Posted by sexandpolitics on May 1, 2013
Join Sex and Politics- Tonight's Arts segments featured play write and Sex and Politics producer Dan Kinch. Dan discussed his socially conscious theater work; some of which will be featured at the Lower East Side Festival of The Arts. Sex and Politics- Arts (Literature) producer Joseph Wade held a short poetry slam featuring pieces and interviews with three very talented poets: Angie Knott, Don Lias, and Carla Christopher.
For the politics portion of Sex and Politics Dan Kinch interviewed Debra Sweet, a longtime activist and director of the group The World Can't Wait, about her organization's campus outreach on abortion rights and their protests around the Guantanamo prisoners' hunger strikes. Paolo Cremidis reported on the strike by fast-food workers in NY. To close out tonight's show Lauren, Yvonne, Paolo, and Richard sat down for a panel discussion on the media coverage of the Boston bombing and first amendment rights in schools. In addition, Lauren and Paolo interviewed Sue of Sue Rocks Originals Everyone Inc; an organization that donates fabric to the victims of domestic violence.
Posted by sexandpolitics on April 9, 2013
Join Sex and Politics-Arts! CUNY Professor and fiction writer Chris Ross joined us for an interview via telephone to share some of his wonderfully crafted writing, as well as a brief discussion on his fiction writing experience. Our exceptionally talented Poet in residence Joseph Wade shared with us a portion of a new book he has been working on, centered on his incredible military career. To close out our Arts portion host Phil Rosenberg proudly announced that Joseph will be returning as the new Producer of the Arts section of Sex and Politics. Congratulations Joe!
Posted by sexandpolitics on March 13, 2013
Join Sex and Politics-Arts as we bring you columnist and author Linda Staci. Yvonne Juris interviewed Linda about her first novel The Sixth Station. Linda was gracious enough to share with us some of the incredible back story about her new book, along with some of her insights into the Catholic Church and journalism. Jordan White delivered an intriguing review of the film Searching for Surgar Man. Paulo Cremedis joined us and briefly discussed the latest news regarding The Dream Act. And Phil and Yvonne discussed basketball star Dennis Rodman's recent trip to North Korea and his visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Posted by sexandpolitics on December 7, 2012
An Unlikely Duo
with guests Phil Nerges and Vic Ruggiero
Join Sex & Politics Fridays as we interview former Iraq contractor and author Phil Nerges and his collaborating partner, musician Vic Ruggiero. Together, they created the album "Don't Feed the Cats in Iraq." On the show, we talk in-depth about private contractors, the place of literature in war, and why you're not supposed to feed the cats in Iraq.
Writer Phil Nerges
Phil Nerges worked as a quality inspector of services provided to the Army in the Iraq war zone for 20 months between 2004 and 2007. After returning home in 2007, 57 year-old Nerges felt disconnected and uncertain as to whether he wanted to take another overseas contracting position. Choosing instead to take a sabbatical to write, he found his way to the vaudeville scene in Greenwich Village and a musical partnership with Vic Ruggiero. His book of short stories Don't Feed the Cats in Iraq, is a companion to the album of the same name. You can learn more about Phil at dustsong.com.
Musician Vic Ruggiero
Vic Ruggiero is a musician and songwriter from New York City, known best as a member of the band The Slackers. While looking for solo material, he found himself paired with Phil Nerges, and an unlikely, but wonderful, partnership was formed. Ruggiero wrote and arranged the music on their album Don't Feed the Cats in Iraq.
Also joining us on this episode is Kathleen Stansell with the Daily Dumpster Dive. Listen closely as she gives her delicious recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Pie!
Posted by sexandpolitics on December 5, 2012
A Youth Abused
with guests Jeannie Kerrigan and The Nerissa Campbell Band
Join Sex and Politics Fridays as we speak to author Jeannie Kerrigan about her traumatic childhood and what she's doing now to help give runaways hope. Her recently published book, LAYLA, chronicles her history of unfathomable abuse and her path to awakening and healing. Kerrigan's non-profit, Ricky's Revolution, is a national outreach program developed to help runaway and homeless youth, victims of domestic violence, and victims of sexual abuse reach a place of safety as quickly as possible. Learn more about the program here: http://rickysrevenge.org/
Also joining us live in the studio is neo-noir jazz singer Nerissa Campbell and her band. Nerissa give us a beautiful set followed by a lively interview about her time recording in the studio and the band's thoughts on mistakes. Campbell's new album, Blue Shadows, can be purchased here: http://crookedmouthmusic.bandcamp.com/album/blue-shadows
Posted by sexandpolitics on November 16, 2012
An Ex-Child Preacher, a Foodie/Advice Writer, and a Latin Musician walk into a bar...
with guests Scott Cheshire, Jodi Ambrose, and Roman Rojas
Sex and Politics Fridays finds Ed and Phil interviewing up and coming novelist Scott Cheshire, established Self-Help guru Jodi Ambrose, and Latin super producer and musician Roman Rojas.
Scott Cheshire, a former child preacher, earned his MFA from Hunter College, and teaches writing at the Gotham Writers' Workshop. His debut novel High as the Horses' Bridles is forthcoming from Henry Holt. You can sign up take one of Scott's classes by going to http://www.writingclasses.com/ and read some of his work at scottcheshire.tumblr.com.
Jodi Ambrose is the author of three books, Intimacy: How To Get More Of It, Sex: How To Get More Of It, and her latest, Darn Good Eats: The Cookbook For Creative and Reluctant Cooks. Her down to Earth manner and style bely the extremely good advice she gives throughout her three books. For more of Jodi Ambrose, check her out here: http://www.jodiambrose.com/Home.php.
Roman Rojas is an innovative singer/songwriter/producer from Caracas, Venezuela living in New York City. He has worked both on stage and in the studio with some of the top musicians in the world, producing, composing and singing on commercials for the general and Hispanic advertising markets. Roman also produces several artists, including the innovative Latin/World/Pop band Rioh.
Also joining us is correspondent Kathleen Stansell with the Daily Dumpster Dive. Her recipe for Simple Squash:
Squash of your choice
4 tsp of balsamic vinegar
4 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut your squash in half length wise and set seeds to the side. Dress squash in Balsamic vinegar and olive oil; salt and pepper to taste. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Eat and Enjoy!
For the seeds: Preheat oven to 245 degrees. Pat seeds dry, wet with olive oil, and roast as a thin layer on a baking sheet for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes a great snack!
Posted by sexandpolitics on October 26, 2012
Poets with Day Jobs
with Guests Le Hinton and Richard Bargdill
Poet and Publisher Le Hinton
Le Hinton is the author of four books of poetry including Status Post Hope (2006), Black on Most Days (2008), and, his newest, The God of Our Dreams. He edits and publishes the poetry journal Fledgling Rag. Join us as we discuss poetry and publishing others' work, while Le reads his poems Metaphysics 101/Open Book Test, A Beginner's Guide to Walking Through Fire, and Man's Best Friend is a Serial Killer.
Poet and Psychologist Richard Bargdill
Our second guest is Virginia Commonwealth University associate professor of psychology Richard Bargdill. Bargdill found his passion for creating art, poetry, and music after being inspired by a graduate psychology class in his 20s. In our interview, we discuss the link between psychology and art, and he reads his stream of consciousness poem Highway Thoughts for us. You can read more of his poetry at poemsforthemedicated.blogspot.com.
Also joining us are Eva Jay with the Arts Update and Kathleen Stansell with The Daily Dumpster Dive and a new recipe for fruit salad.
Savory Fruit Salad:
1 heaping spoon peanut butter
1/2 cup boiled ginger water
2 tsp minced ginger
2 cups arugula
1 apple - chopped
1 pear - chopped
Directions: Cover ginger with water in saucepan, bringing it to a boil. Lower to a simmer for about 7 min. Chop apples and pairs; mix with arugula. Stir together ginger water, minced ginger, and peanut butter. Dress your salad and enjoy!
*Note* You can substitute any green leafy vegetable for arugula and any fruits you'd like with the apple and pear.
Posted by sexandpolitics on October 21, 2012
Teresa Mei Chuc
Poet and author of Red Thread
Join Sex and Politics Friday Edition as we interview poet Teresa Mei Chuc about her new book and the challenges of getting published. Teresa was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. under political asylum with her mother and brother shortly after the Vietnam War while her father remained, for nine years, in a Vietcong “re-education” camp. She teaches literature and writing at a public school. Her poetry appears in journals, including EarthSpeak Magazine, Miller’s Pond, National Poetry Review, Rattle, and Verse Daily. Red Thread is her first full-length collection of poetry.
Guest host, poet and author Ed Kearns, joins us again this week for an extra spicy literature hour that includes acoustic guitarist Craig Kierce, Kathleen Stansell with The Daily Dumpster Dive, and Eva Jay with our arts update.