LGBT Miracle: The Lady Judges finally said ‘Hell to the No’

Unfurl your 'dress' rainbow and equality flags to wave high and wave proud - and let the euphoric, historic and speedy change wash over your progressive soul … and savor every hard-won human and civil rights moment. SCROTUS may have just made some equality reparations. Suh-weet! The United Stats of America just witnessed decades, centuries of LGBT oppression, sexuality and gender discrimination, and the lucrative political pay to play. Wisconsin and Utah are particularly satisfying, right? Was truly startled to hear Scott Walker throw in the gym towel … "We're done." From Talking Points Memo: "For us, it's over in [...]

All the News The Corporate Media Doesn’t Deem You Fit to Know

As today's show ended, we were an hour away from the verdict in the Bradley Manning court martial.  I have no numbers to back this up, but I'd guess that if you took a poll of the American people, the vast majority would have no clue that the trial was even happening, let alone who Manning is or what he's accused of doing. I do believe people are responsible for their lack of knowledge; but in this case, the blame rests just as squarely on the shoulders of the corporate media who has a vested interest in controlling the messages [...]

Murders, Mormons & Mars

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120806_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Mars.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   Sorry for the late posting, but it was a busy day...  While doing my show I got the call to guest host for Randi Rhodes, and I just got home.  So, we'll make this brief... Once again, we began the show with Cheryl Wheeler's "If It Were Up to Me," as another sick individual with a gun opened fire on a group of innocent people. This time, the shooter had ties to white supremacist and Neo-Nazi groups, and he killed six people at a Sikh temple.  He was [...]

What Really Happened in WI and Why You Must Care

Listen to this episode: {play}Wisconsin, recall, Walker, Koch, Lisa Graves, Florida, Rick Scott, purge, Sargent Shriver {/play} Play in new window Live video for mobile from Ustream The annual Netroots Nation gathering came at the perfect time this year.  It followed, by two days, the stinging defeat of the recall of Scott Walker as Wisconsin's governor, and gave us the chance to figure out what went wrong and regroup as we head toward November.   The really odd thing is that the exit polls showed solid support for President Obama's re-election, yet many of the same people who support Obama [...]

Recall Revolt

  Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120606_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   So, what the fuck happened in Wisconsin yesterday? Did big money win the day? Yes, but it's more complicated than that.  People revolted against yet another recall, or so it seems.  Recall exhaustion? That's what the exit polls are saying.  As Jamie Bouie writes (posted by Greg Sargent in WaPo), "On Wisconsin, Conventional Wisdom is Mostly Wrong".  According to exit polls, Walker won 17 percent of Obama supporters in the state, and overall, last night’s electorate favored the president over Mitt Romney by a significant margin, 52 [...]

Democracy in Action

Listen to this episode: {play }http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120605_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Democracy_in_Action.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window I know. The majority of people in this country think election day is on a Tuesday in November.  But the uneducated, uninformed masses don't understand primaries, recalls and special elections.  On those fronts, today is a biggie! So - we the informed - must work overtime to get out the vote. Today is the day that Wisconsin can send the thieving, scheming, union-busting Scott Walker packing and put Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett into the governor's office to being undoing Walker's damage.  Also at stake are a few State [...]

Follow the Money

Listen to this episode: {play }http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120604_Nicole_Sandler_Show-Follow_the_Money.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   Rmoney. Kind of says it all.  Except it's not our money.  Today on the show, we'll examine the money trail - who it's coming from and how it's being spent, as Lee Fang joins in from United Republic and the Republic Report.   Some of the stories we'll discuss: Florida Official Behind Gov. Rick Scott's Voter Purge Linked to 1 Billion Dollar Campaign Effort Against Obama EXCLUSIVE: Is JP Morgan Paying for John Boehner's Personal Polling Operation? Questions Surround Shadowy Front "New Models USA" Koch Network Alone [...]

Wearing a Uniform Makes You a Soldier, Not a Hero

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120529_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   That guy looks like a hero.  He's risking his life to save another.  Many Americans who don the uniform are also heroes, but many are not.  And not all who are killed in the line of duty deserve the description of hero. he·ro/ˈhi(ə)rō/   Noun: A person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities. The chief male character in a book, play, or movie, who is typically identified with good qualities. I watch Up With Chris Hayes Sunday morning, as is my usual routine. [...]

What About Wisconsin?

Listen to this episode: {play} http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120524_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_What_About_Wisconsin.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window Election Day in Wisconsin is less than two weeks ago. Early voting is underway. And the Democratic Party is nowhere in sight.  The DNC issued a tepid response to the recent outcry of their lack of monetary support by stating that Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would head to Wisconsin "by the end of the month" to hold a fundraiser.  From what I hear, they need money, not a visit from Debbie! After attempting to call the DNC offices earlier this week (I got no answer), I sent an email [...]

Optimism – Pessimism

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120523_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3{/play} Podcast: Play in new window At the start of today's show, I was sounding like the eternal optimist.  I said that my faith in humankind has been restored due to the amazing response I've gotten from my plea for help with funds to get my daughter into a program this summer that she truly needs. But  by the end of the program, after talking with Jesse LaGreca, best known for his schooling of a Fox producer at OWS' Zuccotti Park - though everyone should read his MinistryofTruth blog at Daily Kos, and WhoWhatWhy.com's Russ Baker, [...]

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