I'm glad this week is over. I can't even recite the mass shootings and cops who killed Black men (or boys) in the past week, because this shit has reached pandemic proportions. Or, more accurately, epidemic, as it's only here in the US. I did check in with The Intercept's Ryan Grim who broke the story this week about Democrats introducing legislation to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court. He'll give us the story on that, plus weigh in on the PRO Act and DC Statehood. Then we'll segue into the weekend, as I'm joined by Greg [...]
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Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's another Tuesday without GottaLaff who's still dealing with terrible tendinitis, which is keeping her off the air. But we do have a jam packed show today in her absence. First up, it was a clean sweep of progressives taking over the Nevada Democratic Party. The Intercept's Ryan Grim, who broke the story, joins in at the top of the show to tell us what happened. Then I'm happy to welcome Norm Ornstein to the show. Last week I shared with you [...]
Nicole Sandler begins the show with a bit of humor each day, as things undoubtedly turn very serious during the rest of the hour. Today's comedy bit comes from The Parody Project, and it's one progressives will certainly enjoy! Following an update on the latest news of the day, Nicole welcomes Ryan Grim back to the show. Ryan is the DC Bureau Chief at The Intercept, and the author of We've Got People: From Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement to talk about the concerted effort by the Democratic [...]
The Intercept's Ryan Grim just released a new book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement that lays out the history of the current Democratic party and explains how we got here. It's a fascinating story that has been whitewashed over the years. Oh, and Donald Trump is continuing to trash our nation and destroy the world.
Nicole Sandler discusses the results of the NV GOP caucus which saw Trump winning with 46% of the vote! Fellow FloriDUHian Deborah Newell is back with some stories from the FloriDUH files. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim tells us about the still-growing heroin epidemic in the US and how DC isn't helping.
As the racial divide in this nation (and even among Dems) seems to be growing, I thought today was a good time to pull out a speech from Rev. Dr. William Barber. I spoke with him and about him often last year, after getting to see him speak a few times. We need a good dose of Barber-isms, so get ready. Also, Ted Rall with an update on his run-in with the LAPD that got him fired from the LA Times!
Nicole deals with the day's top news. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim joins in with the latest on today's surprise vote on Fast Track. Green News Report's Desi Doyen tells us about the Pope's Encyclical on climate change. And 9 people are dead in a shooting at a church in SC.
Today, the Florida legislative session convenes, and Awake the State rallies are planned in every county to get people involved. Nicole Sandler attempts to awaken progressives around the country with her daily program, today talking with Huffington Post's Ryan Grim about the effect of the Citizens United SCOTUS decision on politics five years later. Plus media strategist & trainer Joel Silberman on the Hillary Clinton email problem, Netanyahu's speech, and more.
Nicole talks about the Democratic Party and her belief that it needs to make some big changes. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim explains Elizabeth Warren's new leadership position in the senate, and their ill-fated decision to hold a vote on the KXL pipeline. In hour two, it's Flashback Friday with Aimee Mann and Michael Penn