I'm embarrassed that it's been so long since I've written here. After each CT scan, I tell myself I'll update this blog, but I haven't. I think I'm just so relieved each time the scan comes back clean that I don't want to even think about it any more. But the truth is that I think about it all the time and how lucky I am we caught my lung cancer so early. It was a Thursday, July 7, 2016 when I had all the symptoms of a heart attack. (You can scroll down to the first entry in [...]
Professor Tim Canova joins Brit Somers on her final day of filling in for Nicole.
On today's show, Brit talks with guests - Steve Boone of The Lovin' Spoonfuland his new book, "Hotter Than a Match Head". Professor Harvey J. Kaye, author of "Fight for the Four Freedoms", joins Brit to discuss composer Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common man
I'm back again, live in the studio, with a busy show. Christine Pelosi (yes, one of Nancy's daughters) is an author, activist, attorney -- and a member of the Electoral College. Earlier this week, she wrote an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for a briefing about the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC to influence the election. We further emphasize Alexander Hamilton’s assertion in Federalist Paper #68 that a core purpose of the Electoral College was to prevent a “desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” The United States intelligence [...]
I apologize for the delay in posting this show. I've been turned upside down and inside out of late -- sort of like this country. We have fallen through the looking glass and entered Opposite World©. I was actually out during this show -- I had my first three-month post-surgery follow-up with my oncologist. We did a CT scan last week, and this appointment was to go over the results. And the news is great. He said it all looks wonderful. So, three months from now, we'll do it again. But for now, I'm cancer-free! That's the good news. Part of what sent [...]
With all of the misinformation being floated from fake and legit news sources alike, I thought we should find out what's really going on with the recounts, so I called on BradBlog's Brad Friedman, host of the BradCast, to bring us up to speed. Then, since it's Tuesday, GottaLaff joined us to continue our disbelief discussion too...
November 4. It's my birthday, and one for which I am incredibly grateful. I was diagnosed with and appear to have kicked cancer during my 56th year. Election Day, as it falls on the first Tuesday in November, occasionally falls on my birthday. My first presidential vote was cast November 4, 1980. I voted for Jimmy Carter, but Ronald Reagan was elected president on my 21st birthday! Fast forward to my 49th ... November 4, 2008, Barack Obama - our first African American president - was elected on my 49th birthday. Today I turn 47 and in a few days, [...]
Some birthdays are more important than others. Today is my dear soul mate and radio host Nicole Sandler's most important birthday, at least to me. I say that because she's smack in the middle of bravely and successfully surviving the scariest moment of her life: her battle with lung cancer. And there's nothing like a life-changing moment like that to make me realize how precious friends are. Nicole, I'm so glad you were born and are still kicking serious ass. You've been the voice for so many who can't be heard, and you've provided welcoming arms allowing me to try [...]