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.
It's another Flashback Friday! After discussing the inhabitants of the 2016 GOP Clown Car with Republican political commentator John LeBoutillier, Nicole Sandler pulled her two interviews with Dave Matthews from the archives - his first Los Angeles radio appearance from 1995, and another from 1999 after he was a superstar!
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'
That's who's on the show today! The Democrat is Congressman Alan Grayson, who'll give us the latest on the fight against Fast Track & the TPP; the Republican is former Congressman John LeBoutillier (who's the most sensible Republican I've heard in a long time!). And the rock star is Ryan Adams for our Flashback Friday segment today, in the 2001 World Premiere Broadcast of his band Whiskeytown's final album, "Pneumonia". You'll have to visit radioornot.com to hear the Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown segment - sorry!
Blues legend BB King died last night. Today, for our regular Flashback Friday segment, Nicole will play the 2000 radio special she hosted for the release of BB King and Eric Clapton's "Riding with the King" album. In the first hour, Nicole talks with her GOP friend, John LeBoutillier, about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week... and the TPP too!
Nicole discusses her disappointment with the media's reaction to Bernie Sanders candidacy for president, including that of Jon Stewart. Our favorite Republican, John LeBoutillier, joins in to spar with Nicole over the issues. And we end the week with our Flashback Fri musical blast from the past- Nicole's 1994 interview with Barenaked Ladies
. It's 4/20, do you know where your legal weed is? Media strategist Joel Silberman joins in to talk about the GOP clown car. And an actual Republican, former Congressman John LeBoutillier, will size up the clown car occupants...