Friday, February 27, 2015

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We are down at CPAC covering what the Conservative movement is up to, but don't worry Joe Sudbay is sitting in the studio and keeping the show going while Michelangelo checks in from the conference.


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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4:35pm ET -  This year, ABC has seen success with its newest show, How To Get Away With Murder, which follows Professor Annalise Keating, played by the wonderful Viola Davis, showing four of her law students how to get away with murder.  I’m joined today by actor Jack Falahee, who plays one on Keatings cunning students Connor Walsh, to talk about the shows 2 Hour Season Finale, which I’m sure is just going to leave us all hanging and wondering what next season will bring.  You can also follow Jack on twitter, facebook, and instagram.


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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4:05pm ET - Earlier today, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a highly-anticipated budget address that many people viewed through the lens of his potential 2016 run for president despite the fact that the finances of Christie’s state are in complete turmoil. Since Christie has taken office New Jersey has seen its credit rating downgraded eight times and its Transportation Trust Fund is $16 billion in debt and will become insolvent on July 1, not to mention the fact that a New Jersey Superior Court Judge just ruled in favor of the unions that sued Christie for his failure to make full payments to their pension system which violated the state’s constitutional obligation to workers.  All this at a time when his approval ratings are at their lowest point since he took office in 2010, joining us today to talk all things Christie is Daniel Wright of Fire Dog Lake.  You can also follow Daniel on twitter.


4:35pm ET - Langston Hughes was more than just an iconic poet, novelist, and playwright whose work expressed the struggle of African-American’s making him a primary force behind the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, he was also a mentor who helped the careers of countless other authors by clearing a path for them.  He encouraged Gwendolyn Brooks to write in the 1940s, introduced Ralph Ellison to Richard Wright, and published Alice Walker’s first short story in 1967.  However one thing that many of his fans may not be aware of is that he was a prolific a letter writer who kept up countless correspondence with an incredible variety of people throughout his life.  Joining us today, to discuss the life and letters of Langston Hughes is Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel who along with Christa Fratantoro edited and complied a new book titled Selected Letters of Langston Hughes which offer insight into the man and chronicles his deep devotion to his craft as well as his personal and professional relationships.



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Monday, February 23, 2015

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4:05pm ET - As the Presidential election in 2016 gets closer and closer, progressives within the Democratic Party have begun grassroots campaigns in key battleground states like Iowa and New Hampshire to get Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to run.  However, despite that fact that Sen. Warren has said over fifty times that she will not be running, her supporters are not giving up on their hopes that the senior Senator from the Bay State will run for the nation’s highest office to take on Wall Street and defend the American working and middle classes.   Joining us today to discuss the movement to draft Sen. Warren for President is George Zornick, the Washington editor of The Nation.  You can also follow George on twitter.

4:35pm ET - Recently, Sen. Anthony Sykes, an Oklahoma Republican lawmaker introduced Senate Bill 733 which would require anyone who wants a marriage license from the state to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.   The measure, is an attempt to revive an old program from the first half of the twentieth century which attempted to reduce the spread of communicable diseases and prevent birth defects, but has long since been deemed ineffective and overly costly.  Joining us today to discuss the bill and what it is really all about is Ryan Kiesel the Executive Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma.  You can also follow Ryan on twitter.


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Friday, February 20, 2015

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3:35pm ET - Earlier this month the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, released a report on the history of lynchings in the United States, the report is the result of five years of research and its authors compiled an inventory of 3,959 victims of racial terror lynchings in 12 Southern states from 1877 to 1950.  However according to William D. Carrigan, a professor of history at Rowan University, although the recent report is a welcome contribution to the struggle over American collective memory, and few groups have suffered more systematic mistreatment, abuse and murder than African-Americans, one dimension of mob violence that is often overlooked, however, is that lynchers targeted many other racial and ethnic minorities in the United States as well, including Native Americans, Chinese and, especially, Mexicans.  Professor Carrigan joins us today discuss the history of American lynch mobs targeting Mexicans from the mid-19th century until well into the 20th century. 


4:35pm ET - The carrying of concealed firearms on college campuses is banned in 41 states by law or by university policy and carrying guns openly is generally not permitted.  But this year, lawmakers in 10 states are pushing bills that would permit the carrying of firearms on campus, and they are hoping that the national spotlight on sexual assault will help them win passage of their measures.  However, opponents contend that university campuses should remain havens from the gun-related risks that exist elsewhere, and that college students, with high rates of binge drinking and other recklessness, would be particularly prone to gun accidents.  Joining us today to discuss the idea of guns on campuses is John D. Foubert, an Oklahoma State University professor and national president of One in Four, which provides educational programs on sexual assault to college campuses.  You can also follow John on twitter.


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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4:05pm ET - Noah Michelson, Executive Editor at The Huffington Post's Gay Voicesreturns 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 facebook and twitter.

4:35pm ET - The Spanish Civil War, which raged for three bloody years between 1936 and 1939, both inspired and haunted a whole generation of artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and George Orwell and the brutality of the conflict drew from them some of their best work.  However, the war also spurred breakthroughs in military and medical technology as well, with new aircraft, weapons, and tactics all emerging throughout this intense conflict. For the first time in human history indiscriminate destruction raining from the sky became a dreaded reality, and yet despite this horror progress also arose: the doctors and nurses who volunteered to serve devised major advances in battlefield surgery and front-line blood transfusion. In those ways, and in many others, the Spanish Civil War served as a test case for World War II, and for the entire twentieth century.   Joining us today to talk all about this bloody conflict and its impact on the world today is Pulitzer Prize winning historian Richard Rhodes whose new book Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made tells the remarkable story of the war through the eyes of the reporters, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses who witnessed it.




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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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4:05pm ET - In early November of 2014 the Supreme Court agreed to the hear the case of King v. Burwell which centers on the question of whether the Internal Revenue Service may permissibly promulgate regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through exchanges established by the federal government under Section 1321 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The plaintiffs in the case are seeking to defund much of the Affordable Care Act and strip health insurance from as many as 13 million people.  Joining us today to discuss this lawsuit and who is actually behind it is Ian Millhiser, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice.  You can also follow Ian on twitter and you can check out his new book Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted which is due out on March 24, 2015.



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