key issues from a woman’s point of view. The show will be live-streamed every Sunday at 2 PM on the AM950 website. Podcasts of the show will be available for download on the show’s website, www.awomansplacemn.com, as well as on social media channels to continue the discussions.
“I am excited to air here in the Twin Cities which I have called home for more than thirty years,” Folliard said. “Having worn many hats in my life: as a former member of the state legislature, a wife, mother, daughter, business woman, and civic leader, I’ve seen issues that need to be addressed in the broader arena in a thoughtful way and I’ll bring my passion for these issues to the airwaves in civil conversation with engaging voices.”
The inaugural show on June 7 will feature the co-directors of ERA Action – a national grassroots movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Scheduled show topics include the need for more women in elected office and a look at the economic status of women in Minnesota.