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.

Today, the Supreme Court hands down its two final decisions of the term - on public sector unions and the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church & State weighs in on Hobby Lobby. Plus Howie Klein with the Steve Israel Hour!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

Each Friday morning, Nicole Sandler pulls a musical interview out from her massive radio archives to wrap up the week. Today, we go back to 1996 for Nicole's first interview with The Kinks' Ray Davies! During the first hour, we open the phones to get your thoughts as we look at the week's news in review.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:59pm EST

As we await the final Supreme Court decisions for the session, Nicole welcomes clinic escort and activist Katie Klabusich back to the show to discuss one of the SCOTUS decisions on clinic buffer zones expected today. Plus She's HIstory's Amy Simon with some fabulous female facts, and Stephen Goldstein with the "No More Bullshit Minute"

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

The Nicole Sandler Show hasn't gone all music, but Blood, Sweat & Tears aptly describes the US condition today - from our wars over there to our struggles over here. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak, and journalist Dahr Jamail guest on today's show, talking climate change, Iraq, SCOTUS decisions, electoral surprises and lots more. And if I were to play some BS&T today, it would be from their amazing first album, "Child is Father to the Man."

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

The Tuesday edition of the show features Thomas Frank (What's the Matter with Kansas?) of Salon.com reminding us of the 90s and Hillary Clinton. Plus @GottaLaff joins in for fun and some serious talk too.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Nicole discusses the news of the day, as the big story continues to be the mess in Iraq. Juan Cole joins in the discussion. Howie Klein is back for "The Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie" with the latest election news.


The Friday edition of The Nicole Sandler Show features the news of the week gone by, open phones and a musical blast from Nicole's radio archives. Today, we talked about the Fox holes who spoke the truth this week as hell froze over, and the three governors who had bad days yesterday. And from the past, it's Randy Newman- an interview with performance from May of 1999.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

Nicole talks with The Nation's Dave Zirin, live from Rio where he's covering The World Cup about the FIFA controversy and the news about the Washington football team's name. Amy Simon of She's History tells us about some fabulous anti-war women, and Stephen Goldstein joins in with another "No More Bullshit Minute".

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

No, it's not The Eagles Hour today. Instead, Glennn Beck said "Liberals were right" regarding invading Iraq!  Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak joins in to talk about what's going on. Also, Sabrina Joy Stevens on #Jebucation and the fight over teacher tenure.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Today, Nicole speaks with The Nation's Bob Dreyfuss about why all hell is breaking loose in Iraq now, and what the US reponse should be. Plus The Political Carnival's GottaLaff joins in for our weekly get together.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

Nicole talks about the situation in Iraq in a very surprising conversation with Gen. Wesley Clark. She also discusses the strange political bedfellows talking sense! Howie Klein joins in for our weekly "Steve Israel Hour sponsored by Little Debbie," talking about Cantor's loss and the shockwaves in its wake.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Nicole is back with another Friday show, looking back at the news of the week.. Dean Obeidallah joins in to talk about the gun epidemic. Our blast from the past today takes us back to 1996, and my first interview with Jackson Browne at KSCA/Los Angeles.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

Nicole talks with activist & author David Swanson and former Veterans for Peace national president Leah Bolger about their new project, World Beyond War (just as Iraq descends into chaos again). Amy Simon of She's History tells us about Victoria Woodhull. And Stephen Goldstein with the first "No More Bullshit Minute". Plus the latest news of the day

Category:news and politics -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Nicole discusses Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss last night in VA with Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak, and looks at the general race between two unknown college professors for that seat. Another school shooting yesterday. Cliff Schecter joins in to talk about our gun epidemic.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Nicole talks about the latest news, including the Las Vegas shootings by right wing extremists and the Bergdahl smears with @GottaLaff of The Poltiical Carnival. In debt activist Melissa Byrne joined in to discuss the student debt crisis and the proposals by President Obama and Sen Elizabeth Warren that don't go far enough to ease the pain.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

Howie Klein joins in for our weekly "Steve Israel Hour"... Col. Ann Wright told us about her Credo petition telling Fox to stop smearing Bowe Bergdahl and his family. Plus, some cheering for a baseball player! Really.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

It's the 70th anniversary of D Day, and Nicole talks about the difference between that war and the ones we're fighting now. The Nation's Greg Mitchell joins in to talk about the 30th anniversary of Born in the USA and how Bruce Springsteen got political. And Nicole pulled out a 1994 KSCA interview with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to end the week.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Busy show today, as the internet fights back to Reset the Net. FreePress.net's Tim Karr explains what that's all about. Col. Morris Davis-former Gitmo chief prosecutor and 15 yr Air Force vet on the swiftboating of Bergdahl. Amy Simon of She's History on Susan B Anthony. Plus it's the baseball draft, the last day of school and more!


Nicole talks about the insanity and hypocrisy surrounding the release of Bowe Bergdahl. Plus the mixed bag in yesterday's primary results. Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars and SoFloRadio's Jorge Rodriguez guest

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

Nicole talks about the controversy surrounding the Bowe Bergdahl release and prisoner swap with journalist Jason Leopold. Greg Basta of NY Communities for Change, and a WFP delegate on their "Zephyr moment" that culminated with a Cuomo endorsement. GottaLaff brings the fun.


Nicole discusses the big stories in the news today: The "Prisoner of War" exchange and its ramification, the 2014 election season, including the progressive divide! Howie Klein joins in for the Steve Israel Hour. Ryan Grim of Huffington Post on Elizabeth Warren. And Zephyr Teachout on the Working Families Party and her challenge to NY Gov  Andrew Cuomo

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:10pm EST