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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  • 20210419 Nicole Sandler Show - Guns Are Killing Us; Cops Are Too
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    Closing Arguments are going on today in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the cop who killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for over 9 minutes last year. Since the trial began on March 29, at least 64 people have died at the hands of law enforcement nationwide. And since we were shocked back into reality on March 16, when eight people were killed at three Atlanta-area spas, the US has had at least 50 mass shootings. Perhaps by showtime, Chauvin's defense attorney will have wrapped up his closing arguments, which the judge just interrupted for lunch! Minneapolis-based defense attorney Jack Rice returns for some final analysis as the case goes to the jury.

  • 4-19-21 What's News
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  • 20210416 Nicole Sandler Show - News, Music and Politics
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    I'm glad this week is over. I can't even recite the mass shootings and cops who killed Black men (or boys) in the past week, because this shit has reached pandemic proportions. Or, more accurately, epidemic, as it's only here in the US.

    I did check in with The Intercept's Ryan Grim who broke the story this week about Democrats introducing legislation to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court. He'll give us the story on that, plus weigh in on the PRO Act and DC Statehood.

    Then we'll segue into the weekend, as I'm joined by Greg Mitchell. The former writer for The Nation and second in command at Crawdaddy has roots in both the news/politics and music worlds. His newish newsletter, "Between Rock and a Hard Place" embraces both beautifully. Subscribe (for free) at gregmitchell.substack.com.

  • 4-16-21 What's News
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  • 20210415 Nicole Sandler Show - Amazon/Labor Fail and Another Cop Killed Another Black Boy
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    Let's start with the shooting. The boy, Adam Toledo, was 13 years old. A Chicago cop saw him in an alley in the middle of the night and began chasing him. He told him to show his hands. He appears to have dropped something behind the fence which has been reported to be a gun. BUT, the video and stills taken from the video clearly show Adam Toledo's hands in the air right before the cop shot and killed him. He was 13. We are a broken country.

    My guest today was Dave Jamieson, labor reporter for Huff Post, who wrote "How Amazon Crushed The Union Effort In Alabama"

  • 4-15-21 What's News
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  • 20210414 Nicole Sandler Show - Out of Afghanistan with Digby
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    Digby is my guest today. She wrote a great post (up at both digbysblog.net and Salon.com) about Joe Biden announcing we'll have our troops out of Afghanistan by 9/11, the 20th anniversary of that attack. I began the show talking about a few recent incidents of blatant racism, one of them featured a drill sergeant from Fort Jackson in South Carolina, attacking a young black man for simply walking down the sidewalk.

  • 4-14-21 What's News
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  • 20210413 Nicole Sandler Show - Guns Down with Igor Volsky
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    The past month has been devastating when it comes to guns in America. I mistakenly thought that we had gotten a bit of a reprieve during the pandemic. Well, maybe there was break in school shootings-- because the kids were out of school! As the nation returns to "normal," it appears so too are the numbers of shootings returning to pre-COVID levels. I had already invited Igor Volsky, founder & director of Guns Down America (gunsdownamerica.org), on the show for today, when the news broke yesterday about yet another school shooting, this one in Knoxville, TN. Enough already!

  • 4-13-21 What's News
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