giving voice to LGBTQ youth and the issues they face. Thursday
evening at 6:30, Saturday afternoon at 1:00.
in-depth local news and public affairs discussion (northern
Westchester communities along the Hudson River). Monday evening at
6:30, Wednesday morning at 7:30.
For the Greater
a look at a
different lower Hudson valley nonprofit each week.
Wednesday evening at 6:30, Saturday morning at 9:00.
Conversations an occasional series on issues of public
discussion about recovery from illness, trauma, and more. Friday
evening at 6:30, Saturday morning at 9:30.
Democracy Now! daily independent global
news hour. Weekdays at noon.
Free Speech Radio News daily national and international
newsmagazine. Weekday afternoons at 4:00 and
again at 6:00.
This Way Out international gay and lesbian newsmagazine.
Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, Saturday morning at 11:30.
Making Contact national and international public affairs.
Monday afternoon at 1:30, Saturday mornings at 10:30.
Alternative Radio national and international public affairs.
Wednesday afternoon at 1:00, Saturday at noon.
CounterSpin media critique. Monday
afternoon at 1:00, Saturday morning at 10:00.
(Pacifica) radio from the grassroots a wide variety of programs from
community radio stations and independent producers. Tuesday
afternoon at 1:00, Saturday morning at 11:00.
All airtimes are Eastern Time.
More about OutCasting,
including LGBTQ community resources and the Trevor Project
Related: Front page
article about OutCasting in the October 6, 2011 edition of
The Journal News
is WDFH's public radio program giving voice to LGBTQ youth issues.
Ban: The Boy Scouts of America has partially lifted its ban
on gay Scouts and adult Scouting leaders. This week, we break our
transgender series (below) to cover the Boy Scout issue in a timely
Following our two part interview with the transgender activist Juli
Grey-Owens, we will broadcast our discussion with New York State
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who sponsored marriage equality in New
York and is now sponsoring GENDA, the Gender Expression
LGBTQ ISSUES IN EDUCATION:
A reading of the play "Queering History" by Maggie Keenan-Bolger,
and an interview with Maggie about how the play came to be.
More info on
OutCasting this week:
Thursday evening, June 20 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Saturday afternoon, June 22 1:00-1:30 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of America's gay ban is partially
Since the late 1970s, the Boy Scouts of America (B.S.A.)
has had a policy that bans gay youth and adult leaders from membership
in the Boy Scouts. In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that
B.S.A. had the legal right to continue this discriminatory policy.
In the years since, organizations have been formed to fight the ban
through other channels.
Meanwhile, B.S.A. has ejected Scouts and adult
leaders whose homosexuality came its attention. Others, after
becoming aware of the policy, left Scouting on their own. Untold
numbers have declined to get involved at all.
More than 60% of volunteer Scouting leaders voted
on Thursday, May 23, to partially lift the ban, but only to the extent
that it covers youth Scouting members; under the proposed change, gay
adult leaders will still be banned.
Will it now be safe for gay Scouts to come out?
What message does the partial change send? Will it be enough to
enable B.S.A. to regain some of the support and membership it has
lost? Perhaps most importantly, why is the B.S.A. reluctant to
make a sweeping statement that discrimination is simply wrong?
This week's edition of OutCasting, which was
produced before the vote took place, explores these complex issues
through discussions with people who are or have been involved with the
fight to overturn the ban, including:
Evan Wolfson, the civil rights attorney who
represented a gay Scout whose ejection from Scouting led to the U.S.
Supreme Court case Boy Scouts v. James Dale;
Zach Wahls, the executive director of
Scouts for Equality;
Mark Noel, the executive director of the
Inclusive Scouting Network who was ejected under the gay ban
shortly after the Supreme Court decided the James Dale case;
Michelle Tompkins, national media manager of the
Girl Scouts of the United States;
Christoph, who left Scouting;
David, a current Scout who opposes the ban; and
Michael, who is still closeted in Scouting.
This edition was also carried nationally on the
Sprouts, also heard here on WDFH.
LOCAL NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
In Focus, an
in-depth discussion program on local news and public affairs, features
guest reporter Gary Cahill, editor and publisher of The Gazette,
based in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
More podcasting info...
In Focus this
Monday evening, June 17 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning, June 19 7:30-8:00 a.m.
hosted this week by Tim Podell
A critical Briarcliff Manor
school budget vote will be held on Tuesday,
June 18. After significant cost
cutting, should this budget re-vote go down as did the budget
plan defeated on May 21 the district's
first budget defeat in at least four decades
a "contingency budget" will be required for the 2013-14 school
Transition Ossining will be hosting a home gardening
class at the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining, on
June 30 for people interested in growing their own fruits and
There are now six candidates for the two available
council seats up for election on the Cortland Town Board: Democratic
candidates Debbie Costello and Seth Freach; Democratic primary
challengers Domenic Volpe and Brian Pugh, who have recently picked up
the Independence and Working Families lines; and Republicans John
Lentini and Theresa Knickerbocker. Ms. Knickerbocker was recently
elected to her third consecutive two-year term as a Village of
Buchanan trustee. An independent who has been elected and reelected a
Buchanan trustee with Democratic support, there are grumblings among
Republicans in terms of supporting her.
The village of
Croton-on-Hudson is considering a First Night celebration for this
coming New Year's Eve. The last area municipality to host something
similar the Village of Ossining, about
eight years ago dropped the idea after the
For the Greater Good
Nonprofit organizations do incredibly
important work left undone by the private sector, government, and other
forces our society. For the Greater Good
is a half-hour weekly program spotlighting the
work being done by nonprofit organizations in our area.
Hosted by Di Morgan, discussion will focus on activities, programs,
services, events, and the need for funds and
More podcasting info...
For the Greater Good this week:
evening, June 19 6:30-7:00 p.m.
June 22 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Pleasantville Circle of Friends
Folk musicians find friendship and feedback at the
Pleasantville Circle of Friends. The
group holds monthly song swaps and an open mike. Founded
by Jody Stockhamer and Jim Dirlam, the group is open to all.
Follow the group as Pleasantville Circle
of Friends on Facebook.
Conversations is an occasional series of in-depth discussions on
issues of public importance.
Tuesday evening, June 18 6:30-7:00 p.m.
hosted this week by Di Morgan
Stonypoint 55 is a group opposing the
re-licensing of the Indian Point nuclear power plants.
Manna Jo Greene, Susan Leifer,
and Susan Shapiro discuss their activities and strategies
and why the group believes the plants are unsafe.
hosted by veteran journalist Robyn Leary (1950-2011), is WDFH's
pioneering half-hour program dedicated to resilience in recovery.
The show focuses on health and medical topics, new science technologies,
advances in trauma research, public policy, addiction treatment,
recovery advocacy, veterans' affairs, family courts, anti-violent-crime
strategies, domestic violence resources, and more.
Robyn died unexpectedly
on June 6, 2011. We are broadcasting encore presentations of
Recovery Talk in respectful and loving memory of her.
Friday evening, June 21
Saturday morning, June 22 9:30-10:00 a.m.
this week's edition of Recovery Talk, New York music promoter
Robert Taylor explains why the annual Christmas party at Eva's Village
has grown the reputation as an exciting platform to debut new talent.
For the past four years, Taylor has produced the show. He says the
audience at the well respected New Jersey homeless shelter for men and
women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction are unusually good
judges of talent. Listen up and find out why.
NEWS AND ANALYSIS
Monday-Friday afternoons 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Free Speech Radio News
Monday-Friday afternoons 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday evenings 6:00-6:30 p.m.
LESBIAN / BISEXUAL / TRANSGENDER ISSUES
This Way Out
This Way Out is the
award-winning internationally distributed gay and lesbian radio
newsmagazine program. The half-hour program leads off each
week with a brief summary of some of the major news events in or
affecting the lesbian and gay communities, compiled from a variety of
publications and broadcasts around the world, and continues with more
in-depth reports and features. More info at
This Way Out
Tuesday afternoon, June 18 1:30-2:00 p.m.
June 22 11:30 a.m.-12:00
The June 2003 U.S. Supreme Court sodomy
ruling puts the present in perspective
U.K. marriage equality gets the Lords'
Evangelical American Lutherans choose a
gay indigenous bishop
Germany's highest court orders tax equity
for same-gender couples
Pride parades in Changsa, Sao Paulo, Salt
Lake City, and Tel Aviv
arrests are finally made in the Israeli
city's 2009 LGBT youth group killings
LGBT news from around the world.
public affairs documentaries
"An international radio program that links people,
vital ideas, and important information."
Making Contact, produced by
National Radio Project, is an award-winning half-hour weekly
magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 180
radio stations in the USA, Canada and South Africa.
Making Contact is committed to in-depth
critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing
voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making
Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the
connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and
creative ways to solve problems.
In-depth reports on political
and social issues, trends and events, contributed by journalists from
around the globe.
Ordinary people talk about
how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities.
Speeches by social activists and advocates
share a vision of a better world.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Civil Liberties ■
Global Political Economy
Latin America ■
Middle East ■
Foreign Policy ■
Domestic Politics ■
Monday afternoon, June 17 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Saturday morning, June 22 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Parenting has never been easy. Merging your politics
with your parenting decisions can be even more challenging. On this
on fatherhood and how its changing. Traditional
ideas about what a dad is supposed to be are slowly disappearing, but
what will take their place?
Tomas Moniz, Rad Dad creator; Airial Clark, Sex Positive
Parent blogger; Janine Macbeth, Oh Oh Baby Boy author; Brent
Ramos, Danny Gutierrez, Craig Elliot, Jeremy Smith, Jeremy John, Jason
Drawing on an
international network of experts, analysts, and artists, CounterSpin
dissects news coverage of a wide range of issues and current events.
In addition to providing an antidote to the tweedle-dee, tweedle-dum
reporting that dominates mainstream media, CounterSpin exposes
and highlights biased and inaccurate news, censored stories, press/state
cronyism, disinformation, propaganda and spin control, interference by
sponsors and owners, media mergers, gaffes and goofs by America's
leading TV pundits, sexist and racist media assumptions, the corporate
takeover of public TV, attacks on free speech in music, entertainment,
and news industries tough, independent journalism that cuts against
the media grain. CounterSpin is produced by FAIR
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.
More information about
CounterSpin and FAIR is available at
Monday afternoon, June 17 1:00-1:30 p.m.
June 22 10:00-10:30 a.m.
This week on CounterSpin:
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is either a
whistleblower or a traitor, depending on whom you listen to.
His revelation of the government
secretly gathering data on millions of Americans is likewise either
further evidence of state encroachment on civil liberties
or no big deal. We'll hear
from whistleblower advocate Kathleen McClellan, national security and
human rights counsel at the Government Accountability Project, about
Snowden and the NSA.
Also on CounterSpin this
week: Veteran consumer rights activist Ralph Nader has a
new collection of weekly columns titled Told You So.
He'll join us to tell us about the
stories he's tried to tell
and what he makes of a media system that too often silences the
voices of dissent.
is a weekly one-hour public affairs program
providing information, analyses, and
views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
is hosted by David Barsamian, the award-winning founder and
director of the show, which
is based in Boulder, Colorado.
One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent
journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his
radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn,
Arundhati Roy, and others.
His most recent books are Power Systems: Conversations on
Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
with Noam Chomsky, Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism
with Richard Wolff, and a reissue of the
classic How the World Works. His
best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many
He is winner of the Media Education Award, the A.C.L.U.'s
Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural
Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The
Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media
Established in 1986, A.R.
is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which
urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be
diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard."
The project is entirely independent, sustained solely by
individuals who buy transcripts and tapes of programs.
More information about
Alternative Radio, including information about purchasing copies
of A.R. programs, is available at
is sometimes taken to stand for 'alternative radio.'
A better reading would be 'authentic'
or 'autonomous radio,' free from constraints of concentrated
power, state or private, responsive to needs and concerns of the
communities it reaches and open to their participation."
Alternative Radio this
June 19 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Saturday afternoon, June 22 12:00-1:00
marijuana lecture by Martin Lee
Marijuana, cannabis, weed, grass
by one name or the other you've heard about it
and may have even tried it. An Irish
physician, William O'Shaughnessy, introduced
the therapeutic use of marijuana to Western medicine in the 1830s.
He gave it to patients to help treat
muscle spasms and stomach cramps.
Marijuana as a medicine became common throughout much of
the Western world by the 19th century. It
was the primary pain reliever until the invention of aspirin.
Today, there are underreported scientific breakthroughs including
the discovery of a non-psychoactive component of marijuana, (CBD), which
stimulates adult stem cell growth, prevents the onset of diabetes, and
shrinks malignant tumors.
By mining the plants treasure trove of active
ingredients, medical researchers have developed promising treatments for
cancer, heart disease, glaucoma, Alzheimers, chronic pain, and many
other conditions that are beyond the reach of conventional cures.
Martin Lee is co-founder of Fairness and Accuracy in
Reporting (FAIR), the New York-based media watch group.
An award-winning journalist, he has
investigated the C.I.A.
and its drug experiments. His classic book
on the topic is Acid Dreams. He
is also the author of The Beast Reawakens and Smoke Signals.
He is director of Project CBD and a
contributing editor of OShaughnessys.
radio from the grassroots is a weekly
Pacifica program produced in collaboration with
community radio stations and independent producers across the country.
Sprouts this week:
Tuesday afternoon, June 18 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Saturday morning, June 22 10:00-10:30 p.m.
Voices from the 2013 Left Forum
Voices from the 2013 Left Forum, featuring Jill Stein, Tadzio Muller,
Medea Benjamin, Oliver Stone, Dona Murch, Noam Chomsky, Frances Fox
Piven, Thomas Drake, Esther Castillo, William Blum, Ninoctka Rosca,
Alvaro Garcia Linera and more.