MikeyPod 64 | Activist Ray Hill

I first met Ray Hill in the early 90’s when I became involved with Queer Nation. As a fledgling queer activist, he was always someone I looked up to, as I do to this day. As my time here in Houston is coming to an end, I felt that Ray was one of those people I needed to talk to before I left.

Among his accomplishments are winning four Federal suits against the City of Houston, including a landmark First Amendment US Supreme Court Case: Houston v Hill 107 S.Ct 2502.
Ray was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACLU, Texas in 2005. winning four Federal suits against the City of Houston, including a landmark First Amendment US Supreme Court Case: Houston v Hill 107 S.Ct 2502.
Ray Hill
The Prison Show
KPFT Pacifica Radio for Peace
Chris Doelle
Laurence Simon

Music:
Here’s Where the Story Ends- The Sundays buy it in iTunes
Curious GWB-Chris Cox
Ghostriders- The Rewinds myspace iTunes

MPOB62 | Composer Eve Beglarian

At last! The hugely talented and inspiring Eve Beglarian and I managed to coordinate our schedules and talk about her new album, Tell The Birds, the ins and outs of being a human being, and lots more. I know the file size is pretty big, but since it’s music, I couldn’t bear to encode it at a smaller rate. Hope you can deal

I should also mention that Eve’s piece Making Hey has never been heard before—-a MikeyPod exclusive!

Music Featured:
Landscaping for Privacy from the album Tell The Birds
Making Hey previously unreleased
Solitude from The Story of B
Written on the Body from Twisted Tutu’s Play Nice

Links:
EVBVD Music
DiverseWorks Houston
Twisted Tutu
Pierre Louÿs
Phil Kline

MikeyPod 46 | Soundseeing to an Animal Rights Protest at the Chinese Consulate

KPFT 90.1 Radio for Peace
Go Vegan Texas!
Double Dutch Bus-Frankie Smith
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston
Marilyn Mouradjian and Janice Blue were two of the women I spoke to.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
In Defense of Animals
In Solidarty with Animals
The Humane Society of the United States
Go Vegan Texas! Cooking School
Society of Peace
this podcast is for richard and chauncy

Music:
Shihan – Activism (featuring Ursula Rucker)

MikeyPod 41 | Singer David Rovics

Today’s guest David Rovics, the man Amy Goodman referred to as “the musical version of Democracy Now!” David talks about his songs, file sharing, the corporate media, and lots more.

Featured songs:
Halliburton Boardroom Massacre
Santiago
The Commons

All of David Rovics’ music is available for download here
David’s tour dates

MikeyPod 38 | David Parnell – AIDS Committee of Toronto

Meghan-Ex-Boyfriends buy it in iTunes

Interview with David Parnell from AIDS Committee of Toronto. We discussed harm reduction in addressing drug use among gay men, and the research he is doing with ACT. We also tell the legendary devilbug story.

Listener feedback on who/whom

Breathe On It- Hidden Cameras

HBO sponsors The Velvet Voice

Other drug harm reduction resources:

www.knowcrystal.org
www.dancesafe.org
www.torontovibe.com

MikeyPod 32 | Podcaster JW Richard

the show:

Falling Hard for the Girl by Lanky.

Interview/discussion with my pal JW Richard about race, the death penalty, and podcasting.

Derek Etnyre won the autographed Black Math Experiment CD. CONGRATS!

Special musical dedication for JW.

Shout out to Mike Hipp of Podcast Soup and Soy Candles by Phebes.

I seem to have taken leave of my senses at the end of this show. Please forgive.

KEEP the e-mails and comments coming! I love to hear from you guys!

MikeyPod 19 | Houston Farmer’s Market

Last week, Riding with the Window Down’s Chris Doelle and I combined forces to bring you a soundseeing tour of the Houston Farmer’s Market. Here’s who we ran into:

Honi from Jolie Vue Farms.
Anita from A Remarkable Experience
Janet from ???? (sorry, I didn’t write anything down)
Gus- again I didn’t catch the name of his farm, but his story gives a strong argument for organic farming.
Janice from Words and Foods. I bought her Potato, Orange and Rosemary Soup. It kicked ass.
Robin from Central City Co-op