I'm back! And so is Bernie Sanders. Quick... Bernie's first action as "outreach director" (or whatever other dumb title was given to him in Senate Dem leadership by Little Chuckie Schmuckie) is a big day of ACA rallies around the country. He's tasked Democratic members of Congress to organize events in their districts... but I live in Floriduh. So imagine my surprise when I called my congressman's office to find there IS an event scheduled here. Sunday, Jan 15, 2pm at the Sunrise Amphitheater.... about 10-15 minutes from my house. The following Saturday is the Women's March on Washington. I've [...]
I'm back. For now... Since I've been out for the past few Thursdays, we've been missing Harvey J. Kaye. So he joined me today for a quick visit. In hour two, Marijuana Policy Project's Director of Federal Policies, Robert Capecchi, told us about the DEA's decision to keep marijuana as a schedule 1 substance. The Silver Tour's Robert Platshorn joined in to tell us about tomorrow's one day picket of Publix, whose founder's heir donated $800 million to the campaign to defeat Amendment 2, the medical marijuana amendment on the ballot Nov 8. If you're in South Florida, come [...]
I was going to be here yesterday. I really was. But the visit with the pulmonologist shook me out of my optimistic outlook and scared the shit out of me. The mass on my lung, unearthed by the x-ray of my heart on Thursday night is, according to the doctor, "large." He said we need to find out what it it. No shit! The next step is a PET-CT scan. Now we wait for United Healthcare to approve it. And we wait. As of today, when David called the office, the government-sanctioned extortionists have all the information. We should [...]
On today's show, we continued the discussion about the way forward for the political revolution that Bernie Sanders has so amazingly, energetically, passionately and historically led for the past year or so. It must evolve. The question is what form it will take. After a frustrating Twitter conversation last night - 140 characters at a time is no way to discuss politics - I invited listener Kim to call in to today's show to talk things through. The point of contention was the vitriol with which many Sanders supporters now regard Elizabeth Warren. I won't try to paraphrase here [...]
After an extended Memorial Day weekend, Nicole Sandler returns to discuss the last few surreal days in campaign world. Harvey J. Kaye guests to tell us about the use and abuse of patriotic history from the right. And Switzerland will vote on a Universal Basic Income. Sandhya Anantharaman will explain how it would work there and here in the US too.
It's official. Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. What's next? We'll discuss the possibilities today with professor and author Harvey J. Kaye and Blue America's Howie Klein. Plus, the Alberta Tar Sands are burning, and D'ump doesn't believe in Climate Change...
Nicole Sandler invokes the words of the founder of the Moral Mondays movement, Rev. Dr. William Barber in explaining why it's important for Bernie Sanders to keep going. It's the same principle that's giving us Harriet Tubman on the $20! Professor and author Harvey J. Kaye and Professor and author Seth Abramson guest today.
Nicole Sandler is having an existential crisis. How to vote for the Democratic nominee if it is Hillary Clinton? That decision is in her hands, and she's blowing it. Nicole discusses that, plus Wisconsin with Professor Harvey J. Kaye and more with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC.
We are an angry nation inside an angry world. The choice we're making in this election year is how best to deal with the anger. Nicole discusses that and more with professor and author Harvey J. Kaye, and Blue America PAC's Howie Klein
Nicole Sandler was at last night's Democratic debate in Miami and shares her observations from the back of the hall. Harvey J. Kaye returns to discuss the insanity of the 2016 election season and more. And foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs tells us why the foreclosure crisis hasn't been mentioned in the debates, but is the sleeper issue of the 2016 election cycle.