https://media.zencastr.com/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/4d545b53-bad8-4dbc-baf0-28dc71101563.mp3 The Trump slide into fascism has brought with it some dangerous new trends like the banning of books, whitewashing history and a massive backsliding of personal rights like abortion and bodily autonomy. One of the most heinous attacks has been on the rights of people to live their own authentic lives. I've been hyper-focused on what's going on in Florida as I lived there for much of my life. The current governor is the worst in the country when it comes to pushing his own perverted sense of morals on the rest of the nation from his [...]
https://media.zencastr.com/audio-files/5e0cc41aa9798f001400ff98/2f2d8f0e-1bb9-4f73-8a8a-fd15513e8667.mp3 I couldn't think of a better term to describe the very strange circumstances in which we're living as the year 2024 gets off to a strange and frightening start. We have no guest today, just lots of news and clips to support my conjecture, and an open phone line at 954-889-6410 should you care to join in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsVYzHo9LSk
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Sarah Posner is one of the best journalists today covering the religious right and their assault on our freedoms and liberty. Her latest book is Unholy: How White Christian Nationalists Powered the Trump Presidency and the Devastating Legacy they Left Behind. (Find her on Twitter and on Mastadon I invited Sarah to join me on today's show after reading a Twitter thread she wrote in response to a recent New York Times article that raised doubts about gender-affirming care (though, as she [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I took the day off yesterday, not to rest up or have fun, but to fight with my health insurance extortionists. For as long as I can remember, I've called our for-profit system of heath noncare "government-sanctioned extortion," because that's the best description of this predatory system. Yesterday, I found out that due to a few elements aligning in just the right way, I'm no longer eligible for the help from the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the more obscenely expensive prescription drug [...]
Download here or click below to play We live in an ever-changing world. The post-Trump era will hopefully bring positive change (though the crazy contingent is running the Republican party these days, a topic for another day). Earlier this week, I discovered that a broadcasting colleague, a friendly acquaintance for many years has transitioned to her authentic self. The person that I used to know as Bob Kincaid from the Head On Radio Network is now Robyn Kincaid. This is a big deal! I reached out to congratulate her and asked if she'd like to come on the show [...]
Nicole brings us up to date on the senate voting to repeal the ACA. "Boca" Britany Somers weighs in on Trump's Tweets banning transgender people from the military, and Dave Daley, author of Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count tells us how gerrymandering will make it difficult for Democrats to take back control of Congress.
Today marks 12 weeks of the D'ump presidency, and the distractions are getting ever more dangerous. Boca Britany Somers hangs out in studio today. She filled us in on her BJs issue, and why she started a Boycott BJs Facebook page. As I told her, I think boycotts aren't effective. What is effective is having people call and write. So listen to the segment, and if you'd like to contact them, here's the info: BJ's Wholesale Club Corporate Office Address BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. 25 Research Dr. Westborough, Massachusetts 01581 Phone Number: (774) 512-6186 Fax Number: (774) 512-6859 Website: http://www.bjs.com [...]
That's my daughter carrying that awesome sign that reads "History says change happens. Make some!" She was probably 12 years old at the Occupy Ft. Lauderdale march that I dragged her to with me at the height of the Occupy movement. Just look how far we've come since then. Today, we talked about making history as we're making history. Boca Britany Somers joined us in the new studios today as our first in-studio guest! She's welcome any time, but since there was major news for the transgender community and the rest of the world this week, I invited Brit in to [...]