An in depth interview with attorney Bill Singer about his 5 decades of advocacy for the queer community, codifying marriage equality, confirmatory parentage, the need for IRS and health insurance modifications in the law concerning queer issues, the surrogate crisis in Ukraine and so much more. Bill publishes articles, advises on the drafting of legislation, and speaks at legal conferences both nationally and internationally. A Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, Bill is a recognized expert in parentage rights and LGBTQ issues. He founded the Family Law Institute, a joint venture of the LGBT Bar and NCLR.

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00:00:00 6/15/2022

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Academy Award winner George Chakiris is a triple threat who has established an international career on the big screen, in theatre and television. The son of Greek immigrants, this actor, dancer and singer is recognized for his credits in nearly two dozen films, several acclaimed mini-series in Europe and Japan, BBC performances, and concert tours in Las Vegas and around the world. He earned an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his dynamic role as Bernardo in the film classic, West Side Story. George also appeared in films with icons like Cyd Charisse, Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Rosemary Clooney. He performed in There's No Business Like Show Business, Brigadoon, White Christmas, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe. The French Government's Minister of Culture awarded George the status of "Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for his contributions to the Arts. His most recent awards include the Dizzy Feet Foundation's "Impact Award" (2015) and Tremaine's "Legendary Entertainer of the Year" Award (2017). He joined the podcast to chat about his recent autobiography, My West Side Story, and his amazing career. Link to Webpage: https://www.georgechakiris.com/
00:00:00 9/18/2022
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Peter J. Anderson has over three decades of experience in copyright and entertainment litigation. He has represented record labels, music publishers, recording and performing artists and others in a range of intellectual property matters, including copyright infringement, breach of contract, unfair competition, and trademark matters. He joined the podcast to talk about his win in the court battle over "Stairway to Heaven," in Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, the Rear Window case - Stewart v. Abend; Abend v. MCA, Inc. and also Peretti v. Authentic Brands Group LLC concerning the song "Can't Help Falling in Love." A great conversation with an esteemed copyright attorney to chat about the current status of copyright law. Links: https://www.dwt.com/people/a/anderson-peter-j Retired Judge Bradley Ferencz, J.S.C.(Ret) joined the conversation as co-host. https://www.blicklaw.com/bradley-j-ferencz
00:00:00 9/10/2022
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Linda Hirshman is a lawyer, cultural historian and the author of The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation, Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment, Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution and many other books. Sisters in Law was a New York Times and Washington Post Best Seller and NPR pick of the year for 2015. The stage adaptation of Sisters in Law will premiered on April 3, 2019 at the Phoenix Theatre. The 2017 ABC miniseries When We Rise was based in part on the story of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. Linda received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her PhD in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and she has taught philosophy and women's studies at Brandeis University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek, the Daily Beast, and POLITICO. She joined the podcast to talk about her bestselling book Sisters in Law, the legacy of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor, abortion and the the Supreme Court, and her latest book The Color of Abolition. Links: Webpage: https://www.lindahirshman.com/
00:00:00 8/28/2022
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va is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, bass, guitar, violin, and ukulele. She performed on the national tours of Les Misérables and White Christmas before joining the original cast of Broadway's School of Rock, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Sesame Street, the Tony Awards, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and more. Ava has performed at the Sundance Film Festival, the Great South Bay Music Festival, the New York Tennis Open, and at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,000 Knicks fans. She connected with producer Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Jamie Lawson, Beyoncé) and had the amazing opportunity to work with him in the UK. The results were three songs Ava's listeners have embraced: Optimist (which reached #50 on the Top 40 radio chart and was singled out by media outlets such as American Songwriter, Just Jared Jr., and Newsday), Christmas Tonight (named one of the best new Holiday singles of 2019 by Tiger Beat), and Home - a song about the border crisis which Parade Magazine called "a pop ray of hope". Links: https://www.avadellapietra.com/
00:00:00 8/23/2022
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Mitchell Whitfield joined the podcast to talk about his iconic roles in My Cousin Vinny and playing Barry on Friends. A great interview with a talented actor, who has found success in theatre, film, television, radio and animated film and television.
00:00:00 8/12/2022
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Ilene Graff is a Native New Yorker and an actress, teacher, host, wife, mom, do-gooder, game show champ, brilliant cook, regular crossword puzzle clue, and Grammy®-nominated recording artist. She joined the podcast to talk about being in the original Broadway cast of Grease, starring in the sitcom Mr. Belvedere, working with Harry Connick Jr and Glenn Close in South Pacific and with Charles Grodin in Charley's Aunt and so many other projects. A fascinating interview with an accomplished actress and singer. Link to Ilene's Webpage: https://www.ilenegraff.com/ Link to "Grease: Tell Me More, Tell Me More" https://www.amazon.com/dp/1641607580/?tag=broadwaywor01-20 Link to "The Devil Wears Prada" the show Ilene's daughter, Nikka Graff Lanzarone is in https://devilwearspradamusical.com/ Link to The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) https://entertainmentcommunity.org/ Show Host: Toni Marcolini https://twitter.com/amarcolinilaw?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/tmarcoliniesq/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/toni-ann-marcolini-a1379b14/ Follow Plin-Mar Productions: https://www.instagram.com/plinmarproductionsllc/ https://twitter.com/PlinMarProd https://www.facebook.com/Plin-Mar-Productions-LLC-538255553017186 Follow the podcast for clips: https://www.instagram.com/imiytk/ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100024005523298
00:00:00 8/9/2022
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Adam Blank, an incredibly creative music and business entrepreneur based in Marietta, Georgia joined the podcast. He's the CEO of the indie record label Blank Records, the founder of Live at the Print Shop, an innovative music series that's "redefining what a traditional "music session" can be, according to Music-News, and he was recently appointed to a seat on the Georgia Council for the Arts in acknowledgement of his contributions to the local music scene. Adam chats about his aspirations for the Georgia Council, upcoming shows and recording with popular bands Collective Soul, Kool and the Gang, The Mavericks, Rehab and so many others. Webpage https://www.liveattheprintshop.com/
00:00:00 7/29/2022
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Robert Whitlow is a best-selling author of legal novels, filmmaker, attorney and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He joined the podcast to discuss the creative process and his amazing career. Webpage https://www.robertwhitlow.com/
00:00:00 7/22/2022
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Michele Traina is a performer, educator, and creator of multiple performance brands that carry a thread of healing through humor. She has toured around the country from Stand up to Shakespeare. Michele earned her Masters in Educational Theatre from NYU and has her principal, supervisor, and theatre teacher certifications in the state of New Jersey. In 2013 she founded Propbox Players, a theatre company for young audiences geared towards inclusion and performance for diverse learners. Her one-woman show How to Be A Successful Teacher was in United Solo Festival in 2012 as well as multiple other performances in the tri state area. She continued her one-woman show 'train' when she was getting divorced by putting her diary on the stage. Michele created Divorce Diaries in 2013 and it has evolved into a one-woman comedy show that laughs at life's beautiful mishaps. Michele joined the podcast to talk about her career, show Divorce Diaries, being a single mom and the perils of dating after divorce. Website https://micheletraina.com/
00:00:00 7/15/2022
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Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD has been dedicated to the science of human health for more than 60 years. His primary focus is on the association between diet and disease, particularly cancer. Although largely known for the China Study-one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted, and recognized by The New York Times as the "Grand Prix of epidemiology"-Dr. Campbell's profound impact also includes extensive involvement in education, public policy, and laboratory research. He joins the podcast for an important interview to discuss the science known through studies on nutrition and disease prevention, relevant research, The China Study, the dairy industry, supplements, his books and so much more. Webpage: https://nutritionstudies.org/
00:00:00 7/5/2022

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