After our regular start-of-the-show look at the news of the day, Nicole Sandler welcomes former Senator Mike Gravel to the show to talk about being drafted to run for the presidency by a group of teenagers in NY.

Please go check out his website at

From his site, a few words on what the campaign is about:

Sen. Gravel is running for president to bring a message of anti-imperialism and direct democracy to the Democratic debates. He is not seeking to contest any primaries, but rather to qualify for the debates, push the field toward sane views on American imperialism and the need for fundamental political reform, and then endorse the most progressive candidate. All campaign staffers are volunteers, and money is only being spent on campaign expenditures (such as airplane tickets and web hosting). All leftover funds will be donated to get clean water for Flint, Michigan.