Friday, February 24, 2012

Digitally Yours

Did you know that there was a complete Gay oriented sports magazine and podcast featuring a talk format on "all things sports?" I certainly didn't and was pleasantly surprised to discover this interesting concept that keeps COP 24/7 knowing that all things are possible. The print version of the magazine, "Compete" is now going live as Compete Radio which joined QTalk Arizona and will be a part of its network of podcasts and live call-in shows. Previously, QTalk Arizona had syndicated portions of Compete Radio’s programs as ‘SportsCast’. But now, the full episodes will be available here and on QTalk Arizona’s podcast feeds and streaming audio. QTalk Arizona also becomes the production team for our weekly shows. CorneliusonPoint was the first LGBTQ podcast experiment in Arkansas that produced regular episodes. Unfortunately a later 2008 boradcasting venture using citizen radio station KABF became embroiled in controversey and cantankerous wrangling that cause the show to never get produced.  Using the Audacity platform for podcasting efforts this fourm covered Pride events, pageantry results and offered a wide array of community announcements.  In 2012 COP 24/7 will continue to explore further topics covering local color and who knows maybe some of the SideKicks kickball games. Sound interesting??? Anybody intersted in producing the show?

Compete Radio’s third season launched Saturday, January 28th, 2012 with co-hosts Eric Carlyle and Connie Wardman from Compete Sports Media and Joe Dugandzic from QTalk Arizona. The first featured guest will be Jack Mackenroth – gay and HIV+ swimmer, model, LGBT rights advocate and fashion designer who competed on the fourth season of Project Runway.

First launched in October 2010, Compete Radio brings together gay sports and athlete interviews with a bit of news and pop culture mixed in. The weekly Compete Radio show is the only LGBT sports radio program in the country.

QTalk Arizona was created in June 2010 by podcaster Joe Dugandzic as a way to fill the void in LGBT talk radio programming in Arizona. QTalk Arizona’s mission is to inform, inspire, connect and entertain the LGBT community and its allies, both in Arizona and beyond. Today, QTalk Arizona has nine distinct talk shows covering a wide variety of topics, and it is the largest LGBT podcast network in the country. Instead of simply aggregating content and podcasts, QTalk Arizona produces the majority of its content in- house. Three of the podcasts are also broadcast live on the Internet in a call-in/online chat format. The other six range from covering local nightlife and cultural events, technology news and reviews, gay sports news and athletes, food and wine lifestyle programming and more. These programs are produced and hosted by individuals representing a diverse cross-section of the LGBT and allied communities.

Find out more about QTalk Arizona’s programming, download episodes and listen to live netcasts at, or subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes. Like QTalk Arizona on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join us on Google+. QTalk Arizona is “Many Voices. One Network.”

March Speakers at the Clinton School
*Reserve your seats by emailing, or calling 501-683-5239.

"Acquiring, Managing and Protecting Credit," author Mitch Weiss
Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Weiss helped develop a popular course on personal finance for the University of Hartford and is the author of the new e-book "Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career."

"Mississippi Innocence," Tucker Carrington, director of the Mississippi Innocence Project
Friday, March 2, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Carrington joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law as the first director of the Mississippi Innocence Project, which is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to its clients: Mississippi state prisoners serving significant periods of incarceration who have cognizable claims of wrongful conviction.

Stan Greenberg, chairman and CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Greenberg has served as a polling advisor to former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former South African President Nelson Mandela and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner specializes in political polling and campaign strategy, helping political candidates, parties and ballot initiatives succeed across the country and around the world

"Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities," professor Rich Demillo
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- The Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at Georgia Institute of Technology, Demillo will discuss his book "Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities," in which he argues that the vast majority of American colleges are clinging to a centuries-old model of higher education and must adapt to new technologies to survive in the modern world.

Luma Mufleh, founder of The Fugees Family
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- In 2005, Mufleh started a soccer team called the Fugees, which included players from 28 war-torn countries, to provide refugee boys with free access to organized soccer. The Fugees Family is a non-profit devoted to working with child survivors of war by using soccer to provide support and structure.

"Intelligent Cities," architect Susan Piedmont-Palladino
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Part of the Art of Architecture lecture series
- Piedmont-Palladino is a professor of architecture at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and a curator at the National Building Museum. She will give a lecture titled "Intelligent Cities," which investigates the intersection of information technology and urban life and design.

"Judicial Election Reform," Tom Phillips, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Phillips is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is currently a partner with Baker Botts in Austin, Texas. In 1988, he became the first Republican elected as chief justice in Texas history. Since his retirement from the court he has been active in discussions about the problems with and methods of selection of state court judges.

"Ledgers of History: William Faulkner, an Almost Forgetten Friendship, and Antebellum Plantation Diary," professor Sally Wolff-King
Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- A scholar of Southern literature at Emory University, Wolff-King will discuss her book "Ledgers of History," which details the future Nobel laureate through childhood recollections of Dr. Edgar Francisco whose father was a close friend of Faulkner.

Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro League Baseball Museum
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) - Kendrick has served as president of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo., since March of 2011. Previously, he served for a year as executive director of the National Sports Center for the Disabled, also in Kansas City. He was vice president of marketing at the NLBM from 1998 to 2010.

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