- Jun 1, 202000:00:0001:14:25
Our Monday Music segment has teamed up with Michele Clark's Sunset Sessions, which just means that we've got big plans for the future! Today, we welcome Austin-based singer/songwriter Sara Hickman for some musical medicine for what ails us. Unfortunately, what ails us is a very sick country, still battling the COVID-19 pandemic and topped with a hefty serving of white supremacy, police brutality, and institutionalized racism. We'll begin the show, as usual, with the latest news, information and commentary. Good thing Sara Hickman will help ground us in the second half of the show.
- May 29, 202000:00:0001:01:55
The Nation magazine's National Affairs correspondent John Nichols has a new book out, "The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party". It's a fight we must wage and progressive must win, but it comes as the country is fighting for our future. The events of the past week make me wonder if we have a future at all... today's conversation with John Nichols will be a good one (as they always are). He joins in at the bottom of the hour. But first, I have the latest news, from anger in Minneapolis to insanity and meltdowns in the White House. And another great covid song parody to give us a moment of laughter on this very sad day...
- May 28, 202000:00:0001:02:02
Howie Klein, the man behind the Blue America PAC who writes at DownWithTyranny.com, is my regular guest every Thursday. For the past few weeks, we've been going over the revised primary calendar, and shining a spotlight on the best candidates who need your votes in their primary races to be on the ballot in November. We'll continue today, beginning with the June 23 elections in New York, Kentucky and Virginia. We'll also chat with Nate McMurray, who's in a special election to fill a vacated seat in NY's 27th district immediately. Of course, we'll begin as usual, with the latest news, commentary and something to make us laugh...
- May 27, 202000:00:0001:08:04
A lot to talk about on this Wednesday, the day the death toll in the US from Covid-19 passed 100,000. The president is melting down even more than usual because Twitter finally fact checked two of his tweets. We'll have the latest news, a few thoughts from me and of course, something funny. Then we'll get serious. My guest today is David Silverman, former president of American Atheists for 18 years, until a woman made a MeToo accusation against him, and he was fired. Two more allegations were made by two other women, and Dave Silverman was relieved of his duty running another Atheist organization. Silverman contends that these are trumped up charges and, while he admits to less than perfect behavior in his personal relationship, he denies any accusation of assault or harassment. We'll have a frank, honest discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly around the MeToo movement.
- May 26, 202000:00:0001:01:37
It's Tuesday, the day that GottaLaff joins me to dish on the news. Since we entered shelter-at-home mode a couple of months ago, our old friend and the third member of the Gliberal Goddesses, Amy Simon began working at home and is able to sneak away for a bit to join us for these gatherings, so Amy joins in too. Of course, as always, we begin with some news and commentary and something to make us laugh...