Saint Kermit Interviews

November 20, 2006

Ann Hancock

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 6:00 am

Ann Hancock is the Executive Director of the Climate Protection Campaign, a California-based organization that is working to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases generated in and around Sonoma County.  Its mission is “to create a positive future for our children and all life by inspiring action in response to the climate crisis.”

The organization’s current fundraising effort is the ecobabes calendar.  It’s good way to have some fun with a serious topic. Perhaps it’s a good holiday present, too.

November 6, 2006

Andy Stern and Anna Burger

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 2:25 pm

We interview Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union and author of A Country That Works, and Anna Burger, the chair of the Change to Win Coalition, about the role of 21st century unions in the global economy, American politics and in the lives of unions members and non-union members alike.

October 29, 2006

The WCCA Roundtable

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 12:00 pm

Recorded live at WCCA in Worcester, Saint Kermit hosted its second political roundtable discussion. Joining Jim were:

We discuss the state of the gubernatorial campaign, and what we expect to happen after November 7 (including the November 9 constitutional convention).

October 21, 2006

John McCutcheon

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 12:01 am

Before his recent performance in Framingham, we spoke with John McCutcheon, one of America’s most talented musicians and folk singers. We had a chance to discuss his music and his interest in the labor movement, political causes (although not necessarily politics) and baseball.

John will be back in Massachusetts in Friday, December 1, at the Firehouse Coffeehouse in Littleton. If you have never heard him play (and we simply can’t do him justice on a 45 minute podcast), you should make every effort to attend.

Rand Wilson

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 12:00 am

Mike interviews Rand Wilson about his current run for State Auditor under the banner of the Working Families Party, the prospects for Ballot Question 2, and how he got involved in both campaigns.

October 16, 2006

Barney Frank

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 6:00 am

Barney Frank is currently seeking his 14th term as a Member of Congress from Massachusetts. In this week’s interview, he discusses the challenges of partisan politics, the war on terrorism, the possible impeachment of President Bush, the possibility of running for the Senate in 2008, and his push for more affordable housing.

October 9, 2006

Christy Mihos and Grace Ross

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 6:00 am

With four weeks to go before Election Day, we offer the political insight of Christy Mihos and Grace Ross, two of the four candidates for Governor of Massachusetts. We think their opinions have been grossly overlooked by many in the mainstream media, so here is your opportunity to hear what they have to say on taxes, education, how they would really make a difference as governor, and our “anti-wonk” question.

October 2, 2006

Pat LaMarche

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 6:30 pm

Michael and Jim welcome Pat LaMarche back to Saint Kermit to discuss the status of her campaign for governor of Maine, including (Dr. Blackman’s) in-depth review of Pat’s proposal for statewide universal health care.

September 25, 2006

Charlot Lucien

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 6:00 am

Janine and Jim interview Charlot Lucien, a Haitian-born storyteller, artist and social commentator, who has been active in Boston’s Haitian community for many years.  Charlot discusses his new soon-to-be released recording celebrating women in Haiti, his community and Haitian and Massachusetts politics.

September 18, 2006

Pre-Primary Roundtable

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 12:00 am

Bringing the blogosphere to Saint Kermit, we feature a special roundtable discussion regarding the upcoming statewide Democratic primary on Tuesday. Joining Jim on the discussion about the races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State are:

September 11, 2006

Rev. Dr. Susan Suchocki Brown

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

We interview Rev. Dr. Susan Suchocki Brown, minister at the First Church, Unitarian Universalist, in Leominster, and president of the Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry. She is also the fire department chaplain in Leominster. She was a first responder to the World Trade Center site five years ago, where she counseled many of the other rescuers at the site.

September 5, 2006

Seth Mnookin

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:01 am

The sports crew talks with Seth Mnookin, author of Feeding the Monster.

Jean Hay Bright

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

We interview Jean Hay Bright, 2006 Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Maine. She is challenging incumbent Olympia Snowe, focusing on the anti-war sentiment recently harnessed by Ned Lamont.

August 28, 2006

Cliff Thornton

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

Cliff ThorntonJim talks with Cliff Thornton, the Green Party (and first African-American) candidate for Governor in Connecticut, about his candidacy and the most important issue facing his state and the nation - the failure of the “war on drugs”.

Oldtime Baseball - C2 Mission

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

We feature a visit to the Oldtime Baseball Classic, held in Cambridge on August 24 to benefit the C2 Mission.
Nick and Jim interview Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald and co-founder of the Classic, Jon Goode of the Lowell Spinners and the C2 Mission, Jeffrey Maier and Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky.
Enjoy the sounds (and if you go to our webpage, the sights) of a great night of baseball.

August 21, 2006

Larry Sanders

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

Larry SandersWe interview Larry Sanders, an Oxfordshire County Councillor and member of the Green Party of England and Wales. Larry is a native New Yorker who has lived in Oxford for over 35 years. He is also the brother of Vermont congressman, Bernie Sanders.

August 13, 2006

Robin Wallace

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

Robin WallaceThe sports crew talks with Robin Wallace, the General Manager of the Nashua Pride and star pitcher in the North American Women’s Baseball League.

August 7, 2006

Phil Dunkelbarger

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

Phil DunkelbargerWe interview Phil Dunkelbarger, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 9th Congressional District. Mr. Dunkelbarger is challenging 5-year incumbent, Stephen Lynch, in the upcoming September primary.

July 24, 2006

Shonda Schilling

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

Shonda SchillingThe sports crew has a special discussion with Shonda Schilling, founder of The SHADE Foundation (and wife of Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling). In connection with this interview, Saint Kermit encourages everyone to cast a vote in the SunWise® with SHADE® 2006 Poster Contest.

May 15, 2006

Good Vibrations - Theresa Sparks and Carol Queen

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

Theresa Sparks

Carol Queen

We interview Theresa Sparks (Chief Financial Officer) and Carol Queen (Chief Cultural Officer) of Good Vibrations, a retailer of sexuality products that recently opened its first east coast store in Brookline, Massachusetts. “Good Vibrations … offers goods … in a safe, clean, and comfortable shopping environment. It also provides its customers with expert information and education to promote positive attitudes regarding sexuality.”

NOTE: These interviews contain frank language about sex, but they are not explicit.

April 24, 2006

Democratic Lieutenant Governor Virtual Debate

Filed under: Interview — Jim Henderson @ 8:00 am

A Virtual Debate between Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Tim Murray and Andrea Silbert, recorded in April 2006. Deborah Goldberg was invited to participate, but declined the invitation.

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