Bet Power, founder and curator of the Sexual Minorities Archive, believes that Northampton is losing its character and status as Lesbianville USA because of gentrification. Gay marriage acceptance may be spreading across the country, but queer kids are still committing suicide, and trans women are still murdered with astonishing impunity. Is there a way to make sure Northampton remains a safe and affordable haven for everyone in the LGBTQ community?
Not long after this photo was taken, Bill contracted a lovely cold featuring a case of laryngitis. So, no new show this week. Instead, we take a trip back to March 2011, when the Bill Dwight Show was on the airwaves at Valley Free Radio, and our pals Steve and Orion Sauter stopped by the studio to regale us with tales of Orion’s battle with a brain tumor.
In the wake of the historic blizzard bust, Bill and Jaz chat about affordable housing, movies, books, and whatever else we damn well please, because there’s no guest and it’s just the two of us. Also, if you aren’t caught up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. you might want to fast forward from minute 32 to minute 35 because spoilers.
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Actor and director Sam Rush talks about the plethora of upcoming area theatre events, and explains the difference between community theatre and New Century Theatre.
Also, Bill urges everyone to act now on some important local issues.