Fauns, ‘Success,’ cruising-spot ghosts and translating as ‘erotic act’

Richard Howard Out in the Bay

“Success” and a Faun’s Afternoon. Richard Howard, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator, amuses us while musing on French fauns, ghosts of all-but-forgotten New York cruising spots, and the cultural figures he’s memorialized or channeled in verse – including painter Alice Neel, dancer Isadora Duncan and Madame Charles de Gaulle.  Now in his eighties, this “living legend” shares his poems, tells us about the eroticism of translation, and reflects on gay life before many of you were born.

Eric Jansen hosts this interview, conducted after Mr. Howard’s March 2012 reading at the Center for the Art of Translation‘s “Lit & Lunch” series in San Francisco, with the Center’s literary programs manager, C.J. Evans. (First broadcast April 2012)


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Marilyn Pittman and Eric Jansen Out in the Bay

Meet Marilyn Pittman and Eric Jansen, veteran broadcasters and your hosts and producers of KALW’s Out In The Bay. We blend journalism and oral history to bring you news, provocative conversation and commentary from and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Bay Area and beyond.

Eric Janson Host of Out In The BayEric Jansen

Founder, Co-Executive Producer and Host, is a veteran broadcaster and print journalist. A former news anchor, producer and reporter at KQED-FM, San Francisco; KLIV-AM, San Jose; and Minnesota Public Radio, Eric’s award-winning reports have been heard on many NPR programs and PRI’s “Marketplace.” His print work has been in The Mercury News, The Business Journal, and gay magazines Genre and The Advocate, among other publications. He co-produced the June 2007 PBS documentary Why We Sing!, about GLBT choruses and their role in the civil rights fight. In addition to producing Out in the Bay, Eric is a principal consultant specializing in PR, communications planning and media training with MGH Consulting, LLC.


Marilyn Pittman Host of Out In The Bay

Marilyn Pittman

Co-Executive Producer and Host, is a veteran broadcaster. Her radio career spans 30 years and includes two national radio programs, talk show stints at KQED-FM and KGO-AM in San Francisco, as well as a daily comedy/talk show in the year 2000 on GAYBC.com which became Sirius radio’s OUTQ channel. She teaches broadcast performance at UC Berkeley and has been the leading voice coach and talent consultant for NPR stations since 1989. The recipient of a 1991 GLAAD Media Award for her work as an openly gay stand-up comic and radio commentator, she has lived in San Francisco for 21 years. Find out more at http://www.marilynpittman.com.

Out in the Bay garners Journalism award

Cafe Du Nord

We’re proud to be honored by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association‘s Northern California chapter.

NLGJA award to Out In The Bay

At its annual Fall Honors event in San Francisco’s Cafe du Nord Nov. 14, the organization presented Eric Jansen and Marilyn Pittman Excellence in Journalism Awards for their “tireless efforts to tell the stories of LGBTQ people in the weekly radio program Out in the Bay.”


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Big thanks to 120 listeners who donated over $3,600 to Out in the Bay on Give OUT Day May 15, even though the site was down for 2 hours. Because of the crash, the organizers extended Give OUT Day through Friday. Of course, you can give ANYTIME to help keep queer air coming in your ears, and ears around the world!

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