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Download this episode It's Tuesday! That means GottaLaff joins Nicole Sandler for a no-holds-barred discussion of the day's news, including the latest on Hurricane Dorian, our shooting epidemic and idiotic poseur-in-chief. We'll also chat with independent video journalist Mike Stark, who's being targeting by the GOP, and is going to court tomorrow on trumped up charges. He needs our help and support! Get the whole story here, and help out Mike here.
It's a big day here at the Nicole Sandler Show. First, today marks three years that I'm cancer-free; my lung cancer surgery was three years ago today. Second, I'm based in South Florida, where we're currently bracing for Hurricane Dorian to hit on Monday or Tuesday as a Category Four storm. I've done this dance too many times. Our guest today is Frank Schaeffer who, due to his father, has a perspective on the religious right that few others have. He'll tell about his background, and then explain what's so disturbing about Donald Trump's relationship [...]
It's another busy day on the Nicole Sandler Show. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein is here with some news about the DSCC following the lead of the DCCC in threatening to blackball all consultants and vendors who work with candidates other than the one they're pushing. We'll also check in with Denis Campbell, an American ex-pat journalist and author living in Wales, about the latest insanity from the UK...
The Nicole Sandler Show is headquartered in South Florida. Tropical Storm Dorian is headed our way and is expected to make landfall in the Sunshine State sometime Monday. Lucky for me, it looks to be aiming for a point a bit further north up the east coast. It's only coincidence that we're featuring Floriduh on today's show. First up, Broward County Commissioner Steve Geller, who chairs a new group called the "Real Solutions Caucus" who are pushing for anyone but Sanders or Warren as the Democrats' 2020 nominee. I saw this article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and it [...]
This weekend, the DNC held its Summer Meetings in San Francisco, where the DNC establishment voted down a motion for a climate-themed debate in a couple of contentious days of debate and votes. An old radio colleague of mine -we worked together in 1997-98 in San Diego at 91X - Matt Keating, is now a progressive activist, elected official and DNC member, who was there. He'll check in to tell us what happened. A quick aside... Monday was "National Radio Day" when many of us posted pictures from some of the stations we've worked for. I have precious few [...]
The existence of a free press is so important to any functioning democracy that the founders enshrined it in the first amendment to the constitution, declaring that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. Sadly, the current administration doesn't seem to understand the directive. Today, Nicole Sandler welcomes two of her favorite journalists back to the show. First up, the senior WH correspondent for Playboy, CNN political analyst, author and podcaster Brian Karem, who is currently barred from the WH as his hard pass has been suspended, under questionable circumstances. Then, we'll [...]
It's another Thursday, but this time it's in what's shaping up to be one of the crazier weeks of the D'ump administration. As usual, the show begins with a bit of comedy (we try to start the show with a laugh because things certainly get serious around here)... Then an update on the day's news. Every Thursday, Howie Klein visits for a frank discussion about our political reality. Today, an honest look at bipartisanship, and an examination of the true legacy of Donald J Trump...
This is one of those weeks where it feels like the WH resident is spinning out of control, and I have to wonder why the idea of the 25th amendment isn't being seriously considered. With so many possible topics of discussion, we welcome Dave Johnson back to the show for a discussion of the insanity of our lives.
With the news this week of the president urging the Prime Minister of Israel to ban two sitting members of Congress from visiting that country is just the latest salvo in Trump's war on Democrats, and more specifically, The Squad. So, today, we'll tackle a topic that's long overdue -- that of Israel, the Palestinians, BDS, settlements, and more. To talk through the basics and get into the meat of the controversy, Nicole is joined by someone she went to grade school with in NY- Ron Skolnik, an American-Israeli political analyst, writer, editor, public speaker and translator. Hopefully, [...]