It's Friday and another week comes to a close with horrific news of mass shootings in mosques in New Zealand. Great Britain is a mess - we'll get the latest Brexit news from UK Progressive magazine's Denis Campbell. And Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer returns to talk about the socialist boogeyman.
Nicole Sandler almost didn't do a show today because of her four-hour long nightmare in dealing with her health insurance company yesterday. Today, she's on a rampage. David Swanson joins in, and Nicole opens the phones for listeners' stories too.
Nicole recaps America's latest mass shooting, yesterday in San Bernardino, CA, where 14 people were killed and 17 others injured. Vice News' Jason Leopold was on the scene, and checks in with us this morning. Harvey J. Kaye returns to talk about the right wing politics of hate and fear. And Howie Klein will let us know which politicians are bought and paid for by the NRA, and more.
Here we go again! Today Hillary Clinton testifies before another Benghazi hearing. While that's going on, Nicole Sandler speaks with author Harvey J. Kaye about today's political climate, and Howie Klein returns with the story behind the GOP disarray and more
With an assist from the Rachel Maddow Show, Nicole introduces us to a younger Bernie Sanders. Julianna Forlano brings us Absurdity Today. It's a Flashback Friday doubleheader too - Rev. Dr. William Barber speaks with Nicole from last summer, and for our musical blast from the past, it's Richard Thompson from 1996
I haven't been doing any shows on Fridays for the past few years. But obviously, things are rapidly changing in the progressive talk radio field. Randi Rhodes' show ended last Friday, and today, Ed Schultz will end his radio show. Over the past few months, the downloads, views and listens to the podcast, live show and video archives have been steadily growing. I decided a while ago that if you come, I'll build it! So today, I decided to test the waters with a few interviews I'd already recorded but hadn't yet had the time to play on this [...]
No, not the RWNJ uninformed idea of what socialism is (apparently interchangeable with communism, fascism, nazi-ism, etc) with no basis in fact. After yesterday's discussion with Jesse Myerson about his communist manifesto of sorts (according to the same RWNJ who say Socialism=Fascism), I was delighted to welcome to today's show Michael Steven Smith, one of the editors of a new collection of essays and articles, Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA. I have no illusions that this country will embrace socialism in my lifetime. The only socialist in Congress is Senator Bernie Sanders, but he's always identified as an Independent [...]
Capitalism - certainly the brand of capitalism practiced in the US - encourages greed, selfishness and a general disregard of the well-being of others. I don't often quote any Pope, but Pope Francis is certainly right about this: Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it [...]
I'm sick and tired of the Right Wing Nut Jobs who continue to call President Obama and the Democratic Party "Socialists". When I attended David Cobb's Move To Amend speaking tour stop in Ft. Lauderdale recently, I met Marc Luzietti. He ambled up to the microphone to ask a question, and identified himself as being with the Socialist Party of Florida. Of course, I invited him to join me on the show. He'll join me today to tell us what they stand for. (Hint: It looks a lot like what we progressives and liberals wish the Democrats would be, with [...]