OWS – One Year Later

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120917_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_OWS_at_1.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window Occupy Wall Street began one year ago today and, although we might not agree on what they're about, they have succeeded in getting millions of people off their asses and out from behind their computers to join a movement to say that something's gotta change.  Just what it is that has to change and how that change will be accomplished.. well, that's another story entirely. This morning on the show, I spoke with Jesse LaGreca - one of the few to emerge from the leaderless movement as a voice [...]

Optimism – Pessimism

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120523_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3{/play} Podcast: Play in new window At the start of today's show, I was sounding like the eternal optimist.  I said that my faith in humankind has been restored due to the amazing response I've gotten from my plea for help with funds to get my daughter into a program this summer that she truly needs. But  by the end of the program, after talking with Jesse LaGreca, best known for his schooling of a Fox producer at OWS' Zuccotti Park - though everyone should read his MinistryofTruth blog at Daily Kos, and WhoWhatWhy.com's Russ Baker, [...]

End Prohibition!

I've long believed that the so-called War on Drugs does much more harm than good. The good folks at Drug Policy Central have come up with a War on Drugs Clock. The amounts reset on January 1 of each year.  The numbers below are are cumulative from the first of the year only! //   Arrests for drug law violations this year are expected to exceed the 1,663,582 arrests of 2009. Law enforcement made more arrests for drug abuse violations (an estimated 1.6 million arrests, or 13.0 percent of the total number of arrests) than for any other offense in [...]

I’m in for Randi Rhodes Again Today & Tomorrow

Big thanks to Shane-O, host of Funked in the Head for guest hosting my show last week while I was in DC, and for the first few days of this week while I guest host the Randi Rhodes Show. Yesterday, I was joined by Peter Nagy of NY Communities for Change, who filled us in on last week's Dec 6  and ongoing action Occupy Our Homes! Greg Palast checked in to once again make our heads spin while talking about the crazy stories he tells in his new book, Vultures Picnic! I also filled you in on my trip to [...]

Today’s Show – Nov 15 – OWS Raided

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the cowardly way out and ordered the NYPD to raid and clear out Zuccotti Park (aka Liberty Square) at around 1:30 this morning.  Now, 1:30 is not morning - it's in the middle of night.  Under cover of darkness, and without allowing the media access to witness the eviction, members of the NYPD descended upon Zuccotti and ordered the protesters to leave.  Those who didn't heed the orders were hit with pepper spray or other acts of brutality, and arrested. On the show this morning, I read from Alison Kilkenny's account of the raid at [...]

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