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Monday, February 11, 2013

2/10/2013 This Way Out


Program #1,297

Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle 


"NewsWrap": France's National Assembly says "absolument!" to a critical marriage equality bill component, but U.S. Senator John McCain calls inclusion of lesbian and gay bi-national couples in immigration reform discussions "a red herring"; attorneys defending the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's marriage equality-banning Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court each oddly argue that gay and lesbian couples are not entitled to civil marriage because they "don't present a threat of irresponsible procreation"; Ontario's Kathleen Wynne becomes Canada's first female and first "out" provincial premier, while a small Canadian study finds that "out" gay and bisexual men are generally happier than their heterosexual peers; Wyoming's state House rejects both marriage equality and domestic partnership proposals, while the once dead "Don't Say Gay Bill" is resurrected in the Tennessee legislature; and San Francisco's Twin Peaks Tavern scales new heights (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by VASH BODDIE and MICHAEL LEBEAU) 


While important battles certainly remain to be won, the long moral arc of the universe does finally seem to be bending towards justice for the LGBT rights movement in the U.S. Just this week, marriage equality continued on the march in Illinois and Hawai'i. A ban on equality stalled in Indiana, and church groups in Omaha, Nebraska were unable to gather enough petition signatures to repeal that city's new LGBT anti-bias bill. Many people are also citing word this week that the venerable Boy Scouts of America may drop its national policy banning openly gay leaders and scouts – although reports suggest that the organization will still allow local chapters, many of whom are sponsored by Mormon and Roman Catholic church groups, to maintain the discriminatory policy. The progressive trend was nevertheless noted this week in "Gaywatch – Unprecedented Penetration Edition" on Comedy Central's "THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART" (includes comments by FRANK S. PAGE, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Baltimore Ravens linebacker BRENDON AYABANDEJO) [www.thedailyshow.com]


There's a little super hero in all of us, and there's a special event for LGBT people to celebrate the history, and the future, of queer comics. BENT CON has been bringing artists, writers, gamers, actors and producers together to explore all facets of the art form for three years now. "This Way Out" correspondent ANGELA BROOKS was in Burbank, California for the most recent gathering (with comments by JUSTIN HALL; ABRAHAM LEE and P.K. EISELT from Minus Zero Productions; MICHAEL DERRY; ASTRID LYDIA HOHANSEN; and ZAN CHRISTIANSEN; and with intro music from the unreleased "Superheroes Can't Be Gay" from a skit performed on the Norwegian TV series "Collective", and outro music from "Superhero" performed by CANDYE KANE) [justinhallcomics.com; troycomics.com; ellejohara.com; prismcomics.org]



Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 11:30pm
2/11/2013 Fused Funk
Monday, February 11, 2013 (All day)
2/11/2013 Sonic Pleasure
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 2:00am
2/11/2013 The Morning Blend
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:00am
2/11/2013 Democracy Now
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:00am
2/11/2013 TruthToTell: GMO LABELING: What We Don't Know WILL Hurt Us




It’s important to revisit some issues on a regular basis.  In the wake of several developments, we’re going to take another look at issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our foods and the desperate stonewalling of elected officials and a possibly hoodwinked public from supporting the fundamental right to know about which foods contain GMOs and which do not. GMO labeling has stepped once again into the limelight as worried advocates who have studied this issue have encountered the wealth and power of the massive chemical companies manufacturing genetically modified seeds for planting crops that will forever be modified on the theory that the genes they’ve modified will produce large volumes of profits for both chemical companies and their farmer customers.

Labeling GMO products would seem a simple and responsible step toward gaining the confidence of consumers and such. Of course, no such foods could ever again be considered organic.

So, what’s the big deal?

Well of course, money for the inventors and sellers of chemicals that Monsanto and others peddle modified seeds to millions of farmers who see these additives as boosting yields and profits. But what is there to hide from a public that deserves to know what the hell they’re eating? But why is the public turning down legislative requirements to label such foods, as they did under California’s recent Prop 37 defeat at the ballot box.

One must understand, of course, that with California’s dangerous method of legislating with I&R or initiative and referendum, debating these propositions in the media rather than among elected representatives completely distorts the reality of what one is voting on and the deception often backfires. (See Prop 13 some 40 years ago on school property taxes in that state.)

Monsanto and Dow continue to spend billions on advertising to consumers about the wonderful farm families these GMO seeds support with little or no attention paid to the possible downside. Why spend millions and billions to stop the labeling?  If they won’t say, then it can’t be good. Or can it? Well, we don’t know, do we?

The government remains clearly on the side of the modifiers. The FDA’s and the USDA’s attempts at explanations are peppered with encouragement for accepting the benefits of genetic modification. Once again, our regulatory agencies in under the control of the industry they regulate, resulting in a total lack of control over the ethical use of GMOs by the public and an apparent willingness to spend millions keeping it that way.

This is why advocates are back before the legislature this year. They and their organic farmer friends insist that the reason for labeling are many and today we hear about these efforts from our guests.

TTT’s ANDY DRISCOLL and MICHELLE ALIMORADI talk with a legislator, and at least two advocates from disparate locations to explain why this remains at the forefront of the food safety issue.

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:00am
2/11/2013 Pam Without Boundaries

We "celebrated" Valentine's Day today with the Rejection Day Counter-Valentine's Day Special--all songs of rejection, chosen with love by special guest Jeff Bragg and me. And you! We got some great requests and the two hours flew. From The Jam to The Style Council to Paul Weller...and all the Babs, XTC, and even Vusi Mahlasela in between!

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:00am
2/11/2013 The Shake and Bake Show
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 12:00pm
2/11/2013 Rockin' In Rhythm

This week's playlist.

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 2:00pm
2/11/2013 Bop Street

BIRTHDAYS-IN-BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut and so much more....

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
2/11/2013 Free Speech Radio News
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:00pm
2/11/2013 Health Notes

African American Sheroes

Health Notes gives tribute to - Sojourner Truth (Ain't I A Woman), Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou (Phenomenal Woman)  and Dr. Bernice Reagon (Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around - Sweet Honey and the Rock)
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:30pm
2/11/2013 MinneCulture

Bangla Fusion, produced by MJ Gilmore

Joy Islam, Tushar Ahmmed and Palbasha Siddique are three impassioned Bangladeshi musicians who have made Minnesota their home. Fusing Bangla musical roots with other genres including folk, classical, heavy metal, and pop, they've made an indelible mark in the Twin Cities. KFAI producer MJ Gilmore talks to Joy, Tushar and Palbasha about how their personal journeys have influenced and affected their music.

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 7:30pm
2/11/2013 Sangam

Old-time film songs; some jazzy fusion from Najma Akhtar, Autorickshaw, and Kuljit Bhamra; lots of pop; Raghav, new on this show; and Joi returns.

Good stuff. Tracey thought so!




Monday, February 11, 2013 - 8:00pm
2/11/2013 Radio Duende (aka International Jazz Conspiracy)



Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:00pm

Monday, February 11, 2013