Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I lifted the title of the film we'll be discussing on today's show and used it as the title for this episode because it's a custom fit. The film Not Going Quietly tells Ady Barkan's story. If you were at all involved in the fight over the last 10+ years for Medicare For All, you likely know about Ady Barkan. Always a progressive activist and organizer, Ady was diagnosed with ALS. He continued his activism and organizing work, pushing for M4A. Director Nicholas [...]
Tomorrow marks ten years. Ten years since the Supreme Court doubled down on the idea that corporations are people and money is speech. It’s no wonder that this is where we are today. But that decision from the Court wasn’t the only tragedy that occurred on January 21, 2010. On that afternoon, Air America Radio announced they were filing for bankruptcy, Chapter 7, so no efforts to reorganize and come back. It was over. Done Kaput. On that night, instead of waiting for the ISDN connection to the Air America studios from my home studio in Miami, at 11pm [...]
Just click to play: or Download the file here January 21 is Tuesday. It's the the 10th anniversary of two sad events: The Supreme Court decision on Citizens United which cleared the way for unlimited money in politics as it proclaimed "money equals speech", and the end of Air America Radio. After a look at the news of the day, Nicole will speak with Jon Sinton, the original Program Director of Air America, now one of the principles behind Progressive Voices, to talk about the AAR history, how the media landscape has changed in the last decade and much [...]
Today marks the anniversary of the day when Democracy was dealt a deadly blow- The Supreme Court handed down its awful ruling on Citizens United. Later that day, Air America radio ceased operations. Nicole shares her memories of learning she was, again, unemployed! Harvey J. Kaye weighs in on the last Democratic debate, and Howie Klein gives us all the political dirt and introduces us to some great progressive candidates too...
As we wrap up a week most of us would prefer to forget, Nicole takes us back six years to Sept 1, 2009 and Air America Radio. She broadcast her show from LA that week, and had some special guests. Today, we'll listen to her visit from singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and music legend Don Was! Julianna Forlano helps recap the week in absurd news too.