This weekend, the DNC held its Summer Meetings in San Francisco, where the DNC establishment voted down a motion for a climate-themed debate in a couple of contentious days of debate and votes. An old radio colleague of mine, Matt Keating, is now a progressive activist, elected official and DNC member, who was there. He'll check in to tell us what happened. Then, it's Tuesday, so GottaLaff is here to shoot the shit on everything happening in our crazy world.
This weekend, the DNC held its Summer Meetings in San Francisco, where the DNC establishment voted down a motion for a climate-themed debate in a couple of contentious days of debate and votes. An old radio colleague of mine -we worked together in 1997-98 in San Diego at 91X - Matt Keating, is now a progressive activist, elected official and DNC member, who was there. He'll check in to tell us what happened. A quick aside... Monday was "National Radio Day" when many of us posted pictures from some of the stations we've worked for. I have precious few [...]
I had to take the day off, but I spent the previous night in Miami, listening to the man who should be president, Bernie Sanders speak truth. So I thought I'd share his remarkable speech with you today...
Five days to go, and this nation has never looked uglier. From the latest revelations about the inmates controlling the asylum at the FBI to voter intimidation and suppression, I'm re-thinking my decision to come back from sick leave before this shit storm subsided. I do remain satisfied that I voted the correct way. Despite being told that I'm trying to scare everyone about Trump as a means to get them to vote for Clinton, I'm just doing what I always do-- calling it the way I see it. The thought of a Trump presidency not only scares the shit out of [...]
I moved back to my home studio today. We still have some tweaking to do, but so far, so good. Rick Neuhoff and his wife Diana Hatsis were the Bernie Sanders delegates from my congressional district. Rick joined me for a final recap of the convention and to talk about how to move forward in the post-Bernie race. In the second hour, Ari Berman of The Nation joined me to talk about the court striking down NC's voter ID laws, Rev William Barber at the DNC, and more.
Friday's show is now posted. Sorry for the delay. I'm juggling a lot of balls these days. Julianna Forlano joined in during the first hour, helping me recap the Democratic National Convention. Although the speech by Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim soldier killed while fighting for the US, was certainly the most amazing moment of the convention... I still marvel at the brilliance of Rev. Dr. William Barber. I hope every hypocritical Republican who claims to have the moral high ground got to hear him. I spoke with a couple of Bernie delegates, including my attorney Bruce [...]
Yesterday, I talked about working out the conflicts of our inner voices, though some people thought I "went too far." Others thanked me for being "spot on." All I know is all I know. Today, it's that the world continues down its pathway of madness. People hear what they want to hear instead of actually listening to what's being said. We talk past one another instead of with each other. Until we learn to shut up and listen, we're bound to continue making the same mistakes. Today, I talked a bit about that disconnect. I praised the celebration of [...]
I know I'm not alone this week. I'm conflicted. There's as much conflict going on in my mind as there is in the Wells Fargo Arena, the ironic name of the arena where the Democrats are nominating Hillary Clinton as their nominee to run against the Republican Donald Trump. I feel like I'm writing this in the middle of a bad dystopian novel in which the two most hated people in the nation are vying for the presidency. Oh, wait. Anyway, today, I let the conflict play out. I offended some people, and probably confused many more. Welcome to [...]
I returned to the air today after being out most of last week with a nasty case of bronchitis and a sinus infection too. And boy did I pick a hell of a week to get sick! Today, I did my best to recap the events of the past week, and focus in on two big stories. My old colleague Jim DeFede, now an investigative reporter at Miami's CBS4 and host of Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede tore down the curtain around Congressman and would-be senator Patrick Murphy with a mind-blowing story about the fake resume Murphy has been touting, [...]