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

Nicole speaks with @rousseau_ist about Democracy Spring, going on in DC now where 400 were arrested yesterday. Then it's the return of John Perkins, @economic_hitman, who's been telling us the things Bernie Sanders is now saying for over a decade. And @GottaLaff helps bring down the temperature

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It's St. Patrick's Day and Nicole is hoping some Luck of the Irish rubs off on us today! It's a busy show, with Think Progress' Justice editor and author of "Injustices" Ian Milhiser weighing in on the new SCOTUS nominee. Plus Driftglass and Howie Klein weigh in on the 2016 campaign insanity.

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As if it wasn’t already happening, things are getting ugly out there. Welcome to Primary Season in America. Today, Nicole Sandler welcomes Susan Smith, president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, and blogger/podcaster Driftglass too!

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One day before the NH primary, the Clintons & their surrogates go for the Sanders jugular. RJ Eskow & Stephanie Kelton join in to explain how Bernie's economic plans would work. And if it's Monday, Joel Silberman returns to take on the candidates and the media too.

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Joel Silberman returns to the show today after missing yesterday to witness the Supreme Court arguments in Friedrichs et al v California Teachers Association et al. Warning: it was ugly, and Joel tells us all about it. In hour two, to lighten the mood, GottaLaff! Plus a big announcement from too.

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Nicole Sandler unpacks, recaps and dissects last night's GOP CNBC debate with today's guests, Driftglass and Howie Klein

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Nicole tries to wade through the news to try to make sense of the insanity. Deborah Newell Tornello returns for a glimpse into the Oy FloriDUH files, and Dave Johnson helps explain what happens next in the fight against the Trans Pacific Partnership. And more...

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Nicole discusses the latest news with a touch of snark. Today, author and journalist Antonia Juhasz explains the final BP settlement announced Thursday. GottaLaff is back to talk Cosby, Palin, and lots more.

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 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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It's a big Friday show - Nicole speaks with Tim Wise, antiracist essayist, author and educator, about race in America. Author/blogger and mom Joanne Bamberger joins in for a conversation about our shared experience as adoptive moms. And for Flashback Friday, the late Kevin Gilbert from 1995.  

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Nicole discusses the insanity of NFL priorities in the wake of the deflate-gate investigation results. Plus the GOP clown car, Bernie Sanders surprises (almost) everyone, and more, as Nicole is joined by Cliff Schecter and Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein

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Nicole discusses the news through a range of emotions, from the laughter at Nerd Prom to the cries from Nepal, and everything in between. Media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman weighs in on the White House correspondents dinner and the scandalous reports on Hillary Clinton. Plus Brad Friedman embarks on a daily show, and more!

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Yes, Nicole will talk about last night's Oscars, as the acceptance speeches were quite memorable! But she also discusses the dire danger we're in from nukes with one of the world's greatest authorities, Dr. Helen Caldicott. Julianna Forlano will join in the discussion of news vs exaggeration too, and then things get weird as Nicole notices a big disconnect on Twitter.

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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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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 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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I know it's only Festivus-eve, but we have a few grievances to air today. The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky guests to talk about the vile war of words from NYPD union chief toward Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Don Siegelman's daughter Dana joins me to talk about the ongoing political persecution of her father, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman
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Nicole discusses the big American problem after a Staten Island Grand Jury refused to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner yesterday.

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As much as we'd like to Flashback to before Tuesday, we spent the first hour dissecting what happened. CBS4/Miami's Jim DeFede helped unpack what happened in Florida, and the Campaign for America's Future's Dave Johnson told us about what went wrong nationally and gave a preview of next week's action against the TPP. In hour two, we went back to 2000 for my interviews with musicians Colin Hay of Men at Work and Jill Sobule.

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Nicole talks about the issues with Susie Madrak of Crooks & Liars, and the GOP efforts to keep you from voting with BradBlog's Brad Friedman, plus more news, info and debates galore.

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Nicole is back after a short trip to New England, talking whistleblowers and torture with Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler, Ebola, CNN, Oscar Pistorius' ridiculous sentence, our vacations and the rest of the news with @GottaLaff.

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A reminder about who Mitt Romney really is

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Nicole talks about the situation in Iraq in a very surprising conversation with Gen. Wesley Clark. She also discusses the strange political bedfellows talking sense! Howie Klein joins in for our weekly "Steve Israel Hour sponsored by Little Debbie," talking about Cantor's loss and the shockwaves in its wake.

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Jacob Dean of Filter Free Radio fills in for Nicole Sandler this morning (Nicole is in live for Randi Rhodes all week) and shares his experiences from and coverage of the event with Kshama Sawant in Portland, Oregon from Thursday 4/24/14. Jacob plays his exclusive interview with Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant on her inspirations and motivations, plus we take your unfiltered calls live, cover news of the day, and much more! Recorded live on 4/28/2014 in Portland, Oregon. Listen and watch Filter Free Radio live Monday evenings 7-9pm ET on Nicole Sandler's

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Tim Karr explains what today's DC court ruling against Net Neutrality means. The Nicole Sandler Show on

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Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott fill in for Nicole and speak with David Pakman on the David Pakman Show on FSTV. Plus Founder of Occupy Democrats Omar Rivero and much more! Recorded on 6/4/2013

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Nicole gets the story on the Filibuster from Gregory Koger (author of "Filibustering"). Amy Simon tells about inspiring women, including Malala, and Crooks & Liars' John Amato talks about drones and more

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Nicole recaps yesterday's Senate hearing on gun violence with some help from Cliff Schecter.  Plus, Current TV's John Fugelsang weighs in on the season of hearings in DC and guns too. 

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Nicole talks about 50 Shades of Grey, Mitt Romney and more. Guests are NC primary winner/Congressional candidate Patsy Keever and Crooks & Liars' Nicole Belle

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Nicole speaks with The Nation's Antonia Jujasz about her stunning report on the health concerns from the BP spill, two years later. Also, Aaron Krager on yesterday's protest at the GE shareholders meeting, and Tim Karr of on CISPA.

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Nicole speaks with Kenneth Quinnell about the Iowa Caucuses happening tonight; John Fleinbatt - Mayor Bloomberg's Chief Policy Advisor - about their investigation into online gun sales; and GottaLaff of The Political Carnival on the news

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Nicole speaks with's Marcy Wheeler and Crooks & Liars' John Amato.  Plus Ted Rall from DC's #Oct6 rally and Nicole's thoughts on the for profit health insurance industry (NSFW)

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Nicole talks about #OccupyWallStreet, and this weekend's show of brutality by the NYPD. Guests are Carrie Stone, who's walking from WV to DC for the protests, Karl Frisch and C&L's Nicole Belle

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Nicole dissects President Obama's Labor Day rally speech. Listener Susan Shaffer tells us about her Postcard Project to Help Stop the Tar Sands Keystone Pipeline and GottaLaff joins in from The Political Carnival

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Nicole gets an update from Egypt from Marwa Rahka. American 99ers Union co-founder Gregg Rosen told us about the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act to be introduced in the House. Gotta Laff from The Political Carnival with the rest of the news

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Joe Barton accuses the administration of a shakedown and apologizes to BP for it. Then apologizes for the apology.
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