Download here or click below to play When something huge happens in the world, my mind goes to what George Carlin would think. He was not only THE comedian with his pulse on everything, but he seemed to be able to predict the future. 'Prescient' is a word I often use to describe him, as I did last week when a Carlin bit on abortion rights went viral after the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion that appears will overturn Roe v Wade... So, in a sense, we do have him weighing in on current events. But [...]
Bernie Sanders delivered his speech on Democratic Socialism yesterday, but if you get your news from the mainstream, corporate TV media, you'd never know. So Nicole shares some highlights this morning. Plus Kelly Carlin on her new book about life with her dad, George Carlin, and a Flashback Friday musical blast with the BoDeans from Nicole's radio past to end the week.
From George Carlin... to Keith Olbermann... When will we ever learn? ***Updated*** And there's this, from my friend Sally Kohn's Movement Vision Lab, "Obama's Ultimatum: What the President Should Say to America, and Republicans". Of course, as usual, I did my fair share of talking on today's show too. I was joined by John Atlas, author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group, who gave us the whole back story about ACORN and its downfall. The right took down ACORN, and did huge damage to Van Jones, Shirley Sherrod, Planned Parenthood and [...]