After an update on the day's news, we speak with Tim Karr of freepress.net and battleforthenet.com about the FCC's plan to overturn our Net Neutrality rules, why it matters, and what we can do to stop them.
If ever a weekend was needed, it's now! Nicole welcomes FreePress's Tim Karr back to the show for a celebration of the FCC's vote on Net Neutrality yesterday! A look a CPAC, and a new "Mean People Suck" segment too. And it's Dave Matthews from a 1999 interview with Nicole on Flashback Friday
Nicole Sandler reports on good news for a change! FreePress.net's Tim Karr joins in to talk about the about face on Net Neutrality. And the Gliberal Goddesses (Nicole, GottaLaff, Amy Simon) gather to talk about the media, Brian Williams' war stories, and lots more
Congress reconvenes today for the Lame Duck session. Nicole talks about what they won't get done. Tim Karr of FreePress.net joins in to talk about the president's Net Neutrality statement and the status of the fight. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak weighs in too.
As I was preparing myself to hit the air this morning and hold myself together in the wake of losing my loving dog Sasha yesterday, I was hit with more bad news... Clear Channel is killing yet another of the remaining handful of progressive talk stations. This time, it's Denver's AM760 that's headed for slaughter. Back in October, I guest hosted the Gloria Neal Show - their local morning program. Glo informed her listeners of her show's demise and the planned format change this morning via Facebook: Gloria Neal 15 hours ago near Denver, CO If you know me, you know [...]
The old saying goes, "Information is Power." So the powerful don't want you to have information. They keep secrets and continuously lie to us. The most blatant example of that is the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiation process. It's been done in total secrecy and we've been lied to about what's in it. Just consider why a "trade deal" would have to be top secret. Last week, while we were metaphorically stuck on the George Washington Bridge with Chris Christie, a bill was introduced by Max Baucus in the Senate and Dave Camp in the House that would rush the TPP [...]
Thanks to the information released by Edward Snowden via The Guardian and the Washington Post, the world is now talking about super-secret surveillance that's been going on for decades. Although the corporate media and the government would probably rather have you focus on Snowden and, to a lesser extent, Glenn Greenwald, the story is in the information that he risked his life and livelihood to expose. Don't be distracted. Thankfully, many of us aren't falling for the ruse. On the 4th of July, a number of organizations joined forces to promote a day of rallies around the nation to Restore [...]
Ten years ago today, the first 20 prisoners, or detainees as they are now known, arrived at the US base at Guantanamo Bay. Over the course of 10 years, that prison has held 779 "enemy combatants". Labeled thusly, they were somehow allowed to be held indefinitely and without charges. Today, 171 detainees remain. Nearly half of them have been cleared for release, but there are no plans to release them. President Obama, by signing the NDAA on Dec. 31, 2011, has made this indefinite detention the law of the land. The United States now legally can hold these prisoners - [...]
The morning began with the news that my favorite congressional curmudgeon is retiring. Barney Frank has announced he will not seek re-election next year. Such sad news, as the House of Representatives is surely a finer place with Barney's no bullshit approach to his job. I only had the opportunity to interview him once. It was June of 2009, and I was hosting a late night show on Air America. Since I was on so late, I would record some of the interviews earlier in the day. That was the case with Congressman Frank. But I don't think he knew [...]