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Media for the Public Good, Inc. - OutCasting Media

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Media for the Public Good, Inc. (MFPG), produces OutCasting, public radio's LGBTQ youth program.  OutCasting is currently heard on more than 50 public radio stations affiliated with the Pacifica Radio Network and now offers the program to stations via PRX.  There are two components - full broadcasts episodes of OutCasting (29:00) and shorter, variable length pieces in a series called OutCasting Overtime, which can be used as dropins.  Both are released monthly on or before the first of the month.

The Advocate: "In-depth, well researched, and punchy in the right ways... NPR-level production values....  What makes all this remarkable is that most of the people working on the show... are barely old enough to drive."

GLAAD: "... some of the most honest and accurate representations of LGBT and allied youth in the media"

MFPG formerly owned WDFH FM 90.3, Westchester Public Radio, in NYC's northern suburbs.

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Caption: OutCaster Alex
OutCasting youth participants Callie and Alex talk about being outed by friends.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
Caption: OutCasting youth participant Jamie
Across most of history and in many societies, gender is understood to be binary: a person is either male or female. But in this fascinating conver...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: OutCasting youth participant Max
On July 26th, the president tweeted his intentions to ban transgender individuals from serving in the US military without prior consultation with a...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
Caption: USC Professor Larry Gross, Credit: Maggie Taplin
Media representation has a strong influence on how LGBTQ people are viewed and treated by society. On this month’s OutCasting, we talk Professor L...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: OutCasting youth participant Dante
In this short opinion piece, OutCasting youth participant Dante reflects on the the ongoing campaign of violence against gay and bisexual men in Ch...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:06
Caption: Ilan Meyer, Ph.D., UCLA School of Law
Everyone experiences stress, but when you're LGBTQ, it gets worse because of stigma, prejudice, and discrimination, and has particularly strong eff...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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OutCasting youth participant Brianna remembers the 2016 massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida, and considers the turbulent develo...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 09:12
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LGBTQ youth are often unaware of their own history. In this occasional series, OutCasting connects them with that history. This is part 2 of a tw...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: OutCaster Alex
OutCasting youth participant Alex reflects on his "gay voice"

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:21
Caption: Professor Karla Jay, Ph.D.
LGBTQ youth are often unaware of their own history. In this occasional series, OutCasting connects them with that history. This is part 1 of a tw...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Gilbert Baker in our studio, 3/1/17. He died unexpectedly just a month later.
OutCasting youth participant Alex remembers Gilbert Baker, longtime LGBTQ activist and creator of the rainbow flag

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:42
Caption: Gilbert Baker in our studio, 3/1/17. He died unexpectedly just a month later.
Gilbert Baker, longtime LGBTQ activist and creator of the rainbow flag, talks with OutCasting youth participant Alex in one of his last interviews

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Gilbert Baker, longtime LGBTQ activist and creator of the rainbow flag, talks with OutCasting youth participant Alex in one of his last interviews

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On May 23, the Boy Scouts of America voted to lift its ban on gay youth members. The ban on gay adult leaders still stands. This program looks at...

Bought by KVSC, WXDU, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Jun 04, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3