Charles Ortleb is a journalist, novelist and filmmaker who gained notoriety as the publisher of the gay biweekly New York Native between 1980 and 1996. The Native was the first major publication to take the AIDS epidemic seriously and question the AIDS hypothesis. the publication brought many important individuals such as Peter Duesberg to public attention. Rolling Stone journalist David Black claimed Chuck’s New York Native deserved a Pulitzer and New York Times called in “visionary.” Chuck has also written several novels, plays. Celia Farber has called his novel Iron Peter, the “animal farm of the AIDS era.” His most recent book is a history of the early AIDS era from a real pioneer and insider — “Truth to Power: The New York Native 1980-1996” Chuck is also the host of the program “Truth to Power” heard every Friday at 4 pm Eastern time. You can find more information his books and writings at CharleOrtleb.com
Trisha Morrison is the widow of Tommy the Duke Morrison, two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world and the co-star in the film “Rocky” where he played the role of Tommy Gunn. She has had a successful career in real estate and wholesale tour operations. She has also worked with fundraising for anti-drug programs to keep inner city kids free of drugs. Trisha is a former Junior Wimbledon tennis player and has been a tennis coach in several european countries.