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Will & Willie 2016 Election Special #4 – TV

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

We’ll gather one more time at the Marsh before Election Day. Mark your calendar for Nov 1, 6-7pm.

Part one of the October program, starts with Will Durst & Willie Brown launching into the impact of the debates and the swirl of controversy around them, including CA Senate Debate. 

Joined by Carla Marinucci Senior Writer for the Politico California Playbook, we had an inside look at The Donald’s first run for President in 2000 and being aboard Trump Air 1, and more.  Carla stays with us for the Q&A with the audience in Part 3.

With our guest, we engage in a Q&A with our audience at The Marsh. It’s free admission, and anyone is free to step up and ask a question, including Lee Houskeeper and his naked friend.

Roll the credits. Thanks to The Marsh Theater. Support their Non-profit performance space in SF and Berkeley. MZ and crew @ KSCO for airing our show. Ace & Hugh of Reality Check TV for on-sight A/V and video production. Producer/Moderator Paul “Lobster” Wells of Flow Communications. PR Leslie Kaye. Special thanks to Executive Producer William O’Keeffe, Jr. and Tiger Lyn for her music from the CD Soul Fire for the intro/outro songs “Freedom” and “America is Still the Place.”

Will & Willie 2016 Election Special #4 – Radio

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

We reconvened our monthly meeting behind the green door @ The Marsh San Francisco on Tuesday, October 11th. Joined by Carla Marinucci Senior Writer for the Politico California Playbook, with an inside look at The Donald’s run for President in 2000 and being aboard Trump Air 1.  The Q&A includes Lee Houskeeper and his special friend.

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PART ONE: You can’t make this stuff up. Will Durst and Willie Brown launch into the impact of the debates and the swirl of controversy around them, including the Harris-Sanchez California Senate Debate

PART TWO: Carla Marinucci joins the conversation with a revelation about being on Trump Air 1 during the forgotten campaign for President in 2000, an experience at a Trump rally and more

PART THREE: With our guest, we engage in a Q&A with our audience at The Marsh. It’s free admission, and anyone is free to step up and ask a question. This makes for some fun exchanges.

Final 2016 Election Special will be at The Marsh, Tuesday November 1, 6-7pm. See you then!

Will and Willie TV Program 2015.1

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

We returned to The Gold Dust Lounge for our 1st fun and freewheeling hour-long program this year, recording the show on May 27th.  In Part 1, we open up our point of view on the political scene in California, and turn our attention towards the “affordable” housing crisis brewing in San Francisco.  Guest C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Columnist and SF Gate Blogger, joins us in Part 2 and gives insight into the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and Archdiocese of San Francisco.  We drill down deeper into the housing crisis in Part 4, and do a bit of Movie Time on the latest flick to destroy the Golden Gate Bridge, San Andreas, with San Francisco Movie Tours  Click play arrow for each of the four 15 minute segments on the screens below.

Part 1 – We say hello from our Pop-up studio (sounds easier than what it takes to set up)

Part 3 – We continue talking with C.W., who’s been writing about SF Catholic controversies

Part 4 – More about the changing times in SF, and the crunch in housing dud to Tech $$$, Also Movie Time

Will and Willie Radio Program 2015.1

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

We returned to The Gold Dust Lounge for our 1st fun and freewheeling hour-long program this year, recording the show on May 27th.  In Part 1, we open up our point of view on the political scene in California, and turn our attention towards the “affordable” housing crisis brewing in San Francisco.  Guest C.W. Nevius, SF Chronicle Columnist and SF Gate Blogger, joins us half-way the first of two Radio segments that aired on Talk 910 KKSF, iHeart Radio and AM 1080 KSCO in Santa Cruz. We get into the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, Pope Francis and Archdiocese of San Francisco.  We continue in the second half, and drill down deeper into the housing crisis. The radio program is edited down from the TV show.

Honoring our friend ROBIN WILLIAMS on the next WILL AND WILLIE SHOW

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Will Durst, Willie Brown and Producer Paul Wells all have fond memories of Robin Williams.  Durst appeared on many of the same stages, and he and his wife Debi Durst were the final owners of The Holy City Zoo Comedy Club on Clement St. in San Francisco, where Robin was once a bartender before becoming Mork.  Speaker of The Assembly and Mayor Willie Brown  had many charity and other events where Robin generously participated.  Paul “Lobster” Wells  as a DJ around the Bay, likewise had more than a passing acquaintance with our local, gifted, international star.  As a Stand-up Comedy Virgin, between jobs at Jive 95 KSAN and KLIV, he opened a set at The Zoo that was closed by guest sets by Michael Pritchard and Robin Williams.  There is a petition being circulated to rename the Waldo Tunnel on the Marin Side of the Golden Gate Bridge (with the Rainbows over the entrance, like the suspenders worn by Robin as Mork) The Robin Williams Tunnel comprare cialis.  Well, if the Bay Bridge SF Side can be the Willie Brown Bridge, it COULD happen.  Sign here 

Our show was taped Tuesday, September 9th at the Gold Dust Lounge in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.  We did recommend that people come to The 34th Annual Comedy Day.  It’s a free event at Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park, and one that Robin loved to show up and perform at.  Starts at Noon.  Come laugh your ass off, and bring a blanket to park it on, and layers of clothing!

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Will and WIllie – March 2014 Show – Radio

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Here is the special Saturday night taping of The Will and Willie March Show from our bandstand stage at the back of The Gold Dust Lounge.  This Radio version is airing SUNDAY, March 9th, 6-7PM on 960 The Patriot and streamed LIVE on iHeart Radio.  The Video version, with extra content in four segments, is produced by MySourceTV.com and is available above by clicking the play button on the images above.

Will and Willie, with guest ABC News Anchor Dan Ashley and Producer Paul Wells, discuss  leaks in the new span of the Bay Bridge, Governor Jan Brewers’ veto of Arizona’s “Religious Freedom” Bill,  the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s hold on Crimea, Will Durst’s Top 10 2014 Political Animal Awards, The FCC CIN study on how the Press gathers its news. Dan Ashley talks about how they decide what stories to use and talks about his beginnings in News and his band Push. Plus, a special message from Bill Cosby to Willie Brown on the dedication of the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge as The Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge. The whole crew also takes a few questions from the audience on the traffic and parking issues in San Francisco, the droughts in California and more!

Special Thanks to our sponsor, Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes.  Thank you for listening or watching.  Click here to Like us on Facebook!

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WILL AND WILLIE – DECEMBER SHOW – TV

Friday, December 20th, 2013

For this special Holiday episode of our program, we once again set up our instant studio at the Gold Dust Lounge  new Fisherman’s Wharf  location to tape our VIDEO and RADIO program’s December show.  The Radio version aired Dec 21st on TALK 910 and Dec 22nd, on 960 KNEW, an worldwide on iHeart Radio. The radio edit is archived below this post.  This Video version, with extra content in four segments, is produced by MySourceTV.com.  

This year-end episode includes Special Guests, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, SF Police Chief Greg Suhr, and Marcus Osbourne of Straight Male Friend and Breathe Radio.  Even our Q&A with the Happy Hour crowd included a Special Guest, “Foodie Chap”  Liam Mayclem!  Topics include an insightful chat with Gov  Gav in Parts 1 & 2 on why public service technology fails us under the current industrial / low bid / insider paradigm, and how to fix the problem going forward.  In Part 3, our Police Chief discusses his department’s support for the annual Christmas Eve Toy Drive at Lefty O’Doul’s, How The Bat Kid saved San Francisco and AEDs.  Marcus, who is also a radio movie reviewer, joins us in Part 4 with his list of the Top Ten Holiday Movies of all time.  

We had a lot of laughs, and you will, too!  Click video files below to watch.  Special Thanks to our sponsor Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes.  Thank you for watching or listening and best wishes in 2014.

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Part 1 – Guest lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom joins. Topics include Obama’s image, Fidel Castro, titles in office and more

Part 2 – San Francisco Lieutenant Governor and author of Citizenville Gavin Newsom talks about citizens taking part in government to give people more choices in government services. Topics also include Obamacare, the Bay Bridge, Newt Gingrich, Eric Cantor, antiquated technology in government, government overspending, procurement and more

Part 3 – With special guest, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. Topics include Batkid, Toys For Tots, San Francisco traffic problems and more

Part 4 – Marcus Osborne from The Straight Male Friend Show gives us his top 10 holiday movie list and they take questions from the audience. Topics include, gentrification of San Francisco, rising rents, cab companies in competition with ride sharing services like Lyft, Sidecar and Uber

WILL AND WILLIE – DECEMBER SHOW – RADIO

Friday, December 20th, 2013

For this special Holiday episode of our program, we once again set up our instant studio at the Gold Dust Lounge  new Fisherman’s Wharf  location to tape our VIDEO and RADIO program’s December show.  This Radio version aired SAT, Dec 21st, 7-8PM on TALK 910 and SUNDAY, Dec 22nd, 6-7PM on 960 KNEW.  The “Tri-Cast” also streamed from the stations websites and LIVE on iHeart Radio.  The Video version, with extra content in four segments, is produced by MySourceTV.com and available above by clicking the play button on the image.

This year-end in review includes Special Guests, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, SF Police Chief Greg Suhr, and Marcus Osbourne.  Even our Q&A with the Happy Hour crowd included a Special Guest, “Foodie Chap”  Liam Mayclem!  Topics include an insightful chat with Gov  Gav in Part 1 on why public service technology fails us under the current paradigm, and how to fix the problem going forward.  In Part 2, our Police Chief discusses his department’s support for the annual Christmas Eve Toy Drive at Lefty O’Doul’s and AEDs.  Marcus, who is a radio movie reviewer and co-host of Straight Male Friend, and gives us his Top 10 List of the best Holiday movies.  

We had a lot of laughs, and you will, too!  Click audio files below to listen.  Special Thanks to our sponsor, Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes.  Thank you for listening or watching and best wishes in 2014.

Photo by Robert Altman

WILL & WILLIE NOVEMBER 2013 – TV VERSION

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

We returned to the Gold Dust Lounge at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf to tape our VIDEO and RADIO program’s Novemeber show.  The Radio version on-air SAT, Nov 23rd, 7-8PM on TALK 910 and SUNDAY, Nov 24th, 6-7PM on 960 KNEW.  The “Tri-Cast” also streams from the stations websites and LIVE on iHeart Radio.  The Video version, with extra content, is posted below, in four segments, produced by MySourceTV.com.  The conversation included GLIDE founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani along with some more surprises.  The insightful and entertaining program features Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown.  The topics include issues on ObamaCare, Toronto Canada Mayor Rob Ford, Glide Memorial Church, Homelessness.  We also chat with Willie about his 80th birthday and The 80th anniversary of The Gold Dust Lounge.  At the end of the program, our open Mic is a Q&A with the people who were part of our LIVE audience. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – You’re invited to next month’s Happy Hour taping on Monday December 16th @ The Gold Dust 4-5pm! Come for the fun of the show, and stay to watch Monday Night Football on The Gold Dust’s many screens.

Below you’ll find the TV version of the program, sponsored by Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes

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Segment 1: Mayor Willie Brown and Will Durst broadcast live from the Gold Dust Lounge in Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco. Topics include Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, Obamacare and what Obama must do to repair damage.

Segment 2: Mayor Willie Brown and Will Durst broadcast live from the Gold Dust Lounge in Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco. With special guests, from Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani. Topics include Willie Brown’s 80th Birthday, Obamacare, Homelessness and more. Tim Hockenberry steps up to sing Happy Birthday as the cake is on fire!

Segment 3: Mayor Willie Brown and Will Durst broadcast live from the Gold Dust Lounge in Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco. With special guests, from Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani. Topics include The Gold Dust Lounge 80th Birthday, Homelessness and the Gold Dust Lounge Mural

Segment 4: Should Obama Take the blame for the Obamacare debacle? How San Francisco Lost the 49ers , What Willie Brown did for gay rights in the 1960s when he made a promise to change a law and did so as a California State Assemblyman from San Francisco

WILL & WILLIE SHOW NOVEMBER 2013 – RADIO VERSION

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

We returned to the Gold Dust Lounge at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf to tape our VIDEO and RADIO program’s Novemeber show.  The Radio version on-air SAT, Nov 23rd, 7-8PM on TALK 910 and SUNDAY, Nov 24th, 6-7PM on 960 KNEW.  The “Tri-Cast” also streams from the stations websites and LIVE on iHeart Radio.  The Video version, with extra content, is posted above, in four segments, produced by MySourceTV.com.  The conversation included GLIDE founders Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani along with some more surprises.  The insightful and entertaining program features Political Comedian Will Durst and Political Icon Willie Brown.  The topics include issues on ObamaCare, Toronto Canada Mayor Rob Ford, Glide Memorial Church, Homelessness.  We also chat with Willie about his 80th birthday and The 80th anniversary of The Gold Dust Lounge.  At the end of the program, our open Mic is a Q&A with the people who were part of our LIVE audience. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – You’re invited to next month’s Happy Hour taping on Monday December 16th @ The Gold Dust 4-5pm! Come for the fun of the show, and stay to watch Monday Night Football on The Gold Dust’s many screens.

Below you’ll find the audio of the radio version of the program, sponsored by Lefty O’Doul’s Drink Mixes

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