On what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, the US just passed the 14 year mark in our war in Afghanistan. Internally, the GOP is at war with itself, and the goings on in the GOP caucus more closely resemble a soap opera than an august legislative body. Comedian Julianna Forlano joins in to help Nicole make sense of the week. We end the week with a Flashback Friday musical blast from Nicole's radio past. Today, we go back to August 1994 with blues great John Hammond.
Bernie Sanders continues his record-breaking visit out west, with over 27K coming out to see him in LA last night. Some are still mad their concerns aren't being heard. Peace activist Norman Solomon joins in this morning to explain. Plus, the Gliberal Goddesses reconvene to talk about anything on our minds
A nuclear treaty was announced this morning with Iran. Nicole shares the details and speaks with Peace Action's Paul Kawika Martin about what it means. Amy Simon of She's History is back to chat about the rest of the day's news
Today, Nicole discussed the historic nuclear deal announced with Iran yesterday, and called a Tehran hotel to speak with an Iranian citizen about it. A fake congressman and real Chicago teacher joins in to talk about Chuy Garcia for Mayor. And for Flashback Friday, Nicole pulls out her 1998 interview with the one and only Joni Mitchell!
Nicole talks extremes on today's show. From the tragic - the election results in Israel are in, and Nicole talks with Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery about them; and the White House is adopting right wing tactics to push the TPP, Gaius Publius exposes the deception. Plus Aaron Schock resigns, Debbie won't run for Senate, and more!
On this St. Patrick's Day, Nicole talks with World Beyond War's David Swanson about this week's #SpringRising actions in DC marking 12 years since we invaded Iraq. And author Rick Perlstein checks in from Chicago where Rahm Emanuel might be defeated by a progressive in the mayoral race!
Today, Nicole recaps the weird murders outlined in HBO's The Jinx, leading up to Robert Dursts' arrest yesterday, and our 3 degrees of separation! Plus, two awful anniversaries: we talk Fukushima 4 with Harvey Wasserman, and 12 Years since Iraq
Nicole talks about the madness that is the US involvement in yet another war, and the lip service being paid to climate change. Guests include Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars, and World Beyond War's David Swanson. Plus Osceola County (FL) commission candidate Viviana Janer who was fired by Marriott because she wouldn't quit the race tells us about what happened.
Angela McCluskey & Alan Cummings saying Yes to Scotland independence Each Friday, we wrap up the week of shows with a journey into my musical past. Today, we mixed up past and present with a conversation with my old friend Angela McCluskey. For the past portion, we ventured back to August of 2000 for an interview I did with her then-band, Wild Colonials and heard their always-brilliant performance. Angela joined me via phone from her current home in New York to talk about life, music and the vote for Scottish independence. As a native of Glasgow, Scotland, [...]
War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! --Edwin Starr I was hit with a dose of sad reality yesterday during the show when, as I was discussing the sickening situation in Gaza, a long-time regular listener of this show, contributor and participant in the chat room posted in there, "Israeli Jews are Nazis." When I implored him to rethink his over generalization and admit that his hyperbole was overblown, he left the chat room in a huff and quickly stopped his monthly $5 contribution of support for Radio or Not. I emailed him the following: I'm sorry that you [...]