Recently Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis’s signed the “Parental Rights in Education” bill — some call it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — some say this bill is just about keeping the topics of sex and gender away from young children, others see it just another attack on the LGBTQ+ community.
Lying On The Beach’s Lois Whitman-Hess and Steve Greenberg explore this controversy with their special guest pioneering journalist Steve Rothaus. Steve has covered LGBTQ+ issues at the Miami Herald for more than two decades. He’s been honored with a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding newspaper columnist and many other awards. The National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2019, the year he retired from the Miami Herald. Since then, Steve has remained active as a freelance journalist for the Herald, South Florida Gay News and WLRN News.
Lying on the Beach’s Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess hit it big by securing an interview with the most knowledgeable expert in the travel industry to detail what is going to happen next as the Coronavirus pandemic progresses.
Peter Greenberg is a multiple Emmy award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg. Peter is Steve’s brother from another mother (not really)— and he is America’s most recognized and honored travel news journalist. Known in the travel industry as “The Travel Detective,” Peter is the Travel Editor for CBS News, appearing routinely on CBS This Morning.
We would need this entire podcast
to properly introduce our guest today on “Lying on the Beach.” For the last 40
years, Ray Elman, currently founding Editor in Chief of Inspicio, has been at
the forefront of both the editorial and art worlds. Podcast Co-hosts, Steve
Greenberg, a TV personality, and Lois Whitman-Hess, a PR counselor, interviewed
Ray, about the state of journalism and why it’s not getting the respect it so
To appreciate the comments Ray is going to make you have to appreciate the quality work he has done in his career. In 2015, Ray founded the Inspicioarts publication platform, which is sponsored by FIU | CARTA. Inspicio provides in-depth, high-quality insights into all arts disciplines with a focus on Miami and South Florida. The publication is famous for its video interviewing technique and for mixing famous authors with student writers.
Elman also co-founded Provincetown Arts magazine and Cincinnati Arts magazine. Ray was also a pioneer in the digital communication industry, first as the National Director of Creative Services at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and as the co-founder of Streamline Communications, which is now a public company called Bridgeline Digital. He was also a founder of Cambria Interactive at Cambria Consulting.
addition, Elman has sustained a successful life-time career as
a visual artist. Four of his large
scale mixed-media portraits (Pulitzer Prize recipients Stanley
Kunitz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Alan Dugan, & U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky) are
included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait
Gallery. His work is exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections
all over the world.
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Is Journalism Dead? Our podcast guest thinks it may not be dead, but it might be on life support