The Intercept's Ryan Grim just released a new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement that lays out the history of the current Democratic party and explains how we got here. It's a fascinating story that has been whitewashed over the years. Oh, and Donald Trump is continuing to trash our nation and destroy the world.
Nicole Sandler discusses the results of the NV GOP caucus which saw Trump winning with 46% of the vote! Fellow FloriDUHian Deborah Newell is back with some stories from the FloriDUH files. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim tells us about the still-growing heroin epidemic in the US and how DC isn't helping.
As the racial divide in this nation (and even among Dems) seems to be growing, I thought today was a good time to pull out a speech from Rev. Dr. William Barber. I spoke with him and about him often last year, after getting to see him speak a few times. We need a good dose of Barber-isms, so get ready. Also, Ted Rall with an update on his run-in with the LAPD that got him fired from the LA Times!
Nicole deals with the day's top news. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim joins in with the latest on today's surprise vote on Fast Track. Green News Report's Desi Doyen tells us about the Pope's Encyclical on climate change. And 9 people are dead in a shooting at a church in SC.
Today, the Florida legislative session convenes, and Awake the State rallies are planned in every county to get people involved. Nicole Sandler attempts to awaken progressives around the country with her daily program, today talking with Huffington Post's Ryan Grim about the effect of the Citizens United SCOTUS decision on politics five years later. Plus media strategist & trainer Joel Silberman on the Hillary Clinton email problem, Netanyahu's speech, and more.
Nicole talks about the Democratic Party and her belief that it needs to make some big changes. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim explains Elizabeth Warren's new leadership position in the senate, and their ill-fated decision to hold a vote on the KXL pipeline. In hour two, it's Flashback Friday with Aimee Mann and Michael Penn
Nicole's theme for the day is "Sad but True," recounting truly sad, but sadly true news items. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim tells about meeting with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak is back for our Wednesday morning get-together.
If it's Thursday, it usually means a visit from the wonderfully funny John Fugelsang, who finally has a website!! John joined me in the second hour of tonight's show to dish a bit about last night's State of the Union speech, and other stories in the news. Ellen Ratner of the Talk Radio News Service brought us up to date on what happened in the world today, and Huffington Post's Ryan Grim shared some insight about last night's speech as well. I played some great music from Francis Dunnery, Aimee Mann, Bruce Springsteen, Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak too... The [...]