8-21-20 Nicole Sandler Show – Still Fighting for Medicare For All with Wendell Potter

Download here or click below to play   Many of the delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention voted against the party's official platform this week because it didn't not commit to developing and instituting a single-payer Medicare for All health care system.  But M4A is supported by 69% of all Americans and 88% of Democrats! We knew this would be a battle with Joe Biden as the nominee, so we're getting a head start on the fight. I read an article by John Nichols in The Nation on today's show about this very issue. Today we welcome Wendell Potter  [...]

7-11-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Something’s Got to Give

I know it's only Monday, but this has been a really tough week. Crazy enough to give someone a heart attack. Or not. In the last two weeks alone we've seen - literally seen, thanks to all the videos - the most horrific examples of human behavior play out in front of us like unpleasant movies. On June 28, we watched the horror in Istanbul as a group of mass murderers blew up the airport, killing at least 45 people and injuring hundreds more. Since it's the video era, we even got to see the third terrorist blow himself up. The red [...]

Dueling Platforms

Last week we shuddered as we read the ideals the Republican Party stands for as they released the official 2012 Republican Party Platform.  Talk about a giant leap backwards...  Courtesy of ThinkProgress, here are some of the standout parts: NO ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST. The proposal for a “human life amendment”passed without a hitch — and without any exceptions for rape or incest. The committee didn’t stop there; they also adopted language that would ban drugs that end pregnancy after conception, which could potentially include Plan B, the “morning after pill.” SALUTE TO MANDATORY ULTRASOUNDS. The GOP officially praises states’ “informed [...]

The Plight of the Pre-Old

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120822_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window I am of the Pre-Old group.  We poor, unfortunate sots who are currently just under 55 who will be screwed (and not in a good way) if Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have their way. Yes, they'd preserve Medicare benefits for our current seniors (or so they say), but those of us under that magical 55-year old mark will have "more choices".  (If you believe that I have some lovely swampland for sale just a few miles west of where I sit right now.) As much as the GOP [...]

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