Eric Jansen http://kalw.org en Harm Reduction: An Alternative to 12-Step Recovery http://kalw.org/post/harm-reduction-alternative-12-step-recovery <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Dr. Patt Denning is&nbsp;the creator of the revolutionary San Francisco's Harm Reduction Therapy Center. Her book, "Practicing Harm Reduction" is the bible in this alternative approach to treating addiction. In the 1990's it became a new strategy for AIDS prevention and is widely regarded as a more tolerant and accepting strategy for working with addicts. Marilyn interviews her Thursday, July 3rd,&nbsp;&nbsp;2014, at 7pm&nbsp;PT on 91.7fm and kalw.org.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 42460 at http://kalw.org Pioneer Tom Nolan on Aging Gays http://kalw.org/post/pioneer-tom-nolan-aging-gays <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand for almost two decades. He's the chairman of the </span>MUNI<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it's the plight of the city's gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the&nbsp;</span>LGBT<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> Aging&nbsp;Policy Task Force, &nbsp;What is the state of the city's gay elders? What kinds of challenges do they face that others don't? &nbsp;You might be surprised. &nbsp;Thursday, June 19, 2014, at </span>7pm<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><font size="2" style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 04:26:00 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 42202 at http://kalw.org Pioneer Tom Nolan on Aging Gays Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" http://kalw.org/post/kitka-sings-hidden-poems-sophia-parnok-russias-sappho <div><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><strong>Uncovering a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age</strong>. As Russia continues its anti-gay crackdown, Oakland-based women’s chorus Kitka performs "<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.outinthebay.org/wp-admin/kitka.org"><em>I will remember everything</em></a>," a world premiere of a cappella music that gives voice to poems by Sophia Parnok, a censored lesbian poet from Russia’s Silver Age a century ago.&nbsp; Some call Parnok “Russia’s Sappho.” <em>Out in the Bay</em>'s Eric Jansen and Nora Elmeligy stopped by Kitka's rehearsal Monday night to capture some of the sumptuous music being prepared for the June 20-22 premiere, and to speak with Kitka director and singer Shira Cion and composer Eric Banks, who translated Parnok’s poems and set them to music, about their inspiration for this concert.&nbsp; Broadcast: <strong>7pm PDT Thursday, June 12</strong>, on kalw.org + 91.7 FM SF Bay Area.<em> [photo: Myles Boisen] Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:38:00 +0000 Eric Jansen 45056 at http://kalw.org Kitka sings hidden poems of Sophia Parnok, "Russia's Sappho" Tranny: Now The T-Word http://kalw.org/post/tranny-now-t-word <p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p><p><font style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Did you know you're not supposed to say 'tranny' any more when referring to transexuals or transvestites? &nbsp;Bowing to pressure from transexual&nbsp;activists, the internationally known drag event</font><font>,&nbsp;</font></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:19:01 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 44762 at http://kalw.org Tranny: Now The T-Word Harvey Milk Celebrated http://kalw.org/post/harvey-milk-celebrated <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 9pt;">Thursday</span><font size="2">, May 22nd is the debut</font></font><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;of the Harvey Milk postage stamp. Tue, 20 May 2014 21:12:42 +0000 Marilyn Pittman 44063 at http://kalw.org Harvey Milk Celebrated