Monthly Archives: November 2011

KarCast #5: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

KarCast with Jake Barros and Dave CatheyOn this edition of KarCast, we’re giving you the low-down on both the recent Phoenix Auto show and also the enormous Los Angeles International Auto Show.  We’ve got a run-down of our top 10 list of brand-new cars that debuted in LA recently, plus a few of our thoughts on each of them.

Also, we’ve got the latest news from around the automotive world:

–The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

–BMW’s M Product Development Head wants to develop their own car

–Mercedes is going to bring back the straight six.

–GM shows off Chevy Spark’s domestically-produced electric motor

and more!

Don’t forget to email us with your questions, comments on our shows and potential topics/ideas for future shows!

Joe and Babe #55: Donna Rossi, Superwoman!

The Joe and Babe Show -- LIVE!Donna Rossi is “the hardest working lesbian in local news”, at least that was the way she was introduced at last year’s Equality Arizona Awards Dinner.  We couldn’t agree more!

But did you know “the rest of the story?”  Her career has spanned many areas, from being on the Phoenix Police force to being a television journalist for nearly twenty years.  As she says, “what haven’t I done yet?”  She’s currently a news reporter for CBS 5 KPHO, and an Emmy Award-winning one at that!

Donna Rossi

In recent years, she’s hosted the Equality Arizona awards dinners and even been the host of Equality Arizona Radio until it went off the air a few years ago.  We’re very excited to have her in-studio to talk about her amazing life and her advocacy work for our community.

We also chat a bit about the latest news from around the world, specifically about the wonderful interview that recently aired with Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.  Donna shares her personal story and connection with Giffords and how she spent over a week in Tucson following the shooting earlier this year.  It’s truly moving.

And in other news, it’s Anti-Bullying Week in the U.K. and American Censorship Day here in this country (well, we don’t want it to be!)  Make sure to research the copyright-related bills making their way through Congress right now and contact your legislators to make your voice heard on the issue.

There won’t be a LIVE show next week, but we’ll post some great episodes to Facebook for you to listen to from around the QTalk Arizona network.  As always, if you’ve got a comment, question, show topic or anything else — we’d love to hear from you!  Email us or give us a shout at (440) 847-8255!

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

–Joe and Babe

Joe and Babe #54: Victory in Arizona!

The Joe and Babe Show -- LIVE!Luis Garcia joins us in-studio as we talk about the great victories that happened last night in the elections!  Greg Stanton is now Mayor-elect of Phoenix and Russell Pearce all but conceded to Jerry Lewis!  Plus, many other victories for Democrats and progressive-minded people happened across the country.  Hooray for common sense and moving forward!

Luis Garcia

But, who the heck is this Luis Garcia guy?  He talks about how he’s become a community figure and why he’s so involved locally.  He just became the host and producer of our very own “What The Hell Is Going On In Arizona?” show and he’s doing a great job!  Check it out weekly!

Plus, other stories from around the web:

Jennifer Saunders to write Absolutely Fabulous movie

Justin Bieber: Is a Gay Ally Emerging?

There’s a little bit of everything in this show along with some great comments from our chat room!

Got a topic you want us to cover?  Have a great guest idea?  Email us or leave us a voicemail at (440) 847-8255!

Joe and Babe #53: Kiss My Cannoli!

The Joe and Babe Show -- LIVE!Lesbian comedienne Cheril Vendetti joins us for a hilarious episode!

She’s been a stand-up comic, an author, a reality show star and emcee of Phoenix Pride!  She’s talking about her new reality show project set to debut very soon.  Plus, we’re talking about Halloween and all the latest with the mayoral runoff election.

Cheril VendettiCheril Vendetti has had a great career, and recently landed into the reality-show world.  Her partner gave birth to their child on ‘Deliver Me’ and now her new cooking-comedy reality-show is going to debut shortly called “Kiss My Cannoli”  She briefly tells us several memorable moments from her career…whether we believe her is another thing!  She kept us in stitches!

And, the local Phoenix Mayoral Run-Off Election is almost here.  The big day is Tuesday the 8th, but you can still mail in your early ballots.  Remember, everything starts local!  Check out our Chats with the Candidates series of podcasts to get to know both Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett.

More wacky fun (and her book) can be had at Cheril’s website and by following her on Twitter!