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This Way Out Radio Episode # 1809: Capote's "One Christmas" - James Gavin


Truman Capote’s autobiographical short story of the season is read by James Gavin, author of the recently released “George Michael: A Life” (recorded for our 2020 Global Queer Read-IN).


Plus: an update on the Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Our full NewsWrap segment returns after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday break.)


This special program on the November 28, 2022 edition of This Way Out!

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Complete Program Summary
for the week of November 28, 2022

Capote’s One Christmas - James Gavin

Program #1,809 distributed 11/28/22
Hosted this week By Lucia Chappelle and produced with Greg Gordon
(NewsWrap returns next week!)


Feature: Even with the terrifying rise in anti-trans violence in particular, and the nearly daily mass shootings in the U.S., there has not been a large scale assault against the LGBTQ community since Orlando, Florida’s Pulse Massacre in 2016 … until Club Q on November 19th. Colorado Springs, Colorado’s queer oasis was invaded by an assassin armed with a semiautomatic rifle and a pistol. Two bartenders and three others were slaughtered, and 18 more were injured before the shooter was subdued by two drag show attendees and a performer (with brief comments by D.A. Michael Allen, State Representative Brianna Titone, and survivor Joshua Thurman, intro music by ELI LIEB and BRANDON SKEIE, and outro music by STEPHEN STILLS).


Feature: One Christmas by Truman Capote is tailor made for our U.S. Thanksgiving holiday break, while it’s something of a departure for the author best known for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. This reading of Capote’s autobiographical short story comes from This Way Out’s 2020 Global Queer Read-IN. The reader is James Gavin, who wrote the recent biography of George Michael (with instrumental intro/outro music by THE INDIGO GIRLS).


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