Thirty years ago today, I was the producer of biggest morning radio show in Los Angeles - The Mark & Brian Show at KLOS. It was the eve of the first Gulf War, and we teamed up with the USO to travel to Saudi Arabia to do a radio show and deliver holiday gifts to the troops stationed there. Here's the diary I kept of that trip. Monday, Dec 17, 1990 12:50 PM (Los Angeles time) We are on MGM Grand Air — flying over South Dakota. Mark & Brian and I are flying to Saudi Arabia to broadcast back to the [...]
I'm back today for my final two-hour show for a while. Beginning Monday, I'll do one hour a day, from 3-4pm Eastern until I go in for surgery. I'll keep you posted on that... Today, we had no choice but to confront the ugly American, thanks to those Naked Trumps that appeared in five cities yesterday! In addition to Donald's naked little Donnie, there were other ugly Americans to talk about -- Paul Manafort and Ryan Lochte. The man who could (and should) unseat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Tim Canova, checks in during the final stretch toward election day on August 30. And in the second hour, [...]
Nicole talks about the crazy reactions to the terror attacks in France from here in the US. Journalist Zaid Jilani joins in. Plus She's History's Amy Simon with some necessary diversions too.
On this Veterans Day, Nicole Sandler suggests creating more veterans by bringing our troops home. Sadly, that's not the current trajectory. On today's show, Nicole recaps last night's 4th GOP debate, dips into the Oy FloriDUH files with Deborah Newell Tornello, and revisits the TPP now that the full text is public with Global Trade Watch's Melinda St. Louis
Today, Nicole talks with Bayan Rahman, Kurdistan's Representative to the US to learn more about the Kurdish people, their challenges and their relationship with the US & their Middle Eastern neighbors. Plus, we check in with Sandra Manis from Athens, Greece, who takes issue with how the US media is portraying their debt crisis. We end the week with a Flashback Friday session from Ben Folds Five from 1995.
Nicole Sandler kicks off her long-awaited Radio or Not Fundraiser Auction today. She'll spotlight a few of the items each day for the next 10 days. More info at http://radioornot.com/auction/. Congressman Alan Grayson weighs in on the Iran deal, and The Nation's John Nichols joins in to talk about the Bernie Sanders momentum and more!
It's that time again, election season is here. Rand Paul announces his presidential candidacy today, and it's game on. Nicole Sandler talks with Campaign for America's Future's Bill Sher about the Iran nuke deal, and with writer/commentator David Sirota about why Rahm Emanuel should be sent packing by Chicago today.
Today, Nicole discussed the historic nuclear deal announced with Iran yesterday, and called a Tehran hotel to speak with an Iranian citizen about it. A fake congressman and real Chicago teacher joins in to talk about Chuy Garcia for Mayor. And for Flashback Friday, Nicole pulls out her 1998 interview with the one and only Joni Mitchell!
Nicole Sandler speaks with her favorite congressman, Alan Grayson, and encourages him to run for the US Senate. GottaLaff joins in during hour two for some fun with the news.
Nicole takes on Gov Mike Pence of Indiana, who yesterday signed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" that allows business to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Jon Gold guests to talk about the top secret 28 pages of the 9/11 commission report, and his interview about it with former Sen. Bob Graham. And it's Friday, so we'll end with a double musical blast from the past with Aimee Mann and Jonatha Brooke.