Making a baby isn’t easy if you’re two gay men. But that’s what author Joshua Gamson and his husband, Richard, set out to do. Twice. Those stories and four others are what makes up his new book, “Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship.” Marilyn explores with him the complexities, physically, legally, and politically, of what these parents went through and why. Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 7pm Pacific at kalw.org, 91.7fm in San Francisco and then streaming on this website.
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Experts help couples weigh the pros and cons of getting married by year-end. Just because it’s now legal for same-sex couples to marry in California and many other states, and the federal government must recognize those marriages, should you? There are financial advantages for some to get hitched by Dec. 31, but disadvantages for others, and there are many other potential risks and benefits. Eric Jansen’s guests are tax lawyer Chuck Teixeira and family law attorney Emily Doskow, who advises all couples to have pre-nuptial agreements. 7pm Thursday, Dec. 19, www.kalw.org +91.7 FM SF Bay Area. (first aired Nov. 14)
Oakland adoption agency Adopt A Special Kid (AASK) was among the first in the USA to encourage LGBT, single, lower-income and older adults to adopt children. Founded in 1973, it was also the first to focus on special needs kids, including sets of siblings, older children, and queer youth neglected in foster care. Dennis Hanley and his partner adopted three brothers through AASK. Hear Dennis’ story and that of AASK executive director Doni DeBolt on this week’s Out in the Bay. Doni’s parents, AASK founders Dorothy & Bob DeBolt, raised 19 children, most of them adopted. (Eric Jansen hosts live interview 7pm Thursday, Oct. 24, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM; hear it after broadcast at link below.)
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