The last show of 2013 has host Marilyn Pittman talking about New Year's Eve shows with local out comics. Live in the studio: comedian Casey Ley (pictured), plus comics Karinda Dobbins, and Marga Gomez by phone. Plus a special call-in from Salt Lake City's leading gay rights activist, Troy Williams, on the gay marriage rulings of the last week. History, hilarity and more from the 'gay Terry Gross!'
You may have seen him on TV in "X Factor," the singing competition. Or you may have seen him around San Francisco singing his heart out. Called by producer LA Reid (Pink), "a songwriter's best friend," Jason starts our holiday season at Martuni's in the city singing Carole King's seminal 1971 album, "Tapestry," Saturday and Sunday at 7pm, Nov. 23 & 24. Marilyn Pittman interviews him live at 7pm on November 21st. http://jbtapestry.bpt.me
San Francisco's legendary chanteuse Connie Champagne talks with host Marilyn Pittman about her Judy Garland show "Behind The Wig," Sunday, July 28th, at The Boxcar Playhouse in the city by the bay. She'll also talk about her role in 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch," running through August 10th at the Boxcar. Plus, of course, some of her music. Thursday, July 25th, at 7pm.
Judy Grahn, author, "A Simple Revolution: The Making of a An Activist Poet"
Host and Producer Marilyn Pittman interviews lesbian feminist pioneer, Judy Grahn, whose "Common Woman" poems inspired the early 70's feminist movement. Marilyn's 1982 NPR-funded series "By A Woman Writ" profiled Judy and her work. This show will feature audio from that program of actors performing her words. Judy is now Co-Director of The Women's Spirituality Program at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. 7pm. http://www.sofia.edu/academics/faculty/grahn.php
Marilyn Pittman talks with Justin Vivian Bond about her years as "Kiki" from the Tony-nominated show, "Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway;" her memoir, the Lambda Literary Award-winning,"Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels;" and her new show, "MX (mix) America" at the Rrazz Room October 12th-14th in San Francisco.