Eric Jansen

Announcer/Board Operator; Producer/Co-Host, Out in the Bay

Eric Jansen is a veteran broadcaster and print journalist.  A former news anchor, producer and reporter at KQED FM, San Francisco; KLIV AM, San Jose; and Minnesota Public Radio, Eric's award-winning reports have been heard on many NPR programs and PRI's Marketplace.  His print work has been in The Mercury News, The Business Journal, and gay magazines Genre and The Advocate, among other publications.  He co-produced the June 2007 PBS documentary Why We Sing!, about GLBT choruses and their role in the civil rights fight.

In addition to producing Out in the Bay, Eric is a part-time announcer and board operator at KALW, and assists businesses and non-profits in PR, communications planning and media training.

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8:48am

Thu April 26, 2012
Out in the Bay - April 26, 2012 - Queer Elder Care

Caring for Queer Elders: East Bay study shows mostly positive trend

Are lesbian, gay and transgender seniors getting proper and respectful care in nursing homes, day-care centers and in their own homes?  A groundbreaking state-funded survey in Alameda County showed very encouraging trends, and also room for improvement. Dan Ashbrook of the non-profit group Lavender Seniors conducted a series of caregiver trainings also funded by the state grant.

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8:48am

Thu April 19, 2012
Out in the Bay - April 19 - Poet Richard Howard

Fauns, 'Success,' cruising-spot ghosts and translating as an "erotic act"

‘Success’ and a Faun’s Afternoon. Richard Howard, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator, amuses us while musing on French fauns, ghosts of all-but-forgotten New York cruising spots, and the cultural figures he’s memorialized or channeled in verse – including painter Alice Neel, dancer Isadora Duncan and Madame Charles de Gaulle.  Now in his eighties, this “living legend” shares his poems, tells us about the eroticism of translation, and reflects on gay life before many of you were born.

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1:53am

Thu March 29, 2012
Out in the Bay - March 29, 2012

Taxing Topic: DOMA hits same-sex couples right in the assets!

Inequality hits LGBT people right in the assets. Remember all the hype about the “marriage penalty”?   Actually, most of the penalties come if you cannot marry. Legal inequities -- especially the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- allow or even require discrimination in taxes, pensions, health care, real estate and much more. At this taxing time of year, financial advisor Mark Grace (photo 2) and estate planning attorney Susan von Herrmann (photo 2) fill us in on the extra steps queer people must take to protect themselves and their families financially.

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1:07am

Thu March 22, 2012
Out in the Bay - March 22, 2012

Queer Histories in Dance - New productions in S.F. and Oakland

This week's Out in the Bay features two new Bay Area dance productions.  In LandHome, Great-Uncle Billy was killed 30 years ago in Cleveland for "how he dressed."  The Secret History of Love delves into the speakeasies, cabarets and other meeting places of decades past when queer love was even more illegal than now. 

Choreographers and dancers Sean Dorsey, Sheena Johnson, and Atasiea (Kenneth Ferguson) share their stories and their work with host Eric Jansen and you.  

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4:11pm

Wed March 14, 2012
Out in the Bay - March 15, 2012

Queerly Classical music with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony

Spring into summer with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony (BARS)!  Eric Jansen's guests on this live edition of Out in the Bay are BARS principal clarinetist Susan Barnes; and San Francisco Opera violinist and Oakland East Bay Symphony co-concertmaster Dawn Harms (pictured), who is featured guest soloist for BARS' March 24 concert. They'll play selections from upcoming BARS concerts and tell us about this four-year-old LGBT community orchestra that's been called "a breath of fresh air" in the Bay Area classical music scene.

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