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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1:11am

Thu March 8, 2012
Out in the Bay - March 8, 2012

"It's All The Rage" ~ Comedy & Tragedy

How does a comic deal with personal tragedy? On this week's Out in the Bay, hosts Marilyn Pittman and Eric Jansen play excerpts from Marilyn's solo show, "It's All the Rage," about her parents’ 1997 murder-suicide, and talk about rage, PTSD, gender roles, and how humor, friends and her wife helped her survive.  

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3:27pm

Wed February 29, 2012
Out in the Bay - March 1, 2012

Lou Harrison: A World of Music plays at SF's Roxie Theatre March 9 - 15

Lou Harrison: A World of Music is a new documentary about a composer some consider among the greatest of the 20th Century.  Harrison charted new territory in  music by combining Western classical styles with Eastern music, and is credited with - among other kudos - firmly establishing gamelan music in the U.S.  He also lived an openly gay life in New York City in the 1940s before moving back to California to compose in serenity.  Among his fans and collaborators were San Francisco Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, composers John Cage and Janice Gitek, c

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10:31pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Out in the Bay - 2 Gay Comics - Feb. 16, 2012

Two Gay Comics -- the young and the old(er)

     

8:14pm

Thu February 9, 2012
Out in the Bay - February 9, 2012

"Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?" with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Lil Miss Hot Mess

Flaming Faggotry: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, editor of the new queer anti-assimilationist anthology "Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform," is back for another "delicious conversation" on Out in the Bay. This time, he -- oops, I mean she -- brings Harris Kornstein, aka ice-skating drag queen Lil Miss Hot Mess, one of his/her San Francisco-based contributors with her/ him.

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2:51pm

Thu December 15, 2011
December 15th

Jim Hormel - ‘Fit to Serve'

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Remember the 1960s comic character Richie Rich, The Poor Little Rich Boy, who had no friends because he lived in an isolated compound? Well, little Jimmy Hormel, heir to the SPAM fortune, had that problem and more in real life. Born in Austin, Minnesota, in 1933, he was also gay in a place and time long before being gay was in the public consciousness.

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