In Our Times

Cheryl Lubin

Bio: 

Dr. Cheryl Lubin is a broadcaster whose radio show “Progressives’ Corner” brought together guests from the worlds of politics, art, culture, and education for nearly two years. A professor who has taught history, theater, and law at City University of New York, UCLA, and University of International Relations in Beijing, China, she has spoken at national conferences on such topics as education, theater, and politics.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, she has lived in New York, New Orleans, Paris, and Beijing. Having whetted her appetite for broadcasting as an undergraduate at Vassar, she went on to earn a law degree from Tulane and teach media and law courses in New York. After a lengthy stint as a teacher here in L.A., she dove back into performance through her work and travel with UCLA, where she got her doctorate in theatre.

Her book "Courting the Stage" examines t.v. and film lawyers and famous courtroom trials throughout history. She is thrilled to bring her signature brand of witty, no-holds barred interviews and discussion to L.A. Talk Radio!
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Show Description: 
Step into In Our Times with Cheryl Lubin for a spirited, sizzling talkfest about the issues that grab our attention! Whether it is the headline of the week, the case of the century, or the blockbuster movie of the summer, our show tackles topics that matter deeply to all of us…and that means you! Join Cheryl each week as she welcomes guests from the worlds of Hollywood, Washington, and everywhere in between. Politics, pop culture, sex, court cases, and hot topics of the day will be discussed, with weekly guests and audience participation.

Show Archives

March 2017

03/21/2017

"Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles"

 

We are joined in studio by Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Executive Director Jonathan Weedman and Artistic Director Dr. Joe Nadeau for a moving and celebratory chat, plus some of their music, including "He Ain't Heavy" and "Three Little Words".  The phenomenal artistry and social outreach of GMCLA are discussed, and the two talk about GMCLA's upcoming show "He Had it Coming" featuring songs from Broadway's great hits and some hidden gems, featuring international superstar Alan Cumming!  For tickets to this show at the Alex Theatre in Glendale April 1 and 2, go to gmcla.org/gmcla3/gmcla-concerts-and-events/he-had-it-coming/#buytix.

03/14/2017

"Was John Milton a feminist?  Not Man Apart Takes on Paradise Lost"

 

What happens when feminists take on John Milton's Paradise Lost?  Not Man Apart-Physical Theatre Ensemble, whose production of "Ajax in Iraq" was featured on NPR last year, has an astounding new play, "Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny", featuring soaring acrobatics, the spellbinding virtual world of Academy-Award winning visual effects specialist J-Walt Adamczyk, and strong, fierce women in the War of Heaven and beyond. Jones Welsh Talmadge and Laura Covelli, Co-Artistic Directors of Not Man Apart, join us in studio to discuss this show, which is playing through April 6 at the Greenway Court Theatre in Hollywood. For tickets to the show, go to greenwaycourttheatre.org/now-playing.  For more on J-Walt's work, go to spontaneousfantasia.com/about-j-walt.  To learn about Not Man Apart's work, go to notmanapart.com.

03/07/2017

"Disinherit the Wind"  - Does the Brain Generate Consciousness? "

 

Playwright and actor Matt Chait discusses his play "Disinherit the Wind", now playing at The Complex Theatre in Hollywood through April 9.  Disinherit the Wind is a powerful courtroom drama that challenges and excites audiences to re-examine their own long-held beliefs - and those of others.  In the play, a famous biology professor sues a university for the right to teach theories of evolution that challenge the Darwinian status quo. For playwright Matt Chait's writings, go to beyondevolutionistheregodafterdawkins.blogspot.com.  Also joining us in studio is actor Circus-Szalewski (atthecircus.com), who plays the freethinking professor's chief antagonist.  For tickets, call (323) 960-4420 or go to plays411.com/disinherit.

February 2017

02/14/2017

"Actor Warriors of Stella Adler Studio"

 

Stella Adler Outreach Director Tommy Demenkoff joins us in studio to talk about Founder Stella Adler's unique commitment to social activism and the arts, the program's Actor Warriors who teach playwrighting and acting in jails, his own passion for service as a theatre artist, and his experience as an original Zoot Suit cast member at the Mark Taper Forum.  For more on the Stella Adler Outreach Program, go to stellaadler.com/outreach/community-collaborations.  For more on the Stella Adler programs in New York and Los Angeles go to stellaadler.com/about.

January 2017

01/17/2017

"When Women Rise

 

Activist and teacher Eric Dawes Smith joins us in studio to discuss the upcoming Women's March in Washington D.C. and the reasons he feels so strongly about marching.  A great show, in which he and Cheryl also discuss ways people can take their discontent to the streets in the most vivid, loving, and visible way possible.

01/10/2017

Special guest Harry (aka Harry the Human), writer and pundit, joins us in studio to bring in the new year with a discussion on politics and fiction, Trump, the pro-chaos electorate, and more.  Check out Harry's newest piece on the Roman Empire, the U.S. Constitution, and why both may be obsolete at harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com.

December 2016

12/13/2016

"Okay, you're PEOTUS, BUT you still have to apologize to my mother" 

 

Cheryl is joined in studio by favorite co-host: writer, activist, teacher, and commentator Eric Dawes Smith!  After swapping tales of post-election woe, they launch into a lively discussion on such topics as: WHY aren't more folks screaming misogyny?  Can't we retire that rusty/creaky Electoral College?  Plus, Eric shares his inauguration day plans, which involve a plane trip to D.C., a large banner, and a fierce commitment to honoring women in the Era of Trump.

12/06/2016

Dystopia: Bring it On! 

 

Journalist Doug Lasken (laskenlog.blogspot.com/) joins us for a full-throttle dissection of Trump's media maneuvers and Cabinet appointees! Let the madness ensue! Plus; an update of our favorite prophet/lizard Robert via telepathic Harry the Human  (harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com).

November 2016

11/08/2016

Cheryl is joined in studio for an Election Night special with pundit/writer Harry (aka Harry the Human) who brings his Gila monster Robert to the studio for some deep contemplation about the human race.  For more on Harry's writing go to harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com.

11/01/2016

"Not a Perfect Mom....But She Plays One on T.V"
 Heather Brooker, whose podcast "Motherhood in Hollywood" features lively, fascinating interviews with women working behind and in front of the camera, is our guest. In this show, she talks about the thrills and  challenges of working in Hollywood while raising her daughter, and how her guests have inspired her. To catch her show, go to motherhoodinhollywood.com

October 2016

10/25/2016

"Search for Signs of Intelligent Life...Revisited"

 
Jane Wagner's acclaimed play "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" orbited into popular culture thirty years ago starring Lily Tomlin as 12 different people.  Now, under the masterful direction of Ken Sawyer, the show has been reimagined as a fully-staged 12-person ensemble at the Los Angeles LGBT Center through November 20, with original music by Anna Waronker (That Dog) and Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Gos).  Led by the radiant Trudy, this show serves up a rousing tribute to the beauty and pain of human interconnection.  In this episode of the podcast, we are joined in studio by Producer Jon Imparato as well as actors Kristina Johnson ("Lyn") and  Rachel Sorsa ("Brandi").  For tickets to the show go to eventbrite.com/e/the-search-for-signs-of-intelligent-life-in-the-universe-revisited-tickets-27219423027

10/18/2016

"Breaking Taboos to a Jazzy Beat: A Taste of Honey"

Actors Sarah Underwood Saviano (sarahunderwoodsaviano.com/) and Kestrel Leah (kestrelleah.com/) discuss their roles as mother and daughter in the raw, crackling play A Taste of Honey at The Odyssey Theatre through November 27. Shelagh Delaney's play delves into working-class life in England in the 1960s. For tickets go to m.ovationtix.com/pr/961090.

10/11/2016

"Beware the Suburban Beast....in You"
Actors Albert Dayan and Jacqueline Wright, starring as married combatants in Mary Laws'  zany, dark comedy "Blueberry Toast" at the Echo Theatre Company in Los Angeles through October 24, discuss the dark underbelly of suburban life and the danger of suppressing our primal desires.  For tickets to the show go to echotheatercompany.com

10/04/2016

"Real to Reel Dazzles and Anita Bryant's a  Drag"

Syd Stewart, Founder of Better Youth, Inc., and Johna Rivers, writer and poet, stop by the studio to discuss their mission to empower young women and their Real to Reel Film Festival hosted by High School Musical's Monique Coleman coming up Oct. 8 in Hollywood.  Then, actor/playwright/activist John Copeland chats up his latest show "Anita Bryant's Playboy Interview", about a VERY wild and shocking time in the 1970s, the cultural dynamics of drag, and more.  To get tickets to the Real to Reel Film Festival, go to everfest.com/e/better-youth-real-to-reel-film-festival-los-angeles-ca,  To check out Syd Stewart's work, go to arts.gov/50th/stories/syd-stewart,  Check out Johna at youtube.com/watch?v=XLknw9At_GE and gofundme.com/ckk6j8.  THEN, playwright/actor John Copeland (about.me/johncopelandactor) talks about his phenomenal show "Anita Bryant's Playboy Interview" at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater.  For tickets go to cavernclubtheater.com/ANITA.html.

September 2016

09/27/2016

"The Beauty, The Banshee, and Me"

Cathy Lind Hayes, an actress and writer whose award-winning one-woman show "The Beauty, the Banshee, and Me" , is a hilarious and touching journey of her search for her birth parents, joins us in studio.  The daughter of television and radio entertainers Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy, Cathy grew up in a show business family and always knew she was adopted.  Her deep curiosity to learn her roots led her on a wild journey that she discusses here, sharing stories and insights throughout the hour.  "The Beauty, the Banshee, and Me" is playing through October 23 at The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.  For tickets go to plays411.com/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4507.

09/20/2016

"The Center Cannot Hold, But At Least We Have the Gila Monster and Peace in the Desert"  

Novelist, former 1960s radical, and reputed telepath Harry (aka "Harry the Human") joins us in studio for a fascinating talk, letting loose on Russia, the war in Syria, ISIS, his own peaceful desert home, and his newfound passion for Gila monsters, whom he dubs "the aristocrats of the desert."  To read Harry's novel "A Peek at Infinity", go to 

harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com/2016/09/the-centre-cannot-hold.htm You can also write to Harry at harrythehuman123@gmail.com.

09/13/2016

"At Least Ayn Rand Wrote Mighty Decent Sex Scenes"

Political pundit and Daily News contributor Doug Lasken (laskenlog.blogspot.com) visits the show to discuss the heated election season, his telepathic pal Harry's search for God, and more! He and Cheryl even reflect on Ayn Rand, the shifting emotional temperature around us, and the Great Reagan Hangover.  To read Harry's FREE political thriller, go to harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com).

09/06/2016

"Actors Richard Fancy ("Seinfeld"), Allan Miller, & Marilyn Fox"

 

Actors Richard Fancy (Mr. Lippman on "Seinfeldj"), Allan Miller (allanmiller.org), who has coached Barbra Streisand and Meryl Streep, among others), and Marilyn Fox join Cheryl in studio for an exciting discussion about their play "Awake and Sing", back by popular demand and playing at The Odyssey Theatre through October 2.  Clifford Odets' story of three generations of a Jewish family living in a small Bronx apartment in 1934 and directed with fierce knowingness by Elina de Santos awakens such questions as: what are our own deepest longings?  How do we bear and thrive in a world of crushing economic pain?  How can immigrants make sense of their own journey then and now?  For tickets to this amazing play, go to web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/948416.

August 2016

08/30/2016

"Family Dysfunction 1980's Style: 'Please Don't Ask About Becket'"

Does nature or nurture play a greater role in shaping who we are? "Please Don't Ask About Becket", a fascinating play about a VERY different twin brother and sister growing up in 1980's L.A. with a Hollywood mogul dad and helicopter mom, tackles this question with suspense and beauty. Playwright Wendy Graf (newplayexchange.org/users/1873/wendy-graf), Executive Producer Lisa Brenner (lisabrenner.com) and actor Rob Nagle (robnagle.com/) join Cheryl in the studio to discuss this moving story and its themes of love, identity, boundaries, and more. "Please Don't Ask About Becket" is playing through September 17 at Sacred Fools Theatre Company. For tickets go to plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4522.

08/23/2016

Harry the Human: the Trump factor, those lost Baby Boomers, and the  folly of Reagan worshippers"

 

Novelist and political pundit Harry the Human makes another radio appearance, digging in to meaty topics such as the folly of Trump followers, the dazed and confused Baby Boomers, and finding calm amid this stormy political season. To read Harry's sci-if thriller FOR FREE, go to harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com/2016/08/chapter-18-our-beginning-is-our-end.html. To read Harry's piece on Bin Laden, go to harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com/2016/08/we-need-good-story.html.

08/16/2016

"Blueprint for Paradise"
 
COULD a racist demagogue captivate Americans in 2016? Playwright Laurel Wetzork (mojewetzorkstudios.com/), whose "Blueprint for Paradise" is set in 1941 Los Angeles and imagines the relationship between an African-American architect and the Nazi sympathizers who hire him to build a Pacific Palisades compound, joins Cheryl in studio to discuss this REAL story and much more. Joining her are actors Meredith Thomas (themeredithmethod.com/) and David Jahn, who star in the show.  The four discuss this fascinating slice of hidden L.A. history and the eerie parallels to Trump. Blueprint for Paradise is playing at Hollywood's Hudson Theatre through Labor Day. For tickets go to plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=4458.

 

08/09/2016

"Harry the Human Reads Trump's Mind"

Telepath and novelist Harry the Human visits the show to discuss his sci-fi (but all too real!) political thriller, "A Peek at Infinity".  The story begins with the election year of 2044 and introduces the presidential candidates of the future.  Harry even reads Trump's mind and muses over the Trump phenomenon.  To read Harry's novel FOR FREE, go to harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com/2016/08/chapter-18-our-beginning-is-our-end.html

 

 

08/02/2016

"Luella Wagner and Dr. Janice Kalec"

 
Writer and motivational speaker Luella Wagner (luellawagner.com) and Janice Kalec, D.C., joined us in studio to discuss the Full Moon Medicine Ceremony and the communal rituals and meaning they have learned through the course of their study of Native American practices.  They also talk about the joy of exploring the role of nature in healing and the sacred teachings they have observed and studied. Their ceremonies are warm communal experiences, and people are invited to come and bring potluck!  Their upcoming ceremonies are: Sturgeon Moon Medicine Wheel Ceremony (Thursday, August 18 at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center (7-10 p.m., 4316 Lanai Road, Encino), Full Moon Medicine Wheel Ceremony (Sunday, October 16 at Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, 6 - 9 p.m., 5068 Old Scandia Lane, Calabasas), and Long Night Moon Medicine Wheel Ceremony (Tuesday, December 13, 7 - 10 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino).

July 2016

07/26/2016

"Ajax in Iraq

Cheryl is joined in studio by director John Farmanesh-Bocca, actres Jessica Carlson, actor James Bane (jamesedwardbane.com) and Greenway Court Theatre Producing Director Jason Bruffy.  The four discuss their current production of Ellen McLaughlin's "Ajax in Iraq" playing through August 14.  This dynamic physical drama takes us on a visceral thrillride, tackling the subjects of war, PTSD, sexual assault, and violence along the way.  For tickets, go to greenwaycourttheatre.org. To find out more about Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble, go to notmanapart.com.

07/19/2016

Theatre Director Mary Jo Duprey
 
Theatre director and renowned vocal coach Mary Jo Duprey (maryjoduprey.com) discusses her current project, Moliere's "An Imaginary Invalid" starring Ellen Geer at Theatricum Botanicum through Oct. 2.  Mary Jo and Cheryl also talk about the joy of staging this farce, the social issues of healthcare and wealth inequality arising from the play, and the power of theatre to promote activism and change.  For tickets to Imaginary Invalid, go to theatricum.com/the-imaginary-invalid.

 

June 2016

06/28/2016

"Burt Grinstead and Charlotte Gulezian"

Burt (burtgrinstead.com) and Charlotte (charlottegulezian.com) are starring as stormy lovers Eddie and May in Sam Shepherd's play "Fool for Love" currently playing at the Los Angeles LGBT Center through July 22.  They join Cheryl in studio for a lively and intense talk on the raw passion and emotional urgency of this play, working with the cast and directors, and their rehearsal process and overall collaboration.  To get tickets to this LA Times Critics Pick, go to eventbrite.com/e/fool-for-love-extended-dates-tickets-25945362277.  To learn more about the work of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, go to lalgbtcenter.org.

06/21/2016

"TOM" at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

 
We are joined in studio by Gerald C. Rivers (geraldcrivers.com), starring as the title character in 'TOM" (an adaptation of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Ellen Geer) at Theatricum Botanicum.  Joining him are Jasmine Gatewood ("Elizza") and Shannon Shepherd (imdb.com/name/nm1827579) who plays Cassie.  They discuss this powerful production, the legacy of slavery, race relations in America, and much more! TOM is playing through October!  For tickets, go to theatricum.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0OA000000Jq7UHMAZ.

06/14/2016

"Home/Sick": The Assembly Theatre Project

 
We are joined by members of The Assembly Theatre Project, Emily Louise Perkins, Edward Bauer, and Nick Benacerraf. The Assembly, a new York-based theatre group, is currently appearing at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles through July 3.  The play, which tells the story of revolutionary radical 1960s group The Weather Underground, provokes, engages, and inspires us to consider: Do you think you can change society?  What does it take?  For tickets to this show, go to web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/958816.  To learn more about The Assembly, go to assemblytheater.org/#!homesick/ca4b.

06/07/2016

"Women, Power, and More: Hedda Gabler"

Actresses Nike Doukas and Jaimi Page, who are both starring as Hedda Gabler in Antaeus Theatre Company's partner-cast production, join us in studio to discuss this iconic play, as well as the themes of women in power, mental illness, and sexual intrigue that surround this famous show.  Now playing through July 17.  For tickets go to antaeus.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0I1200000IUPI5EAP.  To contribute to the Play On! campaign and support their move to their new home in Glendale, go to antaeus.org/support-us/play-on/.

May 2016

05/31/2016

"To War or Not to War?

 

Journalist, celebrated writer, and good friend Doug Lasken joins us in studio to discuss his latest piece on the media blackout, U.S. air strikes in Syria and Iraq, the splintered GOP, and much more! Read Lasken's blog at laskenlog.blogspot.com.

05/24/2016

"Gruesome Playground Injuries"

Cheryl is joined in studio by actors Jeff Ward (Charles Manson in Lifetime's "Manson's Lost Girls") and Sara Rae Foster ("Masters of Sex").  Ward and Foster are currently appearing in "Gruesome Playground Injuries" at Hollywood's Hudson Theatre.  The actors discuss the deep connection and wounds at the heart of the play, and Jeff discusses how he prepared to play the evil and iconic Manson.  "Gruesome Playground Injuries" is playing through June 26.  What IS the path we take to find love in a harsh world? For tickets go to plays411.net

05/17/2016

"Bougie Dilemma" with Nadege August & Kent Faulcon

Actor/Writer/Producer Nadege August and Actor/Director Kent Faulcon (Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse" on OWN) join Cheryl in studio to discuss their smart and lively web series "Bougie Dilemma", about the adventures of a charming, deluded optimist/actress named Nadege Bourgoise on the L.A. scene.  They also chat about women in Hollywood, their favorite directors, working with Tyler Perry, and much more! Check out the show at youtube.com/channel/UCfyLx7YfculX1nyQ_O0URbw and facebook.com/bougiedilemma.  Follow Nadege at @NadegeAugust and Kent Faulcon at @kentfaulcon and facebook.com/kent.faulcon

Nadege is currently appearing at the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Fesival (sci-fest.com/#!video/c10sp). 

April 2016

04/26/2016

Cheryl is joined in studio by Aaron Hendry, who wrote and directed "The Superhero and His Charming Wife", a pop culture epic inspired by dreams now playing through May 15 at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.  Joining in the fun is actor Jones Welsh, who stars as Hero.  The three discuss the dreams, physical power, and beauty at the heart of this mystical and astounding play.  They also talk about Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's ongoing vision and upcoming shows.  To see The Superhero and His Charming Wife, go to http://highwaysperformance.org/highways/event/not-man-apart-physical-theatre-ensemble-the-superhero-and-his-charming-wife/.  To learn more about Not Man Apart, go to http://www.notmanapart.com/.

04/19/2016

"My Manana Comes"
Cheryl is joined in studio by director Armando Molina (amolina.wordpress.com) and actor Lawrence Stallings (lawrencestallings.com) who discuss playwright Elizabeth Irwin's "My Manana Comes" now playing through end of June at The Fountain Theatre. "My Manana Comes", starring Stallings, Richard Azurdia (richardazurdia.com), Peter Pasco, and Pablo Castelblanco features four busboys in the kitchen of an upscale restaurant as they learn the hard way how to deal with extreme pay cuts that jeopardize their dreams, friendships, and dignity.  For tickets go to fountaintheatre.com/event/my-manana-comes

04/12/2016

"Dinner At Home Between Deaths
We welcomed a talented foursome today: soap superstar Andrea Evans (andreaevans.com)("One Live to Live"), Todd Waring ("Scandal", "Grey's Anatomy"), Diane Cary ("Cold Case", "Ugly Betty"), and Amielynn Abellera (amielynnabellera.com) (upcoming film "Limboland").  They are all starring in the pitch black comedy "Dinner At Home Between Deaths", a wicked farce based on the Bernie Madoff scandal, playing through May 8 at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.  To get tickets to the play, go to plays411.net
To learn more about this thriller, go to odysseytheatre.com

04/05/2016

Cinearte: Latin@ Queer Festival
Jon Imparato, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, joins us in studio to talk about the upcoming Cinearte: A Latin@ Queer Festival, a celebration of community and culture, featuring documentaries, U.S. and international shorts, a feature length film, art installations, entertainment, and more.  We also discussed the Center's other upcoming events, as well as the very alarming anti-LGBT laws sprouting up in states like Mississippi.  To get tickets to Cinearte (April 22-24), go to lalgbtcenter.org/cinearte.  To learn more about the Center's wonderful events (including 360 Health and Wellness Fair for LGBTQ Women on Saturday, April 16 at the Center in Hollywood), go to lalgbtcenter.org.  

March 2016

03/22/2016

"Cloud 9"
Actors JD Cullum, Joanna Strapp, and John Allee (johnallee.com) of The Antaeus Theatre in North Hollywood join Cheryl in studio to discuss their roles in Caryl Churchill's "Cloud 9", now playing at Antaeus through April 24.  This wild and witty sex comedy spurs an intense and lively discussion of sex and gender politics.  For tickets to Cloud 9, go to antaeus.secure.force.com/ticket.  To learn more about Antaeus' Play On! Capital Campaign for its cultural arts center, go to antaeus.org/support-us/play-on.   

03/15/2016

"The Brainwashing of My Dad"
Documentary filmmaker Jen Senko joins us to discuss "The Brainwashing of My Dad", a fascinating look at the right-wing media machine that changed her father - and divided the nation.  Produced and narrated by Matthew Modine, "The Brainwashing of My Dad" had its worldwide premiere and will be sweeping the nation in this election year!  To learn more about this movie, go to thebrainwashingofmydad.com.  To get tickets to the Beverly Hills screenings, go to thebrainwashingofmydad.com/screenings.  

03/08/2016

"Blood: A Political Thriller with Music"
Cheryl is joined in studio by celebrated director Robert Allan Ackerman ("The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" with Helen Mirren), whose political thriller "Blood" at The Complex in Hollywood explores the Japanese "Tainted Blood" Scandal during the early years of the AIDS epidemic.  Sohee Park ("The Ramen Girl" with Brittany Murphy) and Kazumi Aihara of The Garage Theatre join in to discuss bringing this fascinating and grim tragedy to the stage, as well as the challenges facing Asian actors in Hollywood.  "Blood" is playing through April 3.  For tickets, go to plays411.net. Check out Sohee Park at soheepark.com and Kazumi Aihara at kazumiaihara.com

03/01/2016

"Tempest Redux" 
Cheryl is joined in studio by actor Jack Stehlin (Roy Till on Showtime's Weeds) and his producer wife Jeannine to discuss "Tempest Redux", now playing through April 10 at The Odyssey Theatre.  Jack stars as Prospero in this breathtaking show.  The three discuss the show's stirring dance, music, and emotional beauty, and Jack and Jeannine talk about their company The New American Theatre.  For tickets to Tempest Redux, go to odysseytheatre.com/tempest_redux.php.  To learn more about New American Theatre, go to newamericantheatre.com/tickets.html.  

February 2016

02/23/2016

"BlackLivesMatter and Election 2016"
Sociologist Dr. Derrick Brooms joins Cheryl to discuss Black History Month as well as such hot-button issues as institutional racism, #BlackLivesMatter and the Democratic primaries, as well as his article "You Ain't No Denzel: African-American Men's Use of Popular Culture to Narrate and Understand Marriage and Romantic Relationships".   

02/16/2016

My Sister/Doug Lasken
Twin sisters and actresses Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler, who are currently starring in My Sister at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, join Cheryl to discuss their roles as cabaret-performing sisters in 1930's Berlin.  To check out this incredible show, go to odysseytheatre.com/my_sister.php.  To learn more about the sisters, go to eandehinkler.wordpress.com/.  Also on board for the show is Doug Lasken, who channels Harry the Human to discuss politics, war, and conspiracy theories.  

02/09/2016

"The Mountaintop"
Dr. Lubin is joined in studio by actress Danielle Truitt, who stars as Camae in "The Mountaintop" at The Matrix Theatre in Hollywood, a play about the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life.  Danielle shares her experience in bringing her sassy, complex character to life, the rich legacy of King, and how artists can be activists.  To learn more about Danielle Truitt, go to facebook.com/danielle.truitt.1?fref=ts.  To see The Mountaintop, go to plays411.net.  

January 2016

01/26/2016

"Marching Toward Iowa"
As Election Year 2016 gets into full swing with the first votes to be cast next week in Iowa, Cheryl enlists journalist, political writer, and favorite guest Doug Lasken to analyze the players on both sides.  Clinton v. Sanders, ongoing Trumpmania, and the return of Sarah Palin are among the topics at hand. 

01/12/2016

"The Theory of Everything"

 

On the eve of Obama's last State of the Union address, Dr. Lubin chats up journalist, pal, and witty raconteur Doug Lasken about everything from ISIS, income inequality, the hypnotic effect of tv advertisement, and much more!  To read more of Doug's work, go to laskenlog.blogspot.com

01/05/2016

#BlackLivesMatter: The Movement in 2016

 

Cheryl is joined in studio by favorite guest/cohost Eric Dawes Smith, and the two discuss hot political topics of the day, including President Obama's address to the nation on gun violence, the future of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the Trump phenomenon.  

December 2015

12/15/2015

"From Paris to San Bernadino: ISIS, War, and Fear"

 

Cheryl is joined in studio by Doug Lasken, whose recent piece on Science, Politics, and Humanity can be found at laskenlog.blogspot.com.  The two discuss ISIS, the war on terror, our widespread fear, and of course the Trump factor.  Doug also weighs in on the whereabouts of show contributor Harry the Human, whose writings can be seen at harrythehuman.harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com.  

12/01/2015

"The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp"

 

Huffington Post Labor Reporter Dave Jamieson, whose piece "The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp" has seized the national spotlight, joins Cheryl for the show.  Dave, who has also written "Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession", talks about the plight of Jeff Lockhart, an Amazon warehouse worker who died without benefits after toiling long hours at a breakneck pace to meet the quota demands of Amazon's peak season.  What does it say about our economy and corporations' treatment of workers when so many are monitored, pressured, and ultimately expendable?  To read Jamieson's excellent piece, go to highline.huffingtonpost.com.  To buy Jamieson's book on baseball cards, go to amazon.com

November 2015

11/24/2015

"ISIS and the Paris Attacks"
Favorite guest, author and cultural commentator Doug Lasken, joins Cheryl in studio to discuss the rise of ISIS and the recent attacks in Paris.  Also on tap this episode: where is famous political writer and telepathic mystic Harry the Human?  Where did ISIS come from?  How can we make sense of it?  Cheryl and Doug break down the Obama-Hollande joint press conference and much more!  To read Doug's recent post on how our world is becoming a sci-fi thriller/nightmare, go to http://laskenlog.blogspot.com/

11/17/2015

"Finding Your Voice: Writers Anonymous"

Cheryl is joined by authors and fellow teachers Jane Hancock and Doug Lasken. Jane is facilitator of the UCLA Writing Project and Writers Anonymous, and Doug is a Project Fellow and Writers Anonymous author. The three have a deeply interesting time discussing the joy of writing, how to inspire ourselves and our students, and our earliest memories of falling in love with words and language. To purchase the Writers Anonymous anthology, go to Amazon.com

11/10/2015

"Creating the Illusion: Hollywood Fashion in Film"
Authors Jay Jorgensen and Donald L. Scoggins, who wrote the magnificent new book "Creating the Illusion: A Fashionable History of Hollywood Costume Designers", join Cheryl in studio to discuss film and fashion through the years.  Fascinating untold stories of the designers' lives, iconic moments in film (like Marilyn Monroe and a certain white dress), and much more are covered in this fun show.  To get the book, go to amazon.

11/03/2015

"Laura Hart McKinney/Harry the Human"

Cheryl's first guest is Laura Hart McKinney, whose recorded tapes of police officer Mark Fuhrman's racist ramblings blew up the O.J. Simpson prosecution case. Her new book, "Men Against Women", is based on research of the LAPD that was used in that trial and exposed the corruption and gender divide in law enforcement.  Then, Harry the Human, cultural pundit and revolutionary writer, makes his way from Berkeley to join Cheryl in person in the studio!  Harry demonstrates his telepathic powers by reading Cheryl's mind on the air, and then describes his recent travels and his new friend Gregory, who has started a revolutionary movement of his own.
To read Laura Hart McKinney's new book, click here.
To read Harry the Human's blog, click here.
To read Gregory's revolutionary blog post, go to gregorysarmyoftheyoung.com.

October 2015

10/27/2015

"Uncle Vanya"

Cheryl is joined in the studio by actors Don McManus and Rebekah Tripp, both starring in Uncle Vanya at The Antaeus Theatre Company in North Hollywood through December 6.  The three discuss the magic of Chekhov, the West Coast premiere of playwright Annie Baker's translation of this play, the power of unfulfilled longing, and much more.  To get tickets for Uncle Vanya and/or support The Antaeus Theatre's plans to expand to its new space, go to antaeus.org.

10/20/2015

The Plus Me Project

Richard Reyes, Founder and Executive Director of the Plus Me Project joins Dr. Lubin in studio to talk about the nonprofit's mission to inspire middle and high school students from at-risk neighborhoods to realize the power of their own personal narratives. The Plus Me Project brings speakers, leadership seminars, and personal narrative workshops to Los Angeles-area schools and is nurturing thousands of students, who are recognizing their own power to change their lives.

10/13/2015

Host Cheryl Lubin is joined in studio by CEO Fallon Moreno and dancer Narada Myers of Be Iconic Entertainment, a nonprofit devoted to nurturing the talent and confidence of at-risk youth. Fallon and Narada talk about the joy of mentoring kids, tackling the obstacles faced by at-risk youth, and their upcoming event "Generation Next", a November 15 fundraiser featuring their kids and hosted by actress Shar Jackson.

10/06/2015

"The Brainwashing of My Dad"

Filmmaker Jen Senko ("The Vanishing City") joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin from New York to discuss her film "The Brainwashing of My Dad: The Shocking Truth Behind the Right-wing Media That Changed a Father - and the Nation". When Jen's father, a former nonpolitical Kennedy democrat, began listening to conservative talk radio during his long daily commute, he soon turned into someone his own family did not recognize. Through interviews and research, Jen explores the propaganda and partisan anger that has infected many, ripped families apart, and exposed the true motives and message of Fox News. To learn more about the film, go to thebrainwashingofmydad.com

September 2015

09/29/2015

"Revolution Starts with a Hot Night Out!"

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THIS SHOW: The hottest ticket in Los Angeles is "Hit the Wall", a powerful, fun, and moving play about the Stonewall Riots of 1969 that triggered the LGBT rights movement. Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin welcomes Jon Imparato, co-producer of "Hit the Wall" at the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Davidson/Valentini Theater, director Ken Sawyer, and cast member Shoniqua Shandai. The four discuss the process of bringing this period and place to life, their vision to create a world that inspires others, and the zany fun of working together to make it all come alive! For tickets go to lalgbtcenter.org/theatre.

09/22/2015

"Trump-Mania with Doug Lasken/Who is Harry the Human?"

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ON THIS EPISODE: Daily News columnist and cultural provocateur Doug Lasken gives his fascinating take on Trump, which then leads to a discussion about the work of the most famous shy writer: Harry the Human! For Doug's work go to laskenlog.blogspot.com. To see Harry the Human in action, go to: harrythehumanpoliticalthoughtsfrombeyondthepale.com.

09/15/2015

"Marijuana Legalization"

Guest cohost Eric Dawes Smith, a marijuana legalization expert, joins Cheryl in studio to discuss marijuana in the United States: medical studies and breakthroughs, state regulations, the myth of "Reefer Madness" and much more!

09/01/2015

LAUSD: "Teacher Jail" and Class Action

Attorney Ben Meiselas of Geragos & Geragos joins Dr. Lubin to discuss the case against Los Angeles Unified School District. Ben represents award-winning LAUSD elementary school teacher Rafe Esquith, who was removed from his classroom for quoting Mark Twain and has endured a harrowing, vague, and prolonged "investigation" by the school district after being cleared by the state of California. You can follow Ben at @meiselasb

August 2015

08/28/2015

"LAUSD's Persecution of Teachers"

Washington Post education columnist Jay Matthews joins Cheryl to discuss the case of Rafe Esquith, a Los Angeles Unified School District fifth grade teacher who has been the subject of shocking mistreatment from the district investigative committee.  Esquith, a celebrated teacher who has won countless awards and whose Shakespearean theater nonprofit has inspired kids and celebrities alike, was removed from his classroom this past spring when a casual remark was misinterpreted by a colleague who reported him to the principal.  Although the state commission cleared him of any wrongdoing, the school district has investigated his financial records and conduct over the past twenty years in an effort to save face and force him to resign. Esquith's removal from the classroom has spotlighted the corruption of LAUSD and its abuse of teachers.  Matthews also talks about KIPP charter schools and his view of the film "Race to Nowhere".

08/21/2015

"Love Won/The Marriage Equality Decision"

Cheryl is joined in studio by Amanda Wallner, Policy Manager for the Los Angeles LGBT Center.  The two discuss the groundbreaking Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, the compelling personal stories at the heart of the case, and the future of activism in the LGBT community.

08/14/2015

Encore presentation of installment 07/17/15
"Obama's Eulogy of Clementa Pinckney: Tragedy, Grace, and Honest Race Talk"

Cohost Eric Dawes Smith and Sociology Professor Derrick Brooms join Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio for a frank, lively, and provocative discussion on violence against the Black community, the murders in Charleston, and Obama's eulogy of Clementa Pinckney.

08/07/2015

"Trump Takedown/To Kill a Mockingbird Cast"

Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin takes on the GOP Debate and offers a tribute to The Daily Show.  Then, she is joined in studio by the cast of To Kill a Mockingbird playing through September 7 at Theatricum Botanicum: Earnestine Phillips, Richard Tyson, Claire Andrew, and Lily Andrew.  The actors discuss what it was like to recreate Depression-era Alabama and race relations then and now.  For tickets go to www.theatricum.com

July 2015

07/31/2015

Encore presentation of installment 06/26/15
"Life Inside a Fundamentalist Cult"
New-York based comedian Brooke Arnold ("I could've been a Duggar wife: I grew up in the same church, and the abuse scandal doesn't shock me", Salon), joins us to discuss her experience growing up in a fundamentalist cult in Texas, her shocking encounter with the outside world at 18, and her current success as a stand-up comic.  For more on Brooke, go to brookearnold.com.

07/24/2015

"Producer Pat Patterson" 

Producer and actor Pat Patterson joins Cheryl in the studio to discuss her film, the thriller "Junction" and the other exciting projects her company Pate Productions has produced. Pat describes her company's vision of bringing character-driven, faith-centered films that showcase the stories and issues of Baby Boomers and appeal to all.

07/17/2015

"Obama's Eulogy of Clementa Pinckney: Tragedy, Grace, and Honest Race Talk"

Cohost Eric Dawes Smith and Sociology Professor Derrick Brooms join Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio for a frank, lively, and provocative discussion on violence against the Black community, the murders in Charleston, and Obama's eulogy of Clementa Pinckney.

07/10/2015

From The Godfather to Jaws: Movies of the 1970's 

Film historian Mark Mayes joins Cheryl in the studio to discuss that "me decade" of disco, dysfunction, and disaster movies that was the 1970's. From Annie Hall to Star Wars, The Last Picture Show to Paper Moon, An Unmarried Woman to Dog Day Afternoon, seventies movies brought us a mind-boggling look into how we felt about ourselves, our government, and our sexuality in a Watergate world.

07/03/2015

"Rachel Dolezal: Talking About Race" 

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Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Jay Richards joins Cheryl to discuss Rachel Dolezal, the former President of the Spokane NACCP whose parents revealed that she is in fact white and had been passing as African-American for years. A fascinating talk about self-deception, identity, and race relations!

June 2015

06/26/2015

"Life Inside a Fundamentalist Cult"
New-York based comedian Brooke Arnold ("I could've been a Duggar wife: I grew up in the same church, and the abuse scandal doesn't shock me", Salon), joins us to discuss her experience growing up in a fundamentalist cult in Texas, her shocking encounter with the outside world at 18, and her current success as a stand-up comic.  For more on Brooke, go towww.brookearnold.com.

06/19/2015

"The Duggar Scandal" 

Salon columnist Ed Lyngar joins Dr. Lubin for a provocative discussion on the Duggars, religious hypocrisy, and the patriarchal culture at the heart of the scandal. Listen to Ed's podcast atarmchairblasphemy.com.

06/12/2015

"PTSD Among Veterans"

Vietnam vet Tom Matteo and film producer Michael Gier join Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio to discuss their upcoming film project "Wounded Warriors", which is inspired by true stories and focuses on the reconciliation between two veterans, a father and a son.  The son battles PTSD, which actually began in childhood when his Vietnam War-traumatized father failed to deal with his own demons.  Tom Matteo speaks movingly about his nonprofit organization to help veterans, and Michael talks about putting the film together, as well as his other projects.  To support the film, go towoundedwarriorsmovie.com.  To see more of Michael's work, go to Silver Dove Productions at silverdoveproductions.com.

06/05/2015

"Life is a Stage"

Mr. Theater himself, Hollywood publicist Ken Werther joins Cheryl in the studio for a rollicking discussion on the joy of theater, the Los Angeles-based struggle between Equity and its members, and the Tony Awards telecast coming up on Sunday.

May 2015

05/29/2015

"Chasing the Magic: I and You"

Actor Matthew Hancock joins host Cheryl Lubin to discuss his life as an actor, bringing Walt Whitman's great poems of humanity to theatre audiences, and much more! Matthew is starring in "I and You" at The Fountain Theatre through June 7.  For tickets go tofountaintheatre.com.  To follow Matthew go to @therealmatteo

05/22/2015

"Piano Man: Todd Schroeder" 

Musical director, composer and songwriter Todd Schroeder
joins Cheryl in the studio and the two have a rollicking good time!  Todd describes his early musical influences, his longtime collaboration with Sam Harris, his work with Jason Alexander and Rita Coolidge, his albums, and his performances at The White House and on Oprah.

05/15/2015

"The Organic Life: Deep in the Soil"

Web host, magazine publisher, and organic planting expert Holly Baird, who is 1/2 of "The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardeners" with her husband Joey, talks about the joys, practical tips, and economic reasons for reusing home items to grow and cook organic foods.  She even advises Cheryl on how to grow food from her urban concrete patio! For more on Holly and Joey go tothewisconsinvegetablegardener.com.

05/08/2015

"Igniting the Mind" 

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Yay Math! Founder Robert Ahdoot joins us for a fascinating interview about his revolutionary technique to master math, foster connection with students, and inspire learning. To see this treasure for yourselves, go to yaymath.org. Also joining us is Joanne Lara, Founder of Autism Movement Therapy, who talks about the May 20 Temple Grandin and Friends: Autism Works Now! Benefit on May 20 at Club Nokia. For tickets go to templegrandinandfriends.com.

05/01/2015

"Baltimore, The Black Liberation Movement, and Sunset Baby" 

Cheryl is joined in studio by "Sunset Baby" cast members Nadege August, Chris Gardner, and Vincent J.Isaac. Playing at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles through June 7, Dominique Morriseau's play explores what happens when a Black Liberation leader visits his daughter and finds a shocking and powerful legacy. Cheryl and her guests also have a round-table discussion on Freddie Gray and Baltimore. For Sunset Baby tickets go to odysseytheatre.com

April 2015

04/24/2015

"Victoria Rowell (Race and Daytime Drama)"

Actress, author, and producer Victoria Rowell played the iconic fan favorite Drucilla Winters on "The Young and the Restless" for nearly eighteen years.
For years, she has spoken out about the lack of racial diversity in daytime drama, both on and off-camera.  She has filed suit against CBS and Sony, recently appeared on CNN and even testified on Capitol Hill about the need for greater access to leadership positions in arts and entertainment. In a fascinating interview, she talks here about the corporate bigotry that has excluded black writers, producers, and directors from artistic ownership and control in daytime drama despite the generations of African-American viewers/consumers. For more on this issue go towww.dru4diversity.com and follow Victoria on Twitter at @victoriarowell.

04/17/2015

"Hillary Clinton Hits the Road"

Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin is joined by Junior League of Los Angeles President Courtney Garvin, who discusses her current projects in this Year of Empowering Women.  For tickets to the gala "Casino Angeleno" on May 9, see www.jlla.org.  Then, cohost Eric Dawes Smith joins Cheryl for a lively debate about Hillary Clinton and current scandals, including the prison terms in the Atlanta teachers cheating case.

04/10/2015

"Transgender Performance"

Host Cheryl Lubin welcomes D'Lo ("Transparent") and Director Ken Sawyer to discuss their show D'FunQT at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. We are also joined by producer Jon Imparato and Co-Founder of the Latina/o Queer Arts & Film Festival Karla Legaspy as we discuss the moving stories of the LGBT community told through film and live performance. To see D'Lo's show or get tickets for the festival, go to www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or call (323) 860-7300. For information on the festival see www.lqaff.com.

04/03/2015

Dr. Cheryl Lubin welcomes Ankur Patel, a recent candidate for Los Angeles Unified School District Board, and Doug Lasken who ran for the Board in 1993. The three dive into such hot-button issues as district corruption, the need for transparency, and why funds never seem to get to the classroom, where 40+ students and outdated books are the norm.
Ankur also talks about his experiences on the campaign trail.

March 2015

03/27/2015

Cheryl welcomes favorite guest, entertainer Markeeda Monet to the studio.  The two have a great time discussing the life of an an L.A. artist and what it means to be a spiritual performer.

03/20/2015

Journalist Doug Lasken joins Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio to discuss politics, Hillary Clinton, ISIS, anti-Semitism in Europe, and his proposal for The Human Party, a refreshing alternative to the Democratic and Republican parties.

03/13/2015

Encore presentation of installment 12/12/2014
Host Cheryl Lubin welcomes Eric Dawes Smith to the studio to discuss the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Misssouri, racial profiling, and violence against black men. The two get to the heart of the matter and have a provocative, lively talk about racism in America.

03/06/2015

Encore presentation of installment 10/31/2014
Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin is joined by the divine, celebrated Emmy winner(Will and Grace) Leslie Jordan, whose one-man show "Fruit Fly", about growing up gay in the South, will be at LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Center in Los Angeles from December 4 - 21 (for tickets go to lalgbtcenter.org). Leslie has Cheryl in stitches as they discuss his Tennessee childhood, crush on Mark Harmon, and his work with the Trevor Project.  To buy Leslie's book and DVD "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet", go toamazon.com.

February 2015

02/27/2015

Encore presentation of installment 01/09/2015
Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin welcomes the gifted and spirited singerMarkeeda Monet, and the two have a great time chatting about her artistic vision, musical inspirations, and her work in live performance and film. 

02/20/2015

Encore presentation of installment 08/01/2014
It's a day of Hollywood glamour as we toast legends of the silver screen with film historian Mark Mayes! Mark, who owns a rare collection of Vivien Leigh photographs featured in a documentary on her life, joins Cheryl in studio to chat about Gone With the Wind, Leigh's magical screen talent and stormy life, and his encounters with Bette Davis and Lucille Ball.

02/06/2015

Cheryl welcomes the highly entertaining and fascinating actor/director Pip Lilly (Second City, the web series "Failing Upwards), and the two have a blast discussing all things entertainment, comedy, and politics!  For more on Pip, seefacebook.com, and for "Failing Upwards", see youtube.com

January 2015

01/30/2015

Cheryl is joined by Director John Markland of The Moth Theatreand actor Chris Marquette, who stars as Hal in their current production of "Proof".  The three discuss faith, relationships, acting, and much more!

01/23/2015

Show Description: Lesbian Superstar Comedien Julie Goldman, who is bringing her show “Take a Walk on the Softer Side” to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre on February 7, joins Cheryl for a terrific preview.  Cheryl and LGBT Center’s Artistic Director Jon Imparato then discuss queer identity and performance, raising money for homeless teens, and many other issues.  To get tickets to Julie Goldman’s show, go to lalgbtcenter.org/theatreor call (323) 860-7300

01/16/2015

Special guest Eric Dawes Smith joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin for a very provocative discussion on everything from Bill Cosby, the Golden Globe Awards, race, sexuality, and politics.  A lively, spicy talk that will make you think!

01/09/2015

Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin welcomes the gifted and spirited singerMarkeeda Monet, and the two have a great time chatting about her artistic vision, musical inspirations, and her work in live performance and film. 

01/02/2015

Host Cheryl welcomes author, memoirist, and performer Luella Wagner, whose one-woman show based on her screenplay about her year teaching on a Native American reservation in Montana, is appearing in Santa Monica on January 31.  A very inspiring chat to ring in the new year!

December 2014

12/26/2014

Encore presentation of installment 12/19/2014
The Mrs., an Austin, Texas-based all-female band, has a hit song called "I'm Enough" that appeared on Good Morning America and is sweeping the nation! Band founder/drummer Andra Liemandt and bassist Jenny Mason join Cheryl to talk about their passion for inspiring women to love themselves, their band, and their amazing hit song and upcoming album. For more on their upcoming tour seethemrs.com

12/19/2014

The Mrs., an Austin, Texas-based all-female band, has a hit song called "I'm Enough" that appeared on Good Morning America and is sweeping the nation! Band founder/drummer Andra Liemandt and bassist Jenny Mason join Cheryl to talk about their passion for inspiring women to love themselves, their band, and their amazing hit song and upcoming album. For more on their upcoming tour seethemrs.com

12/12/2014

Encore presentation of installment 11/21/2014
Host Cheryl launches her "Life of an L.A. Actor" series with actor/producer Matt Crabtree, who stars in The Santaland Diaries at Working Stage Theatre in Hollywood in December. Cheryl and Matt have a lively laughfest and discuss a range of topics, including the L.A. theatre scene, the spirit of Christmas, the joys of acting, and Cheryl's elf name "Snoozypie".

12/05/2014

"Spotlight on Politics: Income Inequality Salon columnist Edwin Lyngar joins host Cheryl for an in-depth interview on the GOP, income inequality, the "ethics" of the investor class, the recent midterm elections, and the ever-polarizing Fox News.

November 2014

11/28/2014

Encore presentation of installment 10/31/2014
Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin is joined by the divine, celebrated Emmy winner(Will and Grace) Leslie Jordan, whose one-man show "Fruit Fly", about growing up gay in the South, will be at LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Center in Los Angeles from December 4 - 21 (for tickets go to lalgbtcenter.org). Leslie has Cheryl in stitches as they discuss his Tennessee childhood, crush on Mark Harmon, and his work with the Trevor Project.  To buy Leslie's book and DVD "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet", go toamazon.com.

11/21/2014

Host Cheryl launches her "Life of an L.A. Actor" series with actor/producer Matt Crabtree, who stars in The Santaland Diaries at Working Stage Theatre in Hollywood n December.  Cheryl and Matt have a lively laughfest and discuss a range of topics, including the L.A. theatre scene, the spirit of Christmas, the joys of acting, and Cheryl's elf name "Snoozypie".

11/14/2014

Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin is joined by all-time favorite co-host Eric Dawes Smith and Professor Derrick R. Brooms, and the three have a sizzling talk about education, African-American men, and Obama's legacy. Don't miss it!

11/07/2014

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by playwright Alice Childress, takes on the taboo and sizzling subject of interracial love in 1918 South Carolina.  Gregg T. Daniel, who is directing this powerful production at The Antaeus Theater Company in North Hollywood, joins host Dr.
Cheryl Lubin in the studio along with stars Veralyn Jones and Leo Marks. The group have a blast discussing love in all times/places, racism, politics, theater, and much more in a lively, fun show! Wedding Band is playing at The Antaeus through December 7: for tickets go to antaeus.org.

October 2014

10/31/2014

Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin is joined by the divine, celebrated Emmy winner(Will and Grace) Leslie Jordan, whose one-man show "Fruit Fly", about growing up gay in the South, will be at LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Center in Los Angeles from December 4 - 21 (for tickets go to lalgbtcenter.org). Leslie has Cheryl in stitches as they discuss his Tennessee childhood, crush on Mark Harmon, and his work with the Trevor Project.  To buy Leslie's book and DVD "My Trip Down the Pink Carpet", go toamazon.com.

10/24/2014

Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin welcomes Jon Imparato (Artistic Director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center), whose celebrated production of Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia is playing through November 16. Also joining them are cast members Paul Witten,Ann Noble, and Spencer Morissey.  The guests discuss this play of passion and chaos, director Ken Sawyer, and the raw, wrenching moments that change lives forever.
For tickets go to lalgbtcenter.org or call (323) 860-7300.

10/17/2014

Encore presentation of installment 09/19/2014
Ross Greenburg, acclaimed producer of sports documentaries (Mickey Mantle, Arthur Ashe) and pay-per-view events (Mike Tyson) joins host Cheryl Lubin to discuss the September 23 premiere of his film "The Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football".  The film, which will be featured on Epix celebrates the four brave African-American men (Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Bill Willis, and Marion Motley) who integrated pro football the year before Jackie Robinson integrated pro baseball.  A fascinating talk about football, race, and a story to celebrate!

10/10/2014

Performance artist, author, and renegade scholar Jose TorresTama joins Cheryl Lubin to discuss his show "Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers", which he is performing as part of the Encuentro International Latino Theater Festival in Los Angeles.  In his piece, Torres Tama shape shifts into many characters (including an extraterrestrial) to take on the word "alien", the immigration debate, and the American "dream" in a wild, raw, hilarious romp.
To see "Aliens", go to thelatc.org.  To get the book "Immigrant Dreams and Alien Nightmares" go to amazon.com orlavenderink.org. For more on Torres Tama's work go totorrestama.com.

10/03/2014

Director/author Angelo Guglielmo, Jr. (Twitter:
NYMOVIEDIRECTOR) joins host Cheryl Lubin to talk about his Emmy-nominated film "The Woman Who Wasn't There" . Produced by Meredith Vieira's production company, this psychological suspense thriller tells the story of Tania Head, 9/11's most famous survivor whose harrowing tale of escape from the Twin Towers captivated the nation before she was exposed as a fraud.  A shocking film of connection, deception, and healing, this film and book (co-authored by Robin Gaby Fisher) will stay with you forever.

September 2014

09/26/2014

Playwright David Castro joins host Cheryl Lubin in the studio for a fun and lively discussion of his play "Man's Dominion", currently on stage in Los Angeles. The play, directed by Dennis Neal and featuring Tim Powell in a tour-de-force performance, tells the true story of the lynching of Mary the elephant in Erwin, Tennessee in 1916. David also discusses his career as a television writer (including "Married With Children") and a range of issues. To see Man's Dominion, go to theencoreawards.com/1834. The play is proud to support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

09/19/2014

Ross Greenburg, acclaimed producer of sports documentaries (Mickey Mantle, Arthur Ashe) and pay-per-view events (Mike Tyson) joins host Cheryl Lubin to discuss the September 23 premiere of his film "The Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football".  The film, which will be featured on Epix celebrates the four brave African-American men (Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Bill Willis, and Marion Motley) who integrated pro football the year before Jackie Robinson integrated pro baseball.  A fascinating talk about football, race, and a story to celebrate!

09/12/2014

Host Cheryl Lubin welcomes Eric Dawes Smith to the studio to discuss the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Misssouri, racial profiling, and violence against black men. The two get to the heart of the matter and have a provocative, lively talk about racism in America.

09/05/2014

Encore presentation of installment 08/29/2014
Writer and political commentator Doug Lasken joins Cheryl in the studio to discuss the latest headlines, including the Israeli/Gaza War, aging, and the death of Robin Williams.

August 2014

08/29/2014

Writer and political commentator Doug Lasken joins Cheryl in the studio to discuss the latest headlines, including the Israeli/Gaza War, aging, and the death of Robin Williams.

08/22/2014

Encore presentation of installment 06/20/2014
20 years ago, the world watched football star O.J. Simpson in a white Ford Bronco on the L.A. Freeway.  Soon after, he was arrested and later tried- and acquitted- for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.  Eric Dawes Smithis our co-host for a look back at the criminal Trial of the Century, and the politics of race, celebrity,  and courtroom drama that left us shocked and fascinated.

08/15/2014

Encore presentation of installment 08/08/2014
Producer Jon Imparato (Director of Cultural Affairs of the Los Angeles LGBTCenter) and director Ken Sawyer join Cheryl in the studio to discuss the play The Goat (or, Who is Sylvia?) by Edward Albee coming up at the Center.  The play runs at the Davidson Valentini Theatre in Hollywood from September through the end of November. For tickets call the box office at (323) 860-7300 or go to lalgbtcenter.org.  Jon and Ken spoke movingly of the play and the great work the Center has been doing in the LGBT community for many years.

08/08/2014

Producer Jon Imparato (Director of Cultural Affairs of the Los Angeles LGBTCenter) and director Ken Sawyer join Cheryl in the studio to discuss the play The Goat (or, Who is Sylvia?) by Edward Albee coming up at the Center.  The play runs at the Davidson Valentini Theatre in Hollywood from September through the end of November. For tickets call the box office at (323) 860-7300 or go to lalgbtcenter.org.  Jon and Ken spoke movingly of the play and the great work the Center has been doing in the LGBT community for many years.

08/01/2014

It's a day of Hollywood glamour as we toast legends of the silver screen with film historian Mark Mayes! Mark, who owns a rare collection of Vivien Leigh photographs featured in a documentary on her life, joins Cheryl in studio to chat about Gone With the Wind, Leigh's magical screen talent and stormy life, and his encounters with Bette Davis and Lucille Ball.

July 2014

07/25/2014

Encore presentation of installment 07/18/2014
Actor/Director Ellen GeerWillow Geer, and Abby Craden stop by the studio to discuss their acclaimed production of Lear, Will Geer'sTheatricum Botanicum's current season , and the rich legacy of Will Geer.

07/18/2014

Actor/Director Ellen GeerWillow Geer, and Abby Craden stop by the studio to discuss their acclaimed production of Lear, Will Geer'sTheatricum Botanicum's current season , and the rich legacy of Will Geer.

07/11/2014

45 years ago, the Manson murders shocked and terrified Los Angeles and the world.  Writer Doug Lasken joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin for a fascinating talk about cults, the 1960's, and much more!

07/04/2014

Encore presentation of installment 06/06/2014
Publicist Ken Werther joins host Cheryl Lubin in studio for a fun tribute to Broadway and the Tony Awards. The two discuss the nominees, Tony host Hugh Jackman, brilliant performances on The Great White Way, and showbiz trivia!

June 2014

06/27/2014

Host Cheryl Lubin takes a fun romp through memory lane, honoring the guests and causes that inspire the show.  Listen as she takes on theater, politics, and pop culture this hour!

06/20/2014

20 years ago, the world watched football star O.J. Simpson in a white Ford Bronco on the L.A. Freeway.  Soon after, he was arrested and later tried- and acquitted- for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.  Eric Dawes Smithis our co-host for a look back at the criminal Trial of the Century, and the politics of race, celebrity,  and courtroom drama that left us shocked and fascinated.

06/13/2014

Encore presentation of installment 01/10/2014
Ann Fessler, author of the myth-shattering book "The Girls Who Went Away", discusses her film "A Girl Like Her" with Dr. Cheryl Lubin.  The two discuss the Postwar America adoption boom (1946- 1973) where many unwed mothers were forced to surrender their babies and suffered the loss and trauma of keeping their experience secret. An incredible interview!

06/06/2014

Publicist Ken Werther joins host Cheryl Lubin in studio for a fun tribute to Broadway and the Tony Awards. The two discuss the nominees, Tony host Hugh Jackman, brilliant performances on The Great White Way, and showbiz trivia!

May 2014

05/30/2014

Encore presentation of installment 02/07/2014
General Hospital star Kristina Wagner joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin in studio for a fun hour!  Kristina speaks movingly about the documentary "Children of Internment"childrenofinternment.com that she directed with her brother Joe Crump.  The film addresses the internment of German-Americans during World War II, a little-known and powerful subject.  The two also discuss Kristina's work on General Hospital!

05/23/2014

New Orleans-based artist, author, and cultural provocateur Jose Torres Tama joins us from Le Musee in New Orleans to celebrate the opening night reception of the gallery exhibit of his work "New Orleans: Free People of Color & Their Legacy". Torres Tamaspeaks movingly of the legacy of free people of color in Louisiana, their grit and struggle for freedom, and the beautiful artwork featured through July 11 at Le Musee de FPC. If you're in The Big Easy, check it out! It not, you can buy the book atogdenmuseum.org.

05/16/2014

Encore presentation of installment 04/18/2014
New York Times bestselling author Kevin Roose ("Young Money") joins host Dr.Cheryl Lubin for a fascinating talk about young Wall Street recruits since 2008, as well as Kevin's encounter with the big money titans when he snuck into a secret meeting to witness the debauchery firsthand.
kevinroose.com

05/09/2014

"Nothin' But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America's Industrial Heartland" author Ted McClelland(edwardmcclelland.com) joins Cheryl to discuss America's Rust Belt, Chicago politics, and the turbulent tenure of Mayor Rahman Emanuel.

05/02/2014

Director Alexis Jacknow (alexisjacknow.com) and actors Deidra Edwards and Jonathan Bray (jonathanbray.com) join Cheryl in studio to discuss "Fat Pig", playing through June 1 at The Hudson Theatre in Hollywood. For tickets go to plays411.com/fatpig. The four talk sex, body image, dating , and much more, and along the way share lots of laughter! To see Deidra's award-winning turn in the film "Disfigured", go to disfiguredmovie.com

April 2014

04/25/2014

"Doctor Anonymous", onstage at the Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood, takes us to 1972  Philadelphia, where a young psychiatrist undergoes gay conversion therapy to conform to a world that labels him diseased. 
Playwright Guy Fredrick Glass (lastcastrato.com), director John Henry Davis (johnhenrydavis.com) and actor Matt Crabtree (mattcrabtree.com) join Cheryl for a lively discussion on LGBT identity, theater, and this powerful story brought to life. "Doctor Anonymous" plays through May 4 (plays411.com/doctor).

04/18/2014

New York Times bestselling author Kevin Roose ("Young Money") joins host Dr.Cheryl Lubin for a fascinating talk about young Wall Street recruits since 2008, as well as Kevin's encounter with the big money titans when he snuck into a secret meeting to witness the debauchery firsthand.
kevinroose.com

04/11/2014

Actors Sally Hughes and Karianne Flaathen(karianneflaathen.com), currently onstage in "Top Girls" at The Antaeus Theatre Company in North Hollywood, join Cheryl in the studio to talk about women and money, feminism, this amazing play, Margaret Thatcher's England, and much more! The show is playing through May 4; for tickets go to antaeus.org.

04/04/2014

Salon columnist Edwin Lyngar, whose piece "I Lost My Dad To Fox News" has struck a chord and inspired people across the nation, joins Cheryl to discuss the right-wing media's rage machine, his own journey from
Libertarian to democrat, and the joys of fatherhood.   You can find Ed's work at edwinlyngar.com.

March 2014

03/28/2014

Dr. Tony Wagner (Harvard University) joins Cheryl to discuss his amazing film "The Finland Phenomenon" about the world's most surprising - and successful - school system.  What can we learn from Finland? A lot! An incredible show! (tonywagner.com)

03/21/2014

Joshua Fields Milburn (theminimalists.com), one-half of the duo The Minimalists, joins Cheryl to discuss his book"Everything That Remains", his current multi-city speaking tour, and the inspiring story of how he left his corporate job to live a life of deep, mindful joy!

03/14/2014

Fasten your seat belts! Cheryl is in feisty form as she takes on politics, low wages, and the disappearing middle-class.

03/07/2014

Playwright Bill Lawrence (circlextheatre.org) talks with Cheryl about his upcoming play "This Is Our Town", a parody of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" set in present-day Pacific Palisades.

February 2014

02/28/2014

L.A. Talk Radio's own Sheena Metal joins Cheryl for a fun-filled tribute to the Academy Awards.  The two have a great time celebrating Oscar season and the magic of Hollywood!

02/21/2014

Actors Shannon Holt and Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue) join Cheryl in the studio to talk about their roles in The Passion Play, currently playing at The Odyssey Theatre in Santa Monica (for tickets, go to odysseytheatre.com/passion play.php).  The three have a fun and lively talk about theater, politics, religion, and many subjects! Bill is also Co-Artistic Director at Antaeus Theatre Company (billbrochtrup.comantaeus.org). A great show!

02/14/2014

Director John Pleshette joins Cheryl in the studio to discuss the play Rx currently onstage at The Lost Studio in Hollywood through March 1 (for tickets, go to plays411.com/rx).  This terrific satire about love, pain, and Big Pharma is a must see!  John also discusses his acting career (“Knots Landing”) and his adventures in Hollywood.  (also: for another great evening at the theater,  see Coco Peru in “She Got Balls” coming up next weekend onlylagaycenter.org)

02/07/2014

General Hospital star Kristina Wagner joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin in studio for a fun hour!  Kristina speaks movingly about the documentary "Children of Internment"childrenofinternment.com that she directed with her brother Joe Crump.  The film addresses the internment of German-Americans during World War II, a little-known and powerful subject.  The two also discuss Kristina's work on General Hospital!

January 2014

01/31/2014

Best-selling novelist Mike Bond mikebondbooks.com joins Dr. Cheryl Lubin to discuss his latest thriller, "The Last Savanna", a fast-paced adventure and love story that also highlights the terrible plight of elephant poaching in Africa and other areas.  Mike also talks about his Saving Paradise Project, his novel of the same name, and his very exciting life as a war correspondent and candidate for U.S. Senate!

01/24/2014

Cheryl welcomes Sandra Harrison of Kitten Rescue to discuss the need to rescue and protect animals.  Sandra speaks movingly of the importance of caring for cats, spaying our pets, and the dedicated volunteers with whom she works. To volunteer or donate, see kittenrescue.org.  You can even contribute to Kitten Rescue's participation in the upcoming LA. Marathon!

01/17/2014

Award-winning performance artist Adelina Anthony(adelinaanthony.com), along with acclaimed transgender performance artist D’Lo (dlocokid.com) and producer Jon Imparato join Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio to discuss “The Beast of Times”, a two-person play that has its upcoming encore performances in Hollywood on Jan. 31- Feb. 2.  “The Beast of Times” is a hilarious, provocative piece about identity, politics, queer people of color, and so much more!  The four have a great time discussing social activism and theater.  A great show!  To get tickets for “The Beast of Times” go to lagaycenter.org  or call(323) 860-7300.

01/10/2014

Ann Fessler, author of the myth-shattering book "The Girls Who Went Away", discusses her film "A Girl Like Her" with Dr. Cheryl Lubin.  The two discuss the Postwar America adoption boom (1946- 1973) where many unwed mothers were forced to surrender their babies and suffered the loss and trauma of keeping their experience secret. An incredible interview!

01/03/2014

Journalist, debate coach, and political wit Doug Lasken (Los Angeles Daily News, The Libertarian) joins Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio for a lively look back at 2013.  The two discuss Obama’s foreign policy, Doug’s adventures in middle-class health care, and his travels to Korea.  To read Doug’s work go tolaskenlog.blogspot.com

December 2013

12/20/2013

Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso(lagrassomd.com) joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin for the hour.  Dr. LaGrasso talks about his passion for helping young children through cleft palate surgery, his key role in the separation of conjoined twins in 2006, his unique integrative approach to patient consultations, and the importance of family.  A great show that will inspire you for the new year!

12/13/2013

Kathi Flood, visual artist, storyteller, and “guerrilla sociologist” (kathiflood.com) joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio to discuss her work.  The two have a great time discussing the challenges and joys of the creative life, Kathi’s many exhibits, her artistic stance against corporate rule of America, and her alter ego Blotista.  As a special treat, Kathi performs from “Dogs of War” and other pieces.

12/06/2013

Host Dr. Cheryl Lubin welcomes artists and authors Linda Layand Stacy Elaine Dacheux who discuss their upcoming two-person art exhibit "Wrestling and the Roundabout" at The Dog Show (a great store!) in Los Angeles on December 14. These two multi-talented women discuss art, the creative process, community involvement, Stacy’s work featured in the Los Angeles Times, and Linda’s fascination with monsters. For Stacy’s art blog seerevisingloneliness.com.

November 2013

11/22/2013

Education activist and veteran teacher Eric Dawes Smith joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio for a lively, provocative, no-holds-barred game of free association and exploration of all things related to K-12 education in the nation today. Honesty is the true name of the game as Cheryl and Eric brainstorm strategies for the future of America's kids.

11/15/2013

Producer Jon Imparato (Artistic Director at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center), Director Ken Sawyer, and actor Carl J. Johnson join host Dr. Cheryl Lubin in the studio to discuss The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, currently onstage at the Davidson/Valentini Theatre at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. 10 years after Mathew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, was murdered, what is life like in Laramie in 2008? Has the town been shaped in a lasting way by the brutal crime and the media frenzy that followed? This play takes the audience into the heart of Laramie in a moving, intimate way, resulting in an unforgettable experience for all. To support the Matthew Shepard Foundation, go to matthewshepard.org.

11/08/2013

Director Jennifer Chambers and actors Beth Triffon and Joe Holtjoin Cheryl in the studio to discuss their show "The Pain and the Itch" currently onstage at the Zephyr Theater in Hollywood. A great talk about family, politics, and fiery holiday gatherings! Written by Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park"), the play is a scathing satire set at Thanksgiving, where the tasteful decor and cranberry sauce collide as this family flings emotional barbs and has an unforgettable visitor. Through December 1. For tickets go toplays411.com/pain or call (323) 960-5774.

11/01/2013

Award-Winning documentary filmmaker Jen Senko ("The Vanishing City") joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin to discuss her current project, "The Brainwashing of My Dad", a film that explores her father's transformation from a mild-mannered nonpolitical Kennedy democrat to a Republican when extreme right-wing talk radio and Fox News became his sole source of "information". In examining her father's alarming change, Jen Senko also delves into the Nixon-era blueprint for Fox News, interviews Noam Chomsky and others, and asks the question: what has happened to our media and the nation? Why have so many fallen under the spell of divisive right-wing media that spreads bigotry, breeds resentment, and divides families? To support the film via a tax deductible donation, go toWomen Make Movies and search "The Brainwashing of My Dad". To purchase "The Vanishing City", go tothevanishingcity.com.

October 2013

10/25/2013

Jose Torres Tama joins host Dr. Cheryl Lubin to discuss the current tour of his show “Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers: A Sci-Fi Latino Noir Multimedia Solo Project”. This performance is used as part of the research for a new project titled ALIENS Taco Truck Theater Project, where Mr. Torres Tama will transform a food truck into a mobile theater to spur community activism in response to anti-immigration laws. After discussing his work as performance artist, author, and cultural provocateur, Torres Tama performs from “Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers”. Don’t miss it! To see more of Torres Tama, go to torrestama.com. He has also contributed to the blog for the PBS documentary Latinos in America. His art book "New Orleans Free People of Color and Their Legacy: Creole Portraits" can be purchased atogdenmuseum.org.

10/18/2013

Feminist, scholar, hellraiser, and Graduate Fellow at UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Tressie McMillan Cottom joins host Cheryl Lubin for a lively and provocative talk on everything from higher education, feminism, women in pop culture, Miley Cyrus, race, sex, and much more. For more of Tressie visit her website attressiemc.com

10/11/2013

Director Simon Levy and actress Lisa Pelikan ("Dr. Emma Brookner", The Normal Heart) join host Cheryl Lubin in the studio to discuss Larry Kramer's groundbreaking play The Normal Heart, currently playing at The Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. The run of the play has been extended to December 15 and has received rave reviews from the Los Angeles theater community. Larry Kramer's groundbreaking play about the early years of the AIDS epidemic in 1980's New York is a powerful call to action and compassion, and Simon and Lisa talk about the rehearsal process, the connection between the actors and the audience, the love story at the heart of this play, and the ongoing need for compassion and education to fight AIDS, for which there is still no cure. For tickets to this show visit fountaintheatre.com

10/04/2013

Education Activist Eric Dawes Smith joins host Cheryl Lubin for a freewheeling, fun, and provocative interview on the current and future state of education in America today. Eric and Cheryl take on everything from Hollywood's fantasy of the "savior teacher", charter schools, Teach for America, and what can be done to save our educational system from its current crisis.

September 2013

09/27/2013

In Our Times 

Dr. Cheryl Lubin and her guest Dan Kovalik, human rights lawyer and associate senior counsel for United Steelworkers Union discuss Dan's op-ed piece "Death of An Adjunct", which spotlights the poverty of adjunct professor Margaret Mary Vojtko, her recent death, and the starvation wages of most of our college instructors.  Dan's piece has touched hearts and gone viral! When people work their entire lives in the service of others and die with nothing, what has happened to the American Dream?