Promoting community! Media access is a tool of community organizing, so Pete hosts guests who work hard to service the Minnesota queer communities. Tiffany Paulson from Rainbow Health Initiative speaks about their first annual gala that will enable them to take the data from their annual health survey on the road to educate out state communities about health disparities LGBT people have in Minnesota.
Pete also talks to Lauren Beach, JD and PhD candidate from the U of M, about her participation in a recent White House summit on bisexuality, about The Bi Community Day at the Out and Equal Summit, and about Bisexual Organizing Project’s upcoming meeting.
All over the map in the Echo chamber… First off, we had new releases from Ibel meets Med Dred (Love Fi Life on Dubophonic), The Manor (“Duppy Call” on Springline), Beats Antique (A Thousand Faces – Act 1), Daily Bread Dub (“In God’s Hands”), Vernon Maytone (On the Right Track on Uniteam), and Deep Fried Dub (“Slow Cooked” on Dubmission). More new stuff from Carlton Livingston/Junglist Sounds, Noble Vibes, Suns of Dub x El Toro, Roots Controlla, Jennifer Paulos & Mystic Selekta, Cortex, Luz (ft. Mestre Liminha D’ogm), and Red Star Martyrs, plus the “Halloween at High Noon – Way of the Wicked” on High Noon. Also featured a couple of Peter Tosh tracks – celebrating his 69th birthday on October 19. Then Swiss came on and filled his set with 7” singles grabbed from YouTube (including tracks by Derrick Morgan & Johnny Clarke, Cornel Campbell, and John Holt), plus some obscure tracks from the likes of Jorge & the Landladies/Victor Rice, Seiko Oomori, Contratempo, Yann Tomita, and Ga-In. Certainly a unique mix tonight…
We talk with Jonathan Friesen about his new young adult novel Aquifer. He is also the author of Rush, The Last Martin, Aldo's Fantastical Movie Palace and Jerk, California.
We also speak with Sharon Chmielarz about her new poetry collection Love from the Yellowstone Trail. She is the author of many other books, including The Other Mozart, The Rhubarb King, Calling and But I Won't Go Out in a Boat.