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Rosalyne Blumenstein, respected transactivist, therapist and writer, on her new book "Branded T"

Jonathan Leavitt, director of the Massachusetts Anti-Corporate Clearinghouse, on their organization and purpose

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
  • "Walking Round in Women's Underwear" (Bob Rivers)
  • Borrowing clothes
  • HBO's "Angels in America"
  • Gay neighborhood party
13:35 Question of the Week

"How likely is it for a post operative transsexual to be accepted by a genetic lesbian for a partner?"
(From: Sabrina)

21:14 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
  • 'Bisexual....'
  • Planet Out Person of the Year: Bishop Gene Robinson
  • Massachusetts SJC calls for briefs on same sex marriage decision
  • Peruvian Prime Minister fired over rumors of lesbianism
  • UK transsexuals fault marriage consequences of new law
  • Stupid crook story: would-be rapist gets butt kicked
  • Daimler-Chrysler cancels sponsorship of "Lingerie Bowl"
  • Traffic offenders sing Christmas carols in place of fine
34:13 There have been many autobiographies written by transsexuals, but few convey insight into the gritty urban experience that too commonly befalls those who lose the support of their family at an early age. With 'no holds barred', Rosalyne Blumenstein, transsexual activist and therapist, shares some of her experiences and perspective as detailed in her new and revealing autobiography, "Branded T".

As a transsexual social worker, consultant and trainer, Rosalyne takes pride in her addiction and prevention education work. In her 'tell it like it is' book, she shares how she has juggled her history of sex work, mental health concerns, addiction, gender identity issues, and academic success. Hers is the true story about a teenage runaway, her contact with suicide, gender identity issues, drug addiction, and the sex industry. It is also a story of recovery opening the door to a healing process.

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63:54 Special Message
64:44 Boston area (and national) announcements

Your water may soon come under control of a private, for-profit corporation, if some people get their wish. It's happened in other countries, and it's headed this way. Standing against such developments is Jonathan Leavitt, director of the Massachusetts Anti-Corporate Clearing House. He talks with us about the dangers of privatization and much more.

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