It was a tough night last night, but Nicole Sandler is here to point out the many silver linings in #StillSanders-land. Dave Johnson of the Campaign for America's Future joins in to help put things in perspective. And Deborah Newell returns for our Wednesday morning Oy FloriDUH session, with a 4/20 detour to the "Patients Out of Time" conference.
Today, Nicole looks at things that are FUBAR in our world. Marijuana activist Robert Platshorn served over 3 decades imprisoned for pot. And Amy Ziering tells about her latest film, The Hunting Ground, about the rape epidemic on college campuses.
Because it's Friday, Nicole focuses on some of the better things in life. Medical Marijuana activist Robert Platshorn joins in with details of the upcoming Rally in Tally and the latest in pot news. We celebrate Joan Baez' 74th birthday with a Flashback Friday session with Baez and Dar Williams from 1996 at a Starbucks in Los Angeles!
I usually appreciate Fridays as much as the next person, knowing that with the weekend comes some down time. But this week, I really needed it. The end of the week that gave us "rectal rehydration" and other images that we can never erase from our minds couldn't come soon enough. But it wasn't only the torture report. We saw the Democrats cave, yet again. They let the Republicans get away with pushing through a massive spending bill with a number of truly heinous provisions shoved in, literally at the last-minute in the dead of night behind [...]
There's one running and that's Nan Rich. I've had two opportunities to question her - the second time was this morning on my show - and she answered each and every question exactly as I'd hoped she would. The first time I interviewed her was a few weeks ago at the Boca Raton-Delray Beach Democratic Club. You can watch that Q&A here, as we livestreamed the event: This morning, she joined me for a one-on-one conversation and, again, I am so impressed. Not only do we need to rid ourselves of the embarrassment and scourge on our state that is [...]
CNN aired a pretty remarkable program last night. I don't know if they're going to air it again or make it available online - so the next best thing is to watch "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?". It was put together by Robert Platshorn, the guy behind The Silver Tour, who also holds the distinction of being imprisoned longer than any other American on marijuana charges. Yes. That familiar voice narrating the video is mine. Robert Platshorn joined me on the show this morning to talk about the CNN special report, Weed, and to update us on the medical marijuana movement [...]