The Nicole Sandler Show - Radio or Not!
Nicole Sandler of RadioOrNot.com interviews newsmakers and talks about the News of the Day, with a progressive slant.
I know it's only Festivus-eve, but we have a few grievances to air today. The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky guests to talk about the vile war of words from NYPD union chief toward Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Don Siegelman's daughter Dana joins me to talk about the ongoing political persecution of her father, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman
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Nicole is back to talk about the news of the day- from Cuba to North Korea and the movies, to the end of the Colbert Report. Plus the Ready for Warren campaign. And a Flashback Friday segue into the weekend with Bruce Cockburn and Everything but the Girl.


Today's show features a repeat of Nicole's August 2012 interview with Don Siegelman, just a few weeks before he had to report back to prison, where he's still languishing.

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Nicole talks about the end of the 113th Congress and the rest of the news. Susie Madrak tells us about how one of the big witnesses in the Ferguson Grand Jury made it all up. And Pakistani journalist Kaswar Klasra checks in from Islamabad, where the nation is observing a three day mourning period after yesterday's school massacre left 143 dead. And breaking news about the normalization of US-Cuba relations!


Nicole tries to look at the positive today, with WI's Congressman Mark Potok and the Gliberal Goddesses (Amy Simon, GottaLaff). And we say Good Riddance to some of those retiring from Congress today too

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Nicole talk about the fallout from the torture report which has former Bush officials doubling down. Howie Klein returns to talk about the Senate's last gasp this weekend. And Ultraviolet's Shaunna Thomas on the Rolling Stone campus rape fallout and the real problem that continues.


Nicole welcomes the weekend after one of the worse weeks ever. She'll elaborate on the torture report and a sickening budget bill that will mark the end of the 113th Congress. Peter Hecht joins in to talk about his new book, "Weed Land". And the week ends with Flashback Friday, today featuring The Wallflowers from 1996 and New Radicals' Gregg Alexander from 1999.


Nicole discusses the latest news- encompassing the good (Malala accepted her Nobel Peace Prize yesterday), the bad (Congress is about to undo protections from the banksters), and the ugly (torture). Vice News' Jason Leopold and She's History's Amy Simon guest. 


Irony of ironies - As we're still digesting the sickening torture repeat released yesterday, today is Human Rights Day. Go figure. Nicole speaks with Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak about it. The Nation's Chase Madar weighs in on international law, and on the domestic front, why it's virtually impossible to indict a cop.


The long-awaited CIA Torture Report is to be released today. Nicole discusses it and its implications with Emptywheel.net's Marcy Wheeler in hour one, and Digby in the second hour. 

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