12-12-19 Nicole Sandler Show – Impeachment Debate Continues and Howie Klein Too!

  The House Judiciary Committee is today debating the two articles of impeachment introduced earlier this week, and a vote out of committee is expected later today. We'll share some of the high and low points, along with the rest of the news. Then it's time for Howie Klein who has a few choice words for the so-called Democrats who voted to pass that horrific new NDAA that Howie calls "the endless War and Corruption bill". I spoke with Howie  about a few topics-- but we began with how impressive Pramila Jayapal is, and has been during the Judiciary Impeachment [...]

The News Has Been Canceled

You cannot get a real news report via broadcast or cable news any more.  With the exception of a few shows, it's corporate controlled drek through which one must wade to try to pull some facts.  But the truth is, there's so much news to discuss.  I just wish some of it was good. The word from Japan seems to get scarier by the minute.  As most of the coverage on the TV is about the disaster there, I figured today would be a good day to focus on some of the stories not getting any attention here at home. [...]

Wednesday Busy Wednesday

What a show we have for you tonight.  Unfortunately, I have no time for the rest of the interviews I taped at Netroots Nation... all the more reason to tune in tomorrow night! Of course, the big story today comes from Arizona, where US District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocked the most controversial sections of SB 1070, which was slated to take effect tomorrow.  The law will still go into effect tomorrow, but without the most heinous provisions-- including the sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws, and the parts that required immigrants [...]

Nukes and War and Votes and Grayson too…

***Update*** During the show, the House voted on the war supplemental bill, so I called David Swanson (warisacrime.org, davidswanson.org) to join in for a few minutes too... It's a busy show tonight.  We've got a lot to fit in to our two hours... Somewhere along the way. I'll share my interview with Congressman Alan Grayson from Netroots Nation! We'll also speak with PDA board member Norman Solomon about their conference this weekend (which was at the same time as the afore-mentioned Netroots Nation); With Shaunna Thomas, the director of the newly-formed P Street Project, from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee; [...]

Independence Day… or not!

I just finished reading a piece penned by the late, great Howard Zinn entitled "Put Away the Flags," which pretty much sums up how I'm feeling on this 4th of July. "Is not nationalism -- that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder -- one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred? ... Our citizenry has been brought up to see our nation as different from others, an exception in the world, uniquely moral, expanding into other lands in order to bring civilization, liberty, democracy." Ahh, [...]

Thursday-Racism, Humor and BP’s Lies

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 [...]

Day 35 and the Gulf Geyser is still Gushing

This should be the top story on every news broadcast, and the number 1 priority for this administration. If they don't stop the oil from spewing up from the floor of the Gulf soon, our entire eco-system will likely be doomed.  The Mayans may have really been on to something. I've watched this video a few times today... I certainly didn't want to, as once was more than enough. But I wanted to play it on the video stream tonight, so I watched it again as I tried to figure out how to do that, and then yet again during [...]

Good News to Start the Week

Unfortunately, the news isn't about the end of the oil geyser in the gulf, the end of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, the prosecution of Bush or Cheney, or any of the huge number of other issues I'd like to see rectified. But then again, right now, any good news is good, and this news is, indeed, very good. For the past few weeks, I've shared with you the saga of Danny Tate, a very talented songwriter and artist whose life was taken away from him.  Danny admittedly had some issues with substance abuse but, while working to shed [...]

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