Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Today is Thursday, so Howie Klein (Down with Tyranny, Blue America PAC) joins in at the bottom of the hour. Lots to talk with him about including the smear campaign being waged against Rep. Marie Newman. And, Howie introduced us to a new timely song from Steven Page, former lead singer of Barenaked Ladies. It's called "Choose Young" - it's posted here along with the great lyrics. But we'll begin today's show by noting that despite separation of church and state [...]
We've got a busy show to wrap up a busy week. After a look at the latest news of the day, Nicole previews the new Netflix 5-part series "The Family" with the author of the book, Jeff Sharlet, and director Jesse Moss. And we welcome Shahid Buttar to the program - he's challenging Nancy Pelosi in a primary for her House seat from CA's 12th district.
I'm leaving on vacation after today's show... "Boca" Britany Somers will fill in while I'm gone. Today, Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street, The Family and other books and articles is our guest. The article he wrote in GQ about being gay in Putin's Russia is at "Inside the Iron Closet: What It's Like to Be Gay in Putin's Russia". I'm headed down to Tulum, Mexico for yoga, mediation and to regroup... At the end of the show, I read a paragraph sent to me by listener Robert in NY, and it's actually what this vacation is all about. We should all take [...]
How else could you explain Michele Bachmann actually being taken seriously as a presidential candidate? She came out on top, so to speak, of the Ames Straw Poll. Interesting, too, that the "front-runner" Mitt Willard Romney had such a poor showing. OK, I know he didn't actually participate - but neither did Sarah Palin, and she's not even a declared candidate, and she fared better than he did! In case you're wondering the exact breakdown (courtesy of MSNBC)... 2011 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %) 1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%) 2. Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%) 3. Governor Tim [...]