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

20220316 Nicole Sandler Show - Refugees Come in All Shapes, Sizes and Colors

That we have a refugee crisis in this nation is not news. The dictionary definition of "refugee" is "a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster." And we've seen the world's refugee population grow by at least three million in the last three weeks, as Ukrainians are literally running for their lives.

Here in the US, Ukranians who somehow made it to the Mexico/US border have been turned away. Hopefully that will change soon, but I'm not confident.

The AP is reporting that finally, more than 6 months since we left Afghanistan, the US has just announced that those Afghan refugees who made their way here would be allowed to stay for at least 18 months under temporary protected status, a move that should help thousands who arrived since the withdrawal... But what about the other refugees who have valid reasons to ask for asylum? And what about the refugees fleeing horrific conditions in other parts of the world?

When we discuss refugees, we rarely consider those who have fled the US. Well, one of them is our guest today.

Tiffanie Drayton gives us a different perspective as she tells her story in her new book, "Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of the American Dream.