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Music has the power to inspire people and change lives. On this episode we spotlight one organization using music education to empower and amplify the voices of young women and girls. Portland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls was founded in 2001 and provides tools and education for girls interested in music. Along with the camp’s director, Kristi Balzer, we talk to some of the women who have been influenced by and serve as role models for the camp, Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) and Fabi Reyna (She Shreds Magazine). The Portland camp’s mission has spread as other camps have sprung up all over the world. To support GRC and find a camp near you, visit www.girlsrockcamp.org.
Kristi Balzer (Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls)
Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney)
Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists)
Fabi Reyna (She Shreds Magazine)
Heavens To Betsy “Axemen”
Sleater-Kinney “Dig Me Out”
The Decemberists “Grace Cathedral Hill”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business”