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, Bernie Sanders officially announces his run for the presidency! Nicole discusses that bit of good news along with the rest of the news of the day. The Guardian's Steven Thrasher went from the steps of the Supreme Court to the streets of Baltimore on Tuesday, and tells us about that day. And the Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch weighs in on the Day the News Died.

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

Another day, another dichotomy. From inequality in marriage to inequality in civil rights, this is life in America. Today, Nicole speaks with Georgetown Law Professor Nan D. Hunter who was in the court for yesterday's SCOTUS hearing on same sex marriage. Dave Johnson of OurFuture.org gives a TPP/ Fast Track update. Plus the latest from Baltimore.

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

It's a day of dueling stories - hope and joy at the Supreme Court as the justices hear the case that could lead to marriage equality across the land. And Baltimore burns, as protesters mourn the loss of another unarmed black man to police. GottaLaff joins in to discuss the dichotomy. And David Cobb of Move to Amend on the fight to get money out of politics...

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

Nicole discusses the news through a range of emotions, from the laughter at Nerd Prom to the cries from Nepal, and everything in between. Media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman weighs in on the White House correspondents dinner and the scandalous reports on Hillary Clinton. Plus Brad Friedman embarks on a daily show, and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

Today, Nicole looks at things that are FUBAR in our world. Marijuana activist Robert Platshorn served over 3 decades imprisoned for pot. And Amy Ziering tells about her latest film, The Hunting Grounds, about the rape epidemic on college campuses.

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

Today, Nicole welcomes Howie Klein back to the show to talk about how 2016 is shaping up for Congressional races. Catherine Hiller, author of "Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir" discusses her many decades of cannabis consumption. Plus, the latest on the TPP and more...

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

On Earth Day, President Obama tours the Everglades. Nicole speaks with Jennifer Jurado, Broward County FL director of Environmental Protection & Growth Management, to find out if she's allowed to say "climate change" and more. In hour two,  journalist Greg Palast, who's traveled the globe investigating the Deepwater Horizon and Exxon Valdez spills, tells us what he's uncovered.

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

 Five years after the BP/Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, we're still dealing with the aftermath. Dr. Riki Ott explains the health perils, and tells us how to to weigh in with comments to the EPA. To bring some levity, GottaLaff join in for hour 2.


Just a few of the topics on tap for today. It's 4/20, do you know where your legal weed is? Media strategist Joel Silberman joins in to talk about the GOP clown car. And an actual Republican, former Congressman John LeBoutillier, will size up the clown car occupants...

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

The long-expected bill to Fast Track the TPP was introduced in the senate yesterday. Nicole breaks down the specifics about the bad deal and explains what we can do to stop it. Monday marks the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Antonia Juhasz tells what's changed since then. And we go back to Sept 1995 for Nicole's interview with the late, great Jeff Healey.


Nicole discusses the recent campaigns that show America moving to the left! Politico's Marc Caputo joins in to update us on the FL legislative session and look at Florida's presidential candidates too. And more...

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

 On Tax Day, Nicole Sandler speaks with Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church & State about RFRA laws and religious tax evasion. Dave Johnson joins in from OurFuture.org with the latest on the TPP and Fast Track Authority.

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

It's National Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. The Gliberal Goddesses gather to discuss what that means! Plus Poli Sci Professor and author Thomas Schaller on the GOP efforts toward a constitutional convention to force a balanced budget amendment and weigh in on 2016 so far.


Nicole looks at the ever-growing cast of 2016 presidential candidates. Media strategist Joel Silberman discusses Hillary Clinton's announcement made over social media yesterday. Plus, Vice News' Jason Leopold weighs in on torture, Gitmo and more.

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

Nicole covers the day's news and info, then looks back. For some reason, John Melendez (Stuttering John from the Howard Stern Show) joins in, and Nicole turns the tables and asks him pointed questions. We segue into the weekend with an amazing 1996  radio appearance at KSCA from the Brian Setzer Orchestra


Today, Nicole longs for good things - like a new New Deal. She discusses that with author/professor Harvey J Kaye. GottaLaff joins in for hour 2, talking about cops killing unarmed black men and other things that need to change in our world.

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

Nicole talks about the latest shooting of an unarmed black man by a cop, this time in SC. Plus election results from Chicago and Ferguson. And Green Party 2012 presidential candidate Jill Stein, who's formed an exploratory committee for 2016, guests!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

It's that time again, election season is here. Rand Paul announces his presidential candidacy today, and it's game on. Nicole Sandler talks with Campaign for America's Future's Bill Sher about the Iran nuke deal, and with writer/commentator David Sirota about why Rahm Emanuel should be sent packing by Chicago today.

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

Today, Nicole talks Dick Pics with Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler, thanks to John Oliver and his epic interview with John Oliver, talking NSA, domestic spying & the Patriot Act! Plus strategist and consultant Joel Silberman tells us about spending last week in Chicago working on the Chuy Garcia campaign for Mayor! And more news, info and snark...

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

Today, Nicole discussed the historic nuclear deal announced with Iran yesterday, and called a Tehran hotel to speak with an Iranian citizen about it. A fake congressman and real Chicago teacher joins in to talk about Chuy Garcia for Mayor. And for Flashback Friday, Nicole pulls out her 1998 interview with the one and only Joni Mitchell!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

Nicole discusses the onslaught of Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation - and the problems when a business owner stands up for bigotry with former evangelical "first son" Frank Schaeffer. Politico's Marc Caputo tells us about Sen. Menendez' indictment on corruption charges, and his Florida connection. And She's History's Amy Simon joins in too! Plus more news and commentary..

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

Nicole celebrates April Fools Day by talking about some of the biggest fools in the news. Lara Turner of WhyWhatWhy.org tells about her coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial. And Brad Friedman wakes up early to celebrate April Fools Day with us, and talk about a philandering and wife-beating judge too!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:57pm EST