It's finally Friday, after a long, stressful week. Nicole Sandler recaps what happened, from computer meltdowns to GOP debates with Julianna Forlano. In the second hour of Friday shows, Nicole pulls out an old interview with performance from her music radio past. Today, it's Chris Isaak from 1994 in which his comedic wit is on full display!
It's the Friday before Labor Day, when we usually get a nice news or document dump. Julianna Forlano joins Nicole Sandler to take some guesses at what might be dumped later today. The writer/director of the new film, "The Algerian" visits. And for Flashback Friday, we go back to Nov 1996 at LA's KSCA fm 101.9 with Evan Dando of The Lemonheads – and to Channel 103.1 in Los Angeles on Nov 18, 1999 for a session with Wilco!
With an assist from the Rachel Maddow Show, Nicole introduces us to a younger Bernie Sanders. Julianna Forlano brings us Absurdity Today. It's a Flashback Friday doubleheader too - Rev. Dr. William Barber speaks with Nicole from last summer, and for our musical blast from the past, it's Richard Thompson from 1996
Nicole Sandler is joined by Julianna Forlano to recap last night's first two GOP debates and, more importantly, the final episode of The Daily Show as hosted by Jon Stewart. For Flashback Friday, Nicole goes back 20 years to 8-9-95. She was on the air at KSCA in Los Angeles when the news broke that Jerry Garcia had died. Today, she shares the aircheck from that morning.
Today, Nicole talks with Bayan Rahman, Kurdistan's Representative to the US to learn more about the Kurdish people, their challenges and their relationship with the US & their Middle Eastern neighbors. Plus, we check in with Sandra Manis from Athens, Greece, who takes issue with how the US media is portraying their debt crisis. We end the week with a Flashback Friday session from Ben Folds Five from 1995.
Nicole talks money in politics with a guy whose name is synonymous with it, Shaun McCutcheon (as in McCutcheon v FEC), plus more in the 2016 sweepstakes. For Flashback Friday, it's David Byrne from this week in 1994.
All eyes are on the Supreme Court once again as this term winds down. Today we learned the fate of marriage equality in the USA. I also gave our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, one last chance to redeem himself after showing his climate denier stripes. And we segue into the weekend with our Flashback Friday musical blast from the past. Today, it's my interview with XTC from 2000 and a bonus session with Wilco from 1999.
Nicole asks the question she's asked so many times in the past: What will it take to get our elected officials to do something about our gun epidemic? She talks about the elephant (and donkey) in the room with our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, plus the Pope on climate change, Donald Trump for president, and more. Our Flashback Friday segment today is a video interview with Ben Folds recorded at LA's El Rey Theater in November of 1997.
Today's the day that the House of Representatives will vote on Trade Promotion Authority, better known as Fast Track. It all comes down to this! We'll keep an eye on the vote and break in to see what our elected representatives do as it happens, and chat with Democracy for America chair Jim Dean about the letter they sent to members of Congress this morning, urging a NO vote. Our resident Republican, John LeBoutilliler, weighs in on some of the GOP presidential hopefuls. And for Flashback Friday, it's my rare interview with New Radicals' Gregg Alexander from May of 1999.
Today, Nicole turns the tables on her climate denier Republican friend, John LeBoutillier, by inviting Climate Hawks Vote's RL Miller to educate him. For Flashback Friday, we go back to 1996 & 1997 for visits with The BoDeans and Keb' Mo'