What a Friday! I was supposed to talk with Aldo Seoane on the show today. Unfortunately, when I called, we got voicemail. Aldo has been at the Standing Rock Sioux protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline where, on Thursday, all hell broke loose as the National Guard and militarized police showed up to violently remove the protesters from the land. Aldo sent this message on Friday night: Super sorry had law enforcement come in and had to focus on deescalation Obviously, some things are more important. We'll try to touch base with Aldo on Tuesday's show to get an update on what's [...]
I decided to cut the show back to one hour a day today and, of course, forgot to start the recorder going. On top of that, I forgot to start the YouTube stream! So today's show begins already in progress... It just shows how scattered I've been lately. The one thing I haven't been scattered about is the cancer. I keep all the doctors appointments straight and, for the most part, have stayed on top of the stupid, unnecessary, bullshit referrals. I did my research and met with three surgeons, and made a decision. And now my surgery is scheduled [...]
Happy Independence Day! Nicole is taking the day off, preparing for tomorrow's big official launch of the new studios and Randi Rhodes' return! On today's Best Of program, we go back to Sept 26, 2014 for a conversation with Bernie Sanders as he was still deciding whether or not to launch his bid for the presidency August 8, 2014 with Zephyr Teachout as she was taking on NY Gov Andrew Cuomo in a primary challenge. Teachout just won her primary to be the Democratic nominee running for Congress from NY-19 on Nov 8! August 21, 2012 for a conversation with [...]
As Bernie meets with President Obama and Harry Reid today, Nicole Sandler considers what we do next. Donna Smith, Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, guests to talk about “Justice or Bust,” The People’s Summit in Chicago next week, and the future of the Democratic party. Driftglass joins in too for our every-other-week dose of snarky commentary
Earlier this morning, I put up a guest editorial from Jennifer Nix and Mark Myers that first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Since the paper is behind a paywall, Jen and Mark gave me permission to repost "He Said She Said: The superdelegates' outsize role." Click over and read all about the Democratic Party's very undemocratic dirty little secret (that's not so secret any more!) Jennifer Nix and Mark Myers joined me for the last half hour of today's show to try to explain the history of the superdelegate, how and when they vote, and how we might [...]
Part two of the 2016 primary season is upon is, and madness is an apt description. Today, Nicole Sandler is joined by media strategist and trainer Joel Silberman who tries to make sense of the nonsensical. And Gaius Publius gives us the truth about delegate counts and what is possible.
Nicole's under the weather today, so figured this is a good day to replay some of her old interviews with Bernie Sanders. So, it's Sanders and Sandler, 2010-2015 as we Feel the Bern!
Bernie Sanders wrapped up a quick tour of Florida before heading out to Ohio, another of the states going to the polls on Tuesday. Julianna Forlano helps recap this long, strange week in politics. RL Miller tells who Climate Hawks Vote supporters voted to endorse. And we'll end the week with a Flashback Fri segment with David Byrne (pronounced Bern!)
Nicole Sandler turns her attention toward the Republican lurch toward insanity. Driftglass has a few thoughts to add to that discussion in hour one. Howie Klein joins for hour two, and introduces us to the latest Blue America-endorsed congressional candidates. And Neil Degrasse Tyson takes on the Flat Earth Society.
Nicole kicks off a new week with a busy Monday show. In hour one, Joel Silberman helps recap the Sunday shows and the latest from the contenders one week before the Iowa caucuses. Journalist/radio station owner Jim Bleikamp weighs in from Maine. And Nicole reaches out to Pakistani journalist Kaswar Klasra to discuss the mass shooting there last week.