After a look at the day's news, I explained why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. On Thanksgiving 2000, which happened to also fall on Nov. 23, I was in a courtroom in Almaty, Kazakhstan, adopting my daughter! Today on the show, I told our story. A more in-depth version is in my adoption journal, posted here should you care to read it and see the pictures. I'll be taking the next two days off, but will return on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to talk about the future of Net Neutrality. In the meantime, thank you for listening and for supporting the [...]
Today marks 15 years since Nicole Sandler became a mom. She discusses adopting her daughter with Robert Lamarche of Advocates for Children and Families. Plus Joel Silberman returns after a two-week absence to talk about all that happened while he way away.
It's a big Friday show - Nicole speaks with Tim Wise, antiracist essayist, author and educator, about race in America. Author/blogger and mom Joanne Bamberger joins in for a conversation about our shared experience as adoptive moms. And for Flashback Friday, the late Kevin Gilbert from 1995.
Nicole discusses her disappointment with the media's reaction to Bernie Sanders candidacy for president, including that of Jon Stewart. Our favorite Republican, John LeBoutillier, joins in to spar with Nicole over the issues. And we end the week with our Flashback Fri musical blast from the past- Nicole's 1994 interview with Barenaked Ladies
Nicole discusses the wide range of emotion many of us are feeling on this Day-Before-Thanksgiving. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak joins in to discuss where it all went wrong, and Al Jazeera America's Robert Ray calls in from Ferguson. We'll end the show with something to be very grateful for- and annual discussion on this program with adoption advocate and attorney Rob Lamarche as National Adoption Month draws to a close and Thanksgiving arrives.
Nicole discusses President Obama's announcement of his executive order on immigration and the bigger topic of family values as she celebrates the 14th anniversary of her adoption of her daughter this weekend. And because we all need some music now, we segue into the weekend with her 1996 interview with The Finn Brothers (Crowded House, Split Enz) from KSCA/Los Angeles.
The "Allen West is toast" victory tour continues today with the guy who unseated him! Patrick Murphy joined the show this morning to talk about beating the craziest member of the US House of Representatives. In case you were wondering, no, West never called him to conceded. He did it on Fox Faux News and Facebook. Now that's classLESS, but then again, I'd expect nothing more from a war criminal piece of shit like Allen West.
Ten years ago today, I arrived at the orphanage in Karakastek, Kazakhstan for the last time. I had been there a number of times in the days before, meeting and bonding with the child who would become my daughter. On this day, she'd leave with me, to be with me forever. Ten years ago yesterday, I stood before a judge in Kazakhstan who granted my petition for adoption. We call this our "forever day." (In case you're wondering, Sandy was my first baby... of the four legged-variety. But that's a story for another day!) I had meant to re-post the [...]
**Podcast audio finally posted*** I only have a few minutes before air time, but wanted to let you know who's on the show today, and give you links to follow up on what you hear! Tune in for a funny story about how Laffy (aka @GottaLaff), who blogs at ThePoliticalCarnival.net gained @keitholbermann as a follower on Twitter! BTW, here's the video we'll be talking about: I'll chat with Ted Deutch, who's running in a special election to fill our favorite former Congressman (Robert Wexler)'s seat. The election is today, so if you're in his district here in Florida, get out [...]