After some introductory blather, I tell you about the sad Anzac Day this year. From there I move on the other NZ news, far less serious, but I sneak in a more serious thing, too. And more silliness. A phone comment lets me update an earlier episode.
Archerr may be taking over all the Thursday live shows. Stay tuned.
2Political Podcast Episode 28 is now available. 2Political Podcast is no longer part of the AmeriNZ Podcast, so go to the podcast site, 2political.com. The site has complete shownotes, and you can leave comments there as well as download or listen to any episode.
First up today I have an important announcement. Then, it’s all about me—as it should be, of course. I tell you about my Adventure Shopping, and then correct what may have been a grievous error (or not). I also tell you how old Bella is, and have some fun at the expense of other podcasters.
Note: I will not be doing a live show this week.
Archerr will do a live group show on Pride 48 starting at 8:00pm Eastern North American time on Thursday, April 29 (Noon Friday, April 30 New Zealand time). You can join other listeners in the chatroom, where you can also ask questions or make comments as the show is streamed.
This week I took part in Archerr’s group show, AR1056 Gang Bang. Good luck hearing me, apart from the occasional adorable chuckle. Clearly I’m far too important to actually take part, as the photo above shows.
Seriously, it’s always fun to take part in an Archerr group show, so if you have the time, join in—or, better yet, join MY live show, which alternates with Archerr.
Join me for the next live show on Pride 48 starting at 8:00pm Eastern North American time on Thursday, April 22 (Noon Friday, April 23 New Zealand time). You can also join other listeners in the chatroom, where you can also ask questions or make comments as the show is streamed. Archerr will be back as host the following week.
I’m back, after a VERY busy time. In today’s episode, I talk about some things we found.
First, there’s the new addition to the family, Bella. I tell you about her, and how she came to live with us. Then it’s on to something I mentioned in my last regular episode: A store in Auckland that sells imported American products. I also have a story from the news and tell you about some video podcasts I’m working on and will be posting soon.
Archerr will do a live group show on Pride 48 starting at 8:00pm Eastern North American time on Thursday, April 15 (Noon Friday, April 16 New Zealand time). You can also join other listeners in the chatroom, where you can also ask questions or make comments as the show is streamed. I’ll be back as host the following week.
I won’t be doing a live podcast on Pride 48 this week. I’m swamped with work and can’t spare the time. Speaking of time, due to the recent seasonal clock changes in the US and NZ, the show now starts two hours earlier NZ time (but same North American time) than it used to. That hasn’t helped!
The United States’ anti-gay immigration policy is “gratuitous cruelty,” according to US Representative Jerold Nadler, the chief sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act in the US House of Representatives. What’s happening to make US immigration law treat GLBT Americans fairly and equally, as many other countries—such as New Zealand—already do?
Joining me today to discuss that is Julie Kruse of Immigration Equality, an organisation dedicated to changing the law and helping bi-national couples.
Julie talks about the current state of the effort to change the law, as well as related issues. For example, how do issues like the Defense of Marriage Act affect immigration reform? How does the effort to make US immigration law treat GLBT people equally relate to comprehensive immigration reform? Ultimately, what’s the prospect for reforming US immigration law?
For me, this was an interesting and informative talk about an issue that affects me personally. Unfortunately, I made an error in the audio settings and the sound isn’t as good as it could’ve been. This is an interview I really enjoyed doing.