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 Sandler is live on New Year's Eve morning to bid farewell to 2015 and life as a single woman! Harvey j. Kaye joins in to recap 2015 and tell us about FDR's Four Freedoms speech, coming up on its 75th anniversary this week. The phone lines are opened for year-end thoughts, predictions and more.

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

As 2015 draws to a close, we can't wait to see what the New Year has in store. Today, Deborah Newell Tornello joins in for one final 2015 romp through the Oy FloriDUH files. And continuing an annual tradition, The Nation's John Nichols joins in to run down their 2015 Progressive Honor Roll.

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

Nicole Sandler continues her look back at 2015, covering a lot of ground today: Cliff Schecter joins in to talk guns, mass shootings and the Tamir Rice travesty; Amy Simon brings the state of women in 2015; Julianna Forlano helps shine a light on the absurd news of the year (and there's plenty of that!)

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

The Nicole Sandler Show is live this week, recapping some of the big news stories of the year. Today, we focus on the media, joined by media strategist and trainer Joel Silberman. Plus columnist Brent Budowsky on the Sanders phenomena from the media blackout to why he could win.

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

It's Christmas Eve and Nicole Sandler is live with the great Driftglass and the usually correct Dave Johnson, helping her separate the naughty from the nice. Join in the chat at radioornot.com/live-broadcast-chat

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

Today is Festivus and Nicole Sandler leads us in the traditional Airing of the Grievances! Deborah Newell Tornello joins in to air her FloriDUH grievances. And an unlikely senate candidate, Steven Machat, tells us why he thinks he can win Marco Rubio's seat.

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

The annual "award" for the 2015 Lie of the Year is out, and this morning, Nicole Sandler speaks with the executive director of Politifact who'll announce the big winner. And it's the final gathering of the Gliberal Goddesses for 2015, and we have a lot to talk about, radio or not!

 
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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Today, Nicole Sander contemplates the future with a big announcement. She welcomes Joel Silberman back to the show to talk about our media circus. Michael Wille, the man who trolled the Frank Luntz focus group on Trump joins in too. Plus the last Democratic debate of the year and the aftermath too...  

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

It's a busy show today as Nicole Sandler speaks with Kurdistan's Representative to the US, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, and with former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Tim Fischer, who thinks the world needs to advise its citizens against traveling to the US as it's too dangerous.

Plus, my 10/2008 interview with Mark Halperin, in which we learned that was, indeed, a right wing shill.

For Flashback Friday, it was a three-fer holday show:

From 11-23-94, Bruce Cockburn

12-5-94 Everything But the Girl

12-10-99 Lowen & Navarro

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

Nicole continues analyzing the 5th GOP debate, today joined by Harvey J. Kaye- professor of Freedom and Democracy at UWGB. And journalist David Dayen explains what’s in the spending bill…

Plus the latest news, info and commentary as we head toward the end of the year. 


Nicole recaps last night's Republican debate with some help from singer/songwriter and political junkie Jill Sobule

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

Gaius Publius joins Nicole Sandler today to tell us what's in the final climate deal that came out of COP21 in Paris. GottaLaff joins in to riff on the rest of the news, including the ridiculousness that is the 2016 presidential race, and the devolution of the mainstream media

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Today marks the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Cliff Schecter joins Nicole Sandler to discuss the NRA's influence over the US gun policy and how we can change it. In hour two, Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News shares his new ebook, The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

We've made it to the end of another week. Nicole helps segue into the weekend with some laughs with Julianna Forlano and #FlashbackFriday musical blasts from Nicole's radio past. Today, Peter Himmelman from 12-15-99 and Melissa Etheridge from 12-16-03

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

Today, Nicole Sandler looks at Chicago's protests of Rahm Emauel's handling of police shootings and more with Driftglass. Plus racist on the Supreme Court and Donald Trump keeps offending and rising in the polls.

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

Nicole Sandler offers her take on Time's Person of the Year announcement today. Deborah Newell Tornello is back for another look inside the Oy FloriDUH files, and the brilliant Harry Shearer lends some holiday cheer.

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

Nicole Sandler imagines a world that still had John Lennon in it, 35 years after a bullet killed him. Proving that the world isn't fair, Donald Trump doubles down on hate and bigotry. And the Gliberal Goddesses gather in hour two...

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

It's crazy season, with gun nuts running rampant. Today, Nicole Sandler discusses the president's speech last night with media trainer & strategist Joel Silberman. And CAF's Dave Johnson joins in to talk about the legislation still pending in Obama's lame duck presidency.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Nicole is glad to see this week end. Julianna Forlano brought some cheer to the day as she's pregnant, and we now know she's got a little girl on the way!

Our Flashback Friday segment was from December 1996 at KSCA in Los Angeles with Emmylou Harris, Susannah Hoffs and Duncan Sheik who were all performing that night at our annual homeless benefit, "Gimme Shelter."  I started a second session, but the computer died, so we'll do that one next week.

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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Nicole recaps America's latest mass shooting, yesterday in San Bernardino, CA, where 14 people were killed and 17 others injured.  Vice News' Jason Leopold was on the scene, and  checks in with us this morning. Harvey J. Kaye returns to talk about the right wing politics of hate and fear. And Howie Klein will let us know which politicians are bought and paid for by the NRA, and more.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Today, Nicole turns our attention toward Paris where COP21 - the UN Conference on Climate change - is in full swing. Today,  Charles Komanoff of the Carbon Tax Center tells us about our need for a carbon tax and how he's working to get it through the Paris conference. Deborah Newell Tornello returns for another edition of Oy FloriDUH. Plus news, commentary and more informed opinion.

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

Nicole talks with American Atheists President David Silverman on the day his book, "Fighting God" is released. @GottaLaff joins in to talk about the rest of the news.

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

Nicole Sandler discusses all that happened over the Thanksgiving weekend, from the Planned Parenthood shooting to the latest nonsense from the GOP presidential field. Guests are media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman and writer Heather "Digby" Parton.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Nicole Sandler shares five of her interviews with Senator Bernie Sanders from 2010-2015- a Bernie Marathon for Thanksgiving.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 7:56am EST

It's days like this that we have to dig down deep to count our blessings, so we will.. after talking FloriDUH with Deborah Newell Tornello, chatting with the other Democratic candidate in the Florida senate primary, Pam Keith, and recounting the horrible news of recent days. But tomorrow's Thanksgiving, and there's a law that says we have to be grateful for something, right?

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Nicole is joined at the top of the show by candidate for the US Senate from Florida, Congressman Alan Grayson, who recently endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. GottaLaff returns to hang out in the second hour and talk about the rest of the news.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Today marks 15 years since Nicole Sandler became a mom. She discusses adopting her daughter with Robert Lamarche of Advocates for Children and Families. Plus Joel Silberman returns after a two-week absence to talk about all that happened while he way away.

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

Bernie Sanders delivered his speech on Democratic Socialism yesterday, but if you get your news from the mainstream, corporate TV media, you'd never know. So Nicole shares some highlights this morning. Plus Kelly Carlin on her new book about life with her dad, George Carlin, and a Flashback Friday musical blast with the BoDeans from Nicole's radio past to end the week.

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

Nicole discusses the sad US response to the refugee crisis, and the rest of the news. Professor Harvey J. Kaye returns to weigh in on Saturday's Dem Debate and preview Bernie Sanders' speech today on Democratic Socialism.

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

As the insanity continues in Paris, life goes on (for most of us, anyway). Today, Nicole Sandler turns the focus on FloriDUH again. Deborah Newell Tornello joins in to share stories from the Oy FloriDUH files. And Brook Hines weighs in on the FL political situation.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Nicole talks about the crazy reactions to the terror attacks in France from here in the US. Journalist Zaid Jilani joins in. Plus She's History's Amy Simon with some necessary diversions too.

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

This morning, Nicole Sandler deals with the weekend's events - from Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris to Saturday's Democratic debate. 

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:20pm EST

On this Friday the 13th, Nicole Sandler is joined by comedian Julianna Forlano to wrap up the week. After a report from Victoria Jones, Nicole launches in Flashback Friday mode, today featuring her 1999 interview with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

Today on the show, Nicole Sander plays Philosopher Queen, hosting Philosopher Kings Driftglass and Howie Klein to philosophize about the 2016 race and more!

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

On this Veterans Day, Nicole Sandler suggests creating more veterans by bringing our troops home. Sadly, that's not the current trajectory.

On today's show, Nicole recaps last night's 4th GOP debate, dips into the Oy FloriDUH files with Deborah Newell Tornello, and revisits the TPP now that the full text is public with Global Trade Watch's Melinda St. Louis

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

Nicole Sandler prepares for tonight's GOP Debate  #4 on Fox Business Channel. The Gliberal Goddesses gather in hour two, and the Oppo Research guy who gave us Mitt Romney's 47% tape, and happens to be Jimmy Carter's grandson James E. Carter IV explains what a candidate should expect when running for POTUS (yes Ben Carson, we're talking to you!).

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

It's Monday, the first day after a news-making Friday. Nicole recaps all that went on, from the No KXL announcement, Ben Carson’s media meltdown, and the big Dem Forum. Plus Andrew Nikiforuk tells us about a case against fracking in Canada detailed in his new book " Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand against the World's Most Powerful Industry” 


It's Friday! After Nicole Sandler runs down the news stories she wasn't able to get to this week with some help from Julianna Forlano, it's Flashback Friday time. Although we've previously shared Nicole's May 1996 interview with The Kinks' Ray Davies, the follow-up, recorded at the airport a week or so later, had been missing, until today. Nicole shares both Ray Davies interviews today. Plus a last minute final rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline too!


 It's Guy Fawkes Day, and Nicole Sandler has a big show planned as the Internet waits for Anonymous to make good on their #HoodsOff promise sometime today! Meanwhile, Howie Klein returns to talk about what went wrong on Tuesday's off-year election, and Harvey J. Kay joins in too.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

Nicole Sandler celebrates her birthday with two of her favorite guests! Deborah Newell Tornello returns for another dip into the Oy FloriDUH files, and Lisa Graves of PRWatch.org pushes back on MSNBC's Koch Sucking morning show

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

NIcole Sandler reminds everyone to vote today. And the 2016 election is one year away! Joan Walsh visits today to talk about her new gig at The Nation, and how prescient she was with her book "What's the Matter with White People." And it's Tuesday, so it's GottaLaff too!


With some help from John Oliver, Nicole Sandler notes that tomorrow is election day, with races that could be more important than next year's. Media strategist and trainer Joel Silberman guests in hour 1. Gaius Publius joins in hour 2 to talk death penalty, social security and other light topics for a Monday morning!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

Tomorrow's Halloween, so Nicole Sandler takes a look at some of the scariest people and stories in the news, with some help from Julianna Forlano. For our Flashback Friday segment today, we go back to Halloween 1996 for Nicole's interview with Chris Isaak from LA's House of Blues before his Halloween performance.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:20pm EST

Nicole Sandler unpacks, recaps and dissects last night's GOP CNBC debate with today's guests, Driftglass and Howie Klein

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Get your drinking game ready, because tonight's the GOP Debate #3 from Boulder, CO. Nicole Sandler gets ready for the fun with Congressman and senatorial candidate Alan Grayson, FloriDUH's Deborah Newell Tornello, and the Campaign for America's Future's Dave Johnson

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

With Trump turning the focus on religion, Nicole welcomes Frank Schaeffer back to the show. His dad was the co-founder of the Moral Majority. In hour two, GottaLaff joins in to talk about anything and everything else.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

Nicole Sandler takes on a new week with some help from media strategist & trainer Joel Silberman, and blogger Heather Digby Parton.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Nicole recaps yesterday's Benghazi House Select Committee hearing with Hillary Clinton. Washington Post's Greg Sargent joins in. In hour two, Nicole enters the vault for a Flashback Friday musical blast from her music radio past - today with JJ Cale and Colin Hay (cuz we need lots of music today!)

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Here we go again! Today Hillary Clinton testifies before another Benghazi hearing. While that's going on, Nicole Sandler speaks with author Harvey J. Kaye about today's political climate, and Howie Klein returns with the story behind the GOP disarray and more

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

It's Back to the Future Day, so Nicole looks back to the future. Of course, it's Wednesday, so Deborah Newell Tornello is back to share more tales from the Oy FloriDUH files

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

It's a busy Tuesday show with the return of the Gliberal Goddesses! Plus the latest political news from the campaign trail as Jeb gets defensive about his big brother.  And we take a look at the beautiful creatures we're killing off with Paul H. Erlich, one of the authors of "The Annihilation of Nature"

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

It is election day in Canada, and a year away from election day in the US. Today, Joel Silberman weighs in in politics as usual and unusual... and more.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

It's Friday! After Nicole deals with the unfortunate news that US participation in the war in Afghanistan will not end during the Obama administration, we get on with the business of segueing into the weekend. Julianna Forlano brings the laughs. For our Flashback Friday segment, Nicole digs into her music radio archives for Ben Folds Fives' first LA radio appearance, 20 years ago this week, on 10-18-95!


Nicole Sandler discusses the disconnect between the media pundits' takes on the Democratic debate and what the online polls, focus groups and Social Media metrics with Howie Klein. Driftglass checks in from the Professional Left Podcast with his debate thoughts and a few words about David Brooks too.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

Nicole Sandler is joined by Deborah Newell Tornello in hour 1 and Joel Silberman in hour 2 to talk about the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential elections.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

It's finally here-the first Democratic debate. Nicole Sandler previews the action with Megan Carpentier of The Guardian. It's Tuesday, so GottaLaff is here to talk about the rest of the news, and there's lots to discuss

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

On what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, the US just passed the 14 year mark in our war in Afghanistan. Internally, the GOP is at war with itself, and the goings on in the GOP caucus more closely resemble a soap opera than an august legislative body. Comedian Julianna Forlano joins in to help Nicole make sense of the week. We end the week with a Flashback Friday musical blast from Nicole's radio past. Today, we go back to August 1994 with blues great John Hammond.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Nicole looks at the Speaker-in-Waiting Kevin McCarthy and what makes him a comedian's dream. Plus Hillary Clinton comes out in opposition to the TPP! Professor of Freedom & Democracy, Harvey J. Kaye and Down With Tyranny/Blue America PAC's Howie Klein guest.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Nicole tries to wade through the news to try to make sense of the insanity. Deborah Newell Tornello returns for a glimpse into the Oy FloriDUH files, and Dave Johnson helps explain what happens next in the fight against the Trans Pacific Partnership. And more...

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

Today, Nicole Sandler discusses the aftermath of a few storms- from South Carolina to the latest mass shooting in Oregon, to the Trans Pacific Partnership that's back in the news. Today's guests are Melinda St. Louis of Global Trade Watch, journalist Gaius Publius, and the Gliberal Goddesses (GottaLaff, Amy Simon and Nicole). Lots to discuss today!


Nicole's out today. Today's show is a rebroadcast of the Randi Rhodes Show with Nicole guest-hosting, from December 17, 2012, the Monday following the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre that happened the morning of Friday Dec 14. With no action from Congress since, and in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Oregon, Nicole thought it was time to feel the pain again, and force our elected representatives to do something about it already!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 8:32am EST

We end the week with the news of another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon, leaving 9 victims and the shooter dead. Nicole speaks with Congressional candidate Joseline Peña-Melnyk, running for Donna Edwards' seat. As Blue America is giving away a Steely Dan platinum award to a random donor to her campaign, today we feature a Steely Dan treat for Flashback Friday - the raw interview between Nicole, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker for the world premiere of Two Against Nature. Time to soothe the savage beast, indeed.

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

The 3rd fundraising quarter ended last night. The totals are in, and they're staggering! Nicole discusses that and more with Driftglass and Howie Klein (who yesterday tweeted that a reliable source says Little Debbie is out, to be replaced by Jennifer Granholm!) Lots to discuss today.

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

Nicole recaps yesterday's House hearing on Planned Parenthood and the twisted lies that prompted it. Today's guests are Deborah Newell Tornello (who has a few things to say about this, in addition to our regular "Oy FloriDUH" segment), and the always quotable Digby too!


Today, Nicole Sandler calls Bullshit on Carly Fiorina's lies about Planned Parenthood by joining in National Pink Out Day! GottaLaff joins in to dish on the rest of the news too. And journalist Steven Thrasher just spent a week at Burning Man and wondered why there weren't more people of color there.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

Nicole Sandler returns to kick off a new week with Joel Silberman on crazy politics, Jonathan Tasini wrote a book about Bernie Sanders, the Pope tackles sexual abuse in the church, Boehner cries and lots more Monday madness...

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

The US is still in the midst of Pope fever. Today, our regular Fri morning guest Julianna Forlano is instead in Central Park, hoping to get a Pontiff glimpse. That's OK. Congressman and Senate candidate Alan Grayson will fill in! Plus, the other Joel Silberman. Really. And for Flashback Friday, we end the week by going back to 2001 with Ryan Adams!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

It's Pope-mania in the USA, but Congressional Republicans are revolting! Once again, Nicole discusses the intersection of religion and politics. Harvey J. Kaye and Howie Klein guest

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

As fall replaces summer, crazy political season kicks into high gear. Nicole Sandler has the news. Plus The Silver Tour's Robert Platshorn with the latest on the efforts to end prohibition and Joanne Bamberger, editor of "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox" guest.

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

Nicole talks with John Carroll, the journalist who challenged the new owner of a pharma company who raised the price on one drug almost 5000%. Plus the return of the Gliberal Goddesses (@GottaLaff, Amy Simon and Nicole Sandler) to talk about the rest of the news, including the end of Scott Walker's presidential bid!


Nicole Sandler looks into Disney's practice of replacing American workers with cheaper foreign employees, abusing the H1B Visa to do so. Civil Rights Attorney James Otto guests in hour 2. It's Monday, so Joel Silberman joins in to talk about the media and the 2016 horse race too.

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

It's finally Friday, after a long, stressful week. Nicole Sandler recaps what happened, from computer meltdowns to GOP debates with Julianna Forlano. In the second hour of Friday shows, Nicole pulls out an old interview with performance from her music radio past. Today, it's Chris Isaak from 1994 in which his comedic wit is on full display!


Today, Nicole Sandler returns with a faulty computer, but lots to discuss, including last night's GOP debate #2.  The Professional Left's Driftglass joins in the fun!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Every cable 'news" channel deemed it important to carry Donald Trump's Dallas rally live yesterday. So I thought we'd invoke the equal time provision (still in effect for candidates), and play Bernie Sanders' very important speech he delivered yesterday at Liberty University! GottaLaff joins in for hour two!  


Nicole Sandler returns to RadioorNot.com after a week sidelined due to computer problems. She'll recap our lost week, talk with media trainer Joel Silberman and UK Progressive Denis Campbell about Jeremy Corbyn's big win in England

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

It's the Friday before Labor Day, when we usually get a nice news or document dump. Julianna Forlano joins Nicole Sandler to take some guesses at what might be dumped later today. The writer/director of the new film, "The Algerian" visits. And for Flashback Friday, we go back to Nov 1996 at LA's KSCA fm 101.9 with Evan Dando of The Lemonheads – and to Channel 103.1 in Los Angeles on Nov 18, 1999 for a session with Wilco!


Despite the fact that the 2016 presidential elections are more than 14 months away, the various campaigns are pulling out all the stops to get their way. Today, Nicole discusses the latest electoral and debate news with Driftglass of the Professional Left Podcast, and Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Plus the latest news, info and snark as we count down to Labor Day!


It's Wednesday, so Nicole Sandler's fellow Floridian joins in to call out their state's DUH-ness. Plus Lisa Graves from the Center for Media & Democracy with the soap opera that is Josh Duggar and his Koch problems

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

President Obama is in Alaska, speaking about climate change. Gaius Publius joins Nicole Sandler in hour 1 to discuss how the president's policies have kept up with his rhetoric... or not. Plus GottaLaff returns from vacation!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

In honor of the start of Burning Man out in the desert somewhere, and the media's shameful treatment of Bernie Sanders, today the Nicole Sandler Show becomes Bernin' Man radio. Oh, and Joel Silberman joins in too!

Direct download: 20150831_Nicole_Sandler_Show-Breaking_the_News.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

As we wrap up a week most of us would prefer to forget, Nicole takes us back six years to Sept 1, 2009 and Air America Radio. She broadcast her show from LA that week, and had some special guests. Today, we'll listen to her visit from singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and music legend Don Was! Julianna Forlano helps recap the week in absurd news too.

Direct download: 20150828_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Flashback_Friday.mp3
Category:music interviews & performances -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

We've officially passed the period known as the Dog Days of Summer, but yesterday was National Dog Day, when American attempted to comfort ourselves by posting pictures of our precious pups. We did it to escape the painful news of the day, which included at least TWO shootings in which at least two people were killed, Life in America. Today, we'll deal with the aftermath, plus talk with Harvey J. Kaye and Howie Klein.

Direct download: 20150827_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Dog_Days.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:23pm EST

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. Part time resident Harry Shearer joins in to tell what he discovered about the reasons why New Orleans flooded while making his film, "The Big Uneasy".  Florida is in the crosshairs of Erika - so it's a perfect day for another dip into the Oy FloriDUH files with Deborah Newell Tornello. And just before we hit the air came the news of the shooting death of a TN news crew in VA live on the air. Shit storm, indeed.

Direct download: 20150826_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Shit_Storm.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

The wild stock market ride continues today, as does the wild ride toward the 2016 presidential elections. She's History's Amy Simon explains Women's Equality Day, happening tomorrow!

Direct download: 20150825_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Wild_Ride.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

It's the first day of school here in South Florida, but we'll still be knee deep in campaign season a year from now! Today, Nicole speaks with Joel Silberman about Donald Trump's Fri night Alabama rally & his penchant for exaggeration. Cliff Schecter tells us about his naughty weekend, sneaking into the Defending Freedom conference and getting a selfie with Rafael Cruz.


Nicole digs into the latest report from NOAA that says July was the hottest month on record, ever! The new Quinnipiac poll is out and it's not looking great for Hillary. Julianna Forlano joins in to help recap the week's news, including the new little pink pill for women, and the Ashley Madison hack. It's a Flashback Friday double-header with Graham Parker from Nov 1996, and Fastball from 15 years ago today!

Direct download: 20150821_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Hotter_than_July.mp3
Category:music interviews & performances -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Nicole discusses the media's role in the rise of Trump, the fall of Hillary Clinton, the blackout on Bernie Sanders and more, with Driftglass and Howie Klein. 

Direct download: 20150820_Nicole_Sandler_-News-What_News.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

Nicole Sandler is joined by fellow Floridian Deborah Newell Tornello for another strange but true edition of Stories from the Oy FloriDUH files. Continuing the theme, Nicole welcomes Susan Glickman of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to discuss Floridians' fight for solar power(!) and against fracking!

Direct download: 20150819_Nicole_Sandler_Show_The_Sunshine_State.mp3
Category:politics and news -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

Rev. Barry Lynn returns to the show with a new collection of his articles, speeches and testimony dealing with the separation of church and state. Great timing after John Oliver's epic takedown of televangelists on Sunday. Plus, journalist Will Bunch on the Trump phenom and more!

Direct download: 20150818_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Oh_My_God.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

All eyes were on Iowa this weekend as the 2016 hopefuls ate the obligatory corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair and made news. We'll talk about all of it today with Joel Silberman. Ari Berman returns with a news book, "Give Us The Ballot" about the continuing fight for the Voting Rights Act, 50 years after it became law.

Direct download: 20150817_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-From_Iowa_to_the_VRA.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

With an assist from the Rachel Maddow Show, Nicole introduces us to a younger Bernie Sanders. Julianna Forlano brings us Absurdity Today. It's a Flashback Friday doubleheader too - Rev. Dr. William Barber speaks with Nicole from last summer, and for our musical blast from the past, it's Richard Thompson from 1996

Direct download: 20150814_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Getting_To_Know_You.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

A busy Thursday show during which no apologies will be offered or accepted, but lots of opinions aired! Today's guests include Harvey J. Kaye on the 80th anniversary of Social Security and what the future holds for it and us; Dave Johnson on China's currency manipulation & what it has to do with the TPP; and Driftglass returns to discuss what happens when our two main media narratives collide.

Direct download: 20150813_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Im_Sorry_-_or_Not_2.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

As the racial divide in this nation (even among Dems) seems to be growing, I thought today was a good time to pull out a speech from Rev. Dr. William Barber. I spoke with him and about him often last year, after getting to see him speak a few times. We need a good dose of Barber-isms, so get ready. Also, Ted Rall with an update on his run-in with the LAPD that got him fired from the LA Times! And Huffington Post's Ryan Grim on Ferguson police still harassing journalists. Some things never change.

Direct download: 20150812_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Forward_Together.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

As the racial divide in this nation (even among Dems) seems to be growing, I thought today was a good time to pull out a speech from Rev. Dr. William Barber. I spoke with him and about him often last year, after getting to see him speak a few times. We need a good dose of Barber-isms, so get ready. Also, Ted Rall with an update on his run-in with the LAPD that got him fired from the LA Times! And Huffington Post's Ryan Grim on Ferguson police still harassing journalists. Some things never change.

Direct download: 20150812_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Forward_Together.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

Bernie Sanders continues his record-breaking visit out west, with over 27K coming out to see him in LA last night. Some are still mad their concerns aren't being heard. Peace activist Norman Solomon joins in this morning to explain. Plus, the Gliberal Goddesses reconvene to talk about anything on our minds

Direct download: 20150811_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Berning_Down_the_House.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

Try as I might, we can't look away from the train wreck that is Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders is on fire. And a return to Ferguson one year after Mike Brown was killed. Frangela makes their debut on the show, and Joel Silberman on The Battle of the Billionaires: Trump’s Hostile Takeover of the Koch’s GOP

Direct download: 20150810_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Bloody_Hell.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Nicole Sandler is joined by Julianna Forlano to recap last night's first two GOP debates and, more importantly, the final episode of The Daily Show as hosted by Jon Stewart. For Flashback Friday, Nicole goes back 20 years to 8-9-95. She was on the air at KSCA in Los Angeles when the news broke that Jerry Garcia had died. Today, she shares the aircheck from that morning

Direct download: 20150807_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-The_Morning_After.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

It's a big Thursday show, as Nicole Sandler speaks with Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Bernie Sanders. But first, it's the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act & there are new developments. It's the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima. Jason Leopold tells us about his latest FOIA-induced work. Plus, the first GOP debate and the last night at the Daily Show for Jon Stewart.


 Today, Nicole tackles the right wing, deceptively edited smears of a Planned Parenthood. Frederick Clarkson explains the roots of the group formed to take down PPFA. Plus Stephanie Kelton, the Democrats Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee tells us about her new gig, working with ranking member Bernie Sanders, and weighs in on the economic world woes.

Direct download: 20150805_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Freedom_of_Choice.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

A busy Tuesday show on tap with cartoonist Tom Tomorrow whose record-shattering Kickstarter campaign ends today; Susan Smith, president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of FL responding to Eleanor Clift's offensive article on what Florida voters want; and GottaLaff joins me to talk last night's clown car cattle call and everything else.  And we attempt to come up with a better description for the GOP acronym.

Direct download: 20150804_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Gruesome_Old_Phucks.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:44pm EST