The Nicole Sandler Show - Radio or Not! (music interviews & performances)
Nicole Sandler of interviews newsmakers and talks about the News of the Day, with a progressive slant.

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 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!

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!

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.

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Category:music interviews & performances -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

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!

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Category:music interviews & performances -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Nicole decided to actually take a day off! Perfect timing too, as she recently discovered this 1995 radio program she hosted: "REM Monster Radio" that runs almost exactly two hours.

So, it's a full show featuring a cool Flashback Friday program with a great American band (there's that Fourth of July tie-in).

Today's the day that the House of Representatives will vote on Trade Promotion Authority, better known as Fast Track. It all comes down to this! We'll keep an eye on the vote and break in to see what our elected representatives do as it happens, and chat with Democracy for America chair Jim Dean about the letter they sent to members of Congress this morning, urging a NO vote. Our resident Republican, John LeBoutilliler, weighs in on some of the GOP presidential hopefuls. And for Flashback Friday, it's my rare interview with New Radicals' Gregg Alexander from May of 1999.

It's another Flashback Friday! After discussing the inhabitants of the 2016 GOP Clown Car with Republican political commentator John LeBoutillier, Nicole Sandler pulled her two interviews with Dave Matthews from the archives - his first Los Angeles radio appearance from 1995, and another from 1999 after he was a superstar!

Blues legend BB King died last night. Today, for our regular Flashback Friday segment, Nicole will play the 2000 radio special she hosted for the release of BB King and Eric Clapton's "Riding with the King" album.  

In the first hour, Nicole talks with her GOP friend, John LeBoutillier, about Jeb Bush's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week... and the TPP too!

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