Friday, September 04, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Last Friday we spoke with a member of an initiative called the Reproducibility Project at the University of Virginia which recently reran 100 psychology experiments and found that in over 60 percent of them they were unable to replicate the findings. The results of the study, which were published last week in Science, have generated alarm that the field of psychology is in poor shape, however according to Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and the author of the forthcoming book How Emotions Are Made: The New Science of the Mind and Brain, the failure to replicate is not a cause for alarm; but is in fact, a normal part of how science works.  She joins me today to discuss the study and why she feels that its results are not a cause for alarm. 

When the drug Truvada came onto the market it caused a fair amount of controversy and created a divide in the HIV/AIDS activist community, with some people arguing that it was the answer to finally combating the epidemic and others arguing that it would only encourage sexual risk-taking by providing a false sense of security.  Now, two and a half years into a large Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program in San Francisco, we are starting to get some answers about the effectiveness of the drug to prevent HIV infection among those at very high risk of contracting the virus as well as the effect it has on the safe-sex practices of its users.  Joining me today to discuss the program and its results is Benjamin Ryan a writer who covers health care POZ Magazine.  You can also follow Ben on twitter.


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Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voices, returns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on twitter.
 On Tuesday September 22nd Pope Francis will begin his 6 day visit to United States and Catholics across the country are all buzz with excitement, and while most American Catholics may be fans of the Pope, a new Pew Research Center poll of them shows that they are not necessarily big fans of the ideas he represents as head of the Catholic Church, and that American Catholics tend to be much more accepting and have a very different view on what constitutes a sin compared to the Vatican.  Joining me today to talk all about the Catholic Church and the Pope’s upcoming US visit is John Fugelsang the host of Tell Me Everything which airs from 2pm-5pm ET, daily on SiriusXM Insight Channel 121.  You can also follow John on twitter.



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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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It seems that over the past few years every time Congress returns from its summer break we have to brace ourselves for another possible Republican led government shutdown, and it appears that this year will be no different.  This year the fight is over Planned Parenthood with conservatives wanting to defund the group, even if it means once again shutting down the government, only this time they’re holding the GOP leadership accountable.  Joining me today to talk all about the conservative plot to destroy both Planned Parenthood and Rep. John Boehner is Russell Berman, the senior associate editor at The Atlantic. You can also follow Russell on twitter.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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Yesterday, President Obama traveled to Alaska in order to spotlight the fact that climate change is one of the biggest threats we face as a nation, and to emphasize the fact that it is being driven by human activity.  This trip also comes right after his administration proposed measures to cut carbon emissions from our Nation’s energy sector, but according to some activist his environmental rhetoric falls flat when compared with his mixed record on climate.  Joining me today to discuss the President’s Alaskan trip and why some activist are calling the President a hypocrite when it comes to action on climate change is Eric Holthaus a meteorologist who writes about weather and climate for Slate’s Future Tense blog.  You can also follow Eric on twitter.

 
Earlier today, The Movement Advancement Project (MAP), an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for LGBT people, released a new report examining how state and federal religious exemption laws are being used across the country to harm a broad range of people, interfere with law enforcement, and undermine the rule of law.  Joining me today to discuss the report and its findings is Ineke Mushovic MAP’s Executive Director and Heron Greenesmith who leads MAP’s LGBT movement research analyses and conducts research in support of MAP’s public policy work. 


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Monday, August 31, 2015

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Over the weekend, Pride at Work, an officially recognized constituency group of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, which organizes support between the organized labor movement and the LGBT community to further social and economic justice, has asked all unions to stop supporting the Human Rights Campaign until it addresses what it see sees as systemic issues and key problems with HRC’s Corporate Equality Index which purports to identify companies with strong protections and worthwhile benefits for its LGBT employees.  Joining me today to discuss the Union group’s resolution which could result in HRC losing more than $100,000 is Shane Larson, the co-president of Pride At Work and the Legislative Director for the Communication Workers of America Union.  You can also follow Shane on twitter.


On August 25, the US Department of Homeland Security and the NYPD, raided the New York City offices of rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and six employees of the leading gay escort website.  News of the raid prompted largely derisive comments from across the LGBT community, with some people arguing that prostitution should be legal and that the raid is just another example of a waste of federal dollars in pursuit of a victimless crime, while others are saying that this is yet another example of discrimination and that modern version of bath house raids.  Joining me today to talk about the raid, the crimes that Rentboy.com is accused of, as well as the reactions coming out of the LGBT community is Duncan Osborne, associate editor at Gay City News.



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