I'm leaving on vacation after today's show... "Boca" Britany Somers will fill in while I'm gone. Today, Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street, The Family and other books and articles is our guest. The article he wrote in GQ about being gay in Putin's Russia is at "Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia". I'm headed down to Tulum, Mexico for yoga, mediation and to regroup... At the end of the show, I read a paragraph sent to me by listener Robert in NY, and it's actually what this vacation is all about. We should all take [...]
Today, Nicole speaks with author & UWGB professor Harvey J. Kaye about Scott Walker's bid for the presidency. Jeff Sharlet returns to discuss his latest for GQ in which he embeds on Skid Row to learn about yet another cop killing of an unarmed black man. Plus the latest on the Iran deal, the RoN auction and more!
Today, Nicole Sandler sadly revisits the topic of bigotry. Racism, sexism and other isms... The shooting of 2 police officers in Ferguson tops the news. Jeff Sharlet on his latest for GQ, a piece about the Mens Rights Movement. And, as it's still Women't History Month, She's History's Amy Simon tells us about the history of Black women in Congress, and more...
Nicole looks back at the year through some of her best interviews. Today, we go back to January through March, with HORN's Bob Kincaid on WV's chemical water, Jeff Sharlet on the plight of gays in Russia, and Robert Parry on the Russia/Ukraine conflict
(L-R) Gold medalist Tatyana Firova and Kseniya Ryzhova of Russia kiss on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4x400 metres Relay during Day Eight of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Moscow, Russia The photo posted above is of two Russian track & field athletes on the medal podium during the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Moscow last year. I hope they're safe and weren't hurt after showing that public display of gay affection. My fantasy for the 2014 Sochi Olympics is that that scene [...]
How else could you explain Michele Bachmann actually being taken seriously as a presidential candidate? She came out on top, so to speak, of the Ames Straw Poll. Interesting, too, that the "front-runner" Mitt Willard Romney had such a poor showing. OK, I know he didn't actually participate - but neither did Sarah Palin, and she's not even a declared candidate, and she fared better than he did! In case you're wondering the exact breakdown (courtesy of MSNBC)... 2011 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %) 1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%) 2. Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%) 3. Governor Tim [...]