Nicole Sandler has worked in radio her entire adult life. After a successful career in music radio in NY and Los Angeles (WPLJ, KLOS, KSCA and others), she returned to talk radio to host mornings on then-progressive talk WINZ/Miami. After a flip to sports, she moved to Air America Radio for a nightly show. When AAR went off the air on Jan 21, 2010, Nicole Sandler moved online where she continues to question authority daily at nicolesandler.com.

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  • 20211208 12-8-21 Nicole Sandler Show - Wednesday Words of Wisdom with Digby
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    Despite the fact that Congress appears to be getting some work done, our government is broken, perhaps beyond repair. It's not like we haven't seen this coming. We've been watching the slow motion moved toward fascism for many years now. Red flags are being raised from almost every direction. This week, it was in the form of a terrifying article from Barton Gellman at The Atlantic who confirms our worst fears, January 6 was just practice. The coup is in full-swing. We all know it but seem to be powerless to stop it. My first instinct is to call Digby. So we will. Heather "Digby" Parton is one of the original progressive bloggers from the early days of the netroots. Today, Digby's Hullaballoo is at digbysblog.net, and she also writes a regular column for Salon.

  • 12-8-21 What's News
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    A bit of what's news, for now

  • 20211207 Nicole Sandler Show - Every Other Tuesday with GottaLaff
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    It's one of the Tuesdays in the month when GottaLaff is here! Laffy's been working on moving to Canada. In her spare time, she peruses the Twitters for breaking news and clever comments, and brings us her Tweet Spot. Plus, we'll bid farewell to a few familiar faces: Brian Williams, Chris Cuomo, Angela Merkel and Devin Nunes! Maybe we'll come up with a list of others who we'd like to see join them...

  • 12-7-21 What's News
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    A bit of what's news for now

  • 20211206 Nicole Sandler Show - Everything You Need to Know About Medicare, Advantage And More
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    Tomorrow is the end of open enrollment for Medicare. The means that before midnight Tuesday night, Dec 7, you can change what type of Medicare plan you're enrolled in. I already knew and was warning my listeners about the realities surrounding Medicare Advantage, and we'll get into that again today. But this article was about the government's newest scam to privatize Medicare and turn it over to big moneyed interests. (Read the article at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/30/congress-asleep-switch-biden-continues-trump-era-ploy-privatize-medicare.) This new "experiment" was launched in the final months of the Trump administration, and should have ended as they exited. But it didn't. Instead, the Biden administration is continuing this policy that would neither save money nor provide better care, but could fully hand traditional Medicare over to Wall Street investors and other profit-seekers, resulting in higher costs for patients and lower-quality care. Diane Archer is president of Just Care USA, and was quoted in the article I liked to above. She joined me on today's show to explain how the Direct Contracting plan continues the march toward privatization of Medicare...

  • 12-6-21 What's News
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  • 20211203 Nicole Sandler Show- From FOIA Master to Beatles Brilliance with Jason Leopold & Chris Willman
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    We've got a lot to jam into our last hour of the week today. We'll start with Jason Leopold, who has another two FOIA victories that earn him bragging rights. One of them resulted in 10 redacted passages from the Mueller report being made public(!). The other has to do with multiple allegations of CIA personnel and sex crimes involving children. But we'll move to a much more pleasant topic for the second half of the show. Variety's Chris Willman will join us to talk music-- specifically Peter Jackson's epic 8-hour "Get Back" documentary about The Beatles. Since Jason Leopold is, like me, a huge music-phile, he's going to stick around for the Chris Willman interview. The more, the merrier!

  • 12-3-21 What's News
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    A bit of what's news, for now

  • 20211202 Nicole Sandler Show - Thursdays with Howie Klein
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    Every Thursday for the better part of a decade, we get together with Howie Klein. Howie writes at DownWithTyranny.com, and runs the Blue America PAC, identifying and raising money for real progressive candidates running for office. Plus, some scary info about the clandestine privatization of Medicare, started under Trump and continuing under Biden.

  • 12-2-21 What's News
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