The “Best-Bi” List

On this week’s episode of the Katie Halper Show, we commemorate Bivisibility Day by presenting a “Best-Bi” list of people you probably didn’t know were bisexual. Then we discuss Chris Christie’s typically nuanced response to the Pope: “He’s just wrong.” And we ponder the awkward fact that the GOP considers Rosa Parks a hero but she said on the national board of the very organization the Republicans voted to shut down: Planned Parenthood. Oops! Our guests include Robert Meeropol, who is the song of Ethel and Julius Meeropol, who were the only people ever executed in the United States during peace time. He explains how the government used his mother Ethel to pressure his father to name names and when that didn’t work, the government put them both in the electric chair. Robert makes an exclusive announcement about an event honoring his mother on what would have been on 100th anniversary, which will take place Monday, Sept 28th at 11AM at City Hall. And and tells us about the man who adopted him and his brother, Abel Meeropol, who wrote the lyrics and the music to the anti-lynching anthem Strange Fruit, made famous by Billie Holiday. Bryan Collinsworth explains how we know that Martin Shkreli and Big Pharma are lying when they claim they mark up the prices of medications to pay for research. And Mexican documentary photographer Rodrigo Jardon talks about his work in the Mixtec Highlands, which will be in an exhibit opening Friday, October 25th at Union Docks in Brooklyn!

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