The Nicole Sandler Show is broadcast live Tue- Fri, 3-4pm Eastern at nicolesandler.com, featuring interviews with newsmakers and commentary about the news of the day.

Nicole continues her year end wrapup with some of the best and most newsworthy interviews of the year, including former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer on guns & massacres, Dave Neiwert on the Bundy ranch standoff, Randi Rhodes show ending, Dave Zirin live from the FIFA World Cup in Rio, and the first gathering of the Gliberal Goddesses in Los Angeles

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Nicole looks back at the year through some of her best interviews. Today, we go back to January through March, with HORN's Bob Kincaid on WV's chemical water, Jeff Sharlet on the plight of gays in Russia, and Robert Parry on the Russia/Ukraine conflict.

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Nicole wraps up the year in live shows with Susie Madrak and Cliff Schecter- stay tuned next week for 2014 in Review


It's Festivus, so Nicole joins Pope Francis in the Airing of Grievances, one of the Festivus traditions. The Nation's John Nichols gives us a preview of this year's Progressive Honor Roll, and we visit with @GottaLaff for the last time in 2014

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

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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Nicole talks with Cliff Schecter on the 34th anniversary of the shooting murder of John Lennon, and the week that marks the 2nd anniversary of the Newtown massacre. Plus Howie Klein on the problems with the Democratic Party. Plus more news, info and opinion. Find more at radioornot.com

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On Friday mornings, Nicole Sandler segues into the weekend with her Flashback Friday segments, featuring music interviews & performances from her music radio days. Today, she interviews Melissa Etheridge in real time about the biz, her new album and more. Plus The Nation's Sports Editor Dave Zirin on the intersection of sports and politics and the Rams "John Carlos moment".  And finally, Peter Hecht, the author of Weed Land talks marijuana, as we all could use a bit of chill time this weekend!

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Nicole discusses the big American problem after a Staten Island Grand Jury refused to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner yesterday.

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Nicole discusses the faulty narrative about race being perpetrated by the media. Crooks & Liars Susie Madrak joins in, and tells us about a beautiful tribute to one of the victims of the Newtown massacre.

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Nicole discusses the different attitudes toward the global protests about Ferguson, and the race problems still plaguing our society with writer and educator Tim Wise. @GottaLaff joins in for the second hour, because we've got to laugh....

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Nicole laments the lack of change in American society and discusses the news that happened while we were in a turkey coma. Howie Klein joins in with the segment formerly known as "The Steve Israel Hour". And OurFuture.org's Dave Johnson helps us navigate the latest news and injustice. Find more at radioornot.com


Nicole discusses the wide range of emotion many of us are feeling on this Day-Before-Thanksgiving. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak joins in to discuss where it all went wrong, and Al Jazeera America's Robert Ray calls in from Ferguson. We'll end the show with something to be very grateful for- and annual discussion on this program with adoption advocate and attorney Rob Lamarche as National Adoption Month draws to a close and Thanksgiving arrives.


Nicole discusses the decision handed down last night by the Ferguson Grand Jury of no indictment for the cop who killed Mike Brown. She checks in with journalists and activists who've been in Ferguson covering the protests, including The Nation's Mychal Denzel Smith, rapper Jasiri X and WeActRadio's Peter Callahan. Plus Amy Simon and @GottaLaff join in during hour two for another gathering of the Gliberal Goddesses

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Nicole kicks off Thanksgiving week with a look at the news- from the fight over immigration reform to the wait for a Grand Jury decision from Ferguson. Howie Klein joins in to talk about alternatives to Hillary Clinton, and Vice News' Jason Leopold reports on Ferguson, the CIA's torture report and the FCC's cozy relationship with the industry they're supposed to be regulating.

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Nicole discusses President Obama's announcement of his executive order on immigration and the bigger topic of family values as she celebrates the 14th anniversary of her adoption of her daughter this weekend. And because we all need some music now, we segue into the weekend with her 1996 interview with The Finn Brothers (Crowded House, Split Enz) from KSCA/Los Angeles.

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Nicole talks about the president's plan to issue an executive order on immigration with New Republic's Danny Vinik, who puts it in historical perspective for us. Greg Palast tells how the Crosscheck voter purge system gamed the election. And Amy Simon joins in to talk about what's sexy and what isn't ... and more!

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Nicole talks about the Democrats habit of self sabotage, underscored by their ridiculous vote on the Keystone XL pipeline last night. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak joins in to discuss the latest news, and  Global Trade Watch's Melinda St. Louis updates us on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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Nicole talks about how lies told by interested parties and perpetrated by the media have consequences - from the Affordable Care Act to Ferguson, MO. Former health insurance executive turned whistle blower and author Wendell Potter and @GottaLaff guest.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

Nicole Sandler applauds Anonymous for their #HoodsOff action exposing KKK members near Ferguson and elsewhere as tensions rise in expectation of a Grand Jury decision on the fate of the cop who shot Mike Brown. Howie Klein is back with the segment formerly knows as The Steve Israel Hour. Plus, is this the Obama we've been waiting for?

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

Nicole talks about the Democratic Party and her belief that it needs to make some big changes. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim explains Elizabeth Warren's new leadership position in the senate, and their ill-fated decision to hold a vote on the KXL pipeline. In hour two, it's Flashback Friday with Aimee Mann and Michael Penn.


Nicole talks about the right wing outrage over Springsteen's performance of "Fortunate Son" at the Concert for Valor Tues night, and the rest of the right's disconnect with reality. Brad Friedman join in to recap the elections regarding voting machine/voter suppression effects on its outcome. Desi Doyen explains the climate agreement with China and the latest on the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Congress reconvenes today for the Lame Duck session. Nicole talks about what they won't get done. Tim Karr of FreePress.net joins in to talk about the president's Net Neutrality statement and the status of the fight. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak weighs in too.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

It's Veterans Day and, sadly, we're making more of them. Today we learn about a new group formed to fight back against ALEC. And the Gliberal Goddesses - @GottaLaff, Amy Simon and Nicole Sandler - reconvene.

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Nicole discusses the election outcome with Howie Klein (Down With Tyranny, Blue America PAC) and Congressman Alan Grayson, who just won his third term in Congress.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

As much as we'd like to Flashback to before Tuesday, we spent the first hour dissecting what happened. CBS4/Miami's Jim DeFede helped unpack what happened in Florida, and the Campaign for America's Future's Dave Johnson told us about what went wrong nationally and gave a preview of next week's action against the TPP. In hour two, we went back to 2000 for my interviews with musicians Colin Hay of Men at Work and Jill Sobule.

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Nicole attempts to have a positive outlook on the future in the wake of the election debacle. The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel gives her analysis and tells about her recent meeting with Edward Snowden. Plus She's History's Amy Simon too.

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Nicole delivers the post-mortem on the 2014 midterm elections with Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak and author/Professor Harvey J. Kaye

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It's election day, and it's Nicole's birthday! Today, we deal with both. Julianna Forlano and GottaLaff join in the fun.

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It's election-eve, and Nicole discusses the state of the vote with Down with Tyranny & Blue America's Howie Klein. Plus Greg Palast gives the details of his latest investigation for Al Jazeera on a massive multi-state voter purge.

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Nicole celebrates Halloween with a look at one of the scariest right wing trick players in politics, Rick Berman. CMD's Lisa Graves with another expose! And for our Flashback Friday treat, we go back to May 1995 with Joan Osborne, and her first LA radio appearance.


Nicole Sandler speaks with Ken Vogel about the effects of Big Money in politics in the final week of election season 2014. Plus the Gliberal Goddesses reconvene to talk about catcalls on the street, unrealistic waistlines, Gamergate and lots more.


Nicole discusses the news that you won't get from the mainstream corporate media. Today, John Paul Smith of USW Local 7-669 in Metropolis IL about the toxic uranium leak at the Honeywell plant there;Tim Wise on racism in America as we await a non-indictment in the shooting of Mike Brown; and Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak on the final stretch to election day

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

With one week till election day 2014, Nicole Sandler takes a look at what's at stake. Sadly, the prospect of reasonable gun laws in the first national election following the Newtown massacre and just days after yet another school shooting are virtually absent from the nation's ballots, as The Nation's George Zornick tells us. Plus, a nuclear accident in Illinois that the mainstream corporate media is silent about!

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Nicole discusses the real epidemic killing Americans on a daily basis, and it's NOT Ebola! Cliff Schecter joins to talk about the latest school shooting. Howie Klein brings The Steve Israel Hour, eight days before the 2014 elections.

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It's Flashback Friday! Nicole speaks with author Harvey J. Kaye about "The Fight for The Four Freedoms," his new book about FDR. For our musical segment, it's Nicole's 1994 interview with Boz Scaggs from LA's KSCA. And, on the 35th anniversary of her death, Nicole remembers her mom.


Nicole turns her attention back to Ferguson, MO, where protests and leaks continue and an indictment will be handed down soon, or not. Tim Eastman, photojournalist checks in from ground zero. Plus little girls cursing for good, and political sex scandals.. Amy Simon of She's History weighs in.

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Nicole talks about the issues with Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars, and the GOP efforts to keep you from voting with BradBlog's Brad Friedman, plus more news, info and debates galore.

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Nicole is back after a short trip to New England, talking whistleblowers and torture with Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler, Ebola, CNN, Oscar Pistorius' ridiculous sentence, our vacations and the rest of the news with @GottaLaff.

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Nicole recaps last night's farce of a gubernatorial debate, including the fan-tastic idiocy of Rick Scott. Randi Weingarten, president of AFT (the 2nd largest teachers union) joins to tell about this morning's conference call on Ebola. And Amy Simon of She's History brings some fabulous female facts.

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Nicole talks about the media's fear mongering - from Ebola to ISIS and beyond. Norman Solomon joins to talk about the targeting of whistleblowers and journalist James Risen. And Susie Madrak talks about corporate exploitation of workers and consumers. Plus the latest news and info you need to know.

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Three weeks out from election day, Nicole talks about ugly politics. Salon's Thomas Frank guests to discuss his latest interviews with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Plus John Brody of Backus Nurses/AFT on Ebola preparedness, Wendy Davis' ad, and Alison Lundergan Grimes' voting record too.

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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Nicole kicks off another week with Howie Klein on the political landscape three weeks before election day. Aaron Krager was in Ferguson over the weekend for #FergusonOctober, two months after Mike Brown was killed. Plus an update on the high school threats last week.

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Nicole wraps up another week with Heather "Digby" Parton talking about the latest news and what we all need to know. For Flashback Friday, we go back to Sept of 1995 when Jagged Little Pill was at the top of the charts with Alanis Morissette's visit with Nicole at LA's KSCA fm 101.9

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Nicole is back today after a heart scare and a night in the hospital. She explains what happened, and then it's business as usual. A new charter school study and the fallout from keeping women from access to safe, legal abortion. Plus what happened while Nicole was out...

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Nicole speaks with prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi about his book and movie about prosecuting George W. Bush for murder. The Gliberal Goddesses (GottaLaff, Amy Simon and Nicole) talk about Sugar Daddies, Ebola and lots more.

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Nicole talks about the two things you're not supposed to discuss in polite company- religion and politics. Today it's elections and politics to Islamophobia (with Ben Affleck and Bill Maher as the poster boys). Guests are author/activist Billy Wimsatt on the Dems potential loss of the Senate, and Jeb Lund on his Rolling Stone article about Florida's gubernatorial election

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Nicole Sandler has the latest on the Ebola scare and the rest of the day's news. Vice News' Jason Leopold tells us about his latest trip to Guantanamo Bay. And we rock into the weekend on Flashback Friday with Nicole's 1999 interview with The Jayhawks and Old 97's.


Nicole talks about the latest news, including the resignation of the Secret Service Director, conviction of a murderer in FL (on the second try), and more. Today's guests include former NY gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, She's History's Amy Simon, and Netroots Foundation Chair Patrick O'Heffernan to tell us about the Netroots Music Project.

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Nicole's theme for the day is "Sad but True," recounting truly sad, but sadly true news items. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim tells about meeting with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak is back for our Wednesday morning get-together.

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Nicole discusses the mess that is the Secret Service, and checks in on the live House Oversight Committee Hearing on the agency, and other unbelievable news of the day. GottaLaff joins in for hour two!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Nicole Sandler discusses some of the insanity in the news, including the Value Voters Summit, Obama's 60 Minutes interview, and someone who says he'll run for president. Howie Klein is back with The Steve Israel Hour, and Gaius Publius tells us what happened, or didn't, during Climate Week.

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Today, Nicole Sandler speaks with two of her favorite members of Congress - Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Alan Grayson. Plus, farwell to Eric Holder, and a musical Flashback Friday segment with Lyle Lovett from 1995 at LA's KSCA fm 101.9

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Nicole talks about the madness that is the US involvement in yet another war, and the lip service being paid to climate change. Guests include Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars, and World Beyond War's David Swanson. Plus Osceola County (FL) commission candidate Viviana Janer who was fired by Marriott because she wouldn't quit the race tells us about what happened.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

Nicole talks about yesterday's Flood Wall Street Action and Sunday's People's Climate March with Bill Moyers' Joshua Holland. Amy Simon tells us about Him For Her, introduced by Emma Watson at the UN. Plus more news, commentary and fun.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

Nicole discusses yesterday's largest-ever climate march and what we must do to change things. Engineer/inventor Mitch Heldt guests to tell us about some planet-saving inventions he's working on. Howie Klein joins in for The Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie to talk about climate-concerned candidates, Debbie's woes and what a real progressive looks like.

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It's Talk Like a Pirate Day, the start of the People's Climate March & Mobilization, Flashback Friday, and Congress is in recess again. Nicole discusses it all, along with the rest of the news. No Nukes activist Harvey Wasserman,  and Medical Marijuana advocate Robert Platshorn guest. And for Flashback Friday, we go back to 2000 for Nicole's interview and performance with Natalie Merchant.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Nicole Sandler talks about the need to protect ourselves from various dangers including the effects of climate change to physical abuse. Guests are Climate Hawks Vote's RL Miller, She's History's Amy Simon, and The Safety Godmothers author Ellen Snortland.

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Nicole discusses how making our voices heard works, at least in one instance. And it's the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak and comedian John Fugelsang are today's guests.

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Nicole speaks with The Nation's Lee Fang about who is paying the pro-war military pundits beating the war drums all over our TVs, and GottaLaff about the excuses people make for beating their kids.

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Nicole talks politics with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC, and shines a light on the idiots in charge in Washington DC.

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It's Friday! Nicole talks with The Nation's Washington correspondent John Nichols about the fight against ISIS, and the latest from the Senate obstructionists. For our Flashback Friday segment, Nicole reaches back to 2000 for a session with Wild Colonials, after she talks with the band's singer, Angela McCluskey about her current projects and her take on Scotland's upcoming vote on separating from the UK.

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Nicole recaps President Obama's speech justifying war yet again. Stephen Miles of Win Without War weighs in. Plus, Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church & State guests.


It's like deja vu all over again. Nicole talks about the new drumbeats of war in advance of the president's address to the nation tonight. Susie Madrak and Heather "Digby" Parton guest to talk about ISIS and the rest of the news

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:09pm EST

Nicole Sandler tries to make sense of the day's news, including the domestic violence on video display. The Gliberal Goddesses - @GottaLaff, Amy Simon and Nicole talk about sexism and domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice's release.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:58pm EST

Nicole talks with Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC's Howie Klein on The Steve Israel Hour (sponsored by Little Debbie) about the final primary elections this cycle and more. Plus Oil & Energy Analyst and author Antonia Juhasz tells us about the new ruling against BP in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. And we find out all of it is all about the money..

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Nicole talk about the latest news, including the conviction of former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on corruption charges. NY Communites for Change's Greg Basta told us about yesterday's global fast food workers strike, and DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn filled us in on the Keystone XL "clone" that's already pumping tar sands sludge.

For Flashback Friday, Nicole pulled out two of her interview with Chris Isaak - one from a national live Halloween broadcast from the House of Blues in LA on 10-31-96, and the second from a new radio station in LA in December of 1998. 


Today, Nicole deals with the sad news about the execution of journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS terrorists. Comedian and columnist Dean Obiedallah discusses his Daily Beast piece on what it'll take to stop ISIS. Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler joins in too. Plus, Susie Madrak discusses America's declining wages and the lack of integrity in politicians in the wake of Bill de Blasio's endorsement of Kathy Hochul for Lt. Gov of NY.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

Nicole Sandler welcomes a new partner to Radio or Not- her old friend @GottaLaff now calls RoN home, and joins in for hour two of today's show. In the first hour, a look at labor in America, and Ted Lieu, congressional candidate from CA33 join in too.

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Nicole Sandler ushers in the Labor Day weekend with DFA's Jim Dean, Vice News' Jason Leopold, and singer/songwriter Dan Navarro who'll tell us about the ALS ice bucket challenge, his late partner Eric Lowen who died from the disease, and what he's doing now. For Flashback Friday, we'll hear a music hall session with Lowen & Navarro from Dec 1999


A reminder about who Mitt Romney really is

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In the final days of August, Nicole Sandler talks with Guardian columnist Steven Thrasher and Brad Blog's Brad Friedman. And, as the GOP looks to Mitt again, she reminds us of why we'd love to see Romney run in 2016.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

There are not enough ballots cast, too many bullets flying, Babies are firing guns and blowing brains to bits, and Blacks in America are still being persecuted. That's what Nicole Sandler discusses today with Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak, and the always in demand Cliff Schecter.


It's Women's Equality Day! 92 years ago today, women got the vote. The Gliberal Goddesses gather to celebrate. It's also primary day in Florida, where voters can make Nan Rich the first female on her way to the governor's mansion. And we'll talk with Tom Risen of US News & World Report, a friend of the last James Foley.

Direct download: 20140826_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Women_Vote_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

Howie Klein is back with "The Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie," and Dave Johnson warns what will happen if Republicans take control of the Senate.


Nicole recounts some of the news that happened while all eyes were on Ferguson. Today is the start of NC's Moral Week of Action, with words of wisdom from Rev Dr. William Barber. Stephen Goldstein brings the No More Bullshit Minute. And for Flashback Friday, we go back to Aug 24, 1994 and my interview with Tori Amos.

Direct download: 20140822_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Above_the_Snake_Line_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

Nicole Sandler talks with Sasha Abramsky, author of "The American Way of Poverty" about the underlying cause of the unrest in Ferguson. Congressman Alan Grayson tells us about his efforts to demilitarize the police and why his amendment failed. Plus the latest news and information.

Direct download: 20140821_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Its_the_Economy_Stupid_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

Nicole Sandler is joined by Thomas Frank, author of (among others) "What's the Matter with Kansas". Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak on how real men should act. And the latest from Ferguson, MO, where Atty Gen Eric Holder visits today.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

The seige of Ferguson continues in day nine as the world watches. Nicole Sandler updates with the latest news. Rick Perlstein, author of "The Invisible Bridge" guests, and GottaLaff joins in for our weekly Gliberal Goddesses segment.

Direct download: 20140819_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_The_More_Things_Change.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Nicole gives the latest on the situation in Ferguson, MO with Seth Jackson and Pete Callahan, members of We Act Radio's media team on the ground. Howie Klein guests on the militarization of police plus The Steve Israel Hour. Nicole Belle returns to say buh-bye to David Gregory. .

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

Nicole Sandler welcomes the end of a horrible week! Nicole reports the latest from Ferguson, MO where last night was filled with peaceful protests, and this morning we learned the name of the shooter cop. Greg Palast returns to the show after heart surgery and, for Flashback Friday, Nicole pulls Pretenders and Shivaree from her radio archives

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

Nicole discusses the unbelievable madness continuing in Ferguson, MO. Joshua Holland of BillMoyers.com joins in.  In his "No More Bullshit Minute," Stephen Goldstein talks about the BS term "justice." And Harry Shearer brings us back to saner times, talking about his portrayal of Nixon in "Nixon's the One"

Direct download: 20140814_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Ferguson_or_Fallujah.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

Nicole talks about the growing epidemic of police brutality, with reports of another police shooting near Ferguson, MO. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak joins in. Plus, the Green News Report's Desi Doyen on the record flooding and other "strange" weather events.

Direct download: 20140813_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_To_Serve_and_Protect.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Nicole Sandler discusses the life and sad death of the great Robin Williams with GottaLaff and Amy Simon in their Gliberal Goddesses segment. Although it's hard to think of anything else today, life must go on, tragic as it is. Nicole also speaks with George Sheldon, candidate for Attorney General of Florida, and about the continuing unrest in Ferguson, MO after the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Direct download: 20140812_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Oh_Captain_My_Captain.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

The world is erupting in madness. Today Nicole Sandler discusses the insanity. From the police brutality killings in MO & NY, to the warfare on the other side of the world,  it seems as if the fuse has been lit. Today's guests are Howie Klein (DownWithTyranny, Blue America) and The Nation editor & publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

Back to Iraq? Nicole talks about the US bombing ISIS forces in Iraq this morning. Judge David Young joins in to talk about the idea of marriage equality in FL plus how to vote in judicial races. And for Flashback Friday, Nicole's two interviews with Sting, from KSCA in '96, and Channel 103.1 in '99.

Direct download: 20140808_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_The_Ultimate_Flashback_Friday_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Nicole Sandler welcomes two of the greatest American minds to the show today: Congressman Alan Grayson and economist Stephanie Kelton. And that's just in the first hour! She's History's Amy Simon and The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit author Stephen Goldstein join in hour two.

Direct download: 20140807_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Heroic_Americans.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

Nicole marks the 69th anniversary of the US dropping a nuke on Hiroshima. Andrew Cuomo's primary challenger in the NY gubernatorial race, Zephyr Teachout, returns to the show. And Susie Madrak does too!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

Nicole Sandler discusses the latest news without the corporate filter. Journalist Lee Fang tells about the corporate censorship on his Net Neutrality reporting, and why marijuana is still illegal. Plus @GottaLaff on ebola, Steve King's bigotry, #waronwhites, #ranpaul and lots more.


Nicole Sandler discusses the latest news without the corporate filter. Journalist Lee Fang tells about the corporate censorship on his Net Neutrality reporting, and why marijuana is still illegal. Plus @GottaLaff on ebola, Steve King's bigotry, #waronwhites, #ranpaul and lots more.


Nicole Sandler kicks off a new week with crazy things Republicans say. Howie Klein is back for our weekly "Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie." Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel.net) weighs in in John Brennan's apology for lying and the president's acceptance of it, and admission of torture. Plus the latest news and info you won't get from the mainstream, corporate media.

Direct download: 20140804_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Torture_and_Lies_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

Nicole Sandler unpacks the plethora of news today - from the CIA admitting spying on the Senate, to the latest House GOP #fail, to the Israeli-Hamas insanity and more. Maysoon Zayid gives her perspective. In hour 2, it's a musical Flashback Friday double-header with Patty Griffin (from 1997) and Ben Folds Five (late '95), both in their first LA radio appearances.

Direct download: 20140801_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_News_Views_and_Muse.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:03pm EST