Julia Jackson: Children Are Forever

Julia Jackson's solo show

Did you know black babies are half the cost as white babies and you don’t have to wait as long? That’s what comic and writer Julia Jackson found out when she and her partner started the adoption process. It turned into a wild tale worth telling in her solo show, “Children Are Forever: All Sales Are Final,” at Stagewerx in the Mission Fridays and Saturdays through March 22. Marilyn Pittman hosts. Aired February 13, 2014, 7pm pacific. LISTEN after broadcast:

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Gay Russia: An Oxymoron?

Russia President Putin

Journalist and Russophile David Tuller joins Marilyn Pittman to talk about all things anti-gay in Russia on the eve of the Sochi Olympics. His book, “Cracks In The Iron Closet,” details gay life in Russia in the early 90’s where he made a new gay family. He has trained journalists throughout former Soviet Union. Currently, he coordinates the master’s program in public health and journalism at UC Berkeley. Thursday, February 6th, 7pm Pacific. LISTEN after broadcast:

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

San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk

“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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Comic Marga Gomez’ New Show: “Lovebirds”

Marga Gomez

One of the first ‘out’ comics, award-winning solo performer Marga Gomez talks with Marilyn Pittman about her 10th solo show, “Lovebirds,” running January 23rd-March 15th at The Marsh in San Francisco’s Mission District. A G.L.A.A.D. award-winner, Marga has been seen on Logo, HBO, Showtime, and PBS. Marga and Marilyn talk about the early days of comedy and about Marga’s new show full of wacky lovers chasing love during the free love ’70s.  (Live interview aired January 16th, 2014)

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New Year’s Eve Comedy By The Bay and Hilarity in Utah!

Casey Ley

The last show of 2013 has host Marilyn Pittman talking about New Year’s Eve shows with local out comics. Live in the studio: comedian Casey Ley (pictured), plus comics Karinda Dobbins, and Marga Gomez by phone. Plus a special call-in from Salt Lake City’s leading gay rights activist, Troy Williams, on the gay marriage rulings of the last week. History, hilarity and more from the ‘gay Terry Gross!’ Live, 7pm Pacific, Thursday, December 26th, 2013.

Jason Brock Sings ‘Tapestry’ to Start the Holidays!

Jason Brock

You may have seen him on TV in “X Factor,” the singing competition. Or you may have seen him around San Francisco singing his heart out. Called by producer LA Reid (Pink), “a songwriter’s best friend,” Jason starts our holiday season at Martuni’s in the city singing Carole King’s seminal 1971 album, “Tapestry,” Saturday and Sunday at 7pm, Nov. 23 & 24. Marilyn interviews him live at 7pm on November 21st @ kalw.org + 91.7fm.
http://jbtapestry.bpt.me
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