Marilyn Pittman’s and Eric Jansen’s 2007 interview with the late Lesley Gore. Discovered by Quincy Jones, Gore’s iconic, “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To” and “You Don’t Own Me,” were smash hits that became classics. Hear about how she came out and who helped her do it, and how she brought new life to her 1960s hits decades later. (broadcast Feb. 19, 2015)
Marilyn Pittman’s sound portrait of the late great disco diva Sylvester. Josh Gamson talks with Marilyn and reads from his biography, “The Fabulous Sylvester.” We hear from the fans at the book party launch in 2005 at the The Center. Live concert footage with Sylvester and The Weather Girls, Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. (broadcast Feb. 26, 2015)LISTEN
The most famous lesbian couple in LGBT history got married the first time around on Feb. 12, 2004, in San Francisco City Hall after being together for 51 years. They had moved in together on Castro Street in 1953, on Valentine’s Day, which they considered their anniversary. This Valentine’s Day weekend, we honor pioneering activists Phyllis Lyon and the late Del Martin in this encore broadcast of Eric Jansen’s intimate 2006 interview with them at their kitchen table, when they shared their tales of San Francisco life and love for lesbians and gay men in the 1950s, ’60s and since. We also hear perspectives on love collected by queer youth training program outLoud Radio.
Broadcast Feb. 12, 2015. An hour-long two-part version, with testimonials from Del Martin’s civic memorial, is on our “Playing Favorites” page.
For almost two decades, Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand, a meal service created during the AIDS crisis. He’s now chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it’s the plight of the city’s gay seniors that has his attention. What kinds of challenges do they face that others don’t? You might be surprised. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force. Thursday, February 5th, at 7pm at kalw.org and 91.7fm.
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Wait ’til you hear her rant on Kate Middleton’s naked pictures. She’s out and sexual, a refreshing departure from Ellen. Janine Brito made a name for herself in 2012-13 on the FX TV show, “Totally Biased,” starring San Francisco’s own W. Kamau (kuh-MOW) Bell. Marilyn Pittman interviews her as part of SFSketchfest, the two week annual comedy event in the city. Thursday, January 22nd at 7pm Pacific at 91.7fm, kalw.org.
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