Heather "Digby" Parton joins Nicole Sandler in hour two of today's show to recap President Obama's final State of the Union address last night. Plus, if it's Wednesday, Deborah Newell joins Nicole for another edition the Oy FloriDUH files.
Joel Silberman returns to the show today after missing yesterday to witness the Supreme Court arguments in Friedrichs et al v California Teachers Association et al. Warning: it was ugly, and Joel tells us all about it. In hour two, to lighten the mood, GottaLaff! Plus a big announcement from MoveOn.org too.
On the fifth anniversary of The Nicole Sandler Show's move from Air America radio online (due to the demise of AAR) and the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United, Nicole begins the next five years recapping last night's State of the Union address by wondering how different things would be if President Obama governed as he spoke last night! Guests are Susie Madrak and Cliff Schecter
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Nicole Sandler is joined by Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean and her Radio or Not colleague GottaLaff to preview tonight's State of the Union address, talk Elizabeth Warren and other ideas to help move the nation forward, plus some fun and laughs too
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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 [...]
The world lost a treasure. Pete Seeger died at the age of 94 after a lifetime of music and activism. He probably didn't always see his actions as activism, but as doing what he thought was right. But we owe him a huge thanks. The NY Times ran a lovely obit today that struck all the right chords. But after I already finished today's show, I read a tweet that alerted me to the best salute to Seeger - Bruce Springsteen's introduction of our global treasure at Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Concert: I started the show today by playing the [...]
Nicole recaps last night's State of the Union Address with pundit Sally Kohn and Crooks & Liars' John Amato. Plus She's History's Amy Simon with some fabulous female facts