Monthly Archives: December 2010

QTalk AZ Rewind: 1n10

QTalk AZ Rewind: 1n10It’s the Holidays and we’re on vacation!  Well, mostly…it’s time to bring a few shows ‘out of the vault’ as Disney would say.  On this 25th episode of QTalk Arizona, it’s a reply of our very first episode with Babe Caylor and Micheal Weakley from 1n10, the awesome GLBT youth organization here in the Valley of the Sun.  Take a listen to learn all about 1n10 and these two great individuals helping our community and our youth.

Seth Anderson is off for the rest of the year, so I am filling in on the Events front.  I’ve got your schedule of various events going on around town for the long Holidays weekend.  What’s going on, you ask?  Gotta listen to find out! :)

Happy Holidays from all of us at QTalk Arizona…

Be safe and be merry!

Joe Dugandzic and Seth Anderson

2010 Year-End Wrap-Up

2010 Year-End Wrap-UpThis is our last ‘new’ show of the year, as we’re taking the last two weeks off to spend time, well, getting ready for next year!  Seriously, we want to be doing the same thing you’ll be doing, spending time with loved ones, family and friends.  2010 has been a great year for QTalk Arizona, even though we started only six months ago!

A big thank you to everyone who comes together to make this show possible, from our sponsors, guests, hardworking reporters and non-existent interns and secretaries.  We strive to bring you engaging topics and interesting guests on this show to create quality talk radio week-in and week-out.  We could go on and on about ourselves, but we just want you to have a safe and wonderful holidays and new year celebration and come back for some more great content for your listening pleasure in 2011.

Our very own J. Seth Anderson is featured in a recently-released film called “Disciples” which talks about three openly gay Mormons.  Check out Seth’s article on the film at his site and be sure to check out the film yourself!

Our next two shows will be ‘Rewind’ editions, bringing back some cool episodes from the past, we hope you’ll enjoy them!

Happy Holidays!

The QTalk Arizona Staff

Where Are We Headed?

Where Are We Headed?It’s a good question, is it not?  Where is our community going?  What is our future?  With all the recent bad news about DADT being further delayed, the unknown outcome of the Prop 8 Hearing and other issues important to us still on the ‘backburner’…it is hard to keep thinking positively.  But it is what we must do.  We must also work to ensure that, one by one, we remove people from power who no longer deserve to be in office.  And this is reaching out to people and convincing them of our ideas.  We didn’t do a very good job in this election cycle because there were so many other issues crowding us out.  Also, money has seemingly taken over the elections and that is wrong.  But at the end of the day, the votes count and we must continue to ensure that they do.  The only way is to get the word out.  And that needs to start now, way before the next election.

Also, if we can, we need to get those are in office and behaving badly, out of office as soon as possible.  If impeachment is an option, we need to do that.  If relocating these bad politicians to a tiny jail cell for the rest of their lives is an option, then let’s go that route.  The sooner, the better.  People who stay in power just want more of it.  McCain is an example of this and needs to be removed from office before the next election.

On to happier news.  My other big note on this episode is that I got to ‘test drive the future’ this past weekend.  I’m talking about the all-electric Nissan LEAF.  A truly awesome car in its own right, but of course, it’s an electric vehicle and that makes it way cooler.  The Nissan LEAF and the gas-powered-sort-of-hybrid-sort-of-electric-car Chevy Volt both go on sale this month.  The LEAF is a better bargain and does more for the environment, but wont’ get you to LA on a single charge.  If you drive between 40 and 80 miles a day on average or less, it’s the electric car for you.  After tax rebates, it’s only $25k and that is a bargain.  I detail much more about this on the show and I won’t write it all here.  But please check out the site for the LEAF and get informed about it, then go put yourself on the waiting list so you can buy one.  Am I biased about this?  Yep!  ;-)  Nissan LEAF Web Site.

And of course, don’t forget our weekly “What the Hell is Going On in Phoenix?” segment with J. Seth Anderson!

Non-Stressful Holidays

Non-Stressful HolidaysAre you already stressed out this Holiday Season?  Do you perhaps need a little ‘coaching’ in your life?  Well, this week’s show (and guest) is just for you!

Courtney Long is a Transformational Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Social Worker. With her company LGBTQ Caring Warriors, she empowers giving, caring LGBTQ adults to awaken and embrace their authentic selves.  She supports the LGBTQ community in living an inspired life of self-acceptance, self-care, health, balance & energy.

We chat about how to get through the pressures of the holidays, getting past those awkward family gatherings, what to do if you’re lovesick and single during the season along with other helpful hints.  Courtney shares her story as to what led her to become a Transformational Life Coach, and just what is the difference between a Life Coach and a Counselor.  Meeting Courtney, you instantly feel that she’s very down-to-earth and truly loves what she does.  Lots more helpful information and tidbits in the show, you just have to listen!  You can reach Courtney through her website at www.caringforyourspirit.com along with Facebook and Twitter.

Seth Anderson is back this week with a new and improved sound, and you hear him much clearer as he tells you all about “What the Hell is going on in Phoenix This Weekend!”

Here are some event names and links to various events in his report:

CARE Awards

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105723852821545

LGBT Boomers and Beyond

http://1vcc.org/?page_id=96

Celebration of Giving

http://www.eventinterface.com/registration.cfm?eventid=hfe1b35&CFID=32047369&CFTOKEN=98451205

Q Speak Poker Fundraiser

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167880259904581

FIRST Monday

http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=26c42007129ecd620ad1d3d92&id=8caf5ac441

Disciples Documentary

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143149972401473

John Waters Christmas

http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event.php?id=693