Today, Nicole is joined by two classy gentlemen, Driftglass and Gaius Publius (filling in at the last minute for Howie Klein) to discuss everything from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump and more
Since you can get all the Donald Trump "news" you can digest from anywhere else, we'll ignore the asswipe here. There's plenty of other things about which to get angry. For instance, Wes Clark suggests putting Muslims in internment camps! Cenk Uygur agrees with my assessment of the BLM protest at Netroots. Plus, @GottaLaff is back. Don't worry, I'll still piss someone off today
Nicole recaps the BlackLivesMatter action at Netroots Nation this weekend with regular guest Joel Silberman who happens to sit on the Board of the Netroots Foundation. Plus candidate for Alan Grayson's House seat, Susannah Randolph joins in too.
Nicole talks about the latest news, including the resignation of the Secret Service Director, conviction of a murderer in FL (on the second try), and more. Today's guests include former NY gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, She's History's Amy Simon, and Netroots Foundation Chair Patrick O'Heffernan to tell us about the Netroots Music Project.
What a week this has been! I can't say I'm sorry to see it end. This morning on the show, we flashed back to last week and to February 2000. Last week was easy. I flew to Detroit for Netroots Nations following a few days in Los Angeles for the American Federation of Teachers convention. Although I did live shows from Netroots on Thursday and Friday, I recorded a bunch of interviews on Saturday, some of which we heard earlier in the week. Today, we began with Mike Rogers of Raw Story and Netroots Connect, and a conversation about almost [...]
As if things weren't bad enough before I left for 10 days... As Jon Stewart asked upon his return, "What could happen in two weeks?" Famous last words.. Well, Jon Stewart attempted to cover the Israel-Gaza story with objectivity and, for his troubles, he got attacked - from both sides! I hearken back to those words of wisdom spoken by every mother to every child, "Two wrongs don't make a right." What's going on in Israel and Gaza is unacceptable. Yes, Israel has a right to defend itself, and Hamas' practice of storing its weapons where civilians live and play [...]
I'm home after 10 days on the road to cover the American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles and Netroots Nation '14 in Detroit. It was actually anything but a vacation, but I do thrive on the action, and there was plenty of that. To recap the trip, all you need do is listen to the shows from the past week or so. (Find them here, here, here, here and my interview with the amazing Rev. Dr. William Barber is posted as a standalone interview here) Now that I'm back home, I have the luxury of sitting back [...]
Yes! I got to interview the founder of Moral Mondays, Rev. Dr. William Barber last night. It was a very long day, but I would have waited all night to speak with the man who is inspiring people to come together in a Moral Fusion Movement around the subjects of voting rights, women's rights, immigrants rights, labor rights and more. Dr. Barber spelled out the Moral Agenda, which includes Pro labor, anti poverty policy educational equality health care for all fairness in our criminal justice system the call to hook up and organize around protecting and expanding the rights mentioned [...]
OK, it wasn't a vacation, but I spent the last few days with members of the American Federation of Teachers. at their bi-annual convention here in Los Angeles. I had no idea the American Federation of Teachers represented so many of the people whose work is in helping others until I arrived on Friday. But I sat in the opening session, with the powerful Rev. Dr. William Barber (more about him in a moment) and the electric president of the AFT Randi Weingarten, and saw a huge contingent of nurses waving their flags. I learned that the AFT, whose numbers [...]
I awoke this morning in beautiful downtown Los Angeles. I'm here to cover the American Federation of Teachers convention before heading to Detroit for Netroots Nation. I'll find out all the details for the AFT convention later this morning, and will update this post with a working schedule. That said, there will be no live show this morning. However, since it's Friday, I thought we'd do a special double-header Flashback Friday edition. Each Friday, I dig into my radio archives and pull out an interview from my music radio days. Today, we go back to 1999 and 2000 to speak [...]