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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Sex Worker Project--Helping Some of the Most Vulnerable

April 21, 2015—Episode 2
by Bill Quinn

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This episode I interview criminal defense and immigration attorney volunteer Angela Torregoza. We talk about the many ways the Sex Worker Project is helping a very marginalized and stigmatized group.  We also learn more about a fundraising and networking event on June 11th as well as opportunities to volunteer and get involved.

For more information, visit the Sex Workers Project.  And be sure to check out their June 11th fundraiser,

Also be sure to visit Angela's web site as well as her justice blog.

Of course I want to thank Angela Torregoza and the Sex Workers Project for their time.  I would also like to thank Jaclyn Reyes for her support and for making the connection that resulted in this episode.  I'd also like to thank NOFX for writing such an amazing theme song.  I look forward one day to having their permission to use it.

A quick technical note:  I can embed different things on this blog post (as evidenced by the youtube video and picture) but have struggled mightily with Podomatic and Podbean and getting the podcast hosting sites to embed directly on this page.  I hope to have that cleared up soon.  Until then, please pardon the youtube video of the podcast.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Father’s Heart Ministry--Soup Kitchen Plus!

April 4, 2015—Episode 1
by Bill Quinn

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In my first ever podcast I sat down with Father’s Heart Ministry’s very busy but delightful Jillian D’Angelo.  It took much chasing, but I finally caught up to her in a quiet  corner of the Brooklyn Public Library for ten minutes to learn more about the soup kitchen and all the other great things the Father’s Heart does for local residents.  If your vision of a soup kitchen is a gray, cold place where dead-eyed volunteers slosh soup into bowls, hearing about Father’s Heart may change your mind.

Visit the web site for Father’s Heart Ministry here.

Twitter with them here.

And don’t forget to join the volunteers for a drink on Thursday, April 30th at the 11th Street Bar with the proceeds going back to Father’s Heart.

With that, I've now launched my first episode into the podcast-o-sphere (apparently fulfilling one of the requirements of being a modern Brooklyn resident).  I know there are a few obvious areas for improvement so let me hear your thoughts in the comment section or email me.  Also, if you work with a New York City non-profit organization and would like to be featured on a future podcast, contact me by filling out the form on the right.

See you next week for a new episode!

(While they haven't given permission, the opening song is NOFX's Franco UnAmerican)