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  • 00:55

    Desert Migration: A Post-Apocalyptic Gathering of Survivors of the AIDS Epidemic

    in Movies

    Producer/Host Nicholas Snow calls the documentary film Desert Migration "a post-apocalyptic gathering of survivors of the AIDS epidemic."  In this episode, Snow welcomes the film's writer/director Daniel Cardone in advance of a Palm Springs-area benefit screening of the powerful film. Desert Migration was shot entirely in and around Palm Springs, featuring 13 gay men who moved to the city over the course of the last three decades to deal with their HIV+ status. But is this environment, with its tolerant population and constant sunshine, enough to eradicate the grief they carry within them, and strengthen them against the medications slowly poisoning their bodies?  The film was an official selection at Frameline, LA OutFest, the Austin Gay & Lesbian international Film Festival, the Paris LGBT Film Festival and CinemaQ. 

    This episode's main sponsors are Desert AIDS Project and Lulu California Bistro.

  • 00:41

    Center Stage Gala Benefits The LGBT Community Center of the Desert

    in Entertainment

    Mike Thompson, Executive Officer of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, drops by the studios to brief Nicholas Snow on the 6th Annual Center Stage Gala, taking place Friday, October 30th, 2015, at The Riviera Resort and Spa.  Self-identifying as a “One Woman Riot”, Kate Clinton returns to emcee this year’s Center Stage. Her quick-wit and timely humor will once again keep guests LOLing. This year’s gala will be headlined by Alex Newell, the powerful & mesmerizing performer best known for his starring role as transgender student Wade "Unique" Adams on Fox's musical comedy-drama Glee.

    Mike Thompson joined the staff as Chief Executive Officer in June 2014 with more than 18 years of nonprofit leadership experience. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma in Business Administration, he previously served as the COO and Acting President of GLAAD and the Executive Director of Equality Utah.  In addition, Thompson worked with the Gill Foundation and Gill Action to form One Colorado and has worked extensively as a leadership and organizational development consultant. Mike continues to work with CenterLink, the network of LGBT community centers across the nation, to develop a mission-focused governance curriculum for boards of directors.

    This episode's main sponsors are Desert AIDS Project and Lulu California Bistro.

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  • 00:45

    Great Wine From Chile

    in Wine

    Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard from Wild4Washington Wine feature great wines from Chile on today's Wine Muse as they discuss the earthquake and what it might mean for the wine industry there.

    William will taste and review the 2008 Montes Merlot as well as review their Carmenere and Sauvignon Blanc.

  • 00:31

    Getting Potted in the Desert

    in Environment

    Marylee Pangman
    Author, Getting Potted in the Desert

    Master Gardener Marylee Pangman gives new meaning to the phrase “Get Potted.” She has found the perfect solution for those who love gardening but find it a challenge contending with Tucson’s weather. In her new book, she shares a wealth of information gained from 20+ years of creating successful potted gardens in the desert. Included is a month by month planning guide, ideas for creating and caring for potted gardens, advice on container selection, and much more. Bonus chapters include seasonal flower and plant lists, as well as ideas for dealing with specific challenges like desert critters and water usage.  Join us to pick up some tips for your favorite potted beauties. 

  • 00:57

    Dying Words: How One Man's AIDS Reporting Transformed The New York Times

    in Current Events

    ”Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and How It Transformed The New York Times,” will be released on December 1, 2015, to coincide with World AIDS Day. The multi-media project will be in audio documentary form with a companion book about the groundbreaking journalist who covered the AIDS epidemic as he was dying of the disease.  

    A collaborative effort led by author, professor and journalist Samuel G. Freedman (who Nicholas Snow welcomes to this episode) and radio producer Kerry Donahue, the project will air on radio stations across the country beginning in November and the book will be released by CUNY Journalism Press on December 1, 2015.

    The audio documentary, produced by Kerry Donahue and edited by Ben Shapiro, will be distributed by PRX to public radio stations around the country and also be available as a podcast. The companion book consists of about 35,000 words of text, including excerpts from Jeff’s work, and will be released as both an original paperback and ebook.

    Incidentally, Nicholas Snow is championing a worldwide download of his own living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey to the Center of My Heart, available free (from Dec. 1-5, 2015 only) to any device worldwide at www.LifePositiveBook.com (the Amazon page) using the Kindle App.

    This episode sponsored by Desert AIDS Project and Lulu California Bistro.

  • 02:01

    Shelly NunChucks SHow with Tyler Snow Bryant and Jessica-Patrice Dorsey Coulter

    in Entertainment

    Warrior Wednesdays on the Shelly Nun-Chucks Show.

    Guests/artists Tyler Snow Bryant and then Jessic-Patrice Dorsey Coulter

  • 00:59

    So the Snow Is Here!

    in Lifestyle

    Do you like snow?  Have you made a snowman before?  Do you like to ski?  Have you been sledding?  Do you like to be out in nature or do you prefer to sit inside sipping hot cocoa?  What does talking about the weather bring out in you?  Do you realize that thousands of years ago we left nature and ever since then you have had the space to think hard about what you would be best at.  Go ahead roll a snow ball and hit me with something to chat about today!

  • 00:26

    Women's Dance to take place at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Pride Weekend

    in Current Events

    L-Fund and Rainbow Women Present a Women's Pride Dance to benefit Lesbians in Crisis in the Coachella Valley.  Nicholas Snow welcomes Barbara Carpenter, Joy Silver and Kate Ullman to tell us all about the festivities. It's all happening at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, November 7th, from 7:30 p.m. until midnight.  $20.00 Advance Tickets. $30.00 at the Door.  More info.

    This episode sponsored by Desert AIDS Project and Lulu California Bistro.

  • 00:49

    Desert Tortoise Secrets with Kobbe Shaw

    in Entrepreneur

    We have a different twist to our show today as we welcome Kobbe Shaw, Executive Director of the Tortoise Group, a nonprofit that has been educating and advocating for the protection and well-being of the desert tortoise since 1982. Kobbe is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from UNLV.  But more important is his job protecting and teaching about the unique and interesting facts related to our desert tortoise friends.

    Listen in and learn some fun facts.




  • 00:45

    Micah visits - Rivers in a Desert Ministry on This Side of the River

    in Religion

    Join in as we chat with Gospel Music Artist M. Isiah.

    M. Isiah is a keeper of the Faith, and Holy Ghost promoter. His message is edifying Gospel guidelines in enjoying relationships, money, working, happiness and health through his music. He has ministries toward a renewed walk to the redeemed saint, the lost sinner, youth and elders, church and state.

    Born and Raised in Houston Texas, M. Isiah is lead disciple in the band "AGAPE ROCK" he's been working in the music business since 2009 but has been mentored by its profesionals since early childhood. With the vision of faith and new ventures and opportunities ahead, M. Isiah is looking forward to moving into the next level of his career. Love on!