It's a big day here at the Nicole Sandler Show. First, today marks three years that I'm cancer-free; my lung cancer surgery was three years ago today. Second, I'm based in South Florida, where we're currently bracing for Hurricane Dorian to hit on Monday or Tuesday as a Category Four storm. I've done this dance too many times. Our guest today is Frank Schaeffer who, due to his father, has a perspective on the religious right that few others have. He'll tell about his background, and then explain what's so disturbing about Donald Trump's relationship [...]
After a look at the latest news, I welcomed Frank Schaeffer back to the show. He's got a new book out - Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption in the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies - and he's embarked on a Road Trip to Take Back the House in 2018. Find his video blogs on Facebook and on Frank's blog.
Deal or No Deal between the Dems and Trump on DACA? That's the big story of the day. And it's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joined in. Today, he told us of a new project that Frank Schaeffer is working on-- interviewing progressive candidates to help the Democrats take back Congress, and about how the DCCC is trying to bypass the primary in VA-10.
Author, screenwriter, artist, speaker Frank Schaeffer returns to the show to talk about his background in Fundamentalist religion and why he believes it's the enemy of peace, and its role in electing Trump.
With Trump turning the focus on religion, Nicole welcomes Frank Schaeffer back to the show. His dad was the co-founder of the Moral Majority. In hour two, GottaLaff joins in to talk about anything and everything else.
Chris Christie squeezes into the already-crowded GOP clown car today! Nicole discusses his unlikely bid and more with the Gliberal Goddesses (GottaLaff and Amy Simon) along with the rest of the news. Plus Frank Schaeffer on religious hypocrisy
Nicole discusses the onslaught of Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation - and the problems when a business owner stands up for bigotry with former evangelical "first son" Frank Schaeffer. Politico's Marc Caputo tells us about Sen. Menendez' indictment on corruption charges, and his Florida connection. And She's History's Amy Simon joins in too! Plus more news and commentary.
Just shy of a week after Randi Rhodes said goodbye to her radio show, Ed Schultz announced he's ending his radio program too. I have no idea what the circumstances are surrounding this decision, but I am disappointed that he gave no notice, leaving stations to scramble, and that he didn't do this before Randi left the air, as there's the possibility, with time opening up on some stations, that her should could have survived. Either way, that's water under the bridge now... I understand that Thom Hartmann will now move his show back to the noon-3pm ET time slot, [...]
"Oh God" is a multi-use term, much like the word "fuck" serves multiple purposes. And although I'm an atheist, I use the "Oh God" expression fairly frequently. "Oh God" was my reaction when I first heard this clip from Michele Bachmann explaining how God told her to marry Marcus Bachmann (even though they weren't in love or anything), and then went to law school and for her post-doctorate in tax law (even though she hates taxes) because her husband told her to, and the Bible says women must be submissive to their men! Of course, that's how she really feels. [...]
It was a bit of each this morning on my show. It's been a long day. After doing my show (podcast here) this morning, I hopped in the car and drove up to the West Palm Beach studios where Randi Rhodes does her show, and filled in for her. I usually podcast my show within an hour or so after it airs live but, obviously, wasn't here to do it today until now. But the blog title pretty much sums it up. LIFE: I spoke with Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. He was one of [...]