It was no mistake that former President Obama challenged me to "do something as an LGBT man to make a powerful difference in radio". Well, we've never been better positioned to make that difference as Reality Check Live expands its diverse, multicultural voice across stations, coast-to-coast. Using evidence-based news gathering, we guard against bigotry, homophobia, and xenophobia. We're training a cross-culture of next generations in civics, journalism, and.fact-based critical thinking. Is it fun? Our partner stations think so. RCL is In partnership with Public Radio, independent, campus, and mainstream stations as we continue to listenably "prevent truth decay”.
We ask that you support this successful Public Radio program by joining our RCL family of member-listeners. We are in the process of rolling out our K-Talks (Public Radio's broadcast-delivered life-enriching courses and empowerment talks). Your investment will immediately embolden tens of thousands.
RCL remains a growing force in the movement to build a better world, a world in which our women, our youth, LGBT+, and People of Color can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
Cary Harrison is the founder and driving force behind Reality Check Live. Cary was spawned from the Mayflower and Abe Lincoln on his mother’s side and signers of the Declaration and Constitution on the other. As such, Cary strongly believes in democratizing radio and propelling a strong voice for multiculturalism, inclusion, and for free-flowing, accurate information.
He is a veteran of New York drive-time radio, CBS commentaries in Chicago, and a pioneer on SiriusXM with the first LGBT network morning show. He has decades of experience in Radio and social/political activism and his experience has equipped him with the skills and understanding to master the overlap between the two. Over the years, Cary has been involved with various radio networks, which have given him access to know and interview many of the nation’s leading political, social, and celebrity public figures.
AWARDS: Millions have enjoyed Harrison's free-range perspective, commentary and satire, earning him Vanderbilt University's distinguished Siegenthaler Award for integrity, intelligence and courage in the field of journalism, the Sigma Delta Chi award—the highest honor bestowed for public service by the Society of Professional Journalists, top honors—two years' running—from American Women in Radio & Television for exposé reporting and investigative journalism, and 1st place honors for “Best Commentary” from the Associated Press. Harrison has been honored by the UN, the Mayor and City Councils of West Hollywood/LA for his Environmental and Peace work, The LA Press Club for News coverage, and was recently nominated for an Edward R. Murrow Award in Public Radio
What We Do
This weekly Public Radio program brings relevant current events analysis to a rich multicultural and diverse audience on both AM and FM major market stations during peak prime Drive Time hours . Reality Check Live airs on NBC stations at 6pm as the news bloc and on Public Radio stations at 6:30pm, following the Network news. With this positioning, we're able to give voice women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and various other communities at a time when this silent majority is underserved or overlooked. Behind the scenes, we mentor students in broadcast production and the storytelling arts.
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