Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) We're now more than 18 months into the pandemic that most of us never thought could or would ever happen. Unlike anything else we've experienced in our lives, this virus affected the entire planet -- every person in every country at every far-flung corner of the earth. As far as I can surmise, this is the first time, at least in my lifetime, that the entire planet was sharing an experience... one that just won't end. The ramifications are enormous and largely still [...]
Download here or click below to play It's a busy show today! We begin with a new Randy Rainbow video (embedded below) to get us in the mood. I welcomed Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber to the show to tell us how he's handling the Covid crisis in his city. And then we checked in with David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, who's out with a new book this week, Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. And as promised, here's the latest and greatest from Randy Rainbow!
Download here or click below to play The news regarding our American battle with the new coronavirus seems to get more dire each day. I live in Florida, now considered the epicenter of the pandemic. The president is stoking conspiracy theories and downplaying the seriousness of the virus that's already claimed almost 140,000 lives in the US alone. Today, we welcome Sonia Shah to the show. She's an investigative journalist and author of five books, including Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond. She wrote the cover story in the current issue of The Nation, "How to [...]
Download here or click below to play Every Thursday, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC joins me to talk politics. Today, we continue our discussion started last week about the 2020 primary season (still going on) and the many great progressive candidates who still need your votes! Democrats had a great victory last week, with Kara Eastman winning her primary in Nebraska, but lost a seat in the special election to replace Katie Hill in CA-25. We'll begin as usual, with something funny, and the latest news which includes Rick Bright testifying before [...]
Download here or click below to play I've lost count of how many weeks we've been sheltering at home, but I believe this is the 4th Thursday with Howie Klein since the quarantine began. At Down With Tyranny today, Howie has a post about the coming effects of the pandemic, including a likely global famine. We discuss that lovely possibility along with a post that goes live at 1PT about the idiotic Republican rush to re-open the country, effectively ending social distancing. The show begins with the usual quest for comedy and the latest news... I shared the story [...]
Download here or click below to play It's Friday, and we have a great show to end the week. In the first half hour, a no-holds barred conversation MSNBC's Ali Velshi. In addition to all of his work on MSNBC, Ali maintains an informative website at Velshi.com ... followed by a visit from Kelly Carlin, who took her life lessons learned from her iconic father, George Carlin, and her masters studies in Jungian Psychology to help the rest of us muddle through. Since muddling is difficult during quarantine, Kelly will lead us on a helpful, calming guided meditation! To [...]