Sunday, March 25, 2007

Harm Reduction – the newest & best in counseling

Lily Cat on Stuff – March 24, 2007 – 12PM- 2PM
Harm Reduction – the newest & best in counseling
Interview with:
Emalie Huriaux - Harm Reduction Coalition – http://www.harmreduction.org
Kevin Mosley - tweaker.org & Stone Wall - http://www.tweaker.org

We had a wonder conversation about Harm Reduction - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harm%5Freduction
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Harm reduction is a philosophy of public health, intended to be a progressive alternative to the prohibition of certain lifestyle choices. The central idea of harm reduction is the recognition that some people always have and always will engage in behaviors which carry risks, such as casual sex, prostitution, and drug use.

Harm reduction initiatives range from widely accepted designated driver campaigns, to more controversial initiatives like the provision of condoms in schools, needle exchange programs, safe injection rooms, drug legalization, and heroin maintenance programs.

The main objective of harm reduction is to mitigate the potential dangers and health risks associated with the behaviors themselves.”

Most of the outreach workers and counselors in the HIV education and prevention community have taken on using the harm reduction model then the “Just say No” or absences based philosophy. With the exception of religious based health groups; harm reduction (or risk reduction) is the more dominate practice used in counseling.”

We talked about how it was actually the drugs users themselves who got together and started harm reduction. Harm Reduction which is already widely used in Europe is becoming a regular used counseling and educational method in the public health committee in the U.S.

We discussed many Harm Reduction practices.
- Needle Exchanges
- Test injections (to see how strong a drug is)
- Using with people (or having someone check on you)
- Moderation groups
- Counseling

We talked about the various methods of use and effects of Meth Annifadamens and opiates. We talked about the signs of overdose (Meth – heart attach or stork; and Morphine/ heroine/ opiates – breathing slows way down and stops. Being non- responsive is a big sigh). What to do if you see someone overdosing and what not to do/ some of the “Pulp Fiction” myths – want not to do with someone who is Oding on Heroine or another such job:
- Don’t kick them into the balls
- Don’t put them into an ice tub
- Don’t shot adrenalin into someone’s heart

Do:
- Try waking them by shaking or sternum rub
- Call 911
- Do rescues breathing if you know how

(And if you have it using naloxone (Narcan) – a drug known to temporally stop the effects of Morphine/ heroine/ opiates till ideally it gets out of the system.)

We talked about Withdrawal and various treatment options for people trying to get off drugs.

We talked about how people can use Harm Reduction in various access in their lives (diet, etc….)

A FEW SUGGEST TO CHECK OUT TO LEARN MORE:
“Drug. Set, and Setting” – Dr. Norman Zinberg
“Harm Reduction 12 Steps -Suggested Program for Drug Users.” – Imani Patricia Woods

PLAYLIST:
Julie Ruin - V.G.I
Cramps – Route 66
Adam Green – Jessica
Reo Speedealer- Com Down
The Kills – Mudermile
The Kills – Ticket Man

NEWS:

I read a few points about the Patriot Act from ACLU.org
And talked about Medi-cal D and how to get around p[roblems
- http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov/

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Yes-Go’s – if you can’t be open minded

Lily Cat on Stuff – March 17, 2007 – 12PM- 2PM
Yes-Go’s – if you can’t be open minded
Interview with:
Djuna of the Yes Go’s - http://www.myspace.com/theyesgos

Djuna came on and played three Yes Go’s songs, plus some songs from the Vibrartors, Birdman, Buzzcocks, Dos, and other bands she had seen. And we talked about music and clubs in San Francsico.

We talked about Djuna’s band, artistic and personal life. Djuna – a bass playing – motorcycle riding sweetie , who is a paralegal, was in the military and the Peace Core, and is a post-op M-F.

We talked about how she choose her name, respect for people’s gender choices, how gender is more fluid and indefinable then many people think, we talked about changing your name and gender on all ideas and documents, and the prejudice some people have around transgender individuals.

We didn’t talk about the hole surgery side – but what you really need to know on that is – yes, the parts completely function.

Also during the show we did a a moment of silence for the passing of :
Erno – tattoo shop owner, Pirate Cat DJ and great person; and
Kitty Kastro– a sweetheart & producer od TrannyTalk TV -SF public access

Did a PSA for safe2pee.org - gender neutral – clean – free bathrooms

I played a Bob the Mechanic from the Bedlam Rovers for St. Patty Day – told people to be respectful and safe as they gor drunk also gave afew non drinking events in SF to go to at the end of the show.

Also talked with Monkey via the phone about why Daylight Savings came early:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

And talked a lot about the groundhogs.
A bunch of links my sweet friends sent me on those fuzzies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_day
http://www.groundhog.org/faq/history.php
http://www.groundhog.org/history/tradition.shtml
http://www.groundhog.org/
http://www.stormfax.com/ghogday.htm

Sunday, March 11, 2007

I love Gay Porn

Lily Cat on Stuff – March 10, 2007 – 12PM- 2PM
I love Gay Porn
Interviews with:
Mark Kliem of:
http://www.LavenderLounge.com
http://www.lavenderlounge.com/blog/
http://reelguys.org/
http://www.MuscleBearCub.com

We talked about gay porn and a bit about porn in general; we did a bit of focuson the sale end- who buys the most porn – male, female, gay, or straight– men in general buy the most (who would of thought that)

We talked about mailing porn to certain parts of the country and how it isn’t legaleverywhere, we talked about how the “You must be 18 to enter” is self regulationsafe guard of the porn site (give the government less to use against them),and we talked the recent Gay Video Award held at the Castro theater (It wasdeclared Colt Studio Day and Bill O’Reily bitched about it).

We talked for a while about safe sex in the porn industry and bare backing. The straightporn industry has everyone tested for everything regularly and uses peoplethey know. When their was a star discovered to have HIV – the whole industryshut down till they found out who that person had been in recent movies with– tested those people and eventually found the origination point (CSI pornstyle).
Gay porn uses condoms (often special clear ones) and usecamera angels to hide the fact a condom is on as much as possible. Thoughrecently there has been a few bare backing videos out, and we discussed theeffects of that.

We discussed new http://www.MuscleBearCub.com (hairand muscle toned young “but over 18” men) and upcoming events with that (Everyonelove bear cubs)

We talked about the 2257 record keeping law, howpeople are adjusting to it, the snuff film myth that started it all, andhow it effects people not in the porn industry – but just on Myspace andTribe.

We discussed the kink.com buying of the Armour and the controversiesaround that (DJ Palindrome in the show before played bits from the town hallmeeting on it so it flowed together).

Also, we talked about Mark’s college radio career and how things have changed and haven’t.

I did PSA on politeness, and news I overhead about the medical marijuana clubs and MUNI.

On the show – we played:
“The Internet is for porn” from the Avenue Q soundtrack
Music from Ron Jeremy’s porn song classics
“A Pretty Girl is like a melody” the stripper version
“Pussy’ Boogie” from Pussy Tourette
and ended with a song by Sandra Sandra Bernhard decated to Mark’s partner Retardo

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Straight on Pirate Cat Radio

Lily Cat on Stuff – March 3rd, 2007 – 12PM- 2PM
Straight on Pirate Cat Radio......
Interviews with:
Kevin Epps - Filmmaker of "Straight Outha Hunter's Point", "Rap Dreams".....
http://www.mastamind.com/

We talked about his films - past- present and future, what is going on in Hunter's Point, treatment of black prisioners in Alcartez, New Orleans, and community...

Playlist:
John Lee Hooker - "Boom Boom"
Candy Kane - "200 Punds of Fun"
The Disposable Heroes of the Hiphoprisy - "TV the Drug of the Nation"
Marginal Prophets - "Coming to get you"
Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prision Blues"

Off of the 'Shared Vision' - covers of Rolling Stone songs
The Pogues - "Honkey Tonk Woman"
Buckwheat Zydeco - "Beast of Burden"
Johnny Cash- "No Expectations"
Tom Jones - "Satisfaction"
The Neville Brothers - "You Can't always get what you want"