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A Cavalcade Of Curiosities Eclipse An Untimely Death

“With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquaintances that he is dead. A bright mind and compassionate soul is gone, he was my beloved son,” Mario Lamo wrote in a post on Facebook. Beyond that brief note, only a few mentions of Lamo’s death have appeared in print, and broadcast media has made almost no mention at all. Lamo’s death should be a major news story, yet as our guest, Dr. Binoy Kampmark suggests, “The cavalcade of curiosities in Washington eclipsed Lamo’s sad end.” In the early 90’s Adrian Lamo gained notoriety for hacking companies like Yahoo! and AOL, as well as The New York Times. In 2004, after accepting a plea bargain, Lamo was sentenced for hacking the newspaper, where he had added his name to an internal list of op-ed writers and racked up $300,000 in charges using the organization’s subscription to Lexis-Nexis, a pay-per-use search tool. But, it was Lamo’s tipping the US government about the actions of Chelsea Manning that thrust his name into global-wide headlines. The scant footnote obituaries of Lamo’s passing caused us to reach out to a favorite Life Elsewhere contributor, Binoy Kampmark, to get his take on the hacker’s untimely death at age 37. Dr. Kampmark is widely known for his early association with WikiLeaks, his thought-provoking writing, and commentaries. In typical form, host Norman B maneuvers the conversation to many other topics, including, Mr. Trump, sex scandals, John Bolton and the fetishism of guns in America. This is one hour of programming you cannot afford to miss!

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Show #265

The Fact & Fiction Edition

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From Melbourne, Australia, distinguished expert on diplomacy, international relations and 20th century history, Dr. Binoy Kampmark joins the conversation, covering Chelsea Manning, Adrian Lamo, security clearance and Syria. Larry Reid, noted curator of Fantagraphics Books in Seattle, offers insight on graphic novels and the sub-culture of comic books. Plus, this week’s Hit That Never Was, “Brutal Hearts” by Bedouin Soundclash featuring Coeur de Pirate.

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The Transgender Edition

Listen again to the Transgender edition of Life Elsewhere. We talk with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Hendricks who specializes in Transgender issues and Michael Keeffe who was born female and now presents as a man. We also speak with Catherine Hyde, Transgender coordinator, regional director at PFLAG and mother of a Transgender child. Plus, this week’s Hit That Never Was featuring A.J. Croce. Podcast available here

Understanding Chelsea

Bradley Manning through his attorney, announced that he was beginning hormone treatment to become a woman and that he should be referred to as Chelsea Manning. Since then, a flurry of misinformation and questionable comments about transgender people has percolated the media. On the next edition of Life Elsewhere we take a closer look at Transgender issues. Our guests will include the mother of a Transgender child, a Transgender person and a doctor who specializes in Transgender issues. All this plus the Hit That Never Was, featuring Jim Croce‘s son AJ.
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