Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Monday is Memorial Day. It's the one day set aside each year to remember US military members killed in the line of duty. Certainly worthy of the recognition. But we have a growing number of dead citizens who are victims of gun violence. It's time to recognize that growing group of bodies, which we are powerless to stop. Actually, we're not powerless. Unfortunately the people who were elected to represent us in Congress are the ones who've ceded their power, mostly to big [...]
It's Friday and another week comes to a close with horrific news of mass shootings in mosques in New Zealand. Great Britain is a mess - we'll get the latest Brexit news from UK Progressive magazine's Denis Campbell. And Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer returns to talk about the socialist boogeyman.
Can we take the temperature down a few notches please? I logged into the Radio or Not chat room this morning only to see one semi-regular chatter going on and on about the massacre in Orlando being a "false flag" operation. And the kicker was her subsequent comment that after "watching the videos" she's convinced that Sandy Hook was too. Others in the YouTube chat went ballistic when I played a bit of Samantha Bee's powerful and spot-on commentary from last night's show about the murders in Orlando because "she supports HRC." Newsflash, if you have no use for anyone [...]
Today marks the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Cliff Schecter joins Nicole Sandler to discuss the NRA's influence over the US gun policy and how we can change it. In hour two, Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News shares his new ebook, The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream.
Nicole asks the question she's asked so many times in the past: What will it take to get our elected officials to do something about our gun epidemic? She talks about the elephant (and donkey) in the room with our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, plus the Pope on climate change, Donald Trump for president, and more. Our Flashback Friday segment today is a video interview with Ben Folds recorded at LA's El Rey Theater in November of 1997.
Nicole talks about the end of the 113th Congress and the rest of the news. Susie Madrak tells us about how one of the big witnesses in the Ferguson Grand Jury made it all up. And Pakistani journalist Kaswar Klasra checks in from Islamabad, where the nation is observing a three day mourning period after yesterday's school massacre left 143 dead. And breaking news about the normalization of US-Cuba relations!
In the News Senate turns out lights - buh bye Cruz confirmations School massacre: Pakistan mourns Sydney siege: Questions Did VA "mislead Congress" about wait time scandal? Sony hackers threaten violence Jeb Bush "actively" exploring 2016 Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill Kerry juggling UN resolutions Judge rules against Obama immigration executive actions Senate Turns Out the Lights - Buh Bye • The Senate Tuesday finished its final session of the year by confirming Sarah Saldana, a federal prosecutor, as director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency and Anthony Blinken, to be deputy secretary of state. Neither [...]
On Memorial Day, we remember those killed in battle. I think that now includes those who were gunned down on the streets of Anytown, USA. On Friday night, it was the Isla Vista community at UC Santa Barbara. You probably didn't hear about the three people killed and two wounded in two separate shooting incidents yesterday in Myrtle Beach, SC . If you think mass shootings happen way too often in the US, you'd be correct. If your stomach can handle it, read Mother Jones' "Guide to Mass Shootings in America", updated on May 24 to include Santa Barbara. Sadly, [...]