Friday, November 21, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!

Joe Sudbay, a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level, is sitting in for me while I'm at out today. Joe has served as a Deputy Editor at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay.  In February 2009, he became the first blogger credentialed to attend a presidential news conference and was one of five bloggers to conduct the first-ever sit-down interview with President Obama.  In his non-blogging time, Joe works with nonprofit organizations, companies, and campaigns, primarily designing and implementing strategies for dealing with the social networking and online world.  He's got some great stuff planned for the show today, so be sure to tune in and give him a call!

Michelangelo will be back live in the studio on Monday 11/24/14.

And join us next Wednesday for our 12th annual Turkey of the Year Awards show.



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!

Joe Sudbay, a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level, is sitting in for me while I'm at out today. Joe has served as a Deputy Editor at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay.  In February 2009, he became the first blogger credentialed to attend a presidential news conference and was one of five bloggers to conduct the first-ever sit-down interview with President Obama.  In his non-blogging time, Joe works with nonprofit organizations, companies, and campaigns, primarily designing and implementing strategies for dealing with the social networking and online world.  He's got some great stuff planned for the show today on immigration reform and polar bears, so be sure to tune in and give him a call!

Joe will also be covering the show tomorrow, and Michelangelo will be back live in the studio on Monday 11/24/14.

 

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET -  High school teacher Emily Herx first started fertility treatments with the blessing of her principal.  Two weeks later, the monsignor called her “a grave immoral sinner,” and she was fired.  Herx filed a discrimination lawsuit, but the church argues that she violated church standards.  Then, the church went a step further to say that religious liberty rights protect the school from even appearing before the court.

Reporter Molly Redden covered the case for Mother Jones.  She joins us today to explore the conflict between individual rights and religious exemptions.

 

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Michigan nurses April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse could soon become the couple that brings same-sex marriage to the Supreme Court.  After a 6th circuit court upheld a ban on gay marriage earlier this month, they are poised to bring their case all the way up to the Supreme Court meaning that this case could make gay marriage legal nationwide once and for all.  Their lawyer attorney Dana Nessel joins us today to talk about the future of the case and what might happen next at the Supreme Court.

5:05pm ET - The US military traditionally operates by land, sea, air and space.  In recent years, cyberspace has emerged as the latest war frontier.  Author Shane Harris has written extensively about security issues for Foreign Policy Magazine and his book The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State.  His new book @War: The Rise of theMilitary-Internet Complex investigates the cyber security.  He interviewed dozens of military, intelligence and private sector insiders to write about the US’s unique strategies and challenges.  He joins us today to illuminate the dark corners of cyberspace.


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!


3:35pm ET - One hundred days ago, a white police officer shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri.  Tensions run high as the public waits for the grand jury’s ruling in the Michael Brown case.  Local police are arming themselves in case of violent protests, gun sales have reached a record high, and now the KKK has threatened to use lethal force.  The KKK has called protestors “terrorists” and urged people to defend themselves, while also claiming to be a kinder, gentler separatist movement.  Journalist Caitlin Dickson wrote about the KKK’s contradictory activities for The Daily Beast.  She joins us today.


4:35pm ET - Comedy legend Bill Cosby is celebrating thirty years since the groundbreaking Cosby Show debuted on NBC.  But, recent sexual assault allegations could damage the popular comedian's legacy.  As of this weekend, five women have publicly accused Cosby of drugging and raping them, and several others have come forward with similar claims.  These charges have only come into the spotlight now, even though many of these assaults took place decades ago.  Yet, few in the media have pressed Bill Cosby to respond to these claims, insulating the star from scrutiny.  Journalist Bill Wyman investigated these media silences for the Columbia Journalism Review.  He joins us today to help sort through the controversy and celebrity treatment.


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!


4:35pm ET - For over five decades, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of U.S.- Cuban relations.  A new book goes beyond the assassination plots, the Cuban missile crisis, and the Bay of Pigs to get to the core of the secret dialogue between the two countries.  Authors William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh build their comprehensive account using declassified documents and interviews with key figures from Fidel Castro to Jimmy Carter.  Professor LeoGrande joins us today to talk about their new book Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History ofNegotiations Between Washington and Havana.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!


3:35pm ET - After 9/11, the Department of Justice authorized police to go after potential criminals with new powers.  This change gave police departments the authority to seize money and property from suspects without even charging them with a crime.  The practice is called “civil forfeiture,” and police around the nation have seized billions of dollars, which the departments then spent on guns, cars, coffeemakers, and even a clown.  What started out as a way to improve security has transformed into modern-day pillaging that compromises civil rights.  The Washington Post investigation unit published the in-depth series “Stop and Seizure.”   Reporter Robert O’Harrow joins us today to talk about this modern-day pillaging.

4:35pm ET - Did you get distracted by all the political talk?  This website?  Perhaps your Twitter account?  Rather than scold you for it, we want to delve into new ideas about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  More than one in ten young people are diagnosed with ADHD and many are treated with medication to stifle those impulses.  But, perhaps all that excitability that should be acknowledged and channeled creatively.  Psychiatrist Richard Friedman researches ADHD and recently wrote an op-ed about "A Natural Fix for ADHD" in the New York Times.  In case you got too distracted to read the whole article, we have Dr. Friedman on the phone today to discuss these new thoughts on ADHD.


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