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Ep. 18 Remembering – with special guest Jearlyn Steele

We are remembering, honoring and paying attention.  Jearlyn Steele, shares family joys and tragedies and ultimately decides to keep on singing. Candace Barrett Birk remembers the father she never knew. And Sue wonders about the racial history we didn’t learn in the 5th grade. Plus, a shout out to our newest graduate, Dae Yang! EPISODE…

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Ep. 17 Healing the Silence – with special guest Jennifer, a survivor

Jennifer had stayed silent for decades, but when she finally revealed to her family that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family member, she was silenced all over again. She shares her ongoing journey towards breaking the silence. Plus, Holly, a licensed psychologist, provides insight into child sexual abuse within the…

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Ep. 16 Grace – with Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky & Sister Jane McDonald

Searching for Grace, Hope and Gratitude during these unsettling times. Sue talks with 3 women of faith. Regina delivers a powerful poem by Brittany Delaney, Shanan mourns virtually and Miri, the Lava Lamp, masks up! EPISODE DETAILS Island of Discarded Women Episode #16 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Written by Brittany Delaney, Shanan…

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Ep. 15 Stand Up – with Guest Duchess Harris

Celebrating women speaking out! Shanan takes a train to an inauguration. Brittany wonders if she can be a Ruth. Dawn does the 19th Amendment. Sue votes from her heart. Special guest, History Professor Duchess Harris, fills in the blanks and R&B singer Kelley Hunt gets us on our feet! EPISODE DETAILS Island of Discarded Women…

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Ep. 14 Insight – with Regina Marie Williams, Isabell Monk O’Connor & Kelli Foster Warder

EPISODE DETAILS Three conversations with three strong Black women. All in the arts. All with insightful personal stories to share. Plus, Sue and Zippy deliver an ode to a woman we all know and maybe wish we didn’t. Island of Discarded Women Episode #14 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Written by Sue Scott…

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Ep. 13 Listening – with Guest Sarah Lynne RN

EPISODE DETAILS In our second “from home” episode, we reflect and react to the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing pandemic.  Dae talks about “living while Asian” in this time of COVID. Shanan lets us know that the Anger Hut has reopened, sort of. Regina, brings a searing Nina Simone song to life.  New…

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Ep. 12 Who’s Zooming Whom? – In Quarantine – with Guests Fran & Drew Jansen

EPISODE DETAILS In our first episode from home, we attempt an Island Zoom. Mo unearths an historical reference. Shanan shares her diary. Nancy visits her brave dentist. Sue wonders What If. Zippy’s song, “Holding Onto Faith,” soothes our souls. And our special guests are a mother and son. One is no longer with us. The…

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Ep. 11 International Women’s Day – LIVE – with Guest Amy Matthews

EPISODE DETAILS Before we were “flattening the curve,” we were LIVE for International Women’s Day! Silvia shares her story of immigrating from Guatemala. Sue wonders when it will be the RIGHT time for a woman president. Dae relives a heart racing simulation of fleeing Laos. Special guest, Amy Matthews rebuilds your home and rebuilds her…

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Ep. 10 Confidence – LIVE – with Guest Nekima Levy Armstrong

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! Opening night in our NEW home, Crooners Supper Club! Lorna Landvik joins the Islanders and finds out that confidence is a muscle that needs flexing. Sue honors Mary Engelbreit’s courage. Zippy learns to say NO in “Straight from the Heart.” And special guest, Nekima Levy Armstrong shares her journey from South-Central LA,…

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Ep. 9 Faith -LIVE- with Guest Susan Kimberly

EPISODE DETAILS LIVE! Our special guest, transgender trailblazer, Susan Kimberly, shares her very personal story. We hear a piece from her new play. The cast examines their faith. And a visitor washes up.  Island of Discarded Women Episode #9 was directed and produced by Sue Scott Cast: Dae Yang, Nancy Bagshaw Reasoner, Silvia Pontaza and…

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