Today marks the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Cliff Schecter joins Nicole Sandler to discuss the NRA's influence over the US gun policy and how we can change it. In hour two, Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News shares his new ebook, The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream.
Nicole was out today, so we heard her show from Dec 17, 2012 as she guest hosted the Randi Rhodes Show, dealing with the Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary massacre that happened the previous Friday. Sadly, nothing has changed in the almost three years since.
Nicole talks with Cliff Schecter on the 34th anniversary of the shooting murder of John Lennon, and the week that marks the 2nd anniversary of the Newtown massacre. Plus Howie Klein on the problems with the Democratic Party. Plus more news, info and opinion. Find more at radioornot.com
Nicole discusses the faulty narrative about race being perpetrated by the media. Crooks & Liars Susie Madrak joins in, and tells us about a beautiful tribute to one of the victims of the Newtown massacre.
This article was written and originally posted on Sept 18, 2013. It's re-posted and slightly updated today, and includes my interview with former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who helped enact gun laws in Australia after a 1996 massacre in which 35 people were slaughtered, and who warned Australians not to travel to the US following last summer's shooting death of Australian baseball player/college student Christopher Lane. This graphic shows the Mass Shooting/Killing incidents since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 through the time The Atlantic published it on Sept 16, 2013. At that time, we had just experienced [...]
This morning on my show at Radio Or Not, we recapped yesterday's historic day at the Supreme Court. Shane-O was there for both days of hearings on marriage equality, and joined in during our regular Talk Radio News segment to fill us in on what he saw and heard. The best part of the day for me, not being inside the Supreme Court, was hearing Edie Windsor talk about her battle. (Windsor's comments come in at the 7:30 mark) Julianna Forlano joined me in the first hour of this morning's show to talk about this week's hearings and other stories [...]
I've known Michelle Shocked for about 25 years. I first met her in 1988 when her label at the time put a bunch of radio people on a train from Los Angeles to San Diego and back for a performance to promote her first single, "If Love Was a Train" . It was probably four or five years later that I first interviewed her. I had the pleasure of hosting Michelle Shocked on the air a number of times throughout my radio career. One particularly wonderful, memorable appearance was from August of 1994 at the now defunct but [...]
Nicole gives us updates on the "pre-trial hearings" for 9-11 accused at Guantanamo Bay. Howie Klein joins in to talk politics and atrocities in India and Mali. And GottaLaff from The Political Carnival on guns and Sarah Palin.