When I asked online if people would be interested in hearing some of my old music radio interviews, quite a few singled out XTC, one of the examples I gave, as one they'd like to hear. So here it is. Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding rarely perform live, one of the subjects I broached with them. So, they didn't perform for us. But we did play some of their songs...
I've been honored to have interviewed Randy Newman twice - and somehow didn't manage to get a picture taken with him. The first time we met, it was in the Music Hall at KSCA fm101.9 in Los Angeles. The Music Hall was actually a closed off hallway in between the on-air studio and the production room. But the sound was magic. The second time I got to sit and talk with Randy Newman was at Channel 103.1, the Triple A station that followed KSCA on the air a few years later. It was May 25, 1999. This time we [...]
Nicole digs into the latest report from NOAA that says July was the hottest month on record, ever! The new Quinnipiac poll is out and it's not looking great for Hillary. Julianna Forlano joins in to help recap the week's news, including the new little pink pill for women, and the Ashley Madison hack. It's a Flashback Friday double-header with Graham Parker from Nov 1996, and Fastball from 15 years ago today!
Nicole takes on Gov Mike Pence of Indiana, who yesterday signed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" that allows business to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Jon Gold guests to talk about the top secret 28 pages of the 9/11 commission report, and his interview about it with former Sen. Bob Graham. And it's Friday, so we'll end with a double musical blast from the past with Aimee Mann and Jonatha Brooke.
Nicole talks about the Democratic Party and her belief that it needs to make some big changes. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim explains Elizabeth Warren's new leadership position in the senate, and their ill-fated decision to hold a vote on the KXL pipeline. In hour two, it's Flashback Friday with Aimee Mann and Michael Penn
Nicole Sandler has the latest on the Ebola scare and the rest of the day's news. Vice News' Jason Leopold tells us about his latest trip to Guantanamo Bay. And we rock into the weekend on Flashback Friday with Nicole's 1999 interview with The Jayhawks and Old 97's.
It's Talk Like a Pirate Day, the start of the People's Climate March & Mobilization, Flashback Friday, and Congress is in recess again. Nicole discusses it all, along with the rest of the news. No Nukes activist Harvey Wasserman, and Medical Marijuana advocate Robert Platshorn guest. And for Flashback Friday, we go back to 2000 for Nicole's interview and performance with Natalie Merchant.
Maureen McDonnell spent $6,000 around the time of Bob McDonnell's January 2010 inauguration and complained to the PAC the family did not have enough to finance her first lady wardrobe - Photo courtesy of AP Guilty! Actually, she's guilty of spending $50, let alone thousands on that dress. But that's not why they were convicted. A federal jury on Thursday found former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of public corruption — sending an emphatic message that they believed the couple sold the office once occupied by Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson to a [...]
Sting with Nicole Sandler at Channel 103.1/Los Angeles - Oct 1999 Each Friday morning, we wrap up our broadcast week with a trip into my musical radio past. Believing that music soothes the savage beast, it was especially useful today as the world has descended into savage madness. More on that in a bit. Today, our Flashback Friday featured my two interview with the former Police-man, Sting! I first interviewed him at LA's legendary KSCA fm 101.9 in 1996, in conjunction with the release of his Mercury Falling album. As he noted, our "Music Hall" was named [...]