18 July 2007

Julia Vinograd on Woman-Stirred

Don't miss Julia Vinograd on Woman-Stirred Radio!

Berkeley street poet and award-winning author Julia Vinograd will be interviewed this Thursday, July 19, by Merry Gangemi on Woman-Stirred Radio at 5 PM (EDT) 2 pm Pacific. Listen to Woman-Stirred Radio on WGDR Goddard College community radio (91.1 fm in Vermont) by streaming it live at www.wgdr.org. Click on the "Listen Live" link at 5 pm. The first hour of the show is music, followed by the fifty-minute interview with Julia Vinograd.

Have a question for Julia? Call the air studio phone at (802) 454-7762, or e-mail host Merry Gangemi at mgangemi@vtlink.net, during the show.

Julia Vinograd, also known as "The Bubble Lady," is a Berkeley street poet who has published fifty books. Her collection of Jerusalem poems, THE BOOK OF JERSUSALEM, won the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Iowa Writers Workshop, the winner of a Pushcart Prize, and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for poetry from the city of Berkeley.

Woman-Stirred Radio is a writer's collective and cultural blog dedicated to bringing the amazing talent and creative spirit of Queer Culture to the world, and to preserve our culture for future generations. So please join Julie R. Enszer, Nicki Hastie, and Jan Steckel this Thursday, July 19th at 5pm (EDT). Woman-Stirred Radio airs every Thursday from 4 to 6pm (EDT). Great music from 4 to 5; interviews from 5 to 5:50pm.

11 July 2007

Helen Caldicott visits Woman-Stirred Radio

Dr Helen CaldicottJoin Merry Gangemi and Woman-Stirred Radio this Thursday, July 12th, at 5pm (EDT) for a conversation with Dr Helen Caldicott on Caldicott's life and work. One of her most recent book, Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer, analyzes the nuclear power industry in the United States, and the public policies that drive the assumptions about its capacity, efficiency, and safety, despite intense public opposition and anemic interest from Wall Street.

Helen Caldicott has received numerous awards for her work, including the Lannan Foundation's 2003 Prize for Cultural Freedom. She holds nineteen honorary doctoral degrees, and was personally nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Linus Pauling.

The Smithsonian Institute has named Dr Caldicott as one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. She has written for numerous publications and has authored seven books, Nuclear Madness, Missile Envy, If You Love This Planet: A Plan to Heal the Earth, A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography, (published in Australia as A Passionate Life in Australia, and The New Nuclear Danger: George Bush’s Military Industrial Complex. Caldicott’s most recent book is War In Heaven.

So join us on Woman-Stirred Radio tomorrow, Thursday, July 12th, at 5pm (15:00).Woman-Stirred Radio and the Woman-Stirred Blog is a writer's collective and cultural blog dedicated to bringing the amazing talent and creative spirit of queer culture to the world, and to preserving our culture for future generations. So please join Merry Gangemi, Julie R. Enszer, Nicki Hastie, and Jan Steckel.

4 July 2007

Sue Hyde on Woman-Stirred Radio

This Thursday, July 5th, at 5pm, Sue Hyde joins Merry Gangemi and Woman-Stirred Radio for an upbeat but head-on discussion of GLBTQ issues. For two decades, Sue Hyde has inspired and nurtured organizers and led community members to participate in democracy with the goal of securing freedom, justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their families.

She is a seasoned community organizer and advocate whose issue portfolio at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) has included repeal of sodomy laws, rescission of the military's ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual servicemembers, passage of local and state civil rights laws, training leaders to effectively oppose right-wing incursions in their communities, directing the annual Creating Change Conference, and securing marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Hyde is an accomplished public speaker, teacher and writer whose wit, wisdom and wry observations of politics in these United States frame a tireless dedication to community building and an inexhaustible faith in our movement and its people.

Before joining NGLTF, Hyde served as news editor at Gay Community News in Boston from 1983 to 1985 and was a leader in the community-based campaign to defend lesbian and gay families in Massachusetts when state lawmakers banned the placement of foster children with lesbian and gay parents.

Hyde has trained thousands of queer activists. Hyde is a leader of the battle to preserve marriage rights for same-sex couples in Massachusetts. She was bestowed the prestigious Stonewall Award in 2002, recognizing her for a lifetime of dedication and service to the social movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender freedom, justice and equality. Hyde lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her wife and two children.

Visit Sue Hyde's website at www.comeoutandwin.org

She also serves as the Task Force New England field organizer and lives in Cambridge, Mass., with her partner and their two children.

Woman-Stirred Radio is a writer's collective and cultural blog dedicated to bringing the amazing talent and creative spirit of queer culture to the world, and to preserving our culture for future generations. So please join Merry Gangemi, Julie R. Enszer, Nicki Hastie, and Jan Steckel.