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

20220114 Nicole Sandler Show - Trying to Make Sense of it All with Helaine Olen

A change of plans today. If you were looking forward to John Hall's appearance on the show, we'll be rescheduling due to unforeseen circumstances. (How's that for cryptic? I'll explain during the show.) So, it's Friday, the end of another tough week for the Biden administration. Yesterday, I quoted Helaine Olen from a listserv we're on together, though I didn't name her. But the line I quoted was concerning Bidens falling poll numbers. Some of the list pointed the finger of blame at the mainstream corporate media. While I agree that their treatment of this president has been shameful, I don't think that's the cause of the downward spiral. Helaine wrote "It's that Biden comes off as ineffectual, probably because getting jerked around my members of your own party doesn't exactly scream effective. He campaigned as the guy who could get the Republicans to work with him. Whether he really believed it, or he said it because he knows voters like to hear it is now irrelevant. He's getting judged because ... surprise! ... he can't actually do that." Bingo! So that's our starting point. Helaine Olen writes a regular opinion column for the Washington Post. She's our guest today...