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Monday, May 20, 2013

5/20/2013 This Way Out


Program #1,311

Hosted by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle

"NewsWrap": Delaware becomes the 11th U.S. state –- along with the District of Columbia –- to open civil marriage to same-gender couples, and Minnesota and Illinois could be next; debate on the third and final reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in Britain's House of Commons has been scheduled for May 21st and 22nd, while Australia's Greens push for a new vote on marriage equality ahead of general elections there, but more than 35,000 people sign a petition opposing marriage equality in Estonia; Albania's parliament passes historic LGBT-inclusive hate crimes legislation, but the persecution of two gay men continues in Zambia, and Auckland, New Zealand demonstrators protest the offensive treatment of a McDonald's staff member who was told by his manager that he'd be disciplined if he "acted gay" during his shift; and winners in Sydney, Australia of the annual "Glorias" –- the Gay & Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous and Ignorant comment Awards –- include New South Wales roads minister Duncan Gay, "Herald Sun" columnist Andrew Bolt, rightwing U.K. politician John Sullivan, and American Southern Baptist Convention President Reverend Fred Luter (written by GREG GORDON, produced by STEVE PRIDE, and reported this week by TANYA KANE-PARRY and ROBERT LEBLANC)

What have lesbian pro athletes been doing since 1981 that gay male athletes have not? "This Way Out" correspondent MICHELLE-MARIE GILKESON hit the streets to get the score (with brief intro/outro music from "Blazing Arrow" by BLACKALICIOUS) 

38 years between albums? Not many bands live to see the day. "Queer Music Heritage" historian JD DOYLE profiles this trailblazing comeback act then and now (includes excerpts from "Keep on the Sunnyside" and "High Flying Woman", each from 1975, and "Don't the Lovers Ever Win" from their new CD "NEVER EVER GONNA STOP") [www.thedeadlynightshade.net; www.queermusicheritage.com]


Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:30am
5/20/2013 Fused Funk
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:00am
5/20/2013 Sonic Pleasure
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:00am
5/20/2013 The Morning Blend


Music Host:  The Nighthawk
News Host:  Edwin Allen
Producer:  Siobhan Kierans 
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:00am
5/20/2013 Democracy Now!
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 9:00am
5/20/2013 TruthToTell-PERSONAL CAREGIVERS: Unheralded, Underpaid, Unrepresented

Somehow, most of the people we know who are caring for another person, no matter if the caregiver is a family member or a detached professional, we rarely hear about the extraordinary work and, yes, loving, that powers the work that keep homebound aging, sick and/or disabled relatives and clients as comfortable and occupied as humanly possible. Many are too embarrassed to talk about the human frailties that require such care, a sad commentary on society's intolerance for such things. Often, it’s our wives, mothers, fathers, siblings entering the last stages of life – stages that can stretch ten years or more and often marked by diminished capacity or mobility or both.

Some of our most prominent citizens can be found caring for family members or spelling professional caregivers. Since some of them are known publicly, I can mention them by name. For example, former Governor Al Quie, who must care for his beloved Gretchen with some respite, but very steadily day in, day out. That great lawyer of progressive causes, including Wounded Knee defendants and 1980s Powerlineprotestors, among dozens of others, Ken Tilsen, is himself struggling with severe loss of memory recording while his equally prominent spouse of some 12 years, Connie Goldman, the former arts correspondent for National Public Radio and a multi-book author on volumes about keeping aging people active, tries to care for him. Sometimes, family care is simply not possible; then come the high costs of skilled nursing facilities, for which many public funds are simply not available – including Medicare – which does NOT pay for “custodial” care – care that escorts all of us to our life’s end.

But, for all its nobility, personal and family caregiving is notoriously unheralded and badly underpaid. Even professionals suffer under the assumption that people who do such good works ought to just love the work right into the poor house. Professional caregivers struggle enough, but human services professionals responsible for compensating family members were, until a court order reversing them a short time ago, convinced that if you paid a living wage to a family caregiver, they’d rip off the state, and besides, it's a family member, after all. Why should they be paid to care for one of their own? Never mind the human and pocketbook costs that can devastate caregivers almost as much as their charges. Never mind the emotional and physical toll such continued concentrated care takes on – not the patient, but the caregiver.

State courts agreed unanimously with caregivers who challenged those state and county bureaucrats’ contention that family caregivers need or deserve that much less than the state is willing to cough up for professional aides, and that ain’t much, either.

Finally, this year, thanks to the efforts of both professionals and family personal care assistants, legislation is on the cusp of providing what the courts have already insisted must be done: adequate compensation and the ability to unionize. The Legislature finally passed the bill just before the session adjourned, barely, thanks to a raft of misinformation scaring the daylights out of independent daycare providers.

TTT’s ANDY DRISCOLL and MICHELLE ALIMORADI talk with personal care assistants and advocates and hear their stories while tracking the work of the legislature and those pressing for measures to empower and professionalize the entire field.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:00am
5/20/2013 Pam Without Boundaries

We enjoyed some beautiful Finnish tango this morning with Sara Pajunen as our guest in the 11:00 hour. One of her projects, Tango Pohjan Tahden, will celebrate the release of a CD on Thursday, May 30th, at the American Swedish Institute. She also spoke about an upcoming concert with her Finnish-American roots duo, Kaivama, playing at The Cedar Cultural Center on Sunday, June 9th. We also heard new music from Kermit Ruffins and put some great local music from Sick of Sarah on the air in advance of their show in The Entry. 

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:00am
5/20/2013 The Shake and Bake Show
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:00pm
5/20/2013 Rockin' In Rhythm

All songs today with GUITAR in the title.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
5/20/2013 Bop Street

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

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
5/20/2013 Free Speech Radio News
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
5/20/2013 Health Notes

Self Health Revolution

The hidden ingredient in our food that is causing us to get fat 3 simple things you can do to get fit and stay thin forever A forgotten remedy that will get rid of aches and pains forever One thing you can do now to extend your life by 15 years The #3 killer that nobody wants to talk about The little known reason most people feel tired and run down A cure that your doctor may not know about or can't tell you What was recently found in our drinking water that no one yet knows about One thing that will instantly add vigor and passion to your sex life How unhappiness and stress may take 7 years off your lifespan.
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
5/20/2013 MinneCulture

Xonxaro Baro's Gypsy Love Show

Xonxaro Baro means "the great trick." This live performance of the Gypsy Love Show at Amsterdam Bar and Hall features music by the Bourgeoisie Bohemians--Balkan and Gypsy performers with a touch of French circus--with storytelling by Tansy Undercrypt. Also included are three recordings by Gypsy Mania from their self-titled release, including "Butterfly," "East Hennepin" and "Blues de Paris." Gypsy Mania is Glen Helgeson (guitar), Gary Schulte (violin), Reynold Philipsek (guitar/vocals), Jeff Brueske (acoustic bass), Michael Bissonnette (percussion) and James Allen (guitar). Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow and Nancy Sartor.

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:30pm
5/20/2013 Sangam
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 9:00pm
5/20/2013 Radio Duende (aka International Jazz Conspiracy)
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:00pm

Monday, May 20, 2013