Host: Heath Riddles

Co-Hosts: Kate Messer & Stephen Rice

Check out our website at www.outcastaustin.com


Volume 139: 12/28/2010



OutCast takes a look at 2010 as Stephen Rice and Lisa Scheps chat with frequent guests Rebecca Havemeyer, Chase Martin and Chuck Smith, and recap the historic events of 2010 as well as the many celebrated guest from all walks of life.

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Volume 138: 12/21/2010



Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Virgil A. Richard and Retired U.S. Army Chaplin Colonel Paul Dodd talk about the Clinton-era Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy as the U.S. Senate passes S.4023, repealing DADT, by a vote of 65-31.

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Volume 137: 12/14/2010



NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro talks about his new Holiday Album with Pink Martini & what life is like behind the scenes in Obama's White House; B-52's Fred Schneider on his new band The Superions & their new Christmas album; and Bobby Cook talks about the the Black Tie Gala at Rain benefiting The Octopus Club

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Volume 136: 12/07/2010



GetEqual Co-founder Robin McGehee gives us an update on the fight for equality and were do we go from here; and Bobby Cook, DJ Benson Wilder and Rebecca Havemeyer talk about the upcoming Bobby Cook's Big Gay Holiday Brunch at The Belmont and the Black Tie Gala at Rain benefiting the Octopus Club.

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Volume 135: 11/30/2010



ZACH Theatre's Martin Burke talks about his starring role in "The Santaland Diaries"; Out Youth's Gabi Padilla talks about their Our Schools Program; author Abby Dees talks about her new book "Queer Questions, Straight Talk"; and AIDS Services of Austin's Scott Dinger talks about World AIDS Day.

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Volume 134: 11/23/2010



Fort Worth City Council Member Joel Burns talks about his It Gets Better video; Deputy Editor of POZ Magazine Oriol Gutierrez discusses recent developments in the fight against HIV/AIDS; and Rebecca Havemeyer visits to talk about her upcoming Celluloid Handbag screening.

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Volume 133: 11/16/2010



White Widow stops by to perform live in the studio before heading out with Sandra Bernhard on the Kiss Me On the Lips Texas tour this week benefiting Equality Texas; members from the Transgender Education Network of Texas talk about the upcoming 12th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance; and a discussion on the status of DADT.

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Volume 132: 11/09/2010



Sandra Bernhard returns to OutCast along with Saffire Trinity Stone and Chuck Smith with Equality Texas to talk about Sandra's upcoming "Kiss Me On The Lips Texas" tour across the state; and Kerthy Fix talks about the upcoming screening of the documentary film "Strange Powers - Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields"

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Volume 131: 11/02/2010



Chuck Smith with Equality Texas talks about the election including the numbers and implications; Lisa Marshall talks about the upcoming benefit for Out Youth; and Layne Box with the Octopus Club talks about OctoTea Dance 15.

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Volume 130: 10/26/2010



Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron revisits Outcast to talk about the success of AIDS Walk Austin; Tim Curran, news director for Sirius OutQ talks about the current 'media darling' status of LGBT issues in the news; and the boys from Austin Gay Basketball League are in the house to talk about the end of their Inaugural Season.

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Volume 129: 10/19/2010



Internationally syndicated columnist Dan Savage and the It Gets Better Project; the Joel Burns video; GoingUpDay.org founder Colt Woods talks about the new non-profit; and Omar Equality Lopez talks about tomorrow's upcoming Vigil in Purple for LGBT Victims of Violence at Austin City Hall.

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Volume 128: 10/12/2010



Candice Towe from Out Youth talks about what the group is doing to provide a safe environment for LBGT youth. Harvard neuroscientist Simon LaVay talks about his lasted book that will be featured the at the upcoming Texas Book Festival; the guys 'The Six Pack' talk shop about their podcast; the Rev Ken White talks about the documentary Call Me Malcolm

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Volume 127: 10/05/2010



Miss America Caressa Cameron and Paul Scott from AIDS Services of Austin talk about the upcoming 2010 AIDS Walk; the cast from ZACH Theatre's production of RENT; and singer/songwriter Ariel Aparicio talks about his new release.

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Volume 126: 09/28/2010



Equality Texas Deputy Director Chuck Smith talks about the recent suicide of a Houston-area teenage; TENT Executive Director Lisa Scheps talks about the brutal beating of a trans woman in San Antonio and upcoming events; NGLCC co-founder and president Justin Nelson talks about the Chamber's upcoming conference; and the Tipsy Texan founder David Alan talks about Bourbon History Month.

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Volume 125: 09/21/2010



Former chopper pilot for the Army and Air Force, Lori Russell, talks about the recent developments with DADT; author Amy Ford talks about her new book Brown Babies, Pink Parents ; comedian Shawn Pelofsky talks about life since her days with Heath back in OKC and her upcoming show; they boys from AGBL talk about the new Fall Season; and Rebecca Havemeyer talks about her upcoming show.

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Volume 122: 08/31/2010



BearCity executive producer Lewis Tice and The Sons of Tennessee Williams director Tim Wolff talk about their movies, both of which will be playing at the upcoming 23rd Annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF 23); Author Jon Paul Buchmeyer talks about his memoir, Alphabet City, a finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Eric Moffet and Brad Hayden from the Austin Gay Basketball League talk about the new league's upcoming season.

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Volume 121: 08/24/2010



Filmaker Daniel Alexander talks about his latest documentary, Freeing Bernie Baran, that will premiere at aGLIFF23; aGLIFF Executive Director Skot Tulk here is to talk about the upcoming festival; Tim Hamblin and Daniel Alonzo from the Austin History Center talk about their latest project to record the mark the GLBT community has made on Austin; and Rebecca Havemeyer talks about her upcoming Celluloid Handbag show.

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Volume 120: 08/17/2010



Actor, comedian, author, fashion designer and now musician Margaret Cho talks about her latest tour plus her new album Cho-Dependent; Lisa Scheps, Executive Director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas talks about the legal battle in East Texas with the family of a fallen fighter on one side and his trans widow on the other ; and Austin designer Jordan McCalmont talks about turning trash into treasure.

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Volume 117: 07/27/2010



Nathan Manske, creator and editor of imfromdriftwood.com talks about his upcoming road trip; Nakia and the crew from Cheer Up Charlie's talk about the new 'queer space' for Austin and the changing landscape in Austin's GLBT community; Tiffani Bishop and David Estlund from Equality Across America - Austin talk about the pending Day of Decision Rally; and Chase Martin with therepubliq.com talks about this weeks upcoming events.

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Volume 116: 07/20/2010



Oriol Gutierrez, Deputy Director at POZ Magazine talks about the Obama Administration's new comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy; Sharon Lettman with the National Black Justice Coalition responds to the comments made last month on ABC's The View; Dennis Coleman, the new Executive Director of Equality Texas, stops in during his first week on the job; and Chase Martin with therepubliq.com talks about this Friday's Bloom Party by aGLIFF and more.

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Volume 115: 07/13/2010



New York City-based blogger and media commentator Andy Towle talks about his blog Towleroad, a site with homosexual tendencies; Martin Burke, who stars as The Man in the Chair in ZACH Theatre's production of THE DROWSY CHAPARONE, talks about his role in this hilarious musical and the controversy around an Austin360.com review; and therepubliq.com's Chase Martin is here to talk about this Friday's Red Hot 2010 Party at OCH.

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Volume 114: 07/06/2010



Alison Arngrim, Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie, talks about her new book, Confessions Of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson And Learned To Love Being Hated; Priscilla Hale & Rose Pulliam from ALLGO talk about the upcoming Texas Queer People of Color Statewide Summit; Chase Martin from therepubliq.com talks about a new gay basketball group and their upcoming events; and the always inebriated Rebecca Havemeyer talks about her Celluloid Handbag show at the Alamo.

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Volume 113: 06/29/2010



NPR's White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro talks about his work inside the White House and insight into the administration, his interest in obscure extreme sports and his moonlighting career as a jazz singer with "Pink Martini" ; and San Antonio based actor, singer and comedian Jade Esteban Estrada talks about his own White House experience at the State Arrival Ceremony welcoming Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico.

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Volume 112: 06/22/2010



Journalist Jason Bellini talks about covering the NATO airstrikes in the former Yugoslavia for CNN, the 2000 presidential campaign for MTV, the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks in New York City, the war in Afghanistan, the conflict in Kashmir; being embedded with the Marines in Operation Iraqi Freedom and working as the lead news anchor for CBS News on Logo; and Nanette Gartrell, MD talks about the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), which examines lesbian mothers and their children

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Volume 111: 06/15/2010



Writer, speaker philosophy professor and UT alumni John Corvino; openly gay actor and comedian Jason Stuart talks about his response to the Newsweek article "Straight Jacket: Heterosexual actors play gay all the time. Why doesn't it ever work in reverse?" by Ramin Setoodeh; and Robin McGehee, co-founder of GetEqual talks about the impact the organization has on the current stuggle for equal rights for GLBT Americans.

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Volume 110: 06/08/2010



National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association president David Steinberg from the San Francisco Chronicle talks about the evolving role of gays in the media; Claudia Wright, the retired teacher who is shaking things up in the Democratic Primary for Utah's 2nd Congressional District; and Cyd Zeigler from Outsports.com.

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Volume 109: 06/01/2010


Comedienne Sandra Bernhard talks about her work and her upcoming show in Austin during Pride Weekend; gay pop superstar, TV personality, and nightlife legend Jonny McGovern; Harry Knox, director HRC's Religion and Faith Program talks about the upcoming “Living True: the tour”; Karen Thompson with the Pride Foundation talks about Austin Pride 2010; Jason Rosen with Project Transitions talks about Texas Swing; and Rebecca Havemeyer talks about QueerBomb.

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Volume 108: 05/25/2010


Indie rocker Eric Himan; Randall Terrell with Equality Texas, Dan Quinn with Texas Freedom Network and Jose Median with ACLU of Texas discuss the trouble at the State Board of Education; Kathleen Coggin with Family Eldercare talks about a new program for gay & lesbian seniors; Jake Gonzalez with aGLIFF talks about Queer Youth Media Project; and Mary Wilson, pastor at Church of the Savior, and Chad Peevy, president of the AGLCC talk about the Interfaith Pride Service.

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Volume 107: 05/18/2010

Comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer; organizers from the upcoming Equality Across America Conference Tiffany Bishop and Omar Lopez; HRC President Joe Solmonese; and Rachel Smith of Pride Socks.

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Volume 106: 05/11/2010

Joe Jervis, the blogger behind Joe. My. God., talks about the expanding fallout from the Rekers Rentboy Scandal; and cabaret star Jim Caruso, talks about his show Jim Caruso's Cast Party coming to the Long Center later this month.

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Volume 105: 05/04/2010

Jim Colucci, author and 1/3 of the St Olaf Glee Club; Lisa Scheps, Executive Director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas; Anne Wynne, founder of Atticus Circle and SLDN Board Member & Tim Hanson, U.S. Air Force veteran and member of HRC Austin's Steering Committee; and Kristen Scheel, Director of Professional Relations at the Pride Institute.

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Volume 104: 04/27/2010

Kip Williams, co-founder of GetEQUAL and co-chair of last October's National Equality March, talks about how GetEQUAL uses acts of civil disobedience to gain national exposure for the movement for equal rights; Ellen Ratner, author, news analyst for FOX News and out lesbian talks about several topics.

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Volume 103: 04/20/2010

Greg Reiner, Executive Director of the Tectonic Theater Project talks about drama surrounding the production of The Laramie Project in Tyler, Texas; Austin singer/songwriter Amy Cook is in the studio talking about and perfoming songs from her newest release; Paul Scott, the new Executive Director of AIDS Services of Austin about the role that ASA plays in the Austin community.

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OutCast Archive - April 13, 2010

Cathy Renna, GLBT activist and public relations goddess; Pastor Randy Phillips from the PromiseLand West Church and Father Jim Stockton of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection talk about the changing relationship between Christianity and the GLBT community; and Scott Ballew from the Octopus Club stops by to talk about ArtErotica.

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OutCast Archive - April 6, 2010

Michelangelo Signorile, author, columnist and host of The Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius XM's OutQ; LGBT rights activist Lt. Daniel Choi; Wes Schulz talks about the upcoming Sound of Pride event

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OutCast Archive - March 30, 2010

Oriol Gutierrez, Vice President, Print & New Media at National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and Deputy Director at POZ Magazine talks about Ricky Martin; Singer/Songwriter Amy Cook talks about her upcoming release; Chase Martin from therepubliq.com talks about the new website for OutCast Austin; and Award-winning poet and editor Abe Louise Young reads from her recent works.

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OutCast Archive - March 23, 2010

Reverend Gene Robinson, the first openly Gay Bishop in the Episcopal church; Miguel Santana, author of The MariĆ©n Revelation; Playwright Allan Baker talks about Connect – Four Short Plays; and David Smith, Executive Director of the Hill Country Ride for AIDS talks about upcoming events.

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OutCast Archive - March 16, 2010

Tonight's show was GREAT!! We had the Amazing and Very Funny Jazz Singer Kellye Gray.


Fausto and Marc from the Feast of Fun dropped by.



We spoke to Malcolm Ingram, the Director of the new movie Bear Nation.

AND a live in-studio performance from Austin Rocker Nakia.


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OutCast Archive - March 9, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 -Tonight on OutCast: Hedda Layne, Alex Garza, Pony, and KOOP Membership Drive.

Hedda Layne

Alex Garza

Pony

KOOP Membership Drive

All this, plus Co-hosts Stephen Rice and Kate Messer.


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OutCast Archive - March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 -Tonight on OutCast:

LGBT-Focused Recovery:
Pride Institute's Kristen Scheel

KOOP's Membership Drive




Spring Gala: Capital City Men's Chorus' Daniel Turner


aGLIFF's Skot Tulk on the Oscar Party at the Driskill


Dreaming of a Song: Austin Caberet Theatre's Stuart Moulton



All this, plus Co-hosts Stephen Rice, Kate Messer, and Miss Kitty.

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OutCast Archive - February 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 -Tonight on OutCast: Austin Hate Crime: Victims Emmanuel Winston & Matt Morgan & Council Member Laura Morrison; Gay Ghetto Superstar: OutQ Sirius Host Frank deCaro; Travis County JP Candidate: Daniel Bradford; Master Entertainer: Jade Esteban Estrada.


All this, plus Co-hosts Stephen Rice and Miss Kitty.


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OutCast Archive - February 16, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 -Tonight on OutCast: Travis County Divorce: Angelique Naylor, Jennifer Cochran, Karen Langsley & Chuck Smith; Stand Up & Be Counted: Elizabeth Lopez Lyon, Jaime Grant & Chuck Smith; Comediennes: Vickie Shaw & Jennie McNulty; Viva Las Vegas!: Mark Erwin & Micah King


Travis County Divorce: Recipient of a "gay divorce" in Travis County, Angelique Naylor is joined by her attorney Jennifer Cochran, family law attorney Karen Langsley, and Equality Texas deputy director Chuck Smith.




Stand Up & Be Counted: Elizabeth Lopez Lyon with the U.S. Census Bureau, Jaime Grant from the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, and Chuck Smith from Equality Texas.




Comediennes: Vickie Shaw and Jennie McNulty will be at MCC Austin on Saturday, February 20th. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/








Viva Las Vegas!: Mark Erwin and Micah King fill us in on this fabulous Monte Carlo event to benefit AIDS Services of Austin.


All this, plus Co-hosts Stephen Rice and Miss Kitty.

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OutCast Archive - February 9, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 -Tonight on OutCast: Karen Landolt & Randall Terrell on the Texas Equity Conference; Jim Stotz & Nicole Hutchenson on AGLCC's Fat Tuesday Ball; Rod Castle from the Osito Foundation; and Bobby Cook's Big Gay Bad Romance Brunch.


Karen Landolt is a member of the Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association at the University of Texas as Austin. Randall Terrell is the Policy Director at the Equality Texas Foundation. Both organizations are sponsoring the Texas Equity Conference on competitive benefits on February 19-20th.



Jim Stotz and Nicole Hutchenson are with the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, which is presenting its Fat Tuesday Ball on February 16th.





Rod Castle is the CEO & Co-founder of the Osito Foundation, which wants every child with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illness to have a teddy bear.






Bobby Cook is here to fill us in on his Big Gay Bad Romance Brunch.








All this, plus Co-hosts Stephen Rice and Kate Messer.


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OutCast Archive - February 2, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 -Tonight on OutCast:Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on repeal of Don't Ask/Don't Tell; Sexual & gender identity through the lens of spirituality and religion; and cast members from the gay reality show In the Loop.

Chief Master Sergeant Dave Guy-Gainer, USAF (ret) (left in photo) is a member of the national board of directors of Servicmembers Legal Defense Network, a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask/Don't Tell". Dave is pictured with his husband, David. Also joining us in the studio is Chuck Smith, Deputy Director at Equality Texas.




Father Jim Stockton
is the Rector at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Austin, Texas. ECR is an open Christian community putting God's love into action, welcoming people as they are, on a journey of worship and service.




Ryan James Yezak is the creator and director of In the Loop. In The Loop follows the lives of George Morales - "the leader" and self proclaimed Houston landmark, Albert Hunt - "the comedian" and the sweetest person you will ever meet, and Alex Kovacs - "the elitist" that has a dry sense of humor and sarcastic wit. The show focuses on each character and their relationships with one another as they live their lives in Houston, TX. Are you in the loop?


All this, plus Co-hosts Stephen Rice and Kate Messer.


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