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Dayna Sits With Mary Magee & Sasha Cuttler Of The Film ‘5B’

Dayna Sits With Mary Magee & Sasha Cuttler Of The Film ‘5B’

In 1994, I was in high school with the rest of my life ahead of me and a strong sense of invincibility. Everyone in my “gang” was going to be my best friend for life, and we were going to live forever. That all changed the day my dear friend Julio was diagnosed as HIV positive.…

LISTEN: Michael Ian Black explains to Arthur the secrets of staying young

LISTEN: Michael Ian Black explains to Arthur the secrets of staying young

Get to know more about one of the most beloved stand-ups and humorists that America has to offer, Michael Ian Black, or as he hates to be called, MIB. Michael sat down for a conversation before his shows this weekend at Cobb’s Comedy Club to give radio advice, talk about his unusual series of Children’s…

Sing Along to Queen At Oracle Park’s First Ever Movie Night

Sing Along to Queen At Oracle Park’s First Ever Movie Night

We are the champions, my friends! The San Francisco giants are hosting the first ever non-game day public movie night at Oracle Park next month. On July 13th, fans can sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody on the brand new 4K scoreboard. There will also be a brief fireworks show during the credits! More info and ticket…

Best Shows in the Bay This Week: Third Eye Blind, Chromatics, Chromeo, and more

Best Shows in the Bay This Week: Third Eye Blind, Chromatics, Chromeo, and more

Chromatics – Tuesday & Wednesday The Mezzanine, San Francisco Tickets – $36 Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World – Saturday Bill Graham Civic Center, San Francisco Tickets – $60 Chromeo & Toro y Moi – Saturday The Greek Theater, Berkeley Tickets – $55 Inner Wave – Saturday The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco…

Off Air: BottleRock Napa 2019

Off Air: BottleRock Napa 2019

Danica and Arthur made the trip up to beautiful Napa Valley to check out the BottleRock music festival. When they were there they took the time to film an episode of Off Air.

Best shows in the Bay this week: Snow Patrol, lovelytheband, Cypress Hill, and more

Best shows in the Bay this week: Snow Patrol, lovelytheband, Cypress Hill, and more

  Snow Patrol – Monday The Warfield, San Francisco Tickets – $45-$60 The Lemonheads – Tuesday Slim’s, San Francisco Tickets – $30 lovelytheband- Wednesday August Hall, San Francisco Tickets – $20 Shannon Shaw – Wednesday The Chapel, San Francisco Tickets – $20 Cypress Hill – Friday UC Theater, Berkeley Tickets – $45 Video Age –…

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Dayna Sits With Mary Magee & Sasha Cuttler Of The Film ‘5B’

Dayna Sits With Mary Magee & Sasha Cuttler Of The Film ‘5B’

In 1994, I was in high school with the rest of my life ahead of me and a strong sense of invincibility. Everyone in my “gang” was going to be my best friend for life, and we were going to live forever. That all changed the day my dear friend Julio was diagnosed as HIV positive. Determined to not see his diagnosis as an end date, we rallied around him, volunteering at AIDS Project Los Angeles, even getting certificates in HIV education classes. I learned how to protect myself, how to care for Julio and most importantly, how HIV is not spread (i.e. through touching). In spite of all we learned about living with the disease, Julio was dead within 4 years. He was barely 21 years years old. I’ll never forget the time I spent with him at LA General Hospital or the arguments my friends and I would get into with the staff, which got us kicked out a couple of times. Some of the nurses were under the impression that they didn’t have to tend to Julio’s needs because he had AIDS. On one occasion, a nurse wanted me to glove up and wear a mask while visiting Julio for my protection. As if I was going to “catch the AIDS” from hugging him. Moments like those took a piece out of my heart and made want to travel the world, hugging AIDS patients in every city because I knew then, as I know now, that all human beings need the power of human touch to thrive. No one should be treated like they are dirty or unworthy when they are sick; especially not by the healthcare system meant to protect them.

5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.

I am beyond honored to be able to take part in this project. I hope everyone will take the time to see 5B because it’s imperative now more than ever. We can’t forget and we can’t regress. And silence still equals death.

Please enjoy my spoiler free interview with Sasha Cuttler and Mary Magee from this wonderful documentary:

Dayna with Mary Magee and Sasha Cuttler.

 

Check out the trailer for the film:

Sing Along to Queen At Oracle Park’s First Ever Movie Night

Sing Along to Queen At Oracle Park’s First Ever Movie Night

We are the champions, my friends! The San Francisco giants are hosting the first ever non-game day public movie night at Oracle Park next month. On July 13th, fans can sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody on the brand new 4K scoreboard. There will also be a brief fireworks show during the credits! More info and ticket…Continue Reading

Best Shows in the Bay This Week: Third Eye Blind, Chromatics, Chromeo, and more

Best Shows in the Bay This Week: Third Eye Blind, Chromatics, Chromeo, and more

Chromatics – Tuesday & Wednesday The Mezzanine, San Francisco Tickets – $36 Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World – Saturday Bill Graham Civic Center, San Francisco Tickets – $60 Chromeo & Toro y Moi – Saturday The Greek Theater, Berkeley Tickets – $55 Inner Wave – Saturday The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco…Continue Reading

LISTEN: Comedian Brad Williams talks to Arthur about the realities of radio life and why he hates emotional support animals

LISTEN: Comedian Brad Williams talks to Arthur about the realities of radio life and why he hates emotional support animals

Brad Williams is nationally touring comedian, podcaster, and apparently, former competition. Brad and I sat down for a chat before his shows tonight at Cobb’s Comedy Club about his time in San Francisco as a radio host, his experience in comedy as a little person, and why he has aligned himself as an opponent of…Continue Reading

Best shows in the Bay this week: Snow Patrol, lovelytheband, Cypress Hill, and more

Best shows in the Bay this week: Snow Patrol, lovelytheband, Cypress Hill, and more

  Snow Patrol – Monday The Warfield, San Francisco Tickets – $45-$60 The Lemonheads – Tuesday Slim’s, San Francisco Tickets – $30 lovelytheband- Wednesday August Hall, San Francisco Tickets – $20 Shannon Shaw – Wednesday The Chapel, San Francisco Tickets – $20 Cypress Hill – Friday UC Theater, Berkeley Tickets – $45 Video Age –…Continue Reading