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 10, 2013
Join Sex and Politics, this week we had Paolo Cremedis give us an update on the push for marriage equality and attempts to repeal legislation in opposition to marriage equality, such as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 in California. Brooklyn College’s Coordinator and Director of the Children’s Studies program PhD Gertrude Lenzer joined us via telephone for a discussion about the precarious situation of the Children’s Studies program due to its lack of faculty, and the College’s apparent reluctance to continue to support the program with no explanation. Our new senior producer Dan Kinch closed out our show with an update on the Bradley Manning case, including Icelandic parliament member (and Wikileaks contributor) Birgitta Jonsdottir’s diplomatic visit to the US to support Manning.
Posted by sexandpolitics on March 21, 2013
Join Sex and Politics, this week Dan Kinch interviewed longtime peace activist Marc Saviano about the ongoing protests against the Drone Strike program. Saviano is a board member for KCPeaceworks and has also organized for Occupy Kansas City, as well as the peace group Trifecta Resista.
Paulo Cremedis addressed some controversial statements he made at the AIPAC National Public Policy Conference. Paulo also sat down with producer Lauren Keating and discussed NYPIRG's recent lobbying effort in Albany to secure funding for higher education. Lastly, Dr. Denis Burke joined the sex and politics crew via telephone for a discussion on the five greatest fears of human existence. Dr. Burke also attempted to help Paulo come to terms with his fear of birds and Lauren resolve a fear of stairs.
Posted by sexandpolitics on March 13, 2013
Join Sex and Politics, this week we bring you Dr. Scott Bender via telephone to for a discussion on the medical efficacy of the relatively new upright MRI technology. Dan Kinch interviewed activist Clare Donohue one of the founders of the Sane Energy Project for an update on the actions of Sane Energy Project. Clare discussed the ongoing attempts to construct a gas pipeline up 10th avenue up to 15th street, and Sane Energy Projects opposition to it.
Defense attorney Tim Parlatore joined us as a returning guest for a rousing discussion on the 2nd Amendment, and the role of the military in domestic law enforcement. Unfortunately due to some technical difficulties we lost the final moments of the show which contained an interesting discussion on the use of drone technology. We apologize to our listeners and to Mr. Parlatore for that.
Posted by sexandpolitics on March 12, 2013
The Weekly Face Slap!
The Weekly Face Slap lands a fresh open-palmed slap-down on: The Arkansas GOP, Domestic Drone Strikes, and The Weather Channel, featuring an On Air spanking of one lucky intern. Don’t be shy, poke ‘em in the eye! On Kensington Media Presents; The Weekly Face slap!
Posted by sexandpolitics on March 4, 2013
Join Sex and Politics as we bring you the intrepid soul of Joseph Wade. Joe Joined us for a long-form interview on his creative process along with some advice for the budding [bludgeoning] poet. Joseph shared a few of his latest pieces as well. Yvonne Jouris cuddled us through our segues with various delightful flute pieces. Correspondent Loretta Chin reported on Spike Lee and his recent lecture at the Brooklyn College campus. Jordan White delivered a report on the Oscar's. While Seth Macfarlane sang "The boobs song" for us (thank you YouTube).
Dan Kinch interviewed Claire Lebowitz and Paulo Cremedis shared a report on the Brooklyn chapter of NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group) who appear to be taking on the environmentally controversial subject of "Fracking."
Posted by sexandpolitics on February 26, 2013
Nuns, Nukes, and Graffiti
Join Sex and Politics as we bring you Sr. Megan Rice via telephone. Sr. Rice is currently one of three people facing several years in prison for unlawfully entering and vandalizing the Y12 enriched uranium storage facility in a brazen act of opposition to nuclear proliferation.
This past Thursday also heralded the return of Poet In Residence, Joseph Wade, who shared some of his latest poetry and agreed to return every week to do the same. Welcome home, Joe!
In addition, correspondent Loretta Chin discussed her latest piece on a controversial incident out of the Bronx, where a 7 year old boy was allegedly handcuffed by the NYPD for several hours due to allegations of petty theft [correction from "bullying"] between him and another child.
Joe Sena also joined us in studio to discuss morality in the media but was quickly cut short by the intrepid Paulo Cremidis addressing the newfound anti-SJP (Students for Justice in Palestine) graffiti that appeared on Brooklyn College campus.
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!