Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today On The 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!


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Today On The 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!


Don't forget, you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook! 
Listen to The Michelangelo Signorile Show weekdays live from 3-6 pm ET on SiriusXM Progress 127 and on the SiriusXM iPhone, Blackberry and Android apps. Not a subscriber? Not a problem! Listen online any time with a free thirty-day pass or, if you have an iPhone or Blackberry, go to the app store and download SiriusXM for free, for a 7-day trial, and listen on your phone.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

We are travelling to Detroit today to attend Netroots Nation 2014 so we wont be doing the show live, but please enjoy a very special 'Best Of' The Signorile Show.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

4:05pm ET - Restaurants and food service company’s employ nearly half of all American workers who earn the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, and according to a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the CEOs of America's top 25 restaurant corporations, including McDonald's, Burger King, the Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle, and Jack in the Box, took home an average of 721 times the money minimum-wage workers did, and 194 times the take-home pay of the typical American worker. Joining us today to discuss this report and the fast food wage gap is Jaeah Lee, an Associate Interactive Producer for Mother Jones. You can also follow her on twitter.


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Last Tuesday The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the ACLU, GLAD, Lambda Legal, NCLR, and the Transgender Law Center all announced their decision to pull support for ENDA as it is currently written.  However Republican supporters of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act are vowing to continue seeking cosponsors in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, signaling a growing divide within the LGBT advocacy community over the future of LGBT nondiscrimination statutes.  Joining us to discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and its controversial religious exemption is Justin Snow, political editor and White House correspondent for Metro Weekly.  You can also follow Justin on twitter.


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - As he does every Friday, Noah Michelson, Executive Editor of Huffington Post Gay Voices, joins us to help close out the week in stories making headlines over at Gay Voices.  You can also follow Noah on twitter and facebook.

4:35pm ET - In a 2008 stump speech, then Presidential candidate Barack Obama said “If you get a federal grant, you can’t use that grant money to proselytize to the people you help and you can’t discriminate against them,”  but a recent report in The Nation Magazine reveals that little has changed since Obama took office.  Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.   Joining us to discuss the evidence that federal tax dollars are being used to support conservative, faith-based organizations that stigmatize young women, foster anti-gay sentiment and harm public health is Andy Kopsa, a freelance investigative reporter based in New York City and a contributor to The Nation who wrote the report.   She has also written for Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Talking Points Memo, Ms. magazine, and many other publications. You can also follow Andy on twitter.


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - In 1974, when the first federal bill to protect LGBT workers was introduced, the atmosphere for equality in America was unfriendly at best, but things did get better. The military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, was repealed in 2010, DOMA was declared unconstitutional in 2013, and now nineteen states and the District of Columbia recognize full marriage equality, with more to come.  Yet most LGBT Americans have no protection from being fired from their job because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Legislation to address that problem has been kicking around Congress for forty years, and it is now called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, but Congress has not succeeded in passing it.  Joining us to discuss ENDA and how the religious exemption in the current version could enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion is Tobias Barrington Wolff a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an expert on constitutional law, LGBT rights and civil litigation. He has also served as the Chair of LGBT policy for the 2007–08 presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

4:35pm ET - Armed with nothing more than his wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist John Waters decided to hitchhike across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving long stretches of empty highways and unknown strangers his cross country odyssey is all captured in his new book Carsick, a celebration of America’s weird, astonishing, and generous citizenry.  John joins us today to talk about his book and what it was like to stick his thumb out and hope for the best.


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