27 May 2009

The Poet and the Progressive: John Amen and Matt Rothschild



This Thursday, May 28, beginning at 4:15 pm (eastern), Merry Gangemi welcomes John Amen, editor of The Pedestal Magazine, and at 5:00, welcomes Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive Magazine, to Woman-Stirred Radio.

John Amen is the author of two volumes of poetry, More of Me Disappears (2005), and Christening the Dancer(2003).

Amen travels widely to give readings, performances, and workshops. In his spare time he is a folk/rock singer/songwriter, and a visual artist working primarily with acrylics.

Amen edits The Pedestal Magazine, an ezine that is widely respected for its excellence in content and layout. Click HERE to go to the website, and HERE to go to John's website.

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At 5:00, Matthew Rothschild, editor and publisher of The Progressive Magazine, visits with Merry Gangemi to talk about Democracy in Print: 100 Years of The Progressive Magazine (University of Wisconsin Press), a recently released volume of articles and essays spanning 100 years of the Progressive's publication. Through his careful selections and editing, Rothschild brings to life the dialogues and participatory activism of notables Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Welstone, Noam Chomsky, martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, Huey Long, Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, Rita Dove, June Jordon and Frank Zappa. Voices that confirm The Progressive as a highly-respected and globally recognized community that continues the belief and actualization of peace and social justice in the United States.

Rothschild has made guest appearances on , C-SPAN, DemocracyNow!, Nightline, NPR, and The O'Reilly Factor. he is also a recognized commentator and has work in The Chicago Tribune, The L.A. Times, and The Miami Herald, among others.

Feel free to join in the conversation. The air-studio phone number is 802.454-7762.

Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live on WGDR (91.1 fm) and online at wgdr.org every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. (eastern), with interviews, music, and guest commentaries from bi-activist Jan Steckel, British writer Nicki Hastie, and lesbian literary historian and poet, Julie R. Enszer.

Woman-Stirred Radio is funded in part by the Samara Foundation of Vermont, a non-profit, Burlington-based foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life for Vermont's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered citizens. Click on the link to find out more about Samara Foundation and its programs.

21 May 2009

Martha Nell Smith and the Emily Dickinson Electronic Archives




Today at 4:15 on Woman-Stirred Radio, Merry Gangemi welcomes Martha Nell Smith, author of Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson and executive director of the most amazing Dickinson resource yet, the Electronic Dickinson Archives.

The Dickinson Electronic Archives (DEA), is a website devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings directly influencing her work, and critical and creative writings generated by her work. The DEA is produced by the Dickinson Editing Collective, with an executive editor, a general editor, two associate editors, a project manager, and a technical editor working collaboratively with one another and with numerous coeditors, staff, and users.



The DEA provides access to Dickinson's correspondence and facsimiles of actual letters and drafts of poems; constellations of poems; recordings of well-known poets reading Dickinson's work and adding commentary on the influence of Dickinson on their work and lives as women who are poets; critical resources, and teaching aids.



So please tune in or listen online to Woman-Stirred Radio, Thursday, May 21st at 4:15 (eastern).

Call in with questions or comments! The air studio phone is 802.454.7762.

6 May 2009

Mary Roach Returns to Woman-Stirred Radio

This Thursday, May 7th at 4:15 (eastern), science writer Mary Roach
returns to Woman-Stirred Radio to talk about Bonk: the Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, just released in paperback from WW Norton.

A native of Etna, New Hampshire, Roach graduated from Wesleyan in 1981 and moved out to San Francisco, where she landed a stint in PR at the San Francisco Zoo. In her own words:
"I mostly write books these days, but I still write the occasional magazine piece. These have run in Outside, National Geographic, New Scientist, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine, as well as many others too embarrassing to name. A 1995 article of mine called "How to Win at Germ Warfare" was a National Magazine Award Finalist, and in 1996, my article on earthquake-proof bamboo houses took the Engineering Journalism Award in the general interest magazine category, for which I was, let's be honest, the only entrant. I often write about science, though I don't have a science degree and must fake my way through interviews with experts I can't understand. I also review books for The New York Times."
Mary is refreshing and fun and this week's interview promises to be just as interesting and lively as her first one was on Woman-Stirred. So tune in this Thursday, May 7th. 4:15 (eastern) for a delightful conversation with Mary Roach. air studio phone lines will be open 802 454-7762.

Woman-Stirred Radio broadcasts live on WGDR (91.1 fm) and online at wgdr.org every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. (eastern), with interviews, music, and guest commentaries from bi-activist Jan Steckel, British writer Nicki Hastie, and lesbian literary historian and poet, Julie R. Enszer.

Woman-Stirred Radio is funded in part by the Samara Foundation of Vermont, a non-profit, Burlington-based foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life for Vermont's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered citizens. Click on the link to find out more about Samara Foundation and its programs.