Saturday, March 11, 2006

RadioNation with Laura Flanders takes the America is Purple tour to Montana

Kat here. What's coming up this weekend on RadioNation with Laura Flanders? Always a good question. Laura's continuing the America is Purple tour and she's got quite a line up.

RadioNation with Laura Flanders
The America Is Purple tour takes us to Montana where many Democrats are looking for lessons in how to turn red states blue.
Saturdays & Sundays, 7-10pm ET on Air America Radio
Montana Dems managed a sweep of nearly all state-wide offices, plus the Governor's mansion in 2004, and legalized medical marijuana. We'll talk to Governor Brian Schweitzer, blogger activist David Sirota, and others who made the so called Montana Miracle happen. Is Schweitzer thinking about the White House? Is Republican Conrad Burns thinking about retirement?As always, a one-hour version of last weekend's program is available at
It's all on RadioNation with Laura Flanders this weekend on Air America Radio.

Here's the two day breakdown:

The America is Purple tour continues in Montana. We visit Big Sky country to hear from Democrats who are in power and activists making a difference. From the Montana Democratic Party's annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner at the Civic Center Ballroom, 340 Neill Avenue, Helena, MT, we talk to JIM FARRELL, Montana Democratic Party executive director; political pioneer DOROTHY ECK; U.S. Senate candidate JON TESTER, Governor BRIAN SCHWEITZER, state Rep. KEVIN FUREY, an Iraq War vet, legislator and student; DAVID SIROTA, writer and co-chair of the Progressive Legislative Action Network and ANNA WHITING SORRELL, member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Northwestern Montana and Policy Advisor to the Governor.

Going deeper into who and what made the difference in returning Democrats to power, we go to the Montana Human Rights Network (MHRN) and talk to: MHRN co-director and state Senator KEN TOOLE; MHRN co-director CHRISTINE KAUFFMAN; Montana Women Vote's TERRY KENDRICK; actress and activist, MARGOT KIDDER of, state Rep. MARY CAFARRO and WEEL state welfare specialist; THERESA KEAVENY of Montana's League of Conservation Voters, and HELEN WALLER of the Northern Plains Resource Council. If you want to be part of our audience on Sunday, call the Montana Human Rights Network on 406 442 5506 for address details.

"What, you ask? "Did I read that right?" Yes, Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the Superman movies will be a guest Sunday. Of the Superman's, I prefer where Lois is on vitamin C to counter the effects of smoking. My favorite Kidder film is probably
with which I found used on videotape back in 1989 and have watched too many times to count. Annie's pregnant and scared of the world, Margot's experienced and helping her deal with the world. It's a funny movie and both women give very strong performances. It's really a good movie. I just dug it out and intend to watch it as soon as this posts. Here's the back cover of the videocassette box:

"Heartaches is touching, gutsy and vulnerable -- Margot Kidder is electrifying!" -- Rex Reed
HEARTACHES is a captivating comedy-romance which rose to overwhelming critical success as a feature film. It pairs MARGOT KIDDER (SUPERMAN'S LOIS LANE) and ANNIE POTTS (CORVETTE SUMMER) as the opposites in on eof the most unforgettable friendships to ever grace the screen.
The story begins with Bonnie (POTTS), a small-town innocent married to an immature, hard-drinking race car enthusiast (ROBERT CARRADINE). In a moment of loneliness, Bonnie has a one-night stand and becomes pregnant, so she leaves her husband and heads for the city. On the way, she meets Rita (KIDDER), a man-crazy drifter who, in a short time, gets them thrown off the bus in the middle of nowhere. Rita takes Bonnie under her wing, and their adventures begin. Bonnie's husband pursues them to the city, and Rita becomes involved in a series of comic romantic escapades. All the while, the two women continue their search for love, the good life and themselves.
Exceptional performances and a warm, funny script make HEARTACHES a sensitive and stirring tale of friendship, maturity and love.

So that's my plug for movie to see if you haven't already. After Heartaches, on my list of Kidder films, tied for second, or with , both of which I love.