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Last update: 2015-04-01

2015-04-01

2015-04-01 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 55m 30s

Jonny interviews Wally Paynter of the Tri-State Alliance (http://www.tsagl.org/) and then discusses with Craig Gingrich-Philbrook the details and impacts of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.…

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2015-03-25

2015-03-25 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 0m 16s

Stacy and Jonny talk with Michael Morthland about legal issues that impact trans* identified people. WDBX is wrapping up its Spring Membership Drive; please make a pledge of any amount you can afford by calling 618-457-3691 or on-line at WDBX.org…

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2015-03-18

2015-03-18 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 59m 3s

Jonny and Stacy discuss a variety of upcoming community events, Indiana's impending 'License to Discriminate" law, and recent research about the impacts of homophobia on male-to-male touch. WDBX is still in its Spring Membership Drive; please make a pledge of any amount you can afford by calling 618-457-3691 or on-line at WDBX.org…

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2015-03-11

2015-03-11 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 3m 44s

Jonny interviews Siri Radha Kaur of Radiant Lion Yoga Studio about yogic insights into gender, sexuality, and activism. Learn more about Radiant Lion at http://www.radiantlionyoga.com/ and find a full schedule for the "11 Days of Compassion" event at http://www.nonviolentcarbondale.org/ . Please note that our hosting radio station is doing its spring membership drive. Please support this show by supporting the station that makes it possible: WDBX! You can make donations on line at http://www.gofundme.com/wdbxfm, by calling in at 618-457-3691, or by mailing a check to 224 N. Washington St. Carbondale IL 62901…

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2015-03-04

2015-03-04 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 26s

Stacy and Jonny discuss legal support issues for LGBTQ youth with Michael Morthland and Kate Jamruk. Please note that our hosting radio station is doing its spring fund drive. Please support this show by supporting the station that makes it possible: WDBX! You can make donations on line at http://www.gofundme.com/wdbxfm, by calling in at 618-457-3691, or by mailing a check to 224 N. Washington St. Carbondale IL 62901…

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2015-02-25

2015-02-25 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 30s

Jonny is joined by Craig Gingrich-Philbrook to discuss the Pope, the Oscars, and The Walking Dead.…

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2015-02-18

2015-02-18 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 58m 24s

Stacy and Jonny preview the upcoming Big Muddy Film Festival, with an emphasis on the LGBTQ contributions. Find out more at http://bigmuddyfilm.com/ . They also discuss recent legislative shenanigans in Arkansas and Alabama as well as the startling number of murders of trans* women of color so far in 2015.…

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2015-02-11

2015-02-11 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 58m 0s

Jonny and Stacy are joined by Michael Morthland and Kate Jamruk from the SIU Law School to get into the details of the court battles over Marriage Equality, particularly judicial banter in Alabama and what recent Supreme Court decisions suggest about how the Court is likely to weigh in on Marriage Equality this summer.…

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2015-02-04

2015-02-04 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 52m 29s

Jonny flies solo this week and brings you stories about the fight for Marriage Equality in Alabama, a review of recent legislation coming out of different states that seeks to limit LGBTQ rights, and a reminder of the gay victims of concentration camps during the recent International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jonny also reviews some recent developments in LGBTQ comics and animation.…

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2015-01-28

2015-01-28 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 1m 9s

Stacy and Jonny interview Danette Patton about her research into Blues Women, African American's in the music industry, and queer presence, therein. Stacy also previews the upcoming Big Muddy Film Festival.…

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2015-01-21

2015-01-21 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 53m 16s

Jonny and Stacy discuss the State of the Union address, MLK Day, Civil Rights, Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court, and Pope Francis's latest comments about marriage. Apologies for the technical difficulties we've been having with the podcast. We seem to have fixed the microphone pops only to have level issues with Stacy's mic. We continue to work to fix these problems.…

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2015-01-14

2015-01-14 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 59m 15s

Jonny is joined by his partner and husband, Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, to discuss NPR's reporting on a "same sex attracted" pastor who is married, his gay brother's response to the news coverage, and TLC's special "My Husband's Not Gay."…

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2015-01-07

2015-01-07 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 58m 1s

Jonny and Stacy review a few lists of resolutions and hopes for 2015 from LGBTQ and feminist activists. They also discuss TLC's upcoming special, "My Husband is Not Gay" and its links to ex-gay therapy organizations. Finally, a discussion of some current media representations of queer characters.…

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2014-12-31

2014-12-31 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 55m 41s

Jonny and Stacy do a recap of major LGBTQ stories from 2014 and make some hopeful predictions for 2015.…

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2014-12-17

2014-12-17 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 1m 42s

Stacy and Jonny discuss a series of stories about the need for an inclusive LGBT Nondiscrimination/Rights bill in the wake of the failure of any movement on ENDA. They also discuss connections between LGBT rights and the #BlackLivesMatter protests across the country.…

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2014-12-10

2014-12-10 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 55s

Matt Limb joins Jonny to discuss queer art, activism, and a variety of recent news items.…

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2014-12-03

2014-12-03 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 1m 12s

Stacy and Jonny check in on the holiday season kick-off, discuss World Aids Day, and cover a series of stories dealing with blood.…

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2014-11-26

2014-11-26 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 59m 15s

Jonny and Stacy discuss the local responses to the Grand Jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown. Other topics covered included President Obabma's immigration executive order, ranking the worst cities and states in the US for LGBT people, the latest shenanigans of Kirk Cameron, and a check-in on recent developments in the push for nation-wide marriage equality.…

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2014-11-12

2014-11-12 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 0m 21s

Stacy and Jonny discuss the potential schism emerging in the Catholic Church over Pope Francis's liberal theology, the Advocate's Person of the Year selection, global trends in LGBT acceptance, and the anniversary of Pedro Zamora's death.…

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2014-11-05

2014-11-05 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 54s

Stacy and Jonny make sense of the 2014 Midterm Election results. [Note: this should be the last of our buzzy podcasts. New recording tech is finally working in the studio, although we were unable to use it for today's podcast.]…

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2014-10-29

2014-10-29 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 55m 36s

Jonny and Stacy review Halloween week events in Carbondale, city ordinance violations at "The Pony Cabaret," closings of LGBT venues locally and around the country, and new LGBT film and television projects in the works.…

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2014-10-22

2014-10-22 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 56m 7s

Jonny discusses advances in Marriage Equality in October. He also plays and discusses brief documentaries on what the word "queer" means and why some LGBTQ identified people embrace a Christian identity as well. Finally, he ends with a plea to all listeners who are able to vote in the midterm elections.…

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2014-10-08

2014-10-08 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 0m 35s

Jonny and Stacy interview Dr. Stacy Holman Jones about her residency and upcoming talk as part of the SIU LGBT History Month. Dr. Stacy discusses the importance of autoethnography and queer storytelling. Jonny and the Stacy's then discuss the recent Supreme Court (non)decision about Marriage Equality, the My2024 online game/discussion about the future, other local LGBTQ History Month events, and "Transparent" starring Jeffrey Tambor.…

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2014-10-01

2014-10-01 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 22s

Jonny interviews Sandy Pensoneau-Conway about the Rainbow Cafe, a local organization for LGBTQ youth. Sandy and Jonny then review the calendar of upcoming events for LGBTQ History Month. Jonny conducts an interview with Michael McNight about his upcoming cabaret performance, "Barbies Dream Funeral."…

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2014-09-24

2014-09-24 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 51s

In this episode, Stacy and Jonny discuss a number of news items, including: an upcoming campus visit from new Federal District Judge for Southern Illinois, Judge Staci Yandle, who is an out lesbian of color; Bi Pride week; Alison Bechdel's MacArthur Fellowship; queer presence on new Fall TV shows; and the Facebook policy on enforcing the use of legal names.…

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2014-09-17

2014-09-17 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 0m 47s

Our field report of the 6th Annual Carbondale Pride Picnic. Plus, Stacy interviews Michelle Alexander and Teresa Dowell-Vest.…

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2014-09-10

2014-09-10 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 1m 9s

Jonny conducts a phone interview with performance artist Thao P. Nguyen (http://www.thaosolo.com/) about her upcoming performance of "Fortunate Daughter" in the Kleinau Theatre on September 12. Stacy and Jonny also briefly review recent LGBTQ news items and remind folks about the 6th Annual Carbondale Pride Picnic Sunday, September 14, 1-5 P.M.…

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2014-09-03

2014-09-03 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 21s

Wil Davis stops by the studio to share information about the upcoming 6th Annual Carbondale Pride Picnic on September 14 from 1-5. Stacy and Jonny discuss the recent cutting of Michael Sam from the St. Louis Rams.…

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2014-08-27

2014-08-27 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 55m 59s

Stacy and Jonny discuss creating and maintaining LGBTQ inclusive classrooms. We also continue to solicit financial support for our hosting radio station, WDBX. If you value this podcast, please consider making a donation at http://www.gofundme.com/cset1c or http://www.wdbx.org/. Help us keep WDBX on the air.…

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2014-08-20

2014-08-20 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 0m 0s

Stacy and Jonny discuss Southern Illinois University Carbondale's recent ranking in the CampusPride.org college and university index for LGBTQ-supportive campuses. We also continue to solicit financial support for our hosting radio station, WDBX. If you value this podcast, please consider making a donation at http://www.gofundme.com/cset1c or http://www.wdbx.org/. Help us keep WDBX on the air.…

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2014-08-13

2014-08-13 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 55m 59s

Stacy and Jonny interview Matt Limb, a graduate student in the School of Art and Design at SIU, who interned for the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in NYC this past summer. If you are a fan of this podcast, please support our radio station host, WDBX. This community radio station is in dire need of funds and may have to close its doors, likely ending shows (and podcasts) like "Isn't It Queer." If you are able and willing, please consider helping the station out either at the station website (http://www.wdbx.org/) or at this GoFundMe account: http://www.gofundme.com/cset1c…

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2014-08-06

2014-08-06 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 0m 25s

In this episode, Jonny welcomes new co-host, Stacy Calvert, and interviews local HIV educator and activist, Steven St. Julian.…

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2014-07-30

2014-07-30 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 38s

Nora Klein joins Jonny to process through several LGBTQ news stories, particularly local and national stories about trans* identity. The head of the show included the song "Ring of Keys" from the cast album of the musical "Fun Home"; our broadcast license doesn't allow us to include the song in the podcast. Also, apologies for the sound quality of the podcast that gets particularly dicey toward the end; we are working on a better sound capture technology for the podcast.…

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2014-07-23

2014-07-23 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 58m 52s

Jonny welcomes Saxon Metzger to the show for a discussion of pansexuality. PLEASE NOTE: In the show, a meeting date is incorrectly announced for the planning of Carbondale's 2014 Pride Picnic. The date for that planning meeting is MONDAY. July 28th at 5:30 PM at the Church of the Good Shepherd.…

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2014-07-16

2014-07-16 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 55m 42s

Jonny is joined by his partner, Craig, to discuss Marriage Equality in Illinois and their experience converting their 2012 civil union into a stat-recognized marriage. General update of the push for marriage equality across the US is also discussed.…

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2014-06-04

2014-06-04 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 52m 23s

Jonny chats with Kathy Ward, local proprietor of La Colina Linda organic farm and bed and breakfast.…

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2014-05-28

2014-05-28 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 55m 16s

Stacey Calvert joins Julie and Jonny to discuss upcoming Pride events in the month of June, including a discussion of the origins of Pride and personal experiences with Pride events.…

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2014-05-21

2014-05-21 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 56m 3s

Jonny and Julie are joined by Liz to discuss the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's "womyn born womyn" policy and the politics of exclusive spaces based on gender and/or sexuality. We apologize for the slight hiss in the recording; we are still working to optimize studio recordings of our broadcast.…

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2014-04-16

2014-04-16 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 59m 38s

Elizabeth Kovach and Becky Potter join Jonny and Julie in the studio to discuss a recent grassroots protest movement in Marion IL challenging anti-Marriage Equality billboards on the corner of Rts. 13 and 148. We also debrief last Saturday's (4/12) Carbondale AIDS Walk and share a speech delivered there by local HIV/AIDS activist, Steven St. Julian.…

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2014-01-15

2014-01-15 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 1m 7s

Our discussion and sharing of queer spoken word poets around North America. You can find a full set of links to videos of these performances at: http://isntitqueerwdbx.blogspot.com/2014/01/links-to-queer-spoken-word-poets-we.html…

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2013-12-18

2013-12-18 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 56m 6s

We are back! The podcast has been on a forced hiatus as our radio station brings online a new studio. The new studio has increased capabilities, but easily recording output is not one of them. The sound quality on this podcast is not as good as we hope for future episodes, but it is listenable. In this episode, Jonny interviews Craig Gingrich-Philbrook about The Advocate's selection of Pope Francis as Person of the Year. We also unpack this controversial decision via some queer theory from the recently departed José Esteban Muñoz.…

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2013-11-13

2013-11-13 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 56m 54s

Jonny and Julie cover a variety of news items pulled from the "Isn't It Queer" Flipboard magazine. This resource allows us to pull together news items from various sources into one digital "magazine." You can subscribe to the magazine here: https://flipboard.com/section/isn%27t-it-queer-bHXj3f…

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2013-11-06

2013-11-06 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 53m 57s

In this episode, we celebrate the passage of SB10 in the Illinois Legislature, putting Illinois firmly on track to be the 15th state that recognizes marriage equality. We also discuss the status of ENDA as it moves out of the Senate. Finally, we discuss disturbing news about where HRC gets some of its largest donations.…

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2013-10-30

2013-10-30 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 1m 26s

Our coverage of the October 22 Marriage Equality Rally and March on Springfield, including a 25 minute montage of rally speeches recorded at the event.…

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2013-10-23

2013-10-30 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 1m 36s

Julie interviews local author, Larry Franklin. Franklin's work investigates a particularly horrific hate crime in Southern Illinois from 1988 as well as issues of memory, sexual abuse, and PTSD.…

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2013-10-16

2013-10-16 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 51m 30s

Interview with Nichole Nicholson, who is involved with a double bill of two shows associated with LGBTQ History Month on the SIU Campus.…

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2013-10-09

2013-10-11 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 1h 0m 0s

Continued coverage of LGBTQ History Month at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. This week, we interview two memoir authors: SIU Theatre alum Dennis Milam Bensie (most recent book: "One Gay American") and queer activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (most recent book: "The End of San Francisco").…

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2013-10-02

2013-10-02 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 57m 20s

Originally aired on 10/2/2013, in this week's episode we interview performance artist Tim Miller about performance work he is both doing and directing on the SIU campus this week. Tim also discusses marriage equality and other aspects of queer politics in the US today.…

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2013-09-25

2013-09-25 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 52m 25s

In this podcast we debrief the 5th Annual Carbondale LGBTQ Pride Picnic, with two compilations of voices at Pride responding to the event and speculating about future directions for LGBTQ activism in Southern Illinois. This episode originally aired on WDBX 91.1 FM on 9/25/2013.…

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2013-09-18

2013-09-18 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 50m 30s

Discussion with Becca Worley of the SIU Theatre Department about an upcoming staged reading of the docudrama, "8". Followed by an interview with Wil Davis and DJ Special K about the entertainment line-up for the 5th Annual Carbondale LGBTQ Pride Picnic.…

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2013-09-04 Kathy Ward

2013-09-13 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 28m 38s

Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record the first half of the show. This is the second half of our interview with Kathy Ward, retired SIU professor and queer local business owner.…

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2013-09-11

2013-09-11 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 48m 1s

Julie and Jonny share a little breakfast and peruse the newspaper for queer current events -- local, national, and international. Between stories, they keep encountering advertisements requesting charitable donations to their host radio station, WDBX, including opportunities to join the "WDBX Community Club."…

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2013-08-28

2013-08-28 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 54m 22s

Our discussion of Chelsea Manning and her announcement of her trans* identity. We review her history leading to her court-marshal trial and argue for why she should be seen as an LGBTQ hero.…

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2013-08-21 part 2

2013-08-21 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 30m 28s

Cotinuation of our interview with Dr. Wendy Weinhold of the SIU LGBTQ resource center.…

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2013-08-21 part 1

2013-08-21 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 22m 21s

Interview with Dr. Wendy Weinhold of the SIU LGBTQ Resource Center.…

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IIQ Episode: 13-02 Part 2 "DOMA & P8"

2013-06-27 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 27m 33s

Jonny Gray and Hokulei Lindsey discuss the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 as they are being released. Originally aired June 26, 2013. Podcast intro music is "Lick Science" by Beatmasters off their album "Neurology" available in the open source Community Audio section of the Internet Archive.…

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IIQ Episode: 13-02 Part 1 "DOMA & P8"

2013-06-27 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 27m 33s

Jonny Gray and Hokulei Lindsey discuss the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 as they are being released. Originally aired June 26, 2013. Podcast intro music is "Lick Science" by Beatmasters off their album "Neurology" available in the open source Community Audio section of the Internet Archive.…

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IIQ Episode: 13-01 Part 2, "Pride Month"

2013-06-21 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 29m 31s

Part 2 of our Isn't It Queer broadcast on 6/19/2013. Julie and Jonny discuss the history of Pride and some current controversies over it. Intro music: "Lick Science" by Beatmasters, open source music available at the Internet Archive in the Community Audio section. Apologies for buzz in the playback; we are working to sort out our technical difficulties with sound capture at the radio station.…

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IIQ Episode: 13-01 Part 1, "Pride Month"

2013-06-21 :: Isnt It Queer
Length: 25m 15s

Part 1 of our Isn't It Queer broadcast on 6/19/2013. Julie and Jonny discuss the history of Pride and some current controversies over it. Intro music: "Lick Science" by Beatmasters, open source music available at the Internet Archive in the Community Audio section. Apologies for buzz in the playback; we are working to sort out our technical difficulties with sound capture at the radio station.…

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Isnt It Queer

Podcast archiving for a weekly community radio talk show on WDBX 91.1 covering LGBTQ news in the Carbondale area of Southern Illinois.

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