The nation is reeling today after two mass shootings this weekend, 13 hours apart. One in El Paso, TX, the second in Dayton, OH. 22 innocent souls were taken in El Paso by a guy with alleged racist tendencies, and another 9 were killed by a man with obvious psychological problems in Dayton. Today, I'm joined by Tim Wise. He's an author, educator, speaker, podcaster and more whose area of expertise is racism and the obliteration of it. It should be a fascinating conversation today. During the first part of the show, I spoke about an article I [...]
After an update on the day's news, Nicole is joined by anti-racism activist and author Tim Wise to talk about the mounting racism we're facing during the Trump era. Tim is the author of seven books including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, and host of the new podcast “Speak Out with Tim Wise” which you can get on iTunes or Google Play and support at Patreon.com. And his documentary, “The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America” is available for streaming [...]
Yesterday, I talked about working out the conflicts of our inner voices, though some people thought I "went too far." Others thanked me for being "spot on." All I know is all I know. Today, it's that the world continues down its pathway of madness. People hear what they want to hear instead of actually listening to what's being said. We talk past one another instead of with each other. Until we learn to shut up and listen, we're bound to continue making the same mistakes. Today, I talked a bit about that disconnect. I praised the celebration of [...]
It's a big Friday show - Nicole speaks with Tim Wise, antiracist essayist, author and educator, about race in America. Author/blogger and mom Joanne Bamberger joins in for a conversation about our shared experience as adoptive moms. And for Flashback Friday, the late Kevin Gilbert from 1995.
Nicole discusses the different attitudes toward the global protests about Ferguson, and the race problems still plaguing our society with writer and educator Tim Wise. @GottaLaff joins in for the second hour, because we've got to laugh....
Nicole discusses the news that you won't get from the mainstream corporate media. Today, John Paul Smith of USW Local 7-669 in Metropolis IL about the uranium leak at the Honeywell plant there;Tim Wise on racism in America as we await a non-indictment in the shooting of Mike Brown; and Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak on the final stretch to election day
Today I'll be guest hosting The Randi Rhodes Show for the last time, as the show is going off the air two weeks from today. I've had the honor of sitting at Randi's microphone for 4 1/2 years now, and I never took for granted the trust or responsibility that entailed. Randi trusted me with her listeners, and I hope I never let her down. Randi is a pro - one of the very best in the business. She is more thoroughly researched and knowledgeable than anyone else on the air, and the fact that her voice will be missing [...]
I could think of no better topic for today's show than the chronic problem of racism in America. I am not a supporter of Eric Holder's. I think he's done a lousy job as Attorney General, but he sure did deliver a brilliant speech at the NAACP convention in Orlando yesterday. In case you missed it, it's worth a view or a read of the transcript. I played some of the pertinent parts on the show this morning, including these quotes: This afternoon I want to assure you of two things: I am concerned about this case and - and [...]
My week ends on Thursdays, and I try to end it on a fun note. Today is no different, as John Fugelsang will join us -- as long as he doesn't get caught in traffic and have his cell phone battery die again. But it has to get tougher and tougher for political comedians to be funny right now, as the word seems to be on a calamity course. I'm sure he'll live up to the challenge. In the first hour tonight, I'll speak with one of my favorite guests. Tim Wise is one of the most prominent anti-racist authors [...]