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

Chris Christie squeezes into the already-crowded GOP clown car today! Nicole discusses his unlikely bid and more with the Gliberal Goddesses (GottaLaff and Amy Simon) along with the rest of the news. Plus Frank Schaeffer on religious hypocrisy

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Nicole reviews last week's life changing news events, including the Supreme Court's decisions on marriage equality and the future of Obamacare. Today's guests are media strategist & trainer Joel Silberman, and the BradBlog/ Bradcast's Brad Friedman.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

 All eyes are on the Supreme Court once again as this term winds down. Today we learned the fate of marriage equality in the USA. I also gave our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, one last chance to redeem himself after showing his climate denier stripes. And we segue into the weekend with our Flashback Friday musical blast from the past. Today, it's my interview with XTC from 2000 and a bonus session with Wilco from 1999.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

 The SCOTUS big decision wait is on. Rumors have it that the high court would rule today on Same Sex Marriage. Brian Silva of Marriage Equality USA will give the background on the case it all hinges on, and more. The decision today was on the Affordable Care Act, and the court ruled in favor of us! Big surprise there! Plus Driftglass returns with a bi-monthly segment in which we call out the idiots and jerks...

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EST

Nicole explains what happened yesterday as Fast Track advanced in the senate. Dave Johnson helps. Plus the confederate flag controversy -- something's missing. Plus the latest from the Oy FloriDUH files and more.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

While the media is obsessed with the president uttering the "N" word and the confederate flag, Congress is about to relinquish its responsibility to fully read, understand, debate and amend a major piece of legislation that could turn the world upside down! Nicole discusses this with Gaius Publius. GottaLaff joins in to talk about the issues they're using to take our attention off the Fast Track vote.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Nicole discusses what happens when you have the confederate flag combined with racism and guns... it happened in an African American church in Charleston, SC. Guests are media strategist Joel Silberman and the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Dan Gross.

 Nicole asks the question she's asked so many times in the past: What will it take to get our elected officials to do something about our gun epidemic? She talks about the elephant (and donkey) in the room with our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, plus the Pope on climate change, Donald Trump for president, and more. Our Flashback Friday segment today is a video interview with Ben Folds recorded at LA's El Rey Theater in November of 1997.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

Nicole deals with the day's top news. Huffington Post's Ryan Grim joins in with the latest on today's surprise vote on Fast Track. Green News Report's Desi Doyen tells us about the Pope's Encyclical on climate change. And 9 people are dead in a shooting at a church in SC.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

On Wednesday mornings, Nicole is joined by fellow FloriDUH resident Deborah Newell Tornello with a sampling of stories from the Oy FloriDUH files. Dave Johnson returns with the latest on the battle to stop Fast Track. And the GOP clown car is getting ever more crowded. Today, we welcome the Donald to the party!

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

The Gliberal Goddesses (Gottalaff, Amy Simon & Nicole Sandler) gather to talk about everything from Rachel Dolezal to electoral politics. And Driftglass makes his debut on the show, bringing the bone he has to pick with David Brooks. Plus the latest on the TAA/TPA vote in the House and more

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

Jeb Bush announces his candidacy today, replacing the "Bush" in his name and logo with an !. Hillary held her first big rally on Saturday. Nicole discusses it all and more, including the massive #TAAfail in the House in Friday. Today's guests are media strategist Joel Silberman and journalist David Dayen

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.

Today Nicole is joined by two guests: Harvey J. Kaye is a historian and author of "The Fight for the Four Freedoms" about FDR, and history as facts that help inform the future; and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern who famously confronted Donald Rumsfeld about his lies in 2006 and will call him out again today for trying to rewrite history

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Nicole welcomes Stephanie Miller to the show to talk about her new book, the challenges of working in radio today and more! Deborah Newell Tornello returns for another edition of the "Oy FloriDUH Files." Plus Nicole's take on the news...

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Upon hearing the news that famed prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi died last night, Nicole pulled out her last interview with him and opens today's show with it. HuffPost's Jonathan Cohn joins in with a preview of the SCOTUS ruling on the future of Obamacare. And GottaLaff returns to talk about the rest of the news.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

Nicole speaks with media strategist, consultant and trainer Joel Silberman in the first hour. David Dayen joins in during hour two to tell us about TiSA, another so-called trade deal being negotiated in secret that makes TPP look like kid's play.

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!

Nicole talks with Stephen Goldstein about his new book, "Jeb Bush Outed: Who He Really Is and Why He Should Never Be President." Howie Klein is back too, talking politics, elections and Green Day too.

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Nicole shares some audio from Jason Leopold's testimony at yesterday's House Oversight hearing on FOIA. He made us proud! Dave Johnson returns with an update on the Fast Track votes in Congress. And Deborah Newell Tornell joins in for another edition of "Oy FloriDUH!"

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

On the first day of June,Nicole is joined by FOIA Terrorist Jason Leopold as he arrives in DC to testify before Congress about FOIA & how the FBI sucks at it, and Media Trainer & Strategist Joel Silberman on politics & the media, including Santorum & O'Malley jumping in, and the retirement of the last TV journalist Bob Schieffer

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Category:news and politics -- posted at: 12:30pm EST