1-24-19 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein, and Randi Weingarten Too

  It's another busy day where the news of a year seemingly comes in one day. We'll do our best to bring everyone up to date on what's happening today. We'll check in with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, who's enjoying a victory in LA and the start of another strike in Denver. Then it's another visit with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC.  He and I have a shared pet peeve - people who are insisting on being "all in" on any candidate at this point in the 2020 race, and [...]

2-7-17 Nicole Sandler Show – The End of Public Education

Betsy DeVos bought her way into the Secretary of Education Job. Today, Nicole is joined by GottaLaff and Boca Brit Somers.  And American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called in to talk about just how bad this is. After Randi's call, a listener called in to ask what the names are of Betsy DeVos' companies that profit off of our public education funds... so I did a quick search, and found this Truthout article that links to this public disclosure report. She's up to her eyeballs in conflicts of interest...

2-7-17 Nicole Sandler Show – The End of Public Education

Betsy DeVos bought her way into the Secretary of Education Job. Today, Nicole is joined by GottaLaff and Boca Brit Somers.  And American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called in to talk about just how bad this is. After Randi's call, a listener called in to ask what the names are of Betsy DeVos' companies that profit off of our public education funds... so I did a quick search, and found this Truthout article that links to this public disclosure report. She's up to her eyeballs in conflicts of interest...

Fan-tastic FloriDUH

Nicole recaps last night's farce of a gubernatorial debate, including the fan-tastic idiocy of Rick Scott. Randi Weingarten, president of AFT (the 2nd largest teachers union) joins to tell about this morning's conference call on Ebola. And Amy Simon of She's History brings some fabulous female facts.

Final Day at #AFT14

  The 2014 AFT convention wraps up today, and I'm thrilled that I was able to be here to cover it. After all, our future depends on these people who, in many cases, spend more times with our children than their parents do. But it's not only teachers represented by the American Federation of Teachers. The AFT also represents nurses and other healthcare workers, school staff other than teachers, public defenders and other public sector employees. I overheard someone waiting in line the other day suggesting they change the name of the AFT to the AFP - American Federation of [...]

Saturday Afternoon Live from #AFT14

***Late afternoon update What a day! We had a wonderful show, with lots of AFT members, delegates and activists. The podcast audio is now posted above; just click the player to listen. The show will also stream in a loop tomorrow on the Radio or Not audio stream until Monday morning, when we'll do one more live show from the convention.*** Yesterday was a busy day here at the American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles. From an inspirational, fiery and fierce speech from Moral Mondays' founder Reverend Dr. William Barber, to the always amazing AFT President Randi Weingarten's [...]

About That Other SCOTUS Decision

With so much focus on the horrific Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision, we seem to have forgotten about the millions of workers who'll be screwed by the other decision handed down by the Court on Monday in Harris v Quinn. As my friend Dave Johnson wrote at OurFuture.org,  In case you were wondering why it is so hard for regular working people to get ahead in our economy, look no further than today’s Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decision. In the usual 5-4 pattern, the corporate-conservatives on the Supreme Court struck another blow against the rights of working people to organize [...]

Anyone Else Missing an Hour? Schools? Media Responsibility?

Damn Daylight Savings Time.  Don't get me wrong. I like the fact that it stays light out later; I just hate losing an hour of valuable sleep time this time every year.  We should really pick a time and stick with it.  Unbelievably, Arizona does something right! Anyway, barring my tired status this morning, it was a busy show. I filled listeners in on our Saturday evening in the emergency room.  Alison had a softball injury that turned out to be a sprained index finger.  I erred on the side of caution, and will likely get  some interesting programming out [...]

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