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

20211216 Nicole Sandler Show - Thursdays with Howie Klein

Although I don't think that invoking "I told you so" is a good look, Howie Klein gets a pass today should he care to say it. Today's the day that the reality hits that the Build Back Better act will not pass the senate before the end of the year. I guess I'm guilty of wishful thinking. Despite knowing deep down that Biden was the wrong man to lead us out of the Trump disaster, I tried to stay hopeful. I gave him the benefit of the doubt. And I don't put all the blame on him for the situation in which we now find ourselves... but he is at the "the buck stops here" desk. Is it realistic to expect the president to control members of Congress in his party? The Republicans do. I used to think the Democrats were *better* because they didn't take marching orders or recite talking points. But perhaps our side could use some of that discipline. We'll talk with Howie Klein today about that, and try to figure out how to turn this thing around. Good luck to us.

At the top of the show, a quick conversation with Arthur Delaney of Huffpost who had a run-in with Joe Manchin yesterday. The senator called him "bullshit." Seems nice.