Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Catching Up... A Plethora of Interviews

I've been remiss. I really got thrown off course on Friday when my power was out all day. I now have a backlog of interviews that I'm just getting around to podcasting.

This should keep you occupied for a quite a while... so, here goes:

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Huffington Post's Ryan Grimm about his new book, This is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America.
Click here to listen

Michael Jackson died on Thursday. My power went out Friday morning at 6am. The one good thing about that was the fact that I couldn't watch any of the news coverage that dominated the television all day Friday. Although I didn't see any of it, humorist Andy Borowitz watched ALL of it, and joined me on the air Friday night to fill us in on the day he'll never get back.
Listen to my chat with Andy Borowitz here.

After receiving a bunch of emails from Michael Jackson fans, who accused me of everything from "jumping on the bandwagon" to having my mind in the gutter for even thinking there was anything sexual in his sharing his bed with young children who were not related to him, I decided it was time for a dose of healthy sex. So, I invited sex expert Chrystal Boughon from Better Sex Radio to join me on the air.
Hear our discussion here.

Yesterday was another big news day.... Making good on a US- Iraqi Security Pact signed by then-President George W. Bush, June 30 was the day designated to withdraw US troops from the major cities in Iraq, moving toward the Dec. 31, 2011 deadline to have American forces out of the country. I spoke with Jonathan Morgenstein of Third Way, a Marine reservist who was called up for two tours of duty in Iraq. Click here to listen to our interview.

While Americans are in the midst of a debate over the future of health care in this country, more and more people are seeking out alternative treatments for illness. I've recently come across a very promising development in the search for a cure for cancer. Seriously!

My boyfriend's dog, Orion, was diagnosed with malignant oral melanoma. The tumor that was growing inside Orion's mouth was growing so quickly that it had begun affecting his right eye. Our wonderful vet suggested he try a botanical compound called Neoplasene. Six weeks later, the tumor is virtually gone.

I know many others can be helped with his info, so I invited Dr. T.S. Fox of Buck Mountain Botanicals to join me on the air last night. Listen to our interview by clicking here.

My old friend Judge David Young was one of the 250 people invited to the White House on Monday to take part in President Obama's reception for leaders in the LGBT community. He joined me last night on the air to talk about that experience, along with some recent high profile cases-- Bernard Madoff, the New Haven Firefighters Supreme Court ruling and Sonia Sotomayor, SC Gov. Mark Sanford, and lots more. Hear our interview here.

And finally, the fate of 21 people who were on a relief mission to Gaza had their boat boarded by the Israeli Navy in international waters, and were taken prisoners. Among the 21 passengers was former US Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney. I reached out to Donna Baranski-Walker, who has posted updates on the website. Hear our conversation by clicking here.

Tonight on Air America (from 11pm-1am ET), a conversation with the president of the National Education Association, an update on the passengers hijacked by the Israeli Navy, and some highlights from President Obama's town hall on health care from this afternoon. I hope you'll join in by listening ( and calling in at 866-303-2270.