3-24-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Strange Political Bedfellows

Nicole Sandler welcomes Van Jones back to the show to talk about his latest endeavor, cutting prison population by 50% in 10 years. He's partnering with some you wouldn't expect. We talk about all of it on today's show. In the second hour, Nicole had to run out to an appointment, so from her archives we hear a 2007 interview with Norman Lear, and her 2008 conversation with Bill Maher!

Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120725_Nicole_Sandler_Show.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window     That's what I keep telling myself during weeks like this... sometimes it's easier said than done. I don't talk about it often, but I suffer from depression.  It's usually kept in check by regular therapy and, yes, anti-depressants.  But sometimes the medication stops working and it has to be changed. So, a couple of months ago, I went off Paxil and on to Cymbalta.  Apparently,  about 1.3% of the people on Cymbalta develop liver problems from the drug, and it looks like I was one of them. [...]

The City of Oakland has Blood on its Hands

So this is what America has come to?   I showed video on the ustream stream this morning of this man (at the time, I believed it to be a woman).  When the Oakland PD fired teargas grenades at the crowd, it scattered.  A few people noticed someone lying unconscious on the street.  He had obviously hit by something.... When a group of them went back to help the injured person, one of the cops took aim directly at them. There are a number of videos showing the incident.  By the way, the guy lying wounded in the street who was [...]

Et Tu Obama? – An Open Letter to the President

Dear President Obama, We get that the Republican Party wants to end Medicare and Social Security. We understand that theirs is the party of every man, woman and child for him/herself.  But we thought you were a Democrat and, as such, believed in our country's social safety net, at the very least.  According to a NY Times story that greeted us this morning, that's now in question: Mr. Obama, who is to meet at the White House with the bipartisan leadership of Congress in an effort to work out an agreement to raise thefederal debt limit, wants to move well [...]

When Your Child Gets Hurt Away From Home

I just got back to town late last night from taking my daughter to sleep away camp.  I got her settled in to her cabin, met the counselors and some of the other girls, and drove the five hours home, missing her already. As I was preparing for today's show - around 45 minutes before showtime - the phone rang.  It was the camp nurse.  After telling me not to worry, she said that they had just called an ambulance!  When my heart slowed down enough for me to hear her over the loud thumping, she explained that Alison passed [...]

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