Posted by sexandpolitics on May 15, 2013
Join Sex and Politics as producers Joseph Wade and Phil Rosenberg sat down with: Writer, Former publicist to the Stars, Pulitzer prize winning author, Scientist, Philosopher, and Cosmologist Dr. Howard Bloom for an in studio interview! Dr. Bloom has authored a number of prize winning books such as The God Problem. Dr. Bloom graciously shared with us his views on a number of scientific subjects such as: the possibility of an afterlife or lack thereof, the feasibility of space colonization, and his brilliantly constructed Bagel Theory.
Posted by sexandpolitics on May 15, 2013
Join Sex and Politics as we bring you a report from Paolo Cremedis about the ongoing efforts of Fast Food Workers who are currently demanding higher wages and the right to unionize. Zack Murphy gave us his latest installment of "The best things to do this weekend in NYC" which included a report on an exhibition at the MET called "Chaos to Couture" which is centered around the Punk Rock influence on fashion. Lauren Keating brought us a brief news update featuring: International, National, local news pieces; which was followed by a short discussion about the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. To close out our politics portion Dan Kinch interviewed Occupy Sandy member Goldie Degaria about the ongoing efforts of Occupy Sandy to revitalize areas adversely affected by "Super Storm Sandy;" in addition, Dan was kind enough to give us an update on the ongoing trial of Sister Megan Rice and the Y12 Nuclear weapons facility protesters.
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 28, 2013
Join Sex and Politics for this week's extra special show dedicated to women's health. This week Dan Kinch interviewed Dr. James Brophy, a researcher who has had his work featured in the breast cancer documentary Pink Ribbon Inc. Dr. Brophy joined us to discuss some alarming links he found between pre-menopausal breast cancer, and workplace exposure to chemicals like BPA and other endocrine disrupters. This was followed by Lauren Keating interviewing naturopathic doctor Donese Worden for an eye-opening conversation on the effects of various chemicals and hormones within our foods supply on rates of breast cancer and women's reproductive health. Paolo Cremidis brought our show to a close with some alarming figures about female mortality rates currently released by the World Health Organization. Lastly, Loretta Chin gave us a brief update on the ongoing Stop-and-Frisk trial.
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 20, 2013
Join Sex and politics-Arts as we bring you Classical and Contemporary pianist Boris Lemeshev. Boris was gracious enough to take us through our segues with some of his delightful piano pieces. Yvonne Juris interviewed Selisse Berry the founding executive director of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the world's largest nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
In addition, we had a very special interview between the always soulful poet Joseph Wade and the equally talented writer Ed Kearns, both of whom were recently featured in a televised creative writing event in Pennsylvania. To close the arts section we had a moving duet between our guest pianist Boris Lemeshev and our very own arts producer and flutist Yvonne Juris.
Posted by sexandpolitics on March 19, 2013
The Weekly Face Slap lays the slap-down on Grammar of all things, courtesy of Paulo Cremedis. Which was followed by an intense debate on the subject of retards. Gwen Stefani made her weekly face slap début thanks to YouTube. And Charles Carr landed a fresh open palm slap on Senator Marco Rubio for pro-life statements he made at CPAC. Don't be shy, poke 'em in the eye! On Kensington Media Presents; The Weekly Face slap!