We've got a busy show to wrap up a busy week. After a look at the latest news of the day, Nicole previews the new Netflix 5-part series "The Family" with the author of the book, Jeff Sharlet, and director Jesse Moss. And we welcome Shahid Buttar to the program - he's challenging Nancy Pelosi in a primary for her House seat from CA's 12th district.
I'm leaving on vacation after today's show... "Boca" Britany Somers will fill in while I'm gone. Today, Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street, The Family and other books and articles is our guest. The article he wrote in GQ about being gay in Putin's Russia is at "Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia". I'm headed down to Tulum, Mexico for yoga, mediation and to regroup... At the end of the show, I read a paragraph sent to me by listener Robert in NY, and it's actually what this vacation is all about. We should all take [...]
How else could you explain Michele Bachmann actually being taken seriously as a presidential candidate? She came out on top, so to speak, of the Ames Straw Poll. Interesting, too, that the "front-runner" Mitt Willard Romney had such a poor showing. OK, I know he didn't actually participate - but neither did Sarah Palin, and she's not even a declared candidate, and she fared better than he did! In case you're wondering the exact breakdown (courtesy of MSNBC)... 2011 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %) 1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%) 2. Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%) 3. Governor Tim [...]