Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Earlier this week, we learned that Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence would be upheld for her role in the WikiLeaks scandal.  Nancy Hollander, who is currently representing Private Manning, joins us today to discuss what this means for her detention and what actions Manning's defense team plans to take in order to reduce her sentence.

4:35pm ET - Scott Keyes, Senior Reporter with ThinkProgress, joins us today to discuss a piece he's written in the Washington Post which examines the Conservatives moves to protect marriage.  And while you'd think we'd be talking about the efforts to ban marriage equality for gays and lesbians, we'll focus on the efforts of groups like the National Origination for Marriage to keep people married and prevent divorce.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

4:35pm ET - We talk a lot on the show of the progress we've seen regarding LGBT rights, especially in the world of sports.  Last week, Derrick Gordon, a sophomore guard on the UMass Minutemen men's basketball team, publicly announced he is gay, making him the first Division I player to be out.  He joins us today to discuss his coming out, and the support he's gotten from his team and the school.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Zack Ford, Editor with Think Progress LGBT, returns to the show to speak with us about several issue's he's been following, including how Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation saying that gay and lesbian couples who are married are not really married.

4:35pm ET - When you think of the internet, you think of an open place for all to come and share ideas, opinions, and organize.  However, according to Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, the 'open' internet is exactly the opposite when, creating inequalities for women.  Astra Taylor joins us today to discuss.


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Since the decisions last summer in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases that were before the Supreme Court, we have seen several cases regarding marriage equality on the fast track in Circuit Courts across the country.  Roberta Kaplan, the attorney who argued against DOMA, returns to the show today to discuss the impact that decision had on the cases we've been focusing on over the past few weeks and what she thinks the likelihood anyone of these comes before the Supreme Court.

4:35pm ET - Author and activist Dr. Nathaniel Frank returns to the show today to speak with us about a subject we've recently covered on the show -- bisexuality.  In a recent piece on Slate.com, he talks openly about his bisexuality and how those who are should ignore the stigmas because it really shouldn't be that complicated.


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Nancy Leong, Constitutional Law Professor with the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law, will be in the court room today and returns to the show this afternoon to give us her analysis of the arguments before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Utah's Marriage Ban.

4:35pm ET - We've talked a lot on the show about E-cigarettes and the variety of study's and laws revolving around this new world of smoking.  Earlier this week, we discussed a piece by Dr. Ruth Macklin, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as to whether or not liquid nicotine is helping people quit or hooking younger people into smoking.  She joins us today to talk all about it.


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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Over the past few weeks, we've seen Senator Harry Reid and Democrats shed more light on the Koch Brothers and their financial contributions to Republicans in Washington and across the country.  We've spoken a number of times about this focus, with many making comparisons that this is like contributions from unions or other well off liberal backers.  Huffington Posts Paul Blumenthal joins us this afternoon to explain why the comparisons don't add up and what influence their 'dark money' has.


4:35pm ET - In Iowa, there is a law that punishes those who are living with HIV and do not disclose it to those with whom they may be in a relationship with.  Should they not disclose this information, they are subjected to jail time and penalties among other punishments.  There is an effort now to repeal this law.  Tami Haught, who is on the Board of Directors with the SERO Project, has been working with legislators in Iowa to repeal this law and Donald Baxter, an Iowa man living with HIV, who had been punished under this law join us today to tell their stories and share the work they've done.


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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Today, on a day known as Equal Pay Day, President Obama signed an Executive Order that would protect employees of Federal Contractors from retaliation when discussing salary and wages, in a step that would give equal pay for equal work and help women.  How will this Executive Order work and what more does Congress need to do in order to balance the workplace for women?  Dr. Kelly Dittmar, Assistant Research Professor with the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, join us today to explain.

4:35pm ET - We spoke last week about the easy access young people have to pornography and whether or not there is evidence that proves that this access impacts the way adolescents view things like sex and relationships.  Joining us to talk about the issue is Eric Owens, Assistant Professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and Co-Author of "The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research".


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