Pizza, Prayers and Possible Peace?

Nicole discusses the onslaught of Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation - and the problems when a business owner stands up for bigotry with former evangelical "first son" Frank Schaeffer. Politico's Marc Caputo tells us about Sen. Menendez' indictment on corruption charges, and his Florida connection. And She's History's Amy Simon joins in too! Plus more news and commentary.

Truth vs Reality

If there is any difference between one's truth and one's reality, I tried to explore it this morning.  This was to be a pretty big show.  Michelle Shocked agreed to come on with me to clarify the statements she made from the stage Sunday night at Yoshi's in San Franciso.  From her music and what I've seen in this woman whom I've interviewed a few times over the years, I believed her to be a compassionate, caring, far-from-bigoted person that was being reported by disgusted concert goers Sunday night. So, I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. [...]

The Hard Way

The mystery surrounding Michelle Shocked's shocking comments from the concert stage at Yoshi's in San Francisco Sunday night continues as conflicting accounts of what actually happened surfaced, but no clear statement from the singer-songwriter herself.  Those comments will come tomorrow morning here, live on my show. Music journalist Chris Willman at Yahoo music followed up on his original story with one that includes an alternate take on what happened.   The follow-up, "Michelle Shocked: 'Hatemonger' or Misunderstood Provocateur"  sounds more like what my personal knowledge of Shocked (through her music and my interviews with her over the years) leads me [...]

Shocked!

  I've known Michelle Shocked for about 25 years.  I first met her in 1988 when her label at the time put a bunch of radio people on a train from Los Angeles to San Diego and back for a performance to promote her first single, "If Love Was a Train" .    It was probably four or five years later that I first interviewed her. I had the pleasure of hosting Michelle Shocked on the air a number of times throughout my radio career.  One particularly wonderful,  memorable appearance was from August of 1994 at the now defunct but [...]

Enough to Make You Sick- Thank God for Obamacare

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120702_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window Right wing crazy talk host Michael Weiner "Savage" blamed Justice Roberts' decision on the drugs he takes allegedly for epilepsy.   In a closed door House GOP meeting onThursday,Indiana Congressman Pence (and the GOP candidate for Governor) likened the Supreme Court's ruling to the Sept 11 terrorist attacks, according to several sources present. He apologized afterward, calling the remarks “thoughtless”.  Ben Shapiro (Breitbart "journalist") tweeted: "This is the greatest destruction of individual liberty since Dred Scott. This is the end of America as we know it. No exaggeration." And Senator [...]

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