Monthly Archives: April 2015

Brooklyn Culture Jam welcomes Marni Halasa!

So let’s say you’re planning to change the world–how do you get the media to cover you? Especially if your name isn’t ‘David Koch’ or even ‘Russell Brand’. Well, if you’re Marni Halasa, you work your butt off, and you make contacts and you promise the media they’ll get a nice picture or two  or a quote […]

Warning about Freddie Gray discussions

I’m going to piss off many of my FaceBook friends in coming days. Some are even family. Read at your peril. As events have unfolded in Baltimore around Freddie Gray and his death while in police custody, I’ve found myself increasingly out of step with many of my Facebook ‘Friends’. You of the left persuasion know […]

Brooklyn Culture Jam Radio–The BP Human Extinction Bayou Blues

If you didn’t catch my performance on Monday at the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout/Disaster, I have put it up on radio at my Brooklyn Culture Jam gig. The play is titled the BP HUMAN EXTINCTION BAYOU BLUES. I play the part of Lonnie, a Louisiana based musician whose life […]

HERE’S THE FARKIN’ PROBLEM–An Earth Day rant

This was what Teed me off this AM. As my pals spend their days protesting about Earth Day(I attended the BP protest Monday AM and I’m still waiting for my clothes to dry), the marketing geniuses of the industrial world seize upon the meme of environmentalism to SELL MORE CRAP. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty […]

School Reform and educational malpractice–Brooklyn Culture Jam

Dr. Mark Naison  We recently spoke to Dr. Mark Naison. He is a Professor of African-American Studies and History at Fordham University and Director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. He is the author of six books and over 200 articles on African-American History, urban history, and the history of sports. The Bronx African-American History Project, […]

Restoring the Gulf after BP–the five year anniversary

Telley Madina, a man who knows Louisiana and the effects of BP’s disaster On Thursday 4/16, we spoke to Telley Madina on Brooklyn Culture Jam radio. Telley Madina is the Senior. Gulf Coast Policy Officer for Oxfam America. He is also the son-in-law Byron Encalade, a Louisiana oysterman from Pointe A La Hache whose story was featured […]

We talk to Richard Forer on Brooklyn Culture Jam

A few weeks ago, I spoke to Richard Forer. He is the author of “Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion – A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict.” He has ultra-Orthodox relatives living in Israel. He has first-hand knowledge of issues in Israel. and speaker with expertise on middle East history and current issues.. He was formerly […]