Download here or click below to play Our calls to Denmark and Italy to check in on people socially distancing around the globe went so well last week, so we're at it again today, this time reaching out to New South Wales, Australia, to see how they're faring. As usual, I'll have the latest news, and some creative comedy. And then we'll end the week checking in with Heather "Digby" Parton, who's sheltering at home in California... And I promised I'd post the full Samantha Bee segment with Katie Porter. Here you go. Enjoy!
Nicole was out today, so we heard her show from Dec 17, 2012 as she guest hosted the Randi Rhodes Show, dealing with the Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary massacre that happened the previous Friday. Sadly, nothing has changed in the almost three years since.
On Memorial Day, we remember those killed in battle. I think that now includes those who were gunned down on the streets of Anytown, USA. On Friday night, it was the Isla Vista community at UC Santa Barbara. You probably didn't hear about the three people killed and two wounded in two separate shooting incidents yesterday in Myrtle Beach, SC . If you think mass shootings happen way too often in the US, you'd be correct. If your stomach can handle it, read Mother Jones' "Guide to Mass Shootings in America", updated on May 24 to include Santa Barbara. Sadly, [...]
I haven't been doing any shows on Fridays for the past few years. But obviously, things are rapidly changing in the progressive talk radio field. Randi Rhodes' show ended last Friday, and today, Ed Schultz will end his radio show. Over the past few months, the downloads, views and listens to the podcast, live show and video archives have been steadily growing. I decided a while ago that if you come, I'll build it! So today, I decided to test the waters with a few interviews I'd already recorded but hadn't yet had the time to play on this [...]
This article was written and originally posted on Sept 18, 2013. It's re-posted and slightly updated today, and includes my interview with former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who helped enact gun laws in Australia after a 1996 massacre in which 35 people were slaughtered, and who warned Australians not to travel to the US following last summer's shooting death of Australian baseball player/college student Christopher Lane. This graphic shows the Mass Shooting/Killing incidents since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 through the time The Atlantic published it on Sept 16, 2013. At that time, we had just experienced [...]