Download here or click below to play It's the end of a long, painful week as we navigate uncharted waters. Today, we'll deal with the latest news and our emotions too. Dave Johnson joins in. We'll open the phones and share some of the creative ways people are coping with the crisis
Download here or click below to play The Senate unanimously passed its coronavirus relief package – basically another billionaire bailout that many, including NY Gov Andrew Cuomo are criticizing. HuffPost Senior Reporter Zach Carter wrote about it in a piece titled, "Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country" and he joins in to talk about what’s so bad about it… Then it’s Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in to add his thoughts to the mix… The headline of his latest piece up at Down With Tyranny is "The Pandemic Is Killing Progressive Congressional Campaigns-- We Can't [...]
Download here or click below to play We're all trying to figure out how to navigate life in the coronavirus lane. Dr. Steven Thrasher returns to the show to discuss his latest article for Slate, "I Study Prisons and AIDS History. Here’s Why Self-Isolation Really Scares Me," in which he deals with the dilemma of “social distancing v. social isolation". And then we visit with our old friend Wendell Potter, as the 10th anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act just passed, and we're in dire need of Medicare for All, now more than ever! These days, Wendell [...]
Download here or click below to play Just when we thought things couldn't possibly get any worse, we get hit with a global pandemic. Someone has a sick sense of humor. Anyway, it's Tuesday, so we won't let a little thing like COVID19 keep us from having some fun with GottaLaff as we try to maintain our sanity in the face of madness. We played a couple of song parodies to start the show today. First up, a new one from Randy Rainbow And yet another parody of My Sharona...
Download here or click below to play We're headed into the weekend when many Americans will be sheltering at home, either by official order or by common sense. Today, I have some ideas to help you through the next few days, anyway. First, my plea to go adopt or foster a shelter animal. I'll speak with animal advocate Wendy Schugar-Martin about a program she's hoping to convince our local shelter to adopt. If you're interested in the program she put together to help get animals out of the shelter even if they're closed to the public, you can email [...]
Download here or click below to play As we all hunker down for another Thursday at home, I invite you to an extended virtual get-together today. We have so much to cover and a jam-packed show, so we're going to extend the show by 30 minutes today. We'll take care of the latest news and the bit of funny for the day before economist and Modern Monetary Theory expert Stephanie Kelton joins in to help us understand how we'll survive the economic aspect of the global coronavirus meltdown.Her forthcoming book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth [...]
Download here or click below to play Despite the mandates for social distancing, three states still held primary elections yesterday, leaving many to wonder about the wisdom of holding elections during a pandemic, and others wondering about the wisdom of delaying elections for any reason whatsoever! Depending upon your viewpoint, it’s either an ironic twist of fate or it was simply meant to be that David Daley’s new book, Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy is being released this week… Can we save Democracy, or has that ship already sailed, so to speak? We’ll discuss that [...]
Download here or click below to play It’s Social Distancing Tuesday… it’s also primary day in Florida, Arizona and Illinois, where some people are going out to vote and others are opting to stay safe and stay home. In Ohio, they were supposed to vote today but were told to just stay home. So is it really an election day? We don’t know. All we know is that this is uncharted territory… and that it’s Tuesday, so GottaLaff is here to help us navigate the unfamiliar waters. At least we can keep our physical distance while gathering in our [...]
Download here or click below to play Today, Nicole Sandler wrapts up an unprecedented week in history, as the world is hunkering down to fight the coronavirus. Donald Trump declared a national emergency, while Nancy Pelosi tried valiantly to get a relief bill through the House with the president unwilling to talk with her. We are so completely fucked....