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Monday, April 22, 2013

4/22/2013 This Way Out


Program #1,307
Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle
"NewsWrap": Legislators in France and Uruguay each push marriage and adoptions equality to the brink of reality, but Colombia's Senate President blames "disruptive" LGBT people for indefinitely postponing a marriage equality bill there; brave Zambian gay activist Paul Kasonkomona is jailed for "inciting the public to take part in indecent activities"; Singapore High Court Justice Quentin Loh upholds the city-state's sodomy law, but lawmakers in the U.S. state of Montana repeals theirs, while Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli loses a federal appeals court bid to keep the law on the books in his state; and less-than-fans of recently deceased former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher boost a "tribute song" (of sorts) from a 1939 MGM movie starring one of history's most enduring gay icons onto BBC Radio 1's Top 40 Music Chart (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and MICHAEL LEBEAU) 
 It's been years since there's been a dull political moment in KYRGYZSTAN: its 5-and-a-half million people have survived two recent revolutions, ethnic strife and economic stress. Same-gender sex has been legal there since 1998, but it's not usually a subject of discussion in Kyrgyzstan's traditional and nominally Muslim culture.  In their latest "audio postcard" from the road, however, "Sapphic Nomads" KATIE COOK AND MAGGIE YOUNG introduce us to LILI TEN, a lesbian activist in the country's largest and capital city, BISHKEK, who was willing to talk about LGBT life there [www.nomaddocumentary.com]

He usually focuses on our "Queer Music Heritage", but Houston, Texas-based correspondent JD DOYLE introduces us this week to the "gay political power pop" debut CD by UK singer/songwriter MATT FISHEL, who's "NOT THINKING STRAIGHT" 
[www.MattFishel.com; www.queermusicheritage.com]



Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:30am
4/22/2013 Fused Funk
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 1:00am
4/22/2013 Sonic Pleasure
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:00am
4/22/2013 The Morning Blend


Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Edwin Allen
Producer: Siobhan Kierans
Engineer:  Rico Morales 
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:00am
4/22/2013 Democracy Now!
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:00am
4/22/2013 TruthToTell: EARTH DAY 2013: A Wise Entrepreneurial Approach




Ed. NOTE: This week, TruthToTell looks at Earth Day as an entrepreneurial and responsible opportunity. Our colleague and engineer, Kel Heyl, himself a green contractor, offered to help assemble this program and offers, too, this reflection on the Day’s creation and this year’s TTT approach to celebrating this now iconic annual reminder of our human responsibility to protect the planet in all ways possible – and, ironically, as businesses new and adapted:

Making Cents of Earth Day

It’s the summer of 1969. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, already considered a champion of the protecting the natural world, had visited an oil spill site in Santa Barbara, California. On his return flight he was reading an article about various “teach-ins” on college campuses dealing with Vietnam, when…“It popped into my head. That’s it! Why not have an environmental teach-in and get everyone involved?”

Senator Nelson returned to Washington and quickly formed a non-profit – Environmental Teach-In, Inc. – recruiting a few Republicans and conservationists to help with the project. On September 20, 1969 he went public with his mission from Seattle:

“I am convinced that the same concern the youth of this nation took in changing this nation’s priorities on the war in Vietnam and on civil rights can be shown for the problems of the environment. Young people can take the leadership away from the indifferent, venal men who are concerned with progress and profit for the sake of progress and profit alone…”

After considering a number of names like Environment Day and Ecology Day, they settled on the appellation, “Earth Day.” Nelson chose the date to maximize participation on college campuses. The week of April 19–25 did not fall during exams or spring break and did not conflict with Easter or Passover. It was late enough to ensure good weather. During the middle of the week there would be more students in class and no competition from other events – so Wednesday, April 22, 1970 was anointed as the target day. When critics later pointed out it was Lenin’s birthday, Nelson replied that it was also the birthday of both St. Francis of Assisi, the nature saint, and his own Aunt Tillie.

The above was excerpted from this article. In September,1995, Sen. Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

In keeping with the spirit of the times, much of the work flowing from those first Earth Days were seeking top-down large-scale Federal legislation and regulation.

What makes progressive change so difficult now is that a sizeable percentage of the American people are inserting their heads into deep holes they purchase from entities whose short-term bottom lines are enhanced by maintaining unsustainable patterns of consumption. Just regulating industry will not yield a viable future. Today, we look at small-scale day-to-day successes with special attention directed to increasingly sophisticated tools that allow us to make sustainable decisions and how an NGO is becoming a de facto global standard.

TTT’s ANDY DRISCOLL and MICHELLE ALIMORADI lead our guests through their work on three different points along the sustainability continuum. Each runs a businesses which helps clients make better informed decisions – decisions which make their futures more sustainable without further disrupting the present.


CINDY OJCZYK – Principal of Simply Green Design and A More Beautiful Home.

RAMY SALIM  –  OwnerSunny Day Earth SolutionsCompleted the first City issued permitted straw bale building in over a decade

DALE FORSBERG – President of Watson-Forsberg Contracting; specialist in LEED*

*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – a point based rating system used to answer the questions: How green is this design or building. It was created by theUnited States Green Building Council.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:00am
4/22/2013 Pam Without Boundaries

This Earth Day-ish date meant a rather obvious start to the show with Dramarama's "What Are We Gonna Do?" but it was fun to hear that cautionary song, now a couple decades old. We also heard new Iron and Wine, Charles Bradley, and something from the new compilation dedicated to Nick Drake, "Way To Blue."

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 10:00am
4/22/2013 The Shake and Bake Show
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 1:00pm
4/22/2013 Rockin' In Rhythm

This week's play list.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:00pm
4/22/2013 Bop Street

BIRTHDAYS IN BLUE From the Land of the Round Haircut

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 5:00pm
4/22/2013 Free Speech Radio News
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
4/22/2013 Health Notes

The Fast Metabolism Diet

Haylie Pomroy has helped thousands of clients lose weight – utilizing the healing power of real, whole food. Hailed as “the metabolism guru,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s medicine needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism and turn  your body into a fat-burning furnace.

Dr. Bhagya Ji starts a nine part series on Yoga and Meditation and how Mantras creates bliss.  We all use *mantras* or words all day long -- repetitive, out loud, or silently -- phrases such as "It's hard," or "I'm tired." "I don't know what I'm doing," "It will never happen", "I'm stressed"," "There's not enough time," or "There's not enough money."  The words in *mantras* are chosen not only for their meaning as words, but also for a scientific reason that goes far beyond pure definition. All*mantras * we use are based on the science of "Naadam" -- the secrets hidden in sound.


Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:30pm
4/22/2013 MinneCulture

Caponi Art Park is a natural and artistic oasis in Eagan, Minnesota. The park is the vision of Sally Award winner, Tony Caponi, who literally carved it out of his own back yard. Produced for KFAI by Michelle Alimoradi.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 8:30pm
4/22/2013 Sangam
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:00pm
4/22/2013 Radio Duende (aka International Jazz Conspiracy)

Tribute to Kevin Ayers (1944-2013)

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:00pm

Monday, April 22, 2013