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.
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.
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