Just click to play: or download here Nicole Sandler recounts the latest news from the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump, today in its third day, along with some of the rest of the news that you may have missed. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins in to talk about just how un-democratic the Democratic Party is and more.
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...
It's a busy day on the show, as Nicole Sandler hosts The Clash over Campaign Cash, a debate between Move to Amend's David Cobb and Shaun McCutcheon, who won his suit claiming aggregate limits on the amount of money an individual can contribute to a political party or the number of Federal candidates is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court. In the first hour, Nicole welcomes Tim Canova, the law professor and political activist challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the primary. And Deborah Newell joins in for our Wednesday morning dip into the Oy FloriDUH files too.
It's our first show of the new year, and we kick it off with Move To Amend's David Cobb, who's heading back to Florida for another barnstorming of the state. And Nicole got married!
It's a day of dueling stories - hope and joy at the Supreme Court as the justices hear the case that could lead to marriage equality across the land. And Baltimore burns, as protesters mourn the loss of another unarmed black man to police. GottaLaff joins in to discuss the dichotomy. And David Cobb of Move to Amend on the fight to get money out of politics...
Today, the Florida legislative session convenes, and Awake the State rallies are planned in every county to get people involved. Nicole Sandler attempts to awaken progressives around the country with her daily program, today talking with Huffington Post's Ryan Grim about the effect of the Citizens United SCOTUS decision on politics five years later. Plus media strategist & trainer Joel Silberman on the Hillary Clinton email problem, Netanyahu's speech, and more.
“Every time you vote Republican, you probably are voting against your self-interest.” #CitizensUnited
Michael Hiltzik is a top notch columnist, and some of his readers who commented on a recent Los Angeles Times post of his apparently agree. He wrote about something that is destroying what's left of our democracy: Campaign finance, specifically the Supreme Court Citizens United decision that legally transformed corporations into people: In the wake of Citizens United, the voice of the ordinary citizen has all but disappeared from Capitol Hill. It doesn't matter whether the donors are Democrats or Republicans; money becomes a political interest on its own. Nor is it a virtue of Citizens United that it took contribution limits [...]
As the DoJ is expected to clear Ferguson's shooter cop of violating Mike Brown's civil rights, video surfaces of a NJ cop shooting a man with his hands up. Nicole talks with Congressman Alan Grayson about the SOTU, Citizens United 5 years later, the TPP and lots more. Amy Simon is back with some fabulous female facts we probably didn't know