The Nicole Sandler Show - Radio or Not! (news and politics)
Nicole Sandler of RadioOrNot.com interviews newsmakers and talks about the News of the Day, with a progressive slant.

That's who's on the show today! The Democrat is Congressman Alan Grayson, who'll give us the latest on the fight against Fast Track & the TPP; the Republican is former Congressman John LeBoutillier (who's the most sensible Republican I've heard in a long time!). And the rock star is Ryan Adams for our Flashback Friday segment today, in the 2001 World Premiere Broadcast of his band Whiskeytown's final album, "Pneumonia".  


We're seeing too many good things end, and too many bad things linger. Today Nicole bids farewell to David Letterman's late night show after already losing Colbert and Jon Stewart's departure is imminent. But the Patriot Act seems to live on forever. And the Senate votes on moving Fast Track forward. Marcy Wheeler & Digby guest.


Nicole Sandler welcomes fellow FloriDUH resident Deborah Newell Tornello for another installment of "The Oy FloriDUH Files". In hour two, things turn more serious as Antonia Juhasz returns, this time to talk about her expedition to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico at the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. And she'll explain what the state of Florida actually gets right!

Direct download: 20150520_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Floriduh__Oil_Spills.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 4:47 PM

Nicole gives you the latest crazy news about the TPP and discusses how much things have changed in the past few decades in some ways, and not at all in others, using Elizabeth Warren's CA Dem convention speech and the Mad Men finale as examples. She's History's Amy Simon guests.

Direct download: 20150519_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Coke_and_a_Smile.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 4:35 PM

GOP candidates seem to have foot in mouth disease when it comes to the US invasion of Iraq. That's one of the things Nicole discusses with media trainer/strategist Joel Silberman in the first hour. In Hour 2, Richard "RJ" Eskow joins in to talk about what just might be President Obama’s biggest mistake in his presidency.

Direct download: 20150518_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Mistakes_Were_Made_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 4:42 PM

Today, the Senate will again vote to open debate on Fast Track for the TPP, after the Dems cut a deal yesterday. Nicole discusses that development with The Hill columnist Brent Budowsky. Plus Down With Tyranny/Blue America's Howie Klein weighs in on the problems with Democrats

Direct download: 20150514_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Deja_Vu_Again_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 5:07 PM

Nicole talks with Dave Johnson about yesterday's Senate vote blocking Fast Track authority for the TPP, and what comes next. Plus Nicole welcomes fellow Floridian Deborah Newell Tornello for a new feature, "The Oy, FloriDUH Files"

Direct download: 20150513_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Not_So_Fast_Track.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 5:25 PM

Today is the day that the Senate is supposed to vote on Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track, to push the TPP through Congress with little debate and no amendments. Nicole speaks with Greg Sargent of WaPo's Plum Line about his recent conversation with Elizabeth Warren regarding her opposition to TPA. GottaLaff joins in for hour 2 to lighten the mood.

Direct download: 20150512_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Just_Say_No_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 4:35 PM

Nicole discusses the GOP clown car inhabitants scrambling on the Sunday shows and more with media strategist Joel Silberman. Plus the latest on the TPP, graduation season and commencement addresses, the GOP freakout over Jade Helm, and more.  

Direct download: 20150511_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-Consider_the_Source_.mp3
Category:news and politics -- posted at: 4:29 PM

Progressives and populists are awakening from their slumber, slowing down Fast Track, and creating huge momentum for Bernie Sanders underdog candidacy. Today, Nicole speaks with The Nation's John Nichols about Bernie Sanders presidential run, and with Dave Johnson of OurFuture.org who'll give us the latest on the TPP and Fast Track push.