1. Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani interview Jose Sarria. In 1965, Mr. Sarria proclaimed himself the first Empress of San Francisco and founded a gay rights organization called the Imperial Court de San Francisco (playing off a tradition of comically exaggerated royal titles among gay men). It became the International Court System, which now has 65 chapters (each of which elects its own empress and emperor) in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In 1965, Mr. Sarria proclaimed himself the first Empress of San Francisco and founded a gay rights organization called the Imperial Court de San Francisco (playing off a tradition of comically exaggerated royal titles among gay men). It became the International Court System, which now has 65 chapters (each of which elects its own empress and emperor) in the United States, Canada and Mexico. [See NYTIMES obit. José Sarria, Gay Advocate and Performer, Dies at 90 / nytimes.com/2013/08/24/us/jose-sarria-gay-advocate-and-performer-dies-at-90.html?_r=0] Nicole Murray-Ramirez (born 1921), known as Empress Nicole the Great, The Queen Mother of the Americas within the Imperial Court System, has been an LGBT activist for over 55 years and is a San Diego appointed city human rights commissioner.[

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  2. Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani interview Jack Germond. Germond, a veteran political reporter from the late 1960s to the turn of the millenium was on a book tour for the 1999 edition of "Fat Man in the Middle: Forty Years of Covering Politics." He shares his candid memories and opinions of Richard Nixon, George Wallace, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and more with Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani. Germond passed away August 14, 2013.

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  3. Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani interview Robert Stone, an American novelist, who was on a book tour for "Damascus Gate" (1998). Stone won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1975 for his novel "Dog Soldiers." His best known work is characterized by political concerns and dark humor. Many of his novels are set in unusual, exotic landscapes of social turbulence, such as the Vietnam War; a post-coup violent banana republic in Central America; 1960's New Orleans - a labyrinthe of right wing gangs and chaotic insurgency; and Jerusalem at the midst of raging turmoil.

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  4. Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani talk with Robert Reich. An American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. On a speaking tour for his 1998 book "Locked in the Cabinet." He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Reich is currently (2013) Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government [4] and professor of social and economic policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. He has also been a contributing editor of The New Republic, The American Prospect (also chairman and founding editor), Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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  5. Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani speak with Michael J. Sandel -- an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course "Justice." When he appeared on the Fulani! show, Sandel was on a book tour for his book: Democracy's Discontent: America in search of a public philosophy (Harvard University Press, 1998).

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