WCQ235 Windy City Rodeo 2008 co-Director Michael Cunningham

Host: Amy Matheny and co-Host Mitchell Fain

Amy and Mitchell are rodeoing in Rhode Island! Well sort of. Ok, not at all. Mitchell shares anecdotes of Rhode Island, the state NOT the city. Providence, the capital city, has an openly gay mayor! Mitchell is going home and Amy wants to go on his next journey. Can you foresee a roadtrip? Where does Mitchell rank on the Kinsey scale? He's having some un-gay thoughts for a couple gals Amy knows. What is Amy's little cowgirl fantasy?

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Guest: Michael Cunningham, co-director of the Windy City Rodeo, joins Amy on today's Queercast. The Rodeo is coming to Chicago and it's GAY! Michael shares the origins and details of this fun-tastic experience. People from all walks of life are invited to spend the weekend in Crete, Illinois to enjoy all the events, which include, bareback bronc riding, bull riding, steer riding, barrel racing and of course putting panties on a goat. No, really, it's their most competitive event! Michael also discusses the charity partners that benefit from this event. Did Brokeback Mountain influence the attendance and interest in rodeo? Do you need a place to wear your western gear? This is a great opportunity for cowboys and cowgirls to compete, so come out and cheer them on during the weekend of August 22nd thru the 24th. For more information and schedule of events, visit their website at

Music Featured on This Queercast:
Paula Cole - "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone"
Boys Don't Cry - "I Wanna Be a Cowboy"

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Anna: Erin McKeown has done a fun cover of "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" on a recent album. You can hear a clip of it on McKeown is a Brown University alumnus.

Jeff S: Hi Amy! I've been to Rhode Island in 1980..I went to the first Big East basketball tournament because our bowling team was called the Orange named after Syracuse University's team. We won first place..And as a reward, we traveled to the Big east tournament there in Providence,RI. I saw my friend and classmate at a high school reunion in 2002 Mike Lesser..I remember his father taking all us teenage boys out there..It was a very fun trip. U and Mitchell brought back memories of the past..I think u will have a blast doing a road trip..Please stop in Syracuse,NY and visit my mom in DeWitt,NY..She as jewish as he is(if/when u do).You will have to take I-90 anyways. I love the cowboy show and the fact people can prepare to do the roadeo thing in Crete...Shoutouts to Melissa who supports kevin P(even on crutches).Providence is beautiful in March/April as well..take care/Love,Jeff


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