The Nicole Sandler Show is broadcast live weekdays 5-6pm Eastern at, featuring interviews with newsmakers and commentary about the news of the day.

You asked for it, so we are now on Friday mornings too! On Fridays, we open the phones to take your calls, and I end the week with a musical gem from my archives. Today, it was the first Los Angeles radio appearance by the Dave Matthews Band from early 1995 at KSCA.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Nicole discusses the Edward Snowden interview and other news with comedian John Fugelsang. She's History's Amy Simon told us about Forbes' 10th Annual list of the Most Powerful Women in the world, and Mary Rickles of Netroots Nation with a preview of this summer's gathering in Detroit.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 9:58am MST

Nicole talks about the courage and brilliance of Richard Martinez, who has been eloquent and powerful in his grief in dealing with his son's murder along with five others. Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars and Digby both join in to talk about the gun problem and possible solutions

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:07am MST

Nicole talks more about the wake of the Santa Barbara massacre, and the wonderful twitter response with #YesAllWomen. Maysoon Zayid and @GottaLaff guest. Plus, Nicole talks about her problems with Ed Schultz.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:41am MST

It's Memorial Day and, unfortunately, instead of talking about those lost in battle, we're talking about civilian victims of our gun epidemic. Cliff Schecter joins in. Plus Howie Klein with the weekly Steve Israel Hour, sponsored by Little Debbie.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 9:46am MST

We don't usually do shows on Fridays, but we're thinking of changing that. Today, Nicole brings some interviews she recorded this month, but hasn't aired yet - including Senator Bernie Sanders, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Tim Fischer on how he turned their gun laws around, and Melissa Etheridge in a conversation from last week, and a interview/performance from 2003!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:30am MST

Nicole discusses Ed Schultz announcement about ending his radio show tomorrow. Frank Schaeffer discusses his new book, "Why I Am An Atheist Who Believes in God". Amy Simon of She's History on the firing of the NY TImes' Jill Abramson, and lots more!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:09am MST

Nicole talks with Susie Madrak about the Iranian kids arrested for making a video for Pharrell Williams "Happy", the problem of organized religion trying to legislate morality, and Dave Johnson of CAF on the New Populism Conference in DC tomorrow and the new website

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:30am MST

Nicole talks about the primary races on tap today, marvels that Rita Cosby got another job... and speaks with Stephen Goldstein about his new book, "The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit." And @GottaLaff joins in for some fun with the news too

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 9:45am MST

It's Nicole's first show since Randi Rhodes Show ended on Friday... Nicole talks with Congressman Alan Grayson about being on the new Benghazi committee, and Blue America's Howie Klein about giving away a Jimi Hendrix Platinum record award to a Grayson supporter. Plus, Nicole introduces her new puppy, Jaxson Brown Sandler-Sloane.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:14am MST

Nicole talks about the actions surrounding today's FCC hearing on ending Net Neutrality, joined by @rousseau-ist from inside the hearing room and Evan Greer of FIght for the Future. And She's History's Amy Simon told us about seeing Elizabeth Warren at a book event last week.

Nicole looks at two stories that underscore why she calls her state FloriDUH. Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars and Joshua Holland of guest.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:32am MST

After professing her never-ending thanks for listeners support, Nicole welcomed The Nation's John Nichols and The Political Carnival's GottaLaff to the show.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:08am MST

Nicole is joined by Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to talk about what it'll take to get progressives elected in November. Robert Platshorn of "Should Grandma Smoke Pot?" tells us about his upcoming seminar on the legal marijuana biz,and the prospects for ending prohibition

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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 9:32am MST

Nicole talks about the latest assault on progressive media by Clear Channel, the GOP denial of climate change and the plight of women here and around the world.. Guests are's Tim Karr, The Nation's Zoe Carpenter, and She's History's Amy Simon

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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 10:43am MST

Nicole talks about the disconnect between the militarized police response to Occupy Wall St protesters (and the news of the conviction of one of them) with the hands off policy of dealing with militant revolutionaries who've taken up weapons against the govt. Susie Madrak and David Neiwart guest

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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 9:52am MST

From "The Randi Rhodes Show" with guest host Nicole Sandler and Producer Shawn "Smith" Peirce, from April 29, 2014, describing thoroughly how to research daily news, as Randi has done with her legendary homework section.


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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 6:36pm MST

Nicole briefly talks about the White House report on Climate Change, with a more in-depth discussion coming later in the week. Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom from Religion Foundation joins in to discuss yesterday's SCOTUS ruling on public prayer. And Gottalaff visits from The Political Carnival

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 9:36am MST

Nicole returns to the grind after last week filling in for Randi Rhodes one final time, and her daughter's 15th birthday celebration over the weekend. It's a strange show, with laughs from the White House Correspondents' Dinner to anger about a new study on waste, fraud and abuse in publicly funded charter schools

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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 10:09am MST

Nicole's been guest hosting The Randi Rhodes Show this week, while Jacob Dean has been in for her. This morning, she's back with lots of estrogen. Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars in the first hour; @GottaLaff of The Political Carnival and She's History's Amy Simon in the second.

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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 6:54pm MST