World of Wonder + RuPaul’s Dolls + Global LGBT News!

This week on This Way Out:

Drag artists and other “outsiders” orbit the World of Wonder; RuPaul and his dolls are profiled in a “Rainbow Minute”; pressure builds in Uganda for a revived Anti-Homosexuality Act, Jerusalem’s Pride predator is convicted of murder, two U.S. states are deemed dangerous for U.K. travelers, a U.S. federal appeals court allows a transgender Virginia teen to use the bathroom of his choice, North Carolina and Mississippi “bad law backlash” continues, and more global LGBT news!

Featured speakers/guests:

Barack Obama; Belinda Carlisle; Phil Bryant; Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato.


Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle. NewsWrap reporters: Wenzel Jones & Carole Meyers; Producer: Steve Pride. Correspondents: Glenn Lash, produced by Judd Proctor & Brian Burns; Steve Pride. Theme music: Kim Wilson. Add’l music: RuPaul.

The “Thirsty Thurs” edition of The Morning Buzz

Join Host Beth Pike as she delves into the world of drums.  The show will focus on works from some of the all time greatest drummers such as Mick Fleetwood, Ginger Baker, Neil Peart, Keith Moon and John Bonham.

We’ll talk about the history of drums, explore the pioneers of the instrument, the different styles and approaches and play out a few of some of the most outstanding drum “battles” to date.  Join Beth, this Thursday morning from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. for The “Thirsty Thursday” edition of The Morning Buzz.

Persian dance party! (it’s not what you think)

nilufar and Amory Bottorff play musical ping pong! let’s dance to all that is traditional Persian music, folk and pre-1979 Iranian pop! + soundscapes from Tehran <3 , followed by selections of "the music of work" in honor of May Day!

Innovations in Labor from This Year’s Jobs with Justice Conference

This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll take out our crystal balls and look at the future of work and bargaining with help from the Jobs with Justice national conference in February, the National Guestworker Alliance on how seafood temp workers are organizing across borders and combatting the blacklist, and a great story about organizing Facebook contract drivers from the Teamsters. Who says the labor movement is dying? These stories from the new labor movement will inspire you. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Innovations in Labor from This Year’s Jobs with Justice Conference

Sheila Carapico on Saudi Arabia Visit, Maria Luisa Mendonça on Brazil Impeachment

This week on CounterSpin: Some variant on “Obama Seeks to Repair Frayed Ties” was the favored headline for Barack Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The friendship between the two countries faces friction, media said, due to things like the Saudi threat to dump US assets if held legally responsible for September 11 attacks, and the US’s nuclear deal with Iran—but not Saudi Arabia’s disastrous human rights record or anti-democratic government. What explains the relationship CNN called an “unhappy marriage”? We’ll hear from Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

MP3 Link

Timekeepers: The Art of Drumming, 4/27/2016

This week on American Routes, we’re keeping the beat with drummers and rhythm makers across the genres: everyone from Sun Records’ Rockabilly drummer JM Van Eaton, to jazz percussionist Ben Riley, who had to keep up with the unconventional rhythms of Thelonious Monk. In between, we listen live in-studio to New Orleans’ King of Treme, Shannon Powell, whose music takes us from the church to the streets and beyond. The funky backbone of The Meters, Joseph,”Ziggy” Modeliste tells us what it really means to hit a groove, and we’ll play an encore presentation of our interview with New York City percussionist, Tito Puente, El Rey de los Timbales.

Now on Weekly!

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