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For all of us remembering that the performing arts is kind of like the town square, that everyone comes to better understand their humanity, whether it's through music or dance performance, to interpret the world as it is. And as they want it to be, and they want to see themselves.” - Michael Sullivan Welcome to our September 2021 virtual live pane…
 
September 5, 2021 - Episode 10"Back To The Way Things Were"An original musical! Don’t we all wish we could just go back to normal? Back to the way things used to be - before Covid, before the floods and wildfires, before we had Nazis rioting in the streets and in the Capitol, before the news was full of racist cops and sexually abusive men and gree…
 
August 29, 2021 - Episode 9"Housing for All"In major cities across the country, residents have been forced out of their home at alarming rates, even before the pandemic. How do seemingly progressive cities still struggle to provide housing for all, and what are activists doing to help? Building on our previous episode, Hobos in Space, this discussi…
 
“I feel like George has brought together the pieces of a puzzle of equity with people, your organizations are approaching it from the arts, and from hygiene and literacy, it's just, lovely to see these different nonprofits surviving in this very difficult time and doing such great work”- Risa Our featured voices are Executive Director of Simply the…
 
Circus Bella & Abigail Munn presents: Circus Bella’s 12th Annual Summer Season 2021HUMOROUS - A New One Ring Outdoor Circus Show Featuring the Gleeful Circus Bella Company - A Diversly Talented Troupe of Acrobats, Aerialists, Jugglers, Clowns with Live Music by Rob Reich & The Circus Bella All-Star Band. Written & Directed by Abigail Munn ALL SHOWS…
 
August 22, 2021 - Episode 8"Hobos in Space"In the near future, the Starship Manifest flees a dying Earth for a better, brighter future among the stars. "Hobos in Space" follows the struggles of the Hapless Outcasts of Bureaucratic Obsolescence as they attempt to rejoin their new society. Can they survive in the underbelly of this luxury space utopi…
 
"The Tiny Homes project was going on during the Trump administration and and during and COVID and, it was really a means of people, expressing and keeping hope alive at a time when they were not feeling so much hope" - Sally In this episode the featured voices are the Executive Director of the Youth Spirit Artworks Sally Hindman and the Social Medi…
 
"We want to expand the artists footprint and not just preserve what we have, but create more studio space for artists and make this the place where the creative people of San Francisco can thrive and afford to be" - Barbara In this episode our focus and theme is on our artists, and how making art and community engagement is supporting the developme…
 
August 15, 2021 - Episode 7"Collision at the Intersectionality"In "Collision at the Intersectionality" BLACK FOX and JAILBREAK collide as Sanka and Cheung Jūn uncover a chilling truth about AAAWAKOAAPOBB, and Angelica and Eido reveal a secret that might destroy Brad Asteroth and the network!Episode 7 was written by Michael Gene Sullivan. Directed b…
 
"I think there's a big learning about like the fragility and humanity and all our interactions. Right. And recognizing that we all belong to each other" - Nils In this episode we wanted feature the voice of a legacy social service organization that’s approach to providing a hand up to our low-income and unhoused community members is that of seeing …
 
August 8, 2021 - Episode 6"What Were You Thinking?" & EYEBALL ON HISTORY! "1970"This time on Tales of the Resistance - a change of pace. Life is a series of choices, and finding the right answers to those questions is the challenge we put to three contestants in this episode of America's favorite game show, the game that all of us play every day wh…
 
"As the San Francisco Bay Area experienced its rapid changes as the population exploded. And in some ways, even as a diversity in the bay area exploded the folks who you didn't see, in those new faces, those new careers, those new ways of being where black and brown folks, particularly legacy and long time black and brown Oaklanders"-Noni Sessions …
 
"I think we all realize from the pandemic we all belong. We all matter. Human connection is very important and we all have to look out for each other"- Mahogany Roland In this episode our featured voice is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together San Francisco Mahogany Roland. In this week’s show we continue our focus and theme on housing and …
 
August 1, 2021 - Episode 5JAILBREAK! "Passion... For Justice" Part 2 & "Little Jimmy's Gender"In "Passion... For Justice!" Part 2 Asian-American Antifa activist Cheung Jun and Black drag queen Sanka have been accidentally broken out of jail by a right-wing mob, and now, in the smoke, confusion, and some convenient balaclavas, Sanka has been mistake…
 
For folks out on the streets, those who were not lucky enough to get a Shelter In Place hotel room. It's been very, very brutal, not having access to water. A lot of the food sources were cut off not being able to use bathrooms in cafes, et cetera - Jennifer Friedenbach Our featured voices in this episode are the Executive Director of the Coalition…
 
July 25, 2021 - Episode 4Mysterious Mysteries! "The Tale of the Black FOX" Part 2 & "Little Jimmy's Concern"In "The Tale of the Black FOX" Part 2 - Black conservative TV commentator Angelica Phenex discovers a familiar intruder in her bosses office... an intruder who promises to reveal a terrible secret about the network! But what is the secret? Wh…
 
I think sometimes people make the assumption that if someone is unhoused, there's nothing in common with someone who's housed. And that's a real misnomer because I feel like we're all, ultimately one paycheck away from being unhoused - Jen Roy In this episode, our featured voices are the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages, Kevin Adler, Miracle Mes…
 
July 18, 2021 - Episode 3​We Keep Us Safe: A Discussion of Police Violence with the SF Mime TroupeA year after the murder of George Floyd, national sentiments around reforming and defunding the police are swinging back to their levels before BlackLivesMatter protests swept the nation in summer 2020. The majority of Americans still oppose diverting …
 
“These are people often who are experiencing homelessness, who use the ICU as a waiting room”- Kevin Adler In this episode our featured voices are the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages Kevin Adler and the Director of Community Engagement with the San Francisco Marin Food Bank Katy McKnight. We are working on a full half hour show for next week’s …
 
July 11, 2021 - Episode 2JAILBREAK! "Passion... For Justice!" & "Little Jimmy's Election"In "Passion... For Justice!" injustice and romance are in the air when an asian american Antifa activist and a black american activist drag queen are both thrown in a cell for resisting arrest. And when right-wing insurrectionists attack the jail to free their …
 
“We've definitely been listening to the needs of artists and artists of color not only opening ourselves up as a venue for them, but also making sure that we're helping them be successful out in the grand world”- Ashley In this episode, our featured voice is the Program Manager of the Bayview Opera House Ashley Smiley. The Bayview Opera House Ruth …
 
“It's for the community. We're trying to serve the community. We all live here. You know, how are we going to serve our community going forward?” - Greg In this episode, our featured voice is the president of the San Francisco Radio Club Greg Albrecht. The San Francisco Radio Club was formed in 1909 by a handful of radio enthusiasts with the object…
 
July 4, 2021 - Episode 1Mysterious Mysteries! "The Tale of the Black FOX" & "EYEBALL ON HISTORY!"In "The Tale of the Black FOX" a black woman, Angelica had to work hard to be a commentator at a conservative TV station, and her series of editorials - “I’ll Be Right Black” is doing well. Everything seems to be going fine… if only that tattered woman …
 
“I think just due to pervasive sexism, racism, classism in our society, the needs of under-resourced women of color are often overlooked”- Anu Menon In this episode, our featured voice is the Executive Director of Oasis for Girls Anu, Menon who shares about Oasis for Girls programs which are really modeled on youth development, best practices that …
 
“Really there's nothing that's going to stop the revolving door of clients that have very severe psychiatric conditions, periodically because these are chronic conditions where people do have relapses from time to time” - Jennifer In this episode, our featured voice is Jennifer Baity, a therapist in private practice who does training on motivationa…
 
Today's very special guests are the quadruple threats Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo. You may remember them from the acclaimed TV show, American Idol as they both made the finals and wowed the country. Diana and Ace, married for eight years, are about to debut in the on-line production of "First Date: The Virtual Broadway Musical" The show will be ava…
 
Today we talk with two stars of the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe: Michael Gene Sullivan and Ellen Callas. The San Francisco Mime Troupe Presents Their 62nd Season with TALES OF THE RESISTANCE, VOLUME 2: PERSISTENCEA Series of Radio Play Podcasts in 2 Genres: Adventure! & Mystery! As well as the return of the “Little Jimmy” series, a…
 
"When the private equity money comes in, that's when unfortunately you see the human equity and the cultural equity and the racial equity tends to disappear. Suddenly it's equitable only for the people that have brought the billions of dollars to play." - Ian Winters With the health and financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and a low inventory…
 
"Our families are still facing a collective total of about a million dollars in back rent, which is profoundly stressful” – Mary Kate Bacalao Our featured voice in this episode is the Director of External Affairs & Policy of Compass Family Services Mary Kate Bacalao. The focus of this week’s show is on how the covid-19 pandemic is impacting our un-…
 
“My joy is seeing the families as they first walked through the door and that support that they feel and that relief that they feel that, finally they have a place that for now they can call home until their real next home is achieved”- Marc Slater Our featured voices in this episode are Cecilia Ferber the Director of Family Services and Marc Slate…
 
"We made the commitment that even with an expected deficit, we want to give this gift to the city. It's so necessary for the community to come back together" - Ilan Vasconcelos In this episode we feature the voice of the Director of Development of Stern Grove Festival Ilana Vasconcelos. With the State of California officially reopening on June 15th…
 
"There's become a recognition again, internally that artists are seeing themselves as laborers and essential workers and that it is okay to proclaim that doesn't take away of the integrity of your work and your creation" - Julie Baker In this episode we feature the voice of the Executive Director of Californians for the Arts Julie Baker. Julie shar…
 
"So we see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm trying not to use the word pivot anymore. I feel like I've pivoted so many times that I'm just pivoting in a big circle right now" - Tracey Sylvester Welcome to our one-hour special panel discussion on small businesses. In today’s special episode we wanted to provide a broader understanding of the …
 
Theme song created by the San Francisco Mime Troupe in the summer of 2020!Music and Lyrics by Daniel Savio and Jeremy Mage.Production by Jeremey Mage.Drums and Percussion by Dred ScottSaxophones, Clarinet,Flute by Dylan JenningsTrumpet, Flugelhorn by Deborah Del MastroGuitars by Liberty EllmanFeatured vocalists: Andre Amarotico, Velina Brown, Keiko…
 
"We do whatever it takes to strengthen and advocate for children, families, and adults to realize their hopes, behavior, health, and well being"- Faith Jackson In this episode, our featured voice is the Transitional Housing Program Supervisor of Uplift Family Services Faith Jackson. The focus of this week’s show is on how the covid-19 pandemic is i…
 
We talk about all the pollution and all the issues that surround the Bayview and all the history such as the shipyard and all the changes in land that has happened in the Southeast - Alex Velasco In this episode our featured voices are Executive Director Justice Patrick Marley Rump, Senior Development Consultant LeeAndrea Morton, and Community Prog…
 
This is a repeat of my chat with Alex Bennett. Alex Bennett is an American radio personality and talk show host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor. He currently hosts a show Tues-Fri on GABNet.net at 10pm ET. Bennett was born in San Francisco and adopted his on-air name as a tribute to his late father, Alexander Schwarzmann. During …
 
You don’t need a building to provide library services to your community - Jayanti In this episode our featured voices are the founder of Common Knowledge Susan Stuart Clark, the Director of Library Services, of the Hayward Public Library Jayanti Addleman and the Library Director of the Redwood City Library Derek Wolfgram Welcome to our one-hour spe…
 
Things are once again approaching normal as we hear that Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are planning on re-opening in September. ---SF Playhouse is opening with a very innovative production in June! ---- Get tickets SHOOT ME WHEN… By Ruben Grijalva Directed by Susi Damilano Commissioned by San Francisco Playhouse PLAY DETAILS Jackie has dementia. …
 
"Our mantras for the whole course of the pandemic has been trying to get as many resources to nonprofits as possible"-Lucy Salcido Carter In this episode our featured voices are Public Policy Director Lucy Salcido Carter and Christina Dragonetti the Outreach and Communications Director at CalNonprofits. Over this past 13 months of producing this sp…
 
“How you get an entire sector back on its feet after 18 months of closure is really difficult and we're going to need support for years”-Brad Erickson In this episode our featured voice is the Executive Director of Theater Bay Area, Brad Erickson. We wanted to host Theater Bay Area because they are another one of our long-time performing arts organ…
 
“They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds." "I hope people recognize that we are continuing to fight and uprise against the injustices that are happening on all levels.” - Jasmine Dellafosse Today’s convening and conversation with community leaders is our final follow up conversation from both our The Townhall Event we hosted in Ma…
 
Gary Stanford Jr. is a San Francisco Bay Area veteran actor and director. Ray and Gary reminisce about San Francisco theatre, they discuss the current social atmosphere, white supremacy, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other current social and political topics. Planet Bay Area Podcast with Gary Stanford Jr.: https://www.facebook.com/PlanetBayA…
 
“I look forward to seeing how sort of the general public reviews, how they look at artists. And go, Oh, this is a valid life choice”-Erica Andracchio In this episode our featured voice is Playwriter, actress and Executive Director of the Left Coast Theater Company. Erica Andracchio who describes herself as, the lady with many hats for a number of y…
 
"Harriet's Spirit is using the spirit of Harriet Tubman as an inspiration to a young girl to overcome bullying in school" - Nicole Paiement In this episode our featured voice is the Artistic and General Director of Opera Parallele Nicole Paiement. “I started this company because I was very eager to not only collaborate with a lot of artists in the …
 
I think the challenge for us is that we live and breathe this pain daily. And that's hard as this is to hear my aunt in pain. I carry that every single day. How the hell do they expect us to respond to a police officer who is biased against us to act professional and appropriate and kind when we know the one thing this cop wants to do is to hurt us…
 
I think that some of the most innovative, if not the only innovative programs that we saw to be successful was because the City listened to communities and neighbors and residents who had all the ideas quickly and your small business, entrepreneurs like your restaurants who were like, we got to figure something out of we're closed down.- Joaquin To…
 
Joe Rogan and the Covid Vaccine - Eek. Oscar controversy over who'd numero uno. ___________________________________________________________________ Music by Carly Ozard: carlyozard.com Closing Song - Angel from Montgomery sung by Ray Renati Green Room on Air Web Site: raysgreenroom.com Please take a little time and rate my podcast on Itunes - http:…
 
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