Nicole Sandler welcomes fellow FloriDUH resident Deborah Newell Tornello for another installment of "The Oy FloriDUH Files". In hour two, things turn more serious as Antonia Juhasz returns, this time to talk about her expedition to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico at the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. And she'll explain what the state of Florida actually gets right!
Five years after the BP/Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, we're still dealing with the aftermath. Dr. Riki Ott explains the health perils, and tells us how to to weigh in with comments to the EPA. To bring some levity, GottaLaff join in for hour 2.
The long-expected bill to Fast Track the TPP was introduced in the senate yesterday. Nicole breaks down the specifics about the bad deal and explains what we can do to stop it. Monday marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Antonia Juhasz tells what's changed since then. And we go back to Sept 1995 for Nicole's interview with the late, great Jeff Healey.
It's Groundhog Day and we're doing the same stupid things again and again. Oil & energy expert, author & journalist Antonia Juhasz weighs in on Obama's decision to open the Atlantic to drilling. Plus Julianna Forlano helps Nicole Sandler unpack the week's most absurd news stories (of which there are plenty to choose from).
Last Thursday, a federal judge ruled that BP’s “gross negligence” and “willful misconduct” had caused the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and that the company’s “reckless” behavior made it subject to fines of as much as $4,300 a barrel under the Clean Water Act. Antonia Juhasz, Oil and Energy Analyst and author of three books - Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It , and The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time - joined me on the show this morning to [...]
The Supreme Court today heard a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's mandated coverage of contraceptives. Two cases of corporations owned by religious zealots trying to impose their religious beliefs on their employees while claiming their religious rights are being infringed upon (welcome to opposite world) were rolled into this one hearing before the highest court in the land. It looks like the audio from today's arguments won't be posted until Friday. When it is posted, it will be found here.) Meanwhile, the Obama administration just lifted the ban that kept BP from pursuing new leases in the Gulf of [...]
Thursdays start my weekends, and we got it off to a good start today! Mix a blogger with a journalist and a couple of comedians and me... and you've got today's show. My first guest was blogger Zerlina Maxwell, with whom I feel a bit of kinship as we both won DFA Scholarships to last summer's Netroots Nation in the same round of voting. Zerlina blogs at This Week in Blackness and The Loop 21, where her latest piece, "Republicans Will Impeach Obama" is posted. Yesterday marked the 6 month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. What's that? You'd forgotten [...]
While the news is looking more and more ominous for those of us here in Florida, the Sunday talking head shows all just pontificated about Elena Kagan. Seriously! "Scientists are increasingly worried that huge plumes of crude already spilled could get caught in a current that would carry the mess all the way to the Florida Keys and beyond, damaging coral reefs and killing wildlife," reads the article that popped up on my browser just a moment ago, which would be a disaster - not only for Florida - but for the entire ecosystem of the earth. Yet, there was [...]