Nicole is back today after a heart scare and a night in the hospital. She explains what happened, and then it's business as usual. A new charter school study and the fallout from keeping women from access to safe, legal abortion. Plus what else happened while Nicole was out...
Welcome to Monday. Mondays are usually rough on a good day... but after one last week guest hosting The Randi Rhodes Show, followed by a weekend at the beach for my kid's 15th birthday, I could have used an additional day to get ready to return to the real world. But that didn't happen... so here we are. It was quiet day in terms of guests, but I'll get that fixed before tomorrow's show. We did get a new study this morning on waste, fraud and abuse in the publicly funded Charter school world. Put together by Integrity in Education [...]
I'm sick and tired of hearing things From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth Ive had enough of reading things By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth -- John Lennon John Lennon's brilliant "Gimme Some Truth" should be required listening for all who aspire to elected office and all who purport to report the news. But because the lies come at us from every quarter and from those in position of power and authority so often, life often seems like a perpetual telling [...]
A date that means different things to different people. April 20, 1889 Adolph Hitler was born. April 20, 1999 Columbine High School massacre. April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, starting the largest environmental disaster in US history. April 20 is also known as "Weed Day" as pot smokers around the world celebrate 420 (whether 4:20 or 4/20) as a time to indulge. I also mistakenly thought that today was Earth Day. But as I went to find just how many years Earth Day has officially been with us, I found that it is [...]