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

It's Protest Friday as Nicole Sandler looks at the nearly extinct First Amendment right to peaceably protest with activists Kevin Zeese and Medea Benjamin, both of whom were exercising their rights this week. Nicole's Tom Petty interview from April 1999 is today's Flashback Friday feature!

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Today, Nicole Sandler speaks with author/journalist William Greider about his column for The Nation that asks how the Democratic Party lost its soul, and more. Plus She's History's Amy Simon on our sexual abuse epidemic.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:29am MST

Nicole Sandler takes a listen back to some of the high (low) lights from yesterday's Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Trans Pacific Partnership and the push toward fast track. Huffington Post's Zach Carter and Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak join in.

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Nicole looks at the Big Blizzard of 2015 that went bust in NYC but has blasted New England. Payback's a bitch! GottaLaff joins in the fun. On a more serious note, Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy tells us about the Koch Brothers "Freedom Partners" who will spend close to $1 Billion on the 2016 elections.

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As the Blizzard of 2015 hits the east coast, Nicole provides the horror and comedy snow day diversions, courtesy of the early 2016 GOP presidential contenders. Plus absurd news from Julianna Forlano too!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:26am MST

Nicole Sandler welcomes Poli Sci Professor/Author Harvey J Kaye back to the show to talk about Obama's swagger and our country's preoccupation with balls! For Flashback Friday, it's back to 1994 with Sheryl Crow

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:31am MST

As the DoJ is expected to clear Ferguson's shooter cop of violating Mike Brown's civil rights, video surfaces of a NJ cop shooting a man with his hands up. Nicole talks with Congressman Alan Grayson about that, the SOTU, Citizens United 5 years later, the TPP and lots more. Amy Simon is back with some fabulous female facts we probably didn't know.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:27am MST

On the fifth anniversary of The Nicole Sandler Show's move from Air America radio online (due to the demise of AAR) and the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United, Nicole begins the next five years recapping last night's State of the Union address by wondering how different things would be if President Obama governed as he spoke last night! Guests are Susie Madrak and Cliff Schecter

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:33am MST

Nicole Sandler is joined by Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean and her Radio or Not colleague GottaLaff to preview tonight's State of the Union address, talk Elizabeth Warren and other ideas to help move the nation forward, plus some fun and laughs too

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:36am MST

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Nicole Sandler discusses the new film  , Selma, and why it didn't garner more Oscar nominations with journalist Glynn Wilson and comedian Julianna Forlano

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:33am MST

Because it's Friday, Nicole focuses on some of the better things in life. Medical Marijuana activist Robert Platshorn joins in with details of the upcoming Rally in Tally and the latest in pot news. We celebrate Joan Baez' 74th birthday with a Flashback Friday session with Baez and Dar Williams from 1996 at a Starbucks in Los Angeles!

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Category:music interviews & performances -- posted at: 10:28am MST

Today, Nicole ventures back into domestic politics with two Toms today: PoliSci Prof/author Thomas Schaller, and author/columnist/brilliant man Thomas Frank

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Nicole discusses the controversy over the new Charlie Hebdo cover, what is "offensive", FloriDUH and Chris Christie's latest scandal in the making. Today's guests are Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars and comedian Maysoon Zayid

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With so much hacking in the news today, Nicole talks with "The Ethical Hacker" Ralph Echemendia. Plus, it's another gathering of the Gliberal Goddesses - GottaLaff, Amy Simon & Nicole Sandler

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:28am MST

Nicole adds her voice to the growing group of voices criticizing the US for its absence from the Paris solidarity march. Nicole speaks with retired Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, and comedian/host and the woman behind Absurdity Today, Julianna Forlano, returns to the show.

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

Nicole reflects on our very bad week and the effect that art can have - for good or for bad. Today's guests are award-winning editorial cartoonist Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow), and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame two time inductee Graham Nash. And a bonus Flashback Friday segment from 1999 with Lucinda Williams.

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Nicole continues the discussion around yesterday's attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris with reaction from all sides. Russ Baker of is covering the Boston Bombing trial in Boston, and She's History's Amy Simon is back

the more they stay the same. Nicole talks about the changes the marked the start of the 114th Congress, while all around us the world seems to be falling apart. Sherry Hardy-Howarth updates us on the shooting attack in Paris, Susie Madrak weighs in on Chris Christie's latest faux pas, and Marc Krupanski joins in discussion of our police problems.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:52am MST

Marriage Equality comes to Florida today, and Nicole speaks with someone tying the knot - Equality Florida's deputy director Stratton Pollitzer. @GottaLaff makes her 2015 debut to talk with Nicole about the rest of the news

Nicole is back for a new year with John Nichols and one last look at 2014 with The Nation's Progressive Honor Roll, plus remembering Mario Cuomo. And Digby weighs in on our police problems and other issues facing us with a Republican-controlled 114th Congress convening tomorrow.

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Nicole's final year-end review show features conversations with Congressman Alan Grayson, Senator Bernie Sanders, famed prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, activist/journalist Norman Solomon and activist/rapper Jasiri X

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 10:57am MST

Nicole finishes out the year in the middle of her 2014 Rear View Review... today, featuring General Wesley Clark shattering all our illusions about him, Clinic Escort Katie Klabusick on the SCOTUS decision about buffer zones at abortion clinics, progressive champion Zephyr Teachout who primaried Andrew Cuomo, and Antonia Juhasz on the findings of negligence for BP and Halliburton. She'll finish theRear View Review on Friday, after tomorrow's Flashback music marathon for New Years Day!

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Category:politics and news -- posted at: 6:11pm MST