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This is a rerun of a show first aired on August 26th of last year. The shows that Brandon and Jason talked about are currently running on Broadway. "All the Way" with Bryan Cranston has been getting smashing reviews and "A Raisin in the Sun" is currently in previews. Original episode description - The Broadway Brothers? Who the heck are the Broadway Brothers? Brandon and Jason Dirden, that’s who. They’re two actors making significant marks for themselves in professional theater, and they just happen to be related. Brandon is currently performing in American Repertory Theater’s production of “All The Way” with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap). His brother Jason is gearing up to perform with Denzel Washington in a Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun”. They are also both taking time out of their busy schedules to be a part of The Green Space’s mammoth project of performing and recording all ten of August Wilson’s “Century Cycle” plays. More information for that can be found at http://www.thegreenespace.org.
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The Broadway Brothers? Who the heck are the Broadway Brothers? Brandon and Jason Dirden, that's who. They're two actors making significant marks for themselves in professional theater, and they just happen to be related. Brandon is currently performing in American Repertory Theater's production of "All The Way" with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap). His brother Jason is gearing up to perform with Denzel Washington in a Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun". They are also both taking time out of their busy schedules to be a part of The Green Space's mammoth project of performing and recording all ten of August Wilson's "Century Cycle" plays. More information for that can be found at www.thegreenespace.org.Bringing you the absolute worst in sibling rivalry, and web talk radio... guaranteed!
We are continuing our week-long coverage of the debate over same-sex marriage. Today the Supreme Court heard a challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act which passed in 1996. The law defined marriage as only being between a man and a woman affecting 1,100 statutes covering everything from taxes to federal benefits. Like the state of California in the case of Proposition 8 heard yesterday, the Obama Administration has elected not to defend the law against court challenge. As a result, members of Congress formed the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to take up defense of DOMA, opening a challenge to their very defense because they may lack standing. The Court also must decide whether same-sex couples are a protected class in the way interracial couples were determined to be in Loving v. Virginia which overturned laws outlawing interracial marriage.
A little later, I will have in-studio, Fred Karger, a long-time Republican campaign consultant and now director of Rights Equal Rights, a pro-same sex marriage advocacy group. Before that we’ll get into the case itself with some legal insight from William Duncan of the Marriage Law Foundation who wrote an amicus brief for the Court in support of BLAG and those calling DOMA constitutional. But first we’ll talk to David McKean, legal director for OutServe-SLDN who wrote a brief on in support of plaintiffs challenging DOMA.
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Attending the recent Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, I was undoubtedly seduced back into the world of Vintage and well of course, Couture. Seeing Gaultier as the true Artist that he really is invigorated me with this sense of truly understanding the though processes which occurs with designers in their motivation in each new design. Why do we create each new design with specific colors, shapes, textures, styles? When we’re looking at vintage for example, what is about the elegance of these designs which will never fade? I spoke with Erin McKean of A Dress A Day recently about some of these concepts and how she sees the world of Vintage designs evolving. Take a look at our interview.
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Ryan G. Van Cleave, Ph.D., lives in Sarasota, FL where he works as an international speaker, a freelance writer, a writing coach, a Liberal Arts department faculty member at The Ringling College of Art + Design, and a digital addiction & recovery consultant. .Ryan has taught creative writing and literature at Clemson University, Eckerd College, Florida State University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as at prisons, community centers, and urban at-risk youth facilities. He was also the 2007-2008 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at George Washington University.The Amazon.com best-selling author (or co-author) of twenty books, Ryan's poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared in such venues as The Christian Science Monitor, Clean Eating, Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, National Geographic Adventures, The New York Times Review of Books, Ploughshares, The Progressive, Psychology Today, Scott Stamp Monthly, and Writers' Journal.
Ryan's work has also been featured in such books as Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Fiction and Poetry (Prentice Hall), The 15th Annual Year's Best Fantasy & Horror (St. Martin's), Never Before: Poems About First Experiences (Four Way Books), and In a Fine Frenzy: Poetry Inspired by Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press).
Join Tommy G, Butch, Bob and legendary Philadelphia sportscaster Don Henderson as they discuss the happenings in the world of sports. Sports Tonight is brought to you by Bradford White Water Heaters of Ambler Pa. Tonight's guests include former MLB umpire Jim McKean, former NHL great Brian Bradley, and executive director of the Outback Bowl Mike Shulze. To take part in the show, call (347) 202-0832
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Unplugged: My Journey into the Dark World
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"Video game addiction is a topic that merits more serious consideration than it's currently receiving. Van Cleave is on the right track here."
--Senator Ernest Hollings (SC)
"Technology has overrun us in the era of the video game. Parents must circle quickly to prevent their children from disappearing into virtual worlds from which many will not return. Unplugged is an important warning about the treacherous nature of any kind of addiction and about the possibilities that are inherent when one is absent from one's own life."
--Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple
"Video game addiction is a real and growing problem that few seem willing to address. I'm glad Ryan Van Cleave has been willing to tell his story and hope it helps many young men avoid similar patterns."
--Kurt Bruner, co-author of Playstation Nation
Ryan G. Van Cleave was the 2007-2008 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at George Washington University. He has taught creative writing and literature at Clemson University, Eckerd College, Florida State University, the Ringling College of Art & Design, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as at prisons, community centers, and urban at-risk youth facilities.
He lives in Sarasota, FL where he works as a freelance writer, editor, ghostwriter, script doctor, and an addiction & recovery consultant. He also serves as Executive Director of C&R Press, a non-profit literary organization based in Chattanooga, TN.
Dana Roeser’s second book, In the Truth Room, was the winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, judged by Rodney Jones, and will be published by Northeastern University Press in October 2008. Her first book of poems, Beautiful Motion, received the Morse Prize (judged by Ellen Bryant Voigt) in 2004 and was published by Northeastern University Press that year. In 2007 she received a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2005, she won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Beautiful Motion and the 2005-2006 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Fellowship. Ms. Roeser’s poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, Antioch Review, Southern Review, Shenandoah, Barrow Street, Indiana Review, Notre Dame Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Passages North, Sou’wester, Prairie Schooner, Laurel Review, Pool, Shade, The Literary Review, and other journals, and on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. She has received fellowships to Yaddo, Ragdale, The Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Le Moulin à Nef (VCCA France). She has given readings of her work at George Washington University, Sweet Briar College, the Indiana Poetry Festival, Chapters Literary Bookstore (Washington, DC), Indiana University South Bend, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Marshall University, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Young Writers Workshop at the University of Virginia, Butler University, as well as several colleges and universities in the Great Lakes Colleges Association (Denison, Antioch, Wooster, Albion, Kenyon, Hope, Wabash, and Depauw). For several years, she taught creative writing at Butler University. In 2008-2009, Ms. Roeser will be a visiting professor at Purdue University.
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