This Wednesday, April 1st, I have the pleasure of joining Robert Breining as the co-host of his internet radio show POZ I AM. I was fortunate enough to be a guest on his show a couple of months ago and when I heard his Wednesday co-host was dropping out I was happy to jump on board. The show airs every Wednesday at 2 pm EST, and listeners can tune in across the country and the world. Just log in http://www.blogtalkradio.com/poziam and listen to our live streaming chat. We will be interviewing prominent guests in the HIV community and discussing current events involving HIV issues. Listeners can also participate in a live chat online while the show is running. They can ask questions and interact with each other. Past shows will be available for download online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/poziam.
Robert Breining was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. At a young age Robert discovered the importance of working as a team to accomplish a goal. ln 1996, his junior year in High School, Robert won 1st Team All Catholic in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 14.9 seconds .Robert has been playing soccer for over 20 years. He currently plays for the Philadelphia Falcons and has traveled as far as Copenhagen ,Denmark to compete in an IGLFA (International Gay and Lesbian Futbol Association) Tournaments.
In 2007 Five years after the passing of his father and his HIV diagnosis, Robert had what he calls his “Ah Ha Moment”. Robert looks at every life experience and asks” What am I supposed to learn from this ” In 2007, He became a Campaign Ambassador for Hope’s Voice and participated in their Does HIV Look Like Me ? Campaign. That October he launched The POZIAM community, a social networking website for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. He wanted to give others with HIV hope and a place to just be themselves. In July of 2008 Robert debuted the POZIAM Radio a bi-weekly internet radio show , with his Co-host Jeromy Dunn of POZitively Speaking on Sundays.
Robert is described as a ” Positive Person with a Purpose”. Robert’s goal is to help people living with HIV/AIDS discover similarities in eachother…and form friendships. More about Robert at http://www.myspace.com/poziam.
My bio is available online at Jackmackenroth.com but I have been HIV+ going on 20 years and I have been active in supporting the HIV community for over a decade but my visibility was exponentially multiplied after I divulged my HIV status on Project Runway. My current HIV campaign, Living Positive by Design, which is supported by Merck, aims to fight the stigma associated with HIV and provides educational information for those living with HIV.
I am very excited to be working with Robert. He has done a lot of great work for the HIV community at such a young age. I hope my little bit of celebrity will help this show reach an even larger audience. Please listen in and feel free to join the POZ I AM community here. Also if you would like to be a guest on the show or know someone that might like to be a guest on the show please contact me at Jack@jackmackenroth.com or Robert at Robert@poziam.com
We look forward to hearing from you! The call in number for the show is 347-215-9442.
Today we interview the fab diva and HIV/AIDS activist Sherri Lewis. (not the one with sock puppet lambchop, RIP) She has her own podcast Straight Girl in A Queer World. Im excited to hear all about her.