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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ep. 96 - D.K. Hamilton

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess. On this, our 96th episode, our guest is D.K. Hamilton.
A “student of human behavior,” D.K. Hamilton is a nationally-touring comic, entertaining audiences with his unique, smart, and sardonic takes on pop culture, race, and relationships. Named “Funniest Person in Grand Rapids” by Grand Rapids Magazine for two consecutive years and featured in its March 2013 issue, D. K. finds humor in examining the things that we secretly believe but are too polite to say out loud. Using his ability to entertain a great variety of audiences without resorting to lowest common denominator humor, D.K. Hamilton was entertained at the Laugh Detroit Comedy Festival, performed in the FOX 101.3 Brew Ha Ha, competed in Cleveland Comedy Festival, performed in the Limestone Comedy Festival, and performed in Gilda’s Laughfest including being selected to perform twice in Laughfest's Best" show. D.K. Hamilton is featured in the award-winning webseries "Lucky Jay".
And now, on to the show.
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Until next time. 
 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ep. 95 - Lynn Walsh [III]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.On this, our 95th episode, our returning guest is Lynn Walsh.
You first heard Lynn Walsh on
Episode 49 and Episode 61 of this podcast.
Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has worked in investigative, data and TV journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. Lynn is a digital explorer working to help companies, newsrooms and organizations engage the public through ethical content, no matter the medium or purpose. She is an international speaker and trainer, working to encourage ethical content creation, access & transparency, social media engagement, digital innovation and free expression rights for all. She believes strongly in government transparency, holding the powerful accountable and spends more time than she would like fighting for access to public information.
Currently, she is the Project Manager for the Trusting News Project, where she works to help rebuild trust between journalists and the public by working with newsrooms to be more transparent about how they do their jobs.
She serves on the National Board for the Society of Professional Journalists and during her term as National President for the organization spoke out against threats to the First Amendment, while working to protect and defend journalists and journalism. She also serves the journalism organization as a member of SPJ’s FOI and Ethics committees. Lynn was also selected to represent SPJ on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee where she works to recommend changes to help improve the FOIA process.
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If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
Join The Rob Burgess Show mailing list! Go to tinyletter.com/therobburgessshow and type in your email address. Then, respond to the automatic message.
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Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
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You can find more about me by visiting my website,
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If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email.
Until next time.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ep. 94 - Tony Diaz

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 94th episode, our guest is Tony Diaz.
Writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, was the first Chicano to earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from De Paul University in Chicago. Diaz is currently a professor of Mexican American Literature and Rhetorical Analysis in Houston, Texas.
Diaz is also a political analyst on "What's Your Point?" which airs on Fox 26 Houston.

He also hosts the weekly bilingual radio program Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say which covers Latino Literature, Art, and Politics on KPFT 90.1 FM Houston. His essays have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, The Texas Observer, CNN.com, the Los Angeles Times, and The Huffington Post Latino Voices, among other publications. He wrote the novel The Aztec Love God and is included in "Hecho En Tejas: The Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers". He recently launched the column “The Cultural Accelerator” to address issues that other publications don’t address in a unique style and point of view.
He is the lead writer and editor for the textbook "The Mexican American Studies Toolkit". He also is an educational consultant for school districts implementing innovative curriculum. Diaz currently resides in Houston where he continues to fight for Intellectual Freedom and Freedom of Speech.
Diaz made national and international news when he led the Librotraficantes in defying Arizona's ban of Mexican American Studies by leading veteran members of Nuestra Palabra to organize the 2012 Librotraficante Caravan to smuggle books banned in Tucson back into Arizona.



In December, A. Wallace Tashima, a U.S. federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, ruled against the state, declaring the ban unconstitutional.
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Here's the column I wrote about Tony Diaz in 2014: http://www.kokomotribune.com/opinion/house_of_burgess/article_9fc3cbfa-48e3-11e4-9d51-ab092046fdbb.html?mode=print

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ep. 93 - Jeff Weiss




Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 93rd episode, our guest is Jeff Weiss.
Here is his biography:
“Jeff Weiss is a writer from Los Angeles. He founded the blog Passion of the Weiss in late 2005 after a drunken revel led him to get tattoos of several blog bands named after animals. He does not regret the Wolf Parade one.“Other bullet points he feels compelled to hype in this space: He was the co-host of the Shots Fired podcast. He writes the Rolling on Dubs column for Pitchfork and, until recently, the Bizarre Ride column for LA Weekly. One time, he co-authored a book about Biggie and 2Pac.
“Other random self-aggrandizement: He’s been anthologized multiple times in the Best American Music Writer series. Passion of the Weiss was named the LA Weekly’s Best Music Blog, 2013. He was named 'Big Kahuna' at High-Five Sports Camp — age 8.”
You can find him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/passionweiss.
Finally, I'd like to extend an open invitation to anyone currently associated with the LA Weekly. You're welcome to come on the podcast and give your sides of the story any time.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
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You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email. I have no idea what, if anything, I'll be doing with these, but it could be interesting.
Until next time.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ep. 92 - Jonathan Fowler [XVIII]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 92nd episode, our returning guest is Jonathan Fowler.
You first heard Jonathan Fowler on Episode 2, Episode 10, Episode 20, Episode 21, Episode 29, Episode 30, Episode 31, Episode 32, Episode 34, Episode 35, Episode 43, Episode 48, Episode 51, Episode 56, Episode 64, Episode 74, Episode 83 and Episode 82 (also featuring fellow regular guest Ash Burgess) of the podcast. Jonathan graduated with a BA in history from Indiana University in 2006. He is an unabashed left-wing political junkie. He has lived and worked in South Korea for 10 years, trying to help the citizens of that great nation, hopefully, "talk pretty one day."
And, at Cha's suggestion, I'm trying something new starting with this episode. If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email. I have no idea what, if anything, I'll be doing with these, but it could be interesting.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.