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 to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places.
We’ll start the show with an interview with Congressman Raul Grijalva of Arizona, who also co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and get his take on what the judge’s ruling means.
We’ll follow that up with a representative of a group still calling for a boycott of the Arizona Diamondbacks and demanding that major league baseball not hold their all-star game in Arizona next year.
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the day that Sarah Palin left her job as Governor of Alaska, less than halfway through her one and only term. Upon her resignation, she told her constituents that she couldn’t be effective in working on their behalf as a lame duck governor. So, what has she done for them in the year since leaving office? Jeanne Devon, aka AKMuckraker, editor of The Mudflats blog, will join us to talk about the former half-Governor from Alaska…
After checking in with Talk Radio News Service for a news update, we’ll hear my interview with Washington insider and columnist for The Hill, Brent Budowsky, who’s just about had it with the Democratic party.