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.

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT