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Thursday, January 19, 2012
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1:06 –1:39 OPEN
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
Heal the Bay president, Mark Gold, steps down after 23 years with the group
Mark Gold, outgoing president, Heal the Bay
2:06 – 2:30
Mitt Romney pays 15 percent, should you too?
Republican presidential frontrunner and multimillionaire Mitt Romney sparked political backlash this week when he revealed that he pays federal taxes at a rate of about 15 percent. But the hoopla over Romney’s lower tax rate points to a more complicated issue, that the 15 percent figure is based not on earned income, but rather income that “comes overwhelmingly from investments made in the past,” Romney said Tuesday. Under Bush-era tax cuts supported by many Republicans, investment income is subject to significantly lower tax rates. Still, 15 percent is the tax bracket for those earning about $34,000 a year, while the maximum marginal
Selwyn Gerber CPA managing partner and founder of Gerber & Co., Inc., located in
Representative from the Cato Institute
2:30 – 2:39
Let the Sundance Indie Film Dance Begin
What films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival are you most interested in? How vital is the festival for the promotion of independent films? Has the festival maintained autonomy or has it been tarnished by
Shirley Jahad, KPCC reporter at the Sundance Film Festival in
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
What can we learn from gay men about being happy?
Sometimes life can feel mundane, but there are those among us who somehow manage to maintain exuberance in their lives. Gay men, according to author Simon Doonan, are experts in fabulous living and he is determined to share this expertise with the world. In his book “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat,” Doonan discloses why gays know how to work, play, and dress better than anyone else. The author colorfully educates readers, gay and straight, about how they can learn and benefit from the exemplary stereotypical gay lifestyle in terms of work, culture, diet, trends, and self-image. Doonan emphasizes that everyone can profit from the happy trail blazed by gay men. After all, the word “gay” isn’t just a sexual term; it is also synonymous with the word “happy.” How has gay culture impacted mainstream society? Has the gay lifestyle become more widely accepted? How have you been inspired by the gay men in your life?
Simon Doonan, creative director, Barneys; author of “Gay Men Don’t Get Fat”