We're somewhat reeling from last night's close call in which Donald Trump allegedly launched an attack on Iran, then called it back before any bombs were dropped. We think it's time for a stiff drink, a bong hit, and some comedy bits. South Florida radio legend Boca Britany Somers returns to the show to talk radio, Stonewall, Trump insanity and have some fun...
Many Americans first met Wendell Potter in 2009 when he left the health insurance industry to become a whistleblower and told us the truth. He exposed the industry for the profit-grabbing thieves they are. Today, Potter is president of The Business Initiative for Health Policy, an organization focused on enacting Medicare for All. He's also the founder of Tarbell.org, an nonprofit, independent, reader supported news site covering money in politics and policy. And he's the author of a few books including Deadly Spin, which tells the story of his transition from insurance industry PR flak to whistleblower. It was [...]
It's June 19 - Juneteenth - a holiday I learned nothing about as a child. But it's the anniversary of the day in 1865 on which slavery finally ended in the United States. I found a great article on Juneteenth in Teen Vogue of all places, and shared some of it on the show today. Follow the link to the whole thing, which I highly recommend. In what is likely not a coincidence, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is today holding hearings on reparations. I played the opening statements from author/journalist [...]
Every Tuesday, Nicole Sandler and @GottaLaff get together to shoot the shit about the news. Today, there's lots to discuss, from Trump's George Stephanopolous interview to his sabre rattling against Iran to Supreme Court decisions and more....
It's a special edition of the show today. Instead of a musical blast from the past, this week I'm sending out the full speech delivered by Sen. Bernie Sanders on June 12 in which he explained the meaning of democratic socialism. It should have been carried by the cable news channels who, instead, basically ignored it. This is my remedy. I hope you'll listen, as I believe what he said is very important. We'll be back tomorrow with @GottaLaff for our regularly scheduled Tuesday show...
It's another busy Friday on the Nicole Sandler Show. In addition to all the breaking news, we have two great guests. Mother Jones' Ari Berman tells us the latest on the Trump administration's efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census and why it's such an awful idea. And Professor Harvey J Kaye joins in to explain the significance of Bernie Sanders' speech on Wednesday about Democratic Socialism and what it has to do with FDR. And in case you missed it, here's Bernie and his speech in its entirety.
Just when you think the news can't get any stranger, Donald Trump opens his mouth again. This time, he told George Stephanopolous on camera that if a foreign power came to him with info on a political opponent, he'd take it. Asked about calling the FBI he said "you don't call the FBI". Today is Thursday which means a visit from Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Today, we'll talk a bit about Bernie Sanders' great speech explaining what Democratic Socialism is, and Gov Frackenlooper's response too.
It's a very busy Wednesday on The Nicole Sandler Show. As usual, we'll get to the latest news of the day including Bernie Sanders' speech on Democratic Socialism, but today's show also features two great guests. Investigative journalist Jason Leopold checks in to update us on the amazing work he's been doing to get the redacted parts of the Mueller report uncovered and more. And Thom Hartmann joins in to talk about his new book, The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.
It's the start of another week at the Nicole Sandler Show. On Tuesdays, GottaLaff joins in to shoot the shit about the news of the day, and we have a lot of ground to cover today... I began the show ranting about Nancy Pelosi and her comments this morning calling Pete Peterson a "national hero" and how much she loves him... Here's the video of that question and answer. If you're not up to speed on how evil Pete Peterson and his austerity ideas were, here's a good primer for you to read.
Lots of news on a busy Friday as the Trump family returns from its European vacation. We begin the show with a look at the latest news of the day. Then, we're joined by Carl Gibson of GritPost.com who wrote about some potential problems for both Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. Joe Biden is having a bad week. On Wednesday his campaign reaffirmed his support of the Hyde Amendment. On Thursday Biden flipped. On Friday, his press secretary tried to claim that Biden's change in position on Hyde was planned as part of his healthcare plan rollout! Now we [...]