Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sept. 14th edition of Forward Forum

By: John Quinlan

John Quinlan here.  Please join me, my co-host Harry Waisbren, and producer Stephanie Woods for a fun-filled and informative look at national and local events, through a Madison lens, on this week's Forward Forum--airing Sunday evenings from 7-9 pm on WTDY, 1670 AM, and streaming live and podcasting worldwide at .

On this week's show:

At 7 pm:
* A full hour with Lesbian Comedienne and Social Commentator Kate Clinton
discussing politics, LGBT rights, climate change and a host of other cutting edge issues,
with an emphasis on using laughter as a tool for social change

Then at 8 pm:
* "Rhumba for Rainbow" preview with the Rainbow Project's Sharyl Kato
GSA for Safe Schools Oct. 11th Walk/Run/Eat 2008 Event preview with E.D. Cindy Crane,
followed by a preview of the compelling upcoming exhibit, 
Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945,
which will be on display at the UW-Madison Memorial Library from Oct. 10th to Dec. 10th 
* An Interview with Kelda Helen Roys, former E.D. of WI NARAL, and newly-elected state representative
* "Fighting Voter Fraud, or Suppressing Voter Turnout?":  An Analysis of the WI Atty. General's lawsuit, filed earlier this week, with Mike McCabe of the WI Democracy Campaign

Further background:

With tongue firmly in cheek, Kate Clinton describes herself as a "faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer." With a career spanning over 25 years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and ten presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time.  Many of you in Madison's LGBT communities have seen Kate during her visits to Madison over the years, and also know and admire her partner of 20 years, Urvashi Vaid (among many important roles, former director of the Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a keynoter at Madison's 1991 pride celebration).  Kate has recently released both a DVD (featuring footage from her "25th Anniversary of Performing 50-city IT'S COME TO THIS! tour") and her hilarious CD,CLIMATE CHANGE.  (Both her CD, DVD, and books are available at Room of One's Own Bookstore in Madison-- see .)  While LGBT community members are proud to count her as one of our own, Kate's humor has a universal appeal to everyone interested in making the world a better place.  For more background on Kate, include links to her twice weekly video blog, go to .

Kate Clinton will be appearing in Wisconsin, on 
October 23rd at the UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium, which is just an hour's drive from Madison.  For more info, see her website, or go  .  Tickets are going fast.

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