Download here or click below to play A friend recently asked on Twitter to sum up our current reality with a classic album cover. I chose Supertramp's Crisis, What Crisis? Not only is it a great album, the cover is the perfect analogy for 2020 here in Amerikkka. After a look at the latest news and outrages, we'll reconnect with Thomas Neuburger (the writer formerly known as Gaius Publius) to talk about his latest piece up at Down with Tyranny: "Trump's Eviction Moratorium Opens the Door for Medicare for All by Executive Order" and more! Today's funny was a [...]
Download here or click below to play Today, we continue our Quarantining Calling with a call to Finland to find out how they're faring in our global coronavirus pandemic. I connected with Hanna Turpeinen through a group on Facebook that I've grown addicted to called "View from my window", in which people from all over the world-- all at home sheltering from the virus. Hanna is the fourth person I've connected with around the world. This is the photo she posted to that group last week. After a look at the latest news, it's time for our weekly [...]
Download here or click below to play I had a feeling this day was coming... well, it was yesterday, actually, that Bernie Sanders ended his campaign. Logically, it was the right thing to do. Ideologically and righteously, not so much. I'm still grappling with my feelings about it, and will explain why I went ballistic on my former colleague who called in to the show yesterday, before dealing with today's news. And, of course, it's Thursday, so Howie Klein will explain why he will not vote for Joe Biden. Nothing is simple any more... I played a couple of [...]
Download here or click below to play Despite the mandates for social distancing, three states still held primary elections yesterday, leaving many to wonder about the wisdom of holding elections during a pandemic, and others wondering about the wisdom of delaying elections for any reason whatsoever! Depending upon your viewpoint, it’s either an ironic twist of fate or it was simply meant to be that David Daley’s new book, Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy is being released this week… Can we save Democracy, or has that ship already sailed, so to speak? We’ll discuss that [...]
Israel went to the polls yesterday, and the race is too close to call. But it looks like Bibi will be out as Prime Minister of Israel after 5 terms. Nicole called a hotel in Tel Aviv to connect with an Israeli citizen to get their thoughts on the news. Click on the link for the Trip Adviser page for The Vera hotel. If I ever get there and can afford $265 a night, that's where I'll stay! Then we turn our attention to Climate Week and this Friday's Global Climate Strike, which kicks it all off. 350.org's North [...]
The Nicole Sandler Show is headquartered in South Florida. Tropical Storm Dorian is headed our way and is expected to make landfall in the Sunshine State sometime Monday. Lucky for me, it looks to be aiming for a point a bit further north up the east coast. It's only coincidence that we're featuring Floriduh on today's show. First up, Broward County Commissioner Steve Geller, who chairs a new group called the "Real Solutions Caucus" who are pushing for anyone but Sanders or Warren as the Democrats' 2020 nominee. I saw this article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and it [...]
It's the day after the Mueller testimony on Capitol Hill, so it's post-mortem time. Thankfully it's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is here. We'll get his scorecard on how the Democrats on the Judiciary and Intelligence committees did in their questioning, and discuss what should happen next.
The Democrats had big wins in the midterm elections. Today, Nicole Sandler speaks with Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project to see how cannabis fared. Then we head to the midwest to chat with progressive blogger and podcaster Driftglass...
Today's show features two of America's great reporters who are both covering the 2018 midterms. Jim DeFede is an investigative reporter for CBS4 in Miami, and Greg Palast is an independent journalist. Find his great work at GregPalast.com. We'll get the latest from Florida and Georgia, who both have high-stakes recounts going on.