Coming home: Revitalizing my radio roots

September 1, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Just about six months ago I came home. No, I didn’t move, but I did finally return to doing the very thing that has brought me the most joy … well … ever in my career. Radio. Thanks to the Internet, radio is alive and...

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Voices of Courage: Lt. Dan Choi, Cleve Jones & Rick Jacobs

August 18, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

I attended a small Courage Campaign fundraiser in San Francisco on August 17, 2009. I sat down in the living room waiting for Cleve Jones & Rick Jacobs to speak, when I felt someone sit down next to me. I turned. It was Lieutenant Dan Choi. I’ll get...

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Speaking to the people: President Barak Obama on The Tonight Show

March 20, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

For the record, I adore my President. Truly. Actually the affection extends to the entire First Family. Okay so perhaps that’s not precisely a news flash if you read my blog with any sort of regularity. But in the wake of a conversation I had...

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French Maids + Benny Hill = a novel (and lucrative) business

March 12, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

It was my junior year of high school. The musical the students would perform that year was a little known piece called “The Boyfriend”. I got to play a French Maid. Her name was Hortense. Now I have to say that at the time I certainly...

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Recovery.gov – The Obama Administration and its approach

February 7, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

“We’re going to do this with unprecedented transparency and accountability.” That’s what President Obama said when we spoke of how the Administration must in this video (also embedded below). Of course this isn’t a new refrain, the President spoke of these things throughout his campaign. To that...

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Meeting a legend: Activist and community organizer Cleve Jones

January 24, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Historically I’m not what you’d call an “engaged” lesbian. I’ve never been much for the flag waving, rainbow sticker sporting sort of rah rah that always seemed required of participation in the community. In fact there were many times, when attending some event or another...

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Today we all have a dream – and tomorrow perhaps the answer begins

January 19, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Every year on Martin Luther King day I begin by listening to the entire speech given by that remarkable man on that powerful day so many years ago. It’s a bit more than 16 minutes in length, and while the excerpts we hear so often...

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Intel Chairman Craig Barrett talks to the Intel Insiders

January 10, 2009 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Some of the Intel Insider posse had a chance to sit down for a one-on-one (well, one on five) conversation on the first afternoon of CES 2009 in advance of his Friday keynote. We talked a bit about what he would say in the keynote...

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The balance between strength and stridency

December 11, 2008 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

It’s a very fine balance. And I’m referring to that line between passionately extolling the points of a given topic for which one has a deep engagement, and the shrill, irritating as all get-out tone people can (and often do) take when it comes to...

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It’s official. I’m funny. Because John Cleese said so.

October 7, 2008 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (2)

Ever since I was a kid people have told me that I was funny. Generally I’m able to make folks laugh more often than not, and people frequently ask me if I’ve ever done stand-up comedy. (The answer to that, btw is no. I may...

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