After a look at the day's news, Nicole Sandler welcomes Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer back to the show. We spoke about Will's column on the 50th anniversary of Walter Cronkite's commentary declaring that the Vietnam War couldn't be won. And we also touched on the West Virginia teachers' strike, which Will wrote about here.
"Boca" Britany Somers joins Nicole Sandler in studio today to talk about a protest she's organizing against the AK-47 manufacturer moving to Broward County, FL, the site of the Parkland school shooting, and more...
I'm based in Coral Springs, the town next-door to Parkland, FL, so the shooting truly hit close to home. Today on the show, I recapped last night's CNN Town Hall before welcoming Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC back to the show for our regular Thursday get-together to talk politics. Howie informed us about the DCCC-backed candidates taking money from the NRA.
Kids from Parkland are in Tallahassee, trying to talk with legislators. High Schools around South Florida are walking out in solidarity, and it seems as if a movement has been born from this tragedy. Blogger, activist and media strategist Spocko joins Nicole to discuss the gun debate paradox and how to help the kids that are taking action. Spocko's last two pieces for Digby's blog are "The Gun Debate Paradox" and "Dear Florida Gun Fighters, Prepare for the NRA Hammer!"
The mass shooting at the Florida high school yesterday is in my community, so on today's show, I shared her thoughts on the insanity of it all. In 2014, I spoke with Australia's former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer about how they solved their gun problem, an interview we replayed today. And since it's Thursday, Howie Klein joins in, today focusing on how the NRA has bought Congress. Find the list of Blue America-endorsed progressive candidates on their page.
After an update on the day's news, we turn our attention to healthcare. The Florida Healthcare Summit is coming to South Florida this weekend, and today she speaks with one of the keynote speakers, Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, about the movement toward Medicare for All.
On today's show after an update on the day's news, I chatted with the Tarabuster host Tara Devlin from RTDdaily.com, and welcomed Alex Lawson of Social Security Works to the show. Alex Lawson will be in South Florida next week to participate in the Florida Health Care Summit - where I'll be next Friday and Saturday too. For tickets, click here.