Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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

On Monday, the US Supreme Court announced that it will not hear an appeal from a federal circuit court’s decision refusing to halt Seattle’s minimum wage. However, according to Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, that although this announcement is the latest in a series of embarrassments for the plaintiffs in this case it doesn’t mean that this is the end of the lawsuit altogether. Ian joins me on the show today to talk all about the case called International Franchise Association v. City of Seattle and what this recently SCOTUS ruling means for this effort to undermine Seattle’s protections for low-income workers.


TROUBLE IN THE TAP: AMERICA'S WATER CRISIS
Our rivers, lakes, aquifers, and coastal waters aren’t unlimited resources that can handle whatever we take out or dump in. These waters need protection as well and joining me for today’s installment of “Trouble In The Tap: America’s Water Crisis” is Steve Fleischli who is the Senior Attorney and Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Water Program to talk all about what can be done to protect and defend our natural water resources.  Steve is a veteran of the ongoing fight to protect our water from contamination and pollution at its source, and he joins me right now on the show to fill us in on the many projects and battles going on around the country that the NRDC is currently working on to ensure safe and clean drinking water.


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Monday, May 02, 2016

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As he continues to campaign for Democratic primary votes, Sen. Bernie Sanders has also begun to detail a vision for where the movement that has developed to support his candidacy might move the Democratic Party.  Joining me today to discuss the Senator’s impact on the Democratic primary and future platform is John Nichols the Washington Correspondent for The Nation.


TROUBLE IN THE TAP: AMERICA'S WATER CRISIS
Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan made national headlines, we have slowly been learning that Flint is just tip of the iceberg, and that all across the country our water is at risk, yet nobody seems to be talking about it.  Which is why we are devoting an entire week to the issue on the show by looking at the problem from all angles and asking the important questions like what’s in your water? Should you get it tested?  Are there solutions? Why is it happening? And, what can every one of us do to get out there and fight for this most basic of human rights.

Joining me today to help us kick off the very first installment of “Trouble in the Tap” our continuing coverage of America’s water crisis and to break down how pervasive the problem is across the country and what everyone of us can do to get out there and fight for change and justice is the award winning consumer advocate and environmental activist Erin Brockovich who has been working with the law firm Weitz & Luxenberg on water issues across the country, and whose exhaustive investigation back in 1996 famously uncovered that the utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric had been poisoning the small town of Hinkley, California’s water for over 30 years, which led to the largest direct action lawsuit of its kind, spear-headed by Erin and lawyer Ed Masry, which resulted in the company being forced to pay out the largest toxic tort injury settlement in US history: $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents.  

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Friday, April 29, 2016

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 while he's traveling up to New Hampshire 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.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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 while he's traveling up to New Hampshire 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.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

This Saturday, The White House Correspondents' Association will host its annual dinner which has become one of the most anticipated events of year.  The dinner is traditionally attended by the President and the First Lady as well as other senior government officials and members of the press corps and this year the event will be emceed by Larry Wilmore, the host of "The Nightly Show" on Comedy Central, and my friend and colleague Julie Mason, host of The Press Pool on SiriusXM POTUS 124, sat down with Larry in a SiriusXM townhall, to discuss the upcoming Dinner, his life, upbringing, race and President Obama and she joins me today on the show to talk all about the townhall which has its debut airing on POTUS, SiriusXM 124 on Friday at 3pm ET and on PROGRESS 127 at 9pm ET.  


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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 Yesterday, a person in North Carolina used a bathroom, and while this would not be news in almost any other state, in North Carolina, it’s now a revolutionary act of political protest.  Mara Keisling, the head of the National Center for Transgender Equality and a transgender woman, used the women’s bathroom in Gov. Pat McCrory’s office yesterday while working to repeal HB 2, which bars transgender people from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity, and she joins me today on the show to talk all about the bill and the protests that happened at the North Carolina State House yesterday.  You can also follow Mara on Twitter.

We have all heard the phrase “you’ll sleep when you’re dead” and according to Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, we are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, which has profound consequences on our health, job performance, relationships, and happiness. In her new book The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time she argues that what is needed, is nothing short of a sleep revolution.  Arianna joins me today on the show to talk all about her new book, latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream and the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. 



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Monday, April 25, 2016

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Since his election as Governor of Kansas, conservative Republican Sam Brownback has plunged the state into fiscal problem after fiscal problem.  The budgetary woes which have been a recurring theme during the two-term tenure of Governor Brownback, are a direct result of a series of deep tax cuts that he ushered in after taking office, and now it was just reported by the Kansas budget office that things are about to get even worse in the Sunflower State.  Joining me today to talk all about Kansas' never-ending budget mess is Russell Berman is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.

Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality last June we have been experiencing a wave of anti-LGBT backlash across the country, and the latest front in this ongoing fight is the recent spate of anti-LGBT legislation aimed at restricting access to public restrooms. Lawmakers in at least 16 states, have considered so-called bathroom bills this year, and the speed at which they've emerged across the country, often with similar or identical language, raises the possibility that these bills are part of a coordinated effort.  Joining me today to talk all about the group of lawyers behind this assault on the civil rights of transgender Americans is Samantha Michaels the copy editor at Mother Jones who wrote all this group in article on MotherJones.com.  



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Friday, April 22, 2016

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In the fall of 2011, we focused a lot on the trial of 17 year-old Brandon McInerney, who in 2008 at the age of 14 shot his classmate Larry King in the back of the head.  King would go onto die at the age of 15 two days later.  The reason for the murder was nothing more than fear and intolerance with McInerney basically using the gay panic defense because King was dressing as a girl and identifying as “Leticia”.  Joining us now to talk about the murder, the trial, and to answer the question as to how something like this happened is Ken Corbett, who has written the new book, A Murder Over A Girl: Justice, Gender,Junior High all about this tragic and troubling case.


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