Born in Philadelphia, moved to LA in the 50s, BA, Occidental College, PhD in English, UCLA. Taught lit at Sac State for 20 years, published The Ballads of the Big California Woman (Avon 82), and went to live in Paris for three years. Iran/Contra and its cocaine connection hooked me on politics–especially the hidden elements, and for 20 years with a group of fellow activists, I edited Because People Matter, a progressive bi-monthly, with the idea of getting that news out. Likewise I’ve hosted a cable access talk show, Soapbox (Mon 8pm ch 17, Accesssacramento.org), also for about twenty years. I’ve lived in Germany, Mexico, England, France, and in Midtown Sacramento since 1985. I like to draw and paint and have had exhibits of pen and ink and watercolors of Paris café scenes at Himovitz Gallery, ’93, the Crest Theater at the French Film Festival, ’99, and most recently at the Temporary Contemporary Gallery.
The Undernews, at noon on the 1st and 5th Wednesdays, continues my focus on the important and fascinating info that rarely
surfaces in the commercial media with interviews from scholars, critics and citizen experts.
Contact: jeaniekeltner @ sbcglobal.net