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, [...]
Fifty years ago today was day two of the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art. Billed as Three Days of Peace and Music, it was just what the times demanded. Unfortunately, we seem unable to re-create that moment in time. We'll look back on that time, mark the death of Elvis Presley on this date in 1977, and explore what's happening in the news today. Our interview today is with Jim Lardner, who has a piece up in the American Prospect asking, "Have Democrats Forgotten How to Do Oversight?" It's a really important question with some actionable advice [...]
It's another Thursday in D'ump's AmeriKKKa. At the (p)resident's urging, Israel banned two sitting US Congress members from entering Israel. We'll begin with the rest of the day's insanity, including news of a detention guard intentionally driving his truck into a row of protesters in Rhode Island. Seriously. Today on the show, I spoke with attorney Jared Goldstein, who was there last night. For more information on this protest and the group behind it, visit neveragainaction.com. Since it's Thursday, we'll also visit with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Tomorrow on [...]
As usual, Nicole Sandler begins her show with a roundup of the news of the day. Her guest for today's interview is Richard "RJ" Eskow, writer, rabble-rouser and host of The Zero Hour radio program. He wrote an important piece about the fight over means testing for the American Prospect -"What the Fight Over Means Testing Is Really About"- that we'll explore today.
We begin our week at the Nicole Sandler Show on Tuesdays, so we have a lot of catching up to do with the news that broke over the weekend- most notably the death, presumably by suicide, of the most notorious criminal in US custody today. We'll begin today with a visit from my friend Robert Platshorn, who served 30 years in federal prison for smuggling marijuana in the 70s, about the idea of committing suicide while in federal custody. Check out The Silver Tour, and the TV show, "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?" Then, since it's Tuesday, GottaLaff returns to [...]
We've got a busy show to wrap up a busy week. After a look at the latest news of the day, Nicole previews the new Netflix 5-part series "The Family" with the author of the book, Jeff Sharlet, and director Jesse Moss. And we welcome Shahid Buttar to the program - he's challenging Nancy Pelosi in a primary for her House seat from CA's 12th district.