8-16-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Nothing Makes Sense

Every day I wake up and wonder how the hell we got to this place: fewer than 90 days away from a presidential election with the two most reviled candidates in history as the major party nominees. One of them is politics as usual - in the worse sense of the term, and the other is a narcissist and loose cannon who could conceivably start a nuclear war over a perceived slight. I get that Hillary Clinton was nominated. She's gone through the steps and worked her way up the ladder. I don't like it, but I do understand it. But [...]

8-12-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Forward Together

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!

Bad RNC Juju

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120827_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window That's the split-screen image I think we'll be seeing over the course of this week.. On the left side of your screen, the ominous charts and pictures of Issac - strengthening into a full-blown hurricane and barreling toward the Gulf Coast - most notably New Orleans as we mark the 7th anniversary of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The RNC powers were very short-sighted on their decision to cancel the convention activities today, while the storm is still out in the Gulf.  Tomorrow - as they begin their celebration of regression - millions [...]

What’s the Matter With America?

I've taken it upon myself to change the name of Thomas Frank's iconic book, What's the Matter With Kansas? It's now asking the same question about all of America, because the right-wing craziness that infected the heart of the nation has spread, like a nasty virus with seemingly no cure! I've  had the pleasure of speaking with Frank a few times, including this morning.  We never seem to have enough time, and today was no exception.  Check out his work at Harpers (if you're a subscriber), at the resurrected The Baffler, and his two more recent books The Wrecking Crew [...]

Talking ‘Bout A Revolution

We will be doing just that on today's show.  Political cartoonist, columnist and war correspondent Ted Rall is my first guest this morning.  His new book, The Anti-American Manifesto explicitly calls for a violent revolution. Seriously! Rall also recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan.  We'll delve into that mess, as well as the mess here at home that prompted his writing of the Manifesto.  It should be a fascinating conversation. My friend David Swanson reviewed Rall's book recently and, I must admit, I agree more with Swanson than Rall on this one, but it's definitely worth the discussion! In [...]

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