Download here or click below to play The ACLU came into existence 100 years ago, during the Woodrow Wilson Administration's unconstitutional war on radicals. 100 years later, the need to guard against tyranny and protect our civil rights is as urgent as ever. Author and journalist Ellis Cose wrote Democracy, If We Can Keep It, the definitive history of America's premier defender of civil liberties and examines the state of those liberties in the US in the year 2020. He joins me today to talk about the unique challenges we face with an authoritarian wannabe in the White [...]
Download here or click below to play The day began with a bunch of breaking news stories -- Herman Cain dead from COVID-19, the GDP took a major dump, and Trump floats the idea of postponing the November 3 election. Nice try, but no way! We'll cover all of the breaking news and then some. And then Howie Klein joins in from Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. And we'll be joined by Adam Christensen, candidate running for Congress from FL-3 to fill the seat soon to be vacated by the heinous Ted Yoho. Today's funny was [...]
Download here or click below to play The old adage says those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Today, we're joined by Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. She just released a new book, The Lie that Binds. It's the untold history of the Anti-Choice movement. We talk about how abortion went from a non-partisan, back burner issue to the biggest hedge issue dividing the left and right in America, and how close we just came to losing our hard-fought right to choose. We begin the show as usual with the day's news, information, [...]
Download here or click below to play It's Tuesday, so GottaLaff joins me to talk about what's happening in our crazy world. Today, we're watching the House Judiciary Hearing featuring Attorney General William Barr's lies, so we have lots to talk about today.... We took a brief time out from the Barr hearing and Laffy's Tweet Spot to bring in her doppleganger. Since Laffy started joining me on camera a few weeks ago, more than a few listeners have commented that she and Jody Hamilton could be sisters... and indeed they could! So Jody joined us today for [...]
Download here or click below to play Knowing that we all need more than news and politics to keep us going, I started this Monday Music segment a couple of months ago. After struggling with technical issues, we finally got it figured out for today's session with the wonderful Judith Owen! It's an extended session, so we'll run long today. Buckle in for some great music and scintillating conversation. She played a few new songs off of her brand new EP, The Here and Now, which was just released on Friday. Of course, we start the show as usual, [...]
Download here or click below to play It's finally Friday! We end the week today by taking a look at Trump's paramilitary forces that he's sending into "Democrat-run" cities, prompting me to ask, "Is it full-blown fascism yet"? I'm joined by one of the OGs of the progressive blogosphere, Dave Johnson. He still blogs, though rarely, at SeeingTheForest.com. As usual, we start the show with some humor, today debuting a new song and video from Harry Shearer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtptN8bfl3M
Download here or click below to play Every Thursday, we begin the show with the latest news and info you need to know, plus something funny or thought provoking, we hope. Then it's time for Howie Klein and the Little Chuckie Schmucky Hour. We'll talk about Florida's outgoing profane congressman Ted Yoho and his uncouth assault on AOC, and more. Because she was so brilliant, here's Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' statement, delivered live this morning at the House of Representatives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4ueUtkRQ0 And here's today's funny, courtesy of The Holderness Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2msLKtvb3gQ
Download here or click below to play It's a busy show today! We begin with a new Randy Rainbow video (embedded below) to get us in the mood. I welcomed Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber to the show to tell us how he's handling the Covid crisis in his city. And then we checked in with David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, who's out with a new book this week, Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. And as promised, here's the latest and greatest from Randy Rainbow!
Download here or click below to play It's Tuesday, so Nicole Sandler and GottaLaff get together to dish on the latest news, as mostly gleaned from Laffy's prolific Twitter stream. Today, I shared the newest ad from the Lincoln Project, and it's a good one: Greg Sargent at the Washington Post did an interview with one of the founders of the Lincoln Project regarding their stance on taking on the GOP. I'm still a bit skeptical, but do read the interview for yourself. Today's funny was another one from Lauren Mayer!
Download here or click below to play Every Monday, Nicole Sandler share some musical healing as an artist joins in to share some some songs and conversation. Today, it's singer/songwriter Dan Bern who'll help take our minds off of all the insanity in our world. We'll go through the latest news and upsetting information in the first half hour, then have some musical fun with Dan Bern for the rest of the show. Be sure to check out Dan's Hunkered in the Bunkered live streams on Facebook Live too! Today's funny is the newest offering from Founders Sing. [...]