12-16-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Ghosts of Progressive Activism Past (and Maybe Future!)

  Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   Today we salute the actions of the progressive activists who paved the way, focusing on one who was in the thick of it all. David Fenton's new book is The Activist's Media Handbook: Lessons from Fifty Years as a Progressive Agitator. We'll discuss the history he was part of, and try to get to the bottom of why things are as they are now... David Fenton was there, working on the No Nukes concerts, in the campaign to free Nelson Mandela [...]

4-26-22 Nicole Sandler Show – The Good and the Bad and the CPC with Rep Mark Pocan

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) There was a bit of shock, anger and disapproval among my circle of friends and political confidants last week when the Congressional Progressive Caucus officially endorsed Shontel Brown in the primary for OH-11 over progressive favorite Nina Turner. I voiced my concerns about problems with how the caucus is run, and commiserated with Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny/ Blue America PAC, (my standing guest every Thursday) about the problem with recruiting members of the New Dem Coalition to also join the Progressive Caucus. Much [...]

3-30-21 Nicole Sandler Show – FDR, LBJ, JOE? with Harvey J. Kaye

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)     I'm not usually happy to be proven wrong, but in this case I'm thrilled. I was wrong about Joe Biden when I fought against his nomination. I was judging him based on his decades of history as a centrist to conservative Democrat when we needed a truly bold progressive. Now, 70 days or so into the Biden administration, I'm watching the most progressive president implementing the most progressive programs since LBJ's Great Society. Today, we'll find out if our old friend [...]

12-7-20 Nicole Sandler Show – The Progressive Perspective with Jeff Hauser

Download here or click below to play   Once again, the media is highlighting the progressive/centrist divide in the Democratic Party. Today, I aim to shed light on what separates us and to take on the mainstream corporate media for their attitude toward the grassroots of the party. I'll speak with Jeff Hauser, founder and director of The Revolving Door Project, part of CEPR, which scrutinizes executive branch appointees to ensure they use their office to serve the broad public interest, rather than to entrench corporate power or seek personal advancement. I played one of a plethora of song parodies [...]

12-3-20 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein

Download here or click below to play     Forty-eight days until inauguration day, which means 48 days till we're rid of Trump. Sort of. Unfortunately, things won't suddenly get better on Jan 20. We're living in perilous times. Trump seems bound and determined to torch the place on his way out the door, and Biden seems to be drinking from the same well as Obama did, thinking that the Republicans who've vilified Democrats mercilessly for the past four years (and more), are all of a sudden going to work with us. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in. Check [...]

11-18-20 Nicole Sandler Show – The Democratic Unity Unicorn

Download here or click below to play     As Joe Biden begins naming his staff and cabinet picks, some of us are left wondering whether that elusive Democratic Party unity is even possible in this era. So, Mike Lux, the (progressive) Politics Guy, joins me today to talk about the subject and his latest blog post   "What Democratic Unity Would Look Like". On a totally different topic, I'll share a personal memory or three, as my life changed dramatically twenty years ago today as I left Los Angeles, headed for Kazakhstan to adopt my daughter. We got a [...]

8-14-20 Nicole Sandler Show – A Progressive Call to Action with Norman Solomon

Download here or click below to play     One of the progressive movement's stalwart elder statesmen is Norman Solomon. He's a journalist, activist, author, media critic and former Congressional candidate. He is a true progressive and has been walking the talk for decades. As co-founder of RootsAction.org, he launched a new campaign last week aimed at progressives who are not happy about having to vote for Joe Biden, called "Vote Trump Out"... Norman Solomon joins the show today to make the case to my progressive brothers and sisters for voting for Biden/Harris in swing states to get rid of [...]

5-7-20 Nicole Sandler Show – All Hands on Deck Thursday with Howie Klein

Download here or click below to play   It's another Thursday in lockdown and, as he does every Thursday, Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny.com and the Blue America PAC joins me. With the pandemic raging, the November Congressional elections have not been getting the attention they deserve. The mission of Blue America is in identifying and raising money for the best progressive candidates running. Today, we'll update the revised primary calendar and run down the list of the Blue America-endorsed candidates who we must mobilize to elect! Here's the revised calendar, as much as I could put together, and the candidates [...]

12-20-19 Nicole Sandler Show – Tom Steyer Called In and I Told Him What I Thought

Following last night's Democratic primary debate, candidate Tom Steyer called into my show today.  I've been critical of his decision to run and spend $100 million on a quixotic campaign when his money could be put to better use- like building a progressive media infrastructure...  I'm nothing if not honest, so I shared with him what I've said on this program many times. He listened, though I'm not sure he heard what I was saying. Hear it for yourself at the top of the show. As for the debate last night, well, we talked about it and played some clips. [...]

11-6-19 Nicole Sandler Show – The Progressive’s Conundrum

Lots of breaking news again today, as it is a day ending with a 'y'. After an update on the latest, I turn to today's guest- Progressive Political Strategist Mike Lux who, like many of us, has been grappling with the choice between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Mike made his choice, and shares it with us. He announced his endorsement in this article for Daily Kos. And just today, he published another article about how the Wall Street crowd is afraid of Warren, "My, How The Wealthy and Powerful Are Howling."

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