1-17-20 Nicole Sandler Show – An Inauspicious Anniversary- 10 Years After Air America

Just click to play: or Download the file here   January 21 is Tuesday. It's the the 10th anniversary of two sad events: The Supreme Court decision on Citizens United which cleared the way for unlimited money in politics as it proclaimed "money equals speech", and the end of Air America Radio. After a look at the news of the day, Nicole will speak with Jon Sinton, the original Program Director of Air America, now one of the principles behind Progressive Voices, to talk about the AAR history, how the media landscape has changed in the last decade and much [...]

12-20-19 Nicole Sandler Show – Tom Steyer Called In and I Told Him What I Thought

Following last night's Democratic primary debate, candidate Tom Steyer called into my show today.  I've been critical of his decision to run and spend $100 million on a quixotic campaign when his money could be put to better use- like building a progressive media infrastructure...  I'm nothing if not honest, so I shared with him what I've said on this program many times. He listened, though I'm not sure he heard what I was saying. Hear it for yourself at the top of the show. As for the debate last night, well, we talked about it and played some clips. [...]

8-23-19 Nicole Sandler Show – Friday’s Fourth Estate Fun & Facts with Matt Taibbi & Brian Karem

   The existence of a free press is so important to any functioning democracy that the founders enshrined it in the first amendment to the constitution, declaring that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press. Sadly, the current administration doesn't seem to understand the directive. Today, Nicole Sandler welcomes two of her favorite journalists back to the show. First up, the senior WH correspondent for Playboy, CNN political analyst, author and podcaster Brian Karem, who is currently barred from the WH as his hard pass has been suspended, under questionable circumstances. Then, we'll [...]

8-25-17 Nicole Sandler Show – Driftglass Returns and Nicole Goes on Vacation

Twenty-five years ago today I was down here in South Florida, visiting my dad. I was living in Los Angeles at the time, and he had just had an accident that left him quadriplegic, so I was flying in every few weeks to see him. He had just been home from the hospital for a month or so, and we didn't yet have a van or any means of transportation to when we learned that Hurricane Andrew was headed our way. I was alone with him that night. The nurse decided she should be home with her family. I watched [...]

5-10-17 Nicole Sandler Show – Losing Comey & the Liberal Media

Yesterday, Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. I can't say I'm sorry to see Comey go, but there's a time and place for everything, and this wasn't it! The question now is how the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will continue with a Trump-appointed FBI chief and Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Autocracy, here we come. Today on the show, I brought us up to date on where we are will all of that, and even took a few calls before moving on to our media problem. As the name of the post implies, "the [...]

1-27-17 Nicole Sandler Show – Donald Trump Has a Teeny Weenie Peenie

My old pal Jack Rice joined me on today's show. Since Jack is not only an attorney and journalist, but also spent some time in the field for the CIA, I thought he'd be the perfect guest to comment on the insanity that is Donald Trump. As I expected, he offered some great insight. But the one thing that really came crystal clear for me is the level of D'ump's insecurities. The fact that he had to go on and on about the size of the crowd at the inauguration (reports have surfaced that he called the director of the [...]

12-2-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Post-Truth Era

  Donald Trump is a fucking liar. And his surrogates are going out claiming that facts are subjective. ARGHH! Seriously, listen to this exchange on NPR's Dianne Rehm Show with Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes in which she claims There is no such thing unfortunately anymore as facts Aside from the fact that it's grammatically horrendous, it's factually fucking insane! Listen here. I couldn't ever even conceive of something as contrary to common sense as that. Thankfully Joel Silberman was able to join us today. He always brings a bit of sanity to the proceedings! And RIP to Cherie Haskins, [...]

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