Nicole Sandler welcomes Professor and author Harvey J. Kaye back to the show at a time when things seem so dire to remind us of what this nation is capable of with a look back at FDR's Four Freedoms. Kaye will be hosting a night of films in that theme on TCM Monday 5/21, and tells us all about it.
As usual, we started the show with a review of the day's news. During today's Talk Media News update, Luke Vargas told us about a new report on extreme poverty and human rights from the UN. You can read that report here. Today we welcomed author and professor Harvey J. Kaye back to the show to talk about the Democrats past failures and what they can do to turn things around.
It's a busy Friday! We started the show with Jonathan Cohn of Huffington Post, who tells us about Trumpcare 3.0 and how it would take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions in his latest article, "New Health Care Bill Proves GOP Promises On Pre-Existing Conditions Were Never Serious." Then it was on to our old friend, professor and author Harvey J. Kaye, who has a must-read piece up at BillMoyers.com: "We Are Radicals at Heart — Don’t Forget It".
On today's show, Brit talks with guests - Steve Boone of The Lovin' Spoonfuland his new book, "Hotter Than a Match Head". Professor Harvey J. Kaye, author of "Fight for the Four Freedoms", joins Brit to discuss composer Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common man
I'm back! And so is Bernie Sanders. Quick... Bernie's first action as "outreach director" (or whatever other dumb title was given to him in Senate Dem leadership by Little Chuckie Schmuckie) is a big day of ACA rallies around the country. He's tasked Democratic members of Congress to organize events in their districts... but I live in Floriduh. So imagine my surprise when I called my congressman's office to find there IS an event scheduled here. Sunday, Jan 15, 2pm at the Sunrise Amphitheater.... about 10-15 minutes from my house. The following Saturday is the Women's March on Washington. I've [...]
I'm back. For now... Since I've been out for the past few Thursdays, we've been missing Harvey J. Kaye. So he joined me today for a quick visit. In hour two, Marijuana Policy Project's Director of Federal Policies, Robert Capecchi, told us about the DEA's decision to keep marijuana as a schedule 1 substance. The Silver Tour's Robert Platshorn joined in to tell us about tomorrow's one day picket of Publix, whose founder's heir donated $800 million to the campaign to defeat Amendment 2, the medical marijuana amendment on the ballot Nov 8. If you're in South Florida, come [...]
I was going to be here yesterday. I really was. But the visit with the pulmonologist shook me out of my optimistic outlook and scared the shit out of me. The mass on my lung, unearthed by the x-ray of my heart on Thursday night is, according to the doctor, "large." He said we need to find out what it it. No shit! The next step is a PET-CT scan. Now we wait for United Healthcare to approve it. And we wait. As of today, when David called the office, the government-sanctioned extortionists have all the information. We should [...]
On today's show, we continued the discussion about the way forward for the political revolution that Bernie Sanders has so amazingly, energetically, passionately and historically led for the past year or so. It must evolve. The question is what form it will take. After a frustrating Twitter conversation last night - 140 characters at a time is no way to discuss politics - I invited listener Kim to call in to today's show to talk things through. The point of contention was the vitriol with which many Sanders supporters now regard Elizabeth Warren. I won't try to paraphrase here [...]
After an extended Memorial Day weekend, Nicole Sandler returns to discuss the last few surreal days in campaign world. Harvey J. Kaye guests to tell us about the use and abuse of patriotic history from the right. And Switzerland will vote on a Universal Basic Income. Sandhya Anantharaman will explain how it would work there and here in the US too.
It's official. Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. What's next? We'll discuss the possibilities today with professor and author Harvey J. Kaye and Blue America's Howie Klein. Plus, the Alberta Tar Sands are burning, and D'ump doesn't believe in Climate Change...