WBAI-FM Upcoming Program
Katie Halper Show

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 3:00 PM


On today’s program I first speak with filmmaker Tami Gold and organizer J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly talk about the fight for sex workers' rights and the forthcoming documentary "It's Just A Job."

Then I speak with Retired Colonel Ann Wright about Ukraine, NATO, Pearl Harbor and more.

J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly is an organizer, sex worker and survivor who does advocacy and research around disabilities, poverty, food/housing instability and violence. They have co-authored academic papers, conducted interviews and focus groups, done community organizing, made documentaries and served at organizations like The Ishtar Collective, GLITS, SOAR Institute, Decriminalize Sex Work, and New York Transgender Advocacy Group. They were an advisor for the Museum of the City of New York’s Transgender Activism Exhibit and received the 2019 Marsha P. Johnson Community Leader Award from New York Transgender Advocacy Group, where they have served as the president of the NY State Gender Diversity Coalition since 2019.

Tami Kashia Gold is a multidisciplinary artist, cultural worker and a professor at Hunter College CUNY. Her teaching focuses on documentary production and LGBTQ non-fiction studies.   As a filmmaker, Tami has produced Every Mother’s Son; Juggling Gender: Politics, Sex And Identity; Out At Work: Lesbian And Gay Men On The Job; Making the Impossible Possible: The Story of Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College; Passionate Politics: The Life and Work Of Charlotte Bunch; RFK In The Land Of Apartheid; Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Labor Struggle in the Post Office; The Last Hunger Strike: Ireland 1981; Another Brother, among others. Tami is a recipient of a Rockefeller, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships; NY/NJ Video Arts Fellowships; AFI Independent Filmmakers Fellowship and Tribeca Audience Award; GLAAD Media Award; Urban Visionaries Award, Museum of Television and Radio; Excellence in the Arts Award from the Manhattan Borough President; Cine Golden Eagle Award;1st Place Athens International Film and Video Festival; HUGO Award; Gold Plaque Chicago International Film Festival; Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria; Video Golden Apple Award; National Media Network Festival among others.

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