Friday, August 29, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

4:35pm ET - In June of 1940 during World War II, German tanks entered a silent Paris and took over the city eight days later. In his book, When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation 1940-1944, Ronald C. Rosbottom, professor of French and European studies at Amherst College, looked through personal diaries, historical pamphlets, and interviewed those who experienced the occupation first-hand, putting together a chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris.  Professor Rosbottom joins us today to talk about his book which serves as an account of what it was like to be living in the city of lights during those “dark days.”


We will be off on Labor Day, Monday 09/01/14, but don't worry we have a very special 'Best Of' The Michelangelo Signorile Show lined up.  Michelangelo will be back live on the air on Tuesday 09/02/14.  Have great Labor Day Holiday weekend!



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - As the conflict in Gaza continues, liberal Zionists are at a crossroads, and according to Antony Lerman in his latest Op-ed in the NY Times, the original tradition of combining Zionism and liberalism, which meant ending the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, supporting a Palestinian state as well as a Jewish state, and standing behind Israel when it is threatened, was well intentioned, but that as a result of recent events in Israel everything liberal Zionists stand for is now in doubt.  He joins us today to discuss his op-ed and explain what the future of Israel's liberal Zionist movement entails.

4:35pm ET - Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance.   In his book The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still LivesSasha Abramsky highlights the effects of economic insecurity in the United States and looks at the lives of the millions of working poor and those living in poverty.  He also suggests ways to strengthen the social safety net and calls for a reinvigorated war on poverty.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Transferring illicit cash through the financial system has long been outlawed by money laundering regulations. But under a bill introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), federal regulators would be forbidden from restricting or discouraging a bank from doing business with any company that has both a license to do business and a "reasoned legal opinion" from a lawyer claiming that the business doesn't break the law.  But, according to Zach Carter, The Huffington Post's Senior Political Economy Reporter, that's not a high hurdle to clear. In his latest article he writes that “Obtaining a business license and hiring a lawyer is a routine money laundering tactic for everyone from the mafia to terrorists to, more commonly, petty fraud scammers.”  He joins us today to explain this bill and how it will make money a lot easier to do in the United States.

4:05pm ET - Yesterday in Berlin Germany a new initiative that combines digital innovation and the concept and spirit of the Red Ribbon began. A Berlin based organization has announced that they will provide web addresses with the ending .hiv to companies and non-profits in an effort to raise awareness and funds for projects around the world working to prevent the transmission of HIV and end AIDS.  Joining us today to tell us all about this initiative is Carolin Silbernagl the Co-Founder and CEO of dotHIV Initiative.

4:35pm ET - Opposition to the educational standards known as Common Core have come from a variety of Tea Party groups, conservative think-tanks, Glenn Beck, and the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, but one of the most active sources of opposition has been an unlikely group: a Christian conservative organization that works to defend the rights of homeschooling parents.  Joining us to talk about the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and their opposition to the Common Core education standards is Josh Israel, a senior investigative reporter for ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

4:35pm ET - Privilege is one word often associated with white men. Angry, however, is another. A disturbing observation can be made all across America that white men are often angry – whether they are punk teenagers or conservative politicians. It seems so obvious, and also very startling, to see middle-class white American men, arguably the most privileged human beings on the planet fuming with such self-righteous outrage. In his new book Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, Sociologist Michael Kimmel looks into the phenomenon and joins us today to talk about his book and explain why these white men are so angry.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show!

4:05pm ET - Mark Thompson the host of Make It Plain on SiriusXM Progress joins us today to update us on the protests in Ferguson and the Funeral of Michael Brown which he attended today.

4:35pm ET - When we talk about a humans ‘vital organs,’ we think of our heart, brain, lungs, and the big players, but what most don't know is that there's a whole colony of invisible organs collectively known as the human microbiome. These hundreds of thousands of friendly bacterial and fungal cells reside on every inch of the body and are crucial to your well-being. However, this invisible army is under assault from our over-use of advanced medical technology, such as antibiotics. In his new book Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that antibiotics have caused resistance in microbes, affected the benevolent and hardworking bacteria in our guts, and has led to a war on the new plagues like obesity and asthma.  Dr. Blaser joins us today to talk about his book and the importance of the human microbiome and how we can fix the ongoing problem.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

We are off today, but please enjoy a very special 'Best Of' the Michelangelo Signorile Show.  We will back live on Monday 8/25.  Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Today On The Michelangelo 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 8/25/14.

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