labor and employment http://kalw.org en Plane Queers - Airline stewards' impact on labor and civil rights http://kalw.org/post/plane-queers-airline-stewards-impact-labor-and-civil-rights <p>A mile-high look at modern US history. Is it true most male flight attendants are gay? Was it ever? How did their legal battles with airlines help advance gay rights <em>and</em> workplace gender equity? Is the tale of “Patient Zero” – a steward accused of being the initial transcontinental spreader of HIV – accurate? Stow your tray tables and put your seats in their fully upright and locked positions for a quick flight through the history of airline stewards. Eric Jansen's guest is Philadelphia University history professor Phil Tiemeyer, author of <a href="http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520274778"><i>Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality and AIDS in the history of male flight attendants</i></a>, published by <a href="http://www.ucpress.edu">University of California Press</a>. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:12:16 +0000 Eric Jansen 30943 at http://kalw.org Plane Queers - Airline stewards' impact on labor and civil rights Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup http://kalw.org/post/smoother-sailing-americas-cup <p>On March, 27, after nearly a year of negotiations, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a revised deal to bring the America&rsquo;s Cup -- sailing&#39;s pre-eminent event -- to San Francisco in fall 2013.</p><p>The agreement finalizes the venues for the <a href="http://www.americascup.com/">34th America&#39;s Cup</a> and calls for millions of dollars in pier and waterfront improvements in San Francisco. The event expected to draw more than 1 million spectators.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:49:13 +0000 City Visions 8339 at http://kalw.org Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup