Monday, October 6, 2008
Saving Marriage; Bill Ayers on his Fugitive Days
Mug shot from Chicago Police of Ayers
In our the next edition of Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, we delve into two controversial issues this election season.
In part 1 of the program, we talk with two filmmakers, Mike Roth and John Henning, who directed a documentary, "Saving Marriage," on the ultimate success in Massachusetts to forestall a voter-ban on gay marriage. We'll ask them what lessons can be learned given that California voters will vote in November whether or not to ban gay marriage (Prop. 8) and overturn the state Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing it.
In part 2, given the controversy over Barack Obama's "palling around" (allegedly) with former fugitive Weatherman Bill Ayers (now a respected education professor in Chicago), we re-air portions of a past interview we conducted with Prof. Ayers. We asked him then to reflect on his fugitive days.
Saving Marriage web site: www.savingmarriagethemovie.com/home.html
Saving Marriage trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmjfKgnnCdA
Ballotpedia Proposition 8 entry: ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=California_Proposition_8_(2008)
Obama and Ayers:
NY Times:www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/us/politics/04ayers.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin (needs free registration)
NY Times Ayers profile: topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/a/william_c_ayers/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=bill%20ayers&st=cse
Online Petition to Support Bill Ayers:
Pallin on Ayers: