Sunday, June 29, 2008

Our House: Kid of Gay and Lesbian Parents

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A review of how Gay Pride Festival was celebrated around the world. Then, film maker and director Meema Spadola talks about how she came to make the documentary "Our House: Kid of Gay and Lesbian Parents." She interviews, and later follows up with, five families from Long Isalnd, Arkansas, Arizona, New Jersey and New York City.

This 58 minute documentary is available through First Run Features ( or COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) at

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Anti-Defamation League denies Armenian Genocide?

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Massachusetts resident David Boyajian wrote his local newspaper questioning the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) position on the Armenian Genocide. He set off a virtual firestorm of activity in Massachusetts communities reviewing the ADL's No Place for Hate project.

Boyajian, a longtime activist in the Armenian-American community and freelance writer, expressed outrage that the ADL national director Abraham Foxman had refused to recognize the Genocide. Neither would Foxman and the ADL support House and Senate resolutions that would make genocide recognition official.

We spend the hour with David Boyajian in a wide ranging conversation that includes audio testimony from genocide survivors.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Communicating across Cultures: Psychologist Yannis Toussulis and film maker Sharmeen Obaid

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Dr. Yannis Toussulis reviews cultural psychology - what it is and how it plays out in everyday life - and presents ways of understanding it. He uses examples of how different waves of immigration to the U.S. affects life in this country and how unconscious assumptions play into daily interactions.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the first non-American journalist to be awarded the prestigious Livingston Award and the youngest recipient of the One World Media broadcast journalist of the year award in the United Kingdom. In the last seven years she has produced and reported on 13 films for major networks in the United States and Britain.