Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Over the past few years the credibility of the social sciences has come into question in after a string of questionable events in the field.  From a star social psychologist being caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers, to a top journal publishing a study supporting the existence of ESP that was widely criticized, and the journal Science pulled apolitical science paper on the effect of gay canvassers on voters’ behavior because of concerns about faked data. Now, a new effort to reproduce 100 studies published in three leading psychology journals has found that more than half of the findings did not hold up when retested.  The analysis was done by research psychologists, many of whom volunteered their time to double-check what they considered important work, and their conclusions, were reported yesterday in the journal Science.  Joining me to today to discuss the study is Maya Brandt Mathur a biostatistician at the Stanford University Quantitative Sciences Unit who is one of the co-authors of the report.

A little over twenty five years ago, home schooling your children was illegal in all fifty states, but as this began change a small but fierce group of lobbyist worked to ensure that home schooling would be barely regulated by government, which according to many experts, means that cases of child neglect and abuse are often falling through the cracks.  Joining me today to discuss the frightening power of the Home-Schooling Lobby and the affect that they have on the safety and welfare of some American children is Jessica Huseman an investigative journalist and fellow with The Teacher Project, an education reporting initiative at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism which reports on America's next generation of teachers for ProPublica, Slate and other national publications.  You can also follow Jessica on twitter.

 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voices, returns to The Signorile Show today to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines in the LGBT blog-o-sphere. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in June, Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky began refusing to issue marriage licenses, saying that her Christian faith bars her from authorizing same-sex marriages.  As a result of her decision she was promptly sued and a federal district judge in eastern Kentucky ordered her issue the licenses, but delayed his order to allow time for an appeal.  Now, as of yesterday, The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the lower court decision and denied her request for a stay.  Joining me today to discuss the case and the ongoing fight for marriage equality in Kentucky is Daniel J. Canon, one of the lawyers for the plaintiffs.  

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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On July 9th, The Florida Supreme Court in a 5-2 ruling ordered the legislature to redraw the state’s congressional districts, saying the most recent redistricting process was “tainted by unconstitutional intent to favor the Republican Party and incumbent lawmakers.”  This ruling resulted in a special summer session being convened earlier this month to address the problem, but after two weeks of fighting between Republican leadership in both the House and Senate the GOP controlled legislature has been unable to come up with a comprise and as a result they have given up trying to solve the problem and sent their members home, tossing the issue of redistricting, for the moment, back to the judiciary.  Joining me today to talk all about congressional re-districting in the Sunshine State is Russell Berman, senior associate editor at The Atlantic who wrote all about the issue on TheAtlantic.com.  You can also follow Russell on twitter.
One of the biggest stains in American history is that of the internment of Japanese American citizens during World War II.  In his new book, Infamy: The Shocking Story of Japanese American Internment In World War II, Richard Reeves not only goes through the history of the imprisonment of American citizens simply because they looked like the enemy, but also highlights some stories of how families were torn apart -- or worse -- and how this is a cautionary tale of how history could potentially repeat itself when we give up liberty for security.  You can also follow Richard on facebook.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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When last we spoke with Zoe Dolan, she was representing senior al-Qaeda member Suliaman Abu Ghaith and spoke with us about why she would defend someone that was vilified by the entire country.  Today, she returns to the show to discuss her new book, There Is Room For You: Tales From A Transgender Defender's Heart, in which she chronicles her life in art, what inspired her to jump into the world of law, and her journey for acceptance from society -- and herself.


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Monday, August 24, 2015

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Last week, Wall Street and other markets around the globe saw what experts are saying was it's worst week since 2011.  And today, within minutes of the opening bell, the Dow Jones plummeted nearly 1,000 points.  Many are pointing to China's markets as the blame for what is being called a market freefall.  Neil Irwin, Senior Economics Correspondent with the New York Times, returns to the show to sort out what this all means.


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Friday, August 21, 2015

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As anyone who has tried to discuss progressive politics or social issues on twitter or other forms of social media knows, there is an army of angry right-wing trolls out there ready to do battle and resort to ugly tactics and name calling at the slightest provocation.  But what you may not be aware of is that these trolls often get their marching orders from the website called Twitchywhich according to Jill Filipovic the senior political writer for Cosmopolitan, Twitchy is not just a popular conservative website. It's also a harassment tool used to target liberal writers.  Jill joins me on the show today to talk all about this targeted online harassment and the role that the website plays in it.  You can also follow Jill on twitter.


Are you the daughter of a former Congressman turned Vice Presidential Candidate whose mother believes if she was a smidge cuter, she would have won her father the election?  Are you an open lesbian radio host in a male-dominated industry?  Are you the headliner of the successful “Sexy Liberal” comedy tour?  If you are, then you must be Stephanie Miller.  If you’re not, then you have to download “Sexy Liberal!: Of Me I Sing”, which is the celebrated liberal radio hosts new E-Book, which chronicles her life growing up with Republicans (and claims she was abandoned by wolves), standing out in the world of political radio, and gives you a behind the scenes in what she has to deal with when dealing with what she calls the “Right-Wing Idiots” not just on her show, but outside her show as well.  And we have a lot of other things to talk about, including the Republican Clown Car and so much more. You can also follow Stephanie on twitter.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Anyone who has ever wasted hours stuck in traffic or been stranded overnight in an airport can see the deficiencies in our country’s transportation system, and while most Americans agree that the need to update and improve our infrastructure is urgent, there does not seem to be any sense of urgency among our elected officials and government agencies to make these changes happen?  In her new book Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, Harvard Business School Professor and chair/director of the Harvard University Leadership Initiative Rosabeth Moss Kanter addresses the problems our nation faces as a result of our deficient transportation infrastructure and offers solutions to modernize and improve the way we live, travel, and conduct business in this country.  Professor Kantor joins me today to talk all about her book, you can also follow Professor Kantor on twitter.


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