9-6-22 Nicole Sandler Show- I’m Back

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I've been out for the past week as I needed surgery on my right eye. Certainly not a fun experience, but I seem to be healing on or ahead of schedule, so that's good. I've been out for the past week as I needed surgery on my right eye. Certainly not a fun experience, but I seem to be healing on or ahead of schedule, so that's good. I still can't see well enough to read much, so today will be a [...]

7-29-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Can One Man Save the World with John Ondrasik/Five for Fighting

  Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   As you certainly know by know if you're a regular listener of this program, a good chunk of my career was spent in music radio in Los Angeles. Back in 1997, while working as Rock Editor of the radio/record industry trade magazine The Album Network, I heard a record from a new band called Five for Fighting. I fell in love with it. I met the man who recorded under that band name, John Ondrasik, just in time to learn that [...]

5-24-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Disinformation, War, George Floyd and 14 More Kids Shot Dead at School

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) When Laffy is here on certain Tuesdays, the mood is much lighter than it will be today in her absence. I have two guests lined up who promise to be fascinating. But I don't think we'll be doing much laughing today. First up: Lev Golinkin, an author/journalist who was a child refugee from Ukraine, writes in The Nation about the ill-fated Disinformation Board the Biden administration first announced, then abandoned, seemingly being derailed by right wing attacks and propaganda. The thing is, I [...]

5-16-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Funny or Not: Republican Edition

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) When my daughter was little, she's always try to get out of trouble for things she said or did by claiming, "It was a joke!". My response was always, "A joke is supposed to be funny." And perhaps they were, to her! More accurate would have been to say "comedy is subjective." We know that. I can't say I've honestly given right wing comedians a chance to make me laugh. I just know that the few times I've tried, laughter was the last [...]

5-9-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Celebrating Victory Day!?!

  Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   The news geniuses tied themselves in knots over the past couple of weeks, speculating on what Putin was going to do to commemorate Victory Day-- May 9-- which is today! The annual holiday is set aside to honor the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.... It originated in the 15 republics of the Soviet Union after the German Instrument of Surrender was signed late at night on May 8, 1945. The breathless predictions from our corporate media were everything from "Russia [...]

4-18-22 Nicole Sandler Show – The World’s Gone Mad and Hong Kong’s Calling

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   It's the Monday after a big holiday weekend and it feels like it should be a holiday, but it isn't. The news is awful, as it has been for the recent past, and there's no end in sight to the ugliness. We're seeing it in Ukraine as Russian bombs and soldiers reign their terror down on people who are no threat to them. And Putin's style of strong man governing seems to be spreading. Today, we'll turn the spotlight on China who's [...]

4-14-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein; CPC We’ve Got a Problem

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's Thursday, so Howie Klein is here. Today, I know exactly what we'll be talking about. There are a few reports out today about the Congressional Progressive Caucus endorsing an actual New Dem (Shontel Brown) over a true progressive (Nina Turner). An article about it from The Lever (David Sirota's new outlet) blamed Pramila Jayapal; Howie says she's not the one to blame... I say there's plenty of blame to go around! We'll start there... But first, there's other news to tell you [...]

4-13-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Ukraine Calling and our Right to Privacy

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   It's a busy Wednesday. I have Tulane Law Professor Amy Gajda coming on as today's guest. She'll tell us about her new book, Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy. Certainly an important topic, especially these days! But before I talk with Amy, I'll share the conversation I had this morning with Tanya, our friend from Ukraine. Since we met her six weeks ago when I cold called the Friends Forever Hostel in Kyiv, we've been communicating via [...]

4-11-22 Nicole Sandler Show – David Dayen Explains What’s Happening

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!)   It's Monday. A new week with a whole lot of news, most of it not good at all. Putin's war on Ukraine is raging -- President Zelinsky says many thousands of Ukrainians have been killed, and he needs help from the rest of the world. Inflation continues growing (a global problem not unique to the US) and gas prices keep rising (same thing -- a global problem). The American right is getting scarier by the minute, and they're accusing the left of [...]

4-6-22 Nicole Sandler Show – Wednesday Wisdom -or- What Digby Sez

Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) With so much going on that I don't know which way to turn first, I figured it was time to call Digby. Heather "Digby" Parton is one of the original OG progressive bloggers. Digby's Hullabaloo has been spreading truth for coming up on 20 years now, and she's still saying what needs to be said, both at digbysblog.net and now also in her regular column at Salon.com. Today, everything's on the table for discussion-- from Ukraine to DC, Floriduh to Oklahoma, to the [...]

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