Monday, June 29, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

In the week following the terrorist attack in South Carolina where nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church by a white supremacist, six churches with predominately black congregations in five Southern states have burned, and three of them are being investigated as arson.  Joining me today to talk all about these fires and the symbolism associated with arson at religious institutions is Emma Green the managing editor of TheAtlantic.com

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry regardless of where they live within the country and joining me today to talk about this historic ruling is Evan Wolfson, the founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage equality nationwide.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Earlier today The Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights.  Previous to the ruling Gay and lesbian couples could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia, however the court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.  Joining me today to talk all about the ruling is Arthur S. Leonard of New York Law School

 Despite the historic news coming out of the Supreme Court today the struggle for equality for many Americans is far from over.  Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women in particular and ensure gender equity in the workplace; however according to Caroline Fredrickson in her new book Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over despite the bans on discrimination there exists a two-tiered system, where some working women have a full panoply of rights while others have few or none at all. Caroline joins us today to explain how sloppily written laws have made women, particularly in domestic and service jobs, vulnerable to low wages, long hours, and sexual harassment, and offer up some fixes for this broken, exclusive system.  Caroline is the president of the American Constitution Society and former director of the Washington office of the American Civil Liberties Union.  You can follow Caroline on twitter.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Earlier today the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act allows the government to offer tax subsidies nationwide to help Americans buy health insurance, whether or not the state they reside in established its own online healthcare marketplace.  The ruling is a sweeping victory for President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, and the 6-to-3 ruling means that the law is all but certain to survive and become an enduring part of America’s social safety net.  Joining me today to talk about the ruling and its significance is Igor Volsky is the Director of Video and Contributing Editor of ThinkProgress.org.

After weeks of wheeling and dealing in Congress over the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, the so-called fast track trade promotion authority is now on President Obama’s desk, which is a huge step toward finalizing the trade deal.  While the President insists that the deal will protect American jobs, economists aren’t quite sure he is right about that and even TPP proponents have acknowledged probable losses of jobs, especially in lower-skilled, labor-intensive manufacturing.  Joining me today to discuss the deal and how unfettered free trade has historically affected American workers is Beth Macy, a longtime journalist from Roanoke, Va., and the author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town, who wrote all about the problems associated with free-trade in an op-ed for The New York Times.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

When the news of the right-wing terrorist attack at the at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina broke the nation was sent into a state deep mourning for the nine people killed at the hands of white-supremacist Dylann Roof.  And, in the aftermath of the shooting the debate over the placement of confederate battle flags on the state house grounds has been re-ignited.  Joining us today to talk about the shooting and the aftermath is Mark Thompson the host of Make It Plain, which airs Mondays through Fridays on SiriusXM Progress 127, 6-9 p.m. ET.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

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 Michelangelo today. Joe has served as a Deputy Editor at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay and 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 things planned for the day so be sure to tune in and give him a call.  Joe will be joined today by Shaun King, Cesar Vargas, and Alvin McEwen.


****Michelangelo will be back live on the air tomorrow!***

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Senator Bernie Sanders has said that it’ll take an army to change Washington, and with the crowds he’s been drawing, he just might be building one.  The independent Senator from Vermont has been drawing some of the biggest crowds of any candidate in both New Hampshire and Iowa, and according to Eleanor Clift who covers politics for The Daily Beast he’s also “bulking up” now in terms of his campaign staff and he’s doing pretty well fundraising, too.  Eleanor joins me today to talk all about the reception that Sen. Sanders has been getting across the country and grassroots movement forming around him.  You can also follow Eleanor on twitter.

Joining me today is the one and only Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox who can be seen in the Netflix original series Orange is The New Black where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset. The critically acclaimed show just returned to Netflix for its third season on June 12, and Laverne joins me to talk all about it.  You can also follow Laverne on twitter

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

In her new book Spinsters: Making a Life of One’s Own journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick looks at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single, something that over 100 million American women have decided to do.   This unprecedented demographic shift, Kate argues, is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood, nor appreciated.  Kate joins me today in studio to talk all about the book and the joys of being single.


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