“An Archive of Hope:” Harvey Milk’s Own Words

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“An Archive of Hope” is a collection of Harvey Milk’s speeches, columns, campaign materials, and press releases all introduced in context by the editors, James Black and Charles Morris. Marilyn interviews these professors about their book, about Milk, and we learn firsthand about his passion for government by the people, his “Buy Gay” campaign, his hatred of Nixon and Republicans, and his motto: “You gotta give ’em hope.” Thursday, January 23rd, kalw.org and 91.7fm, 7pm Pacific.

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Sugar in Our Blood: Black & Queer Identity

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Join us for a tour of Sugar in Our Blood: The Spirit of Black & Queer Identity, on display at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco through Sept. 12.  It’s a set of about a dozen mixed-media, mostly fabric pieces, riffing on folk-craft rag rugs, crocheted by groups of volunteers using donated materials including underwear and other “intimate apparel.”  Artist Ramekon O’Arwisters aims to build bridges — especially between the LGBT and African American communities — through the process of crafting artwork together. He gives us an on-site tour of the exhibit while talking about his artistic visions, his 1960s childhood in the Jim Crow south, studying divinity, and more, including how to join one of his “crochet jams.”  Also a short piece about clothing from queer youth training program outLoud Radio‘s Intergenerational Storytelling Project.  (Aired 7pm PDT Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.)

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Marital Status: Itch to Hitch? Ask Experts

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Caught a queer itch to hitch? On this hour-long Out in the Bay, get expert advice, analysis and reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in the Prop. 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. What are the next political steps, and how will the rulings affect our lives on a practical basis? Join host Eric Jansen and his legal and financial experts to get your questions answered. Should you, or should you not tie the knot? Even with the Supreme Court’s historic rulings, how are same-sex couples still legally different from hetero couples? Arm yourself with knowledge on this week’s Out in the Bay.
Our expert guests include Marriage Equality USA legal director John Lewis and media director Stuart Gaffney; activist, estate and trust lawyer Deb Kinney; certified financial planner Dennis Nix; and API Equality – Northern California executive director Monna Wong. (Broadcast live Thursday, June 27, 2013)
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The Immigration Front

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Will President Obama include us as he fights for immigration reform? Every day, bi-national LGBT couples are fighting for their lives instead of being free to live them, subject to antiquated immigration laws. Marilyn talks again with the author of “Torn Apart,” Judy Rickard, and immigration attorney Lavi Soloway, about the latest from this front on the battle for LGBT civil rights.

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