Friday, April 29, 2016

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

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 Michelangelo today while he's traveling up to New Hampshire today. Joe has served as a Deputy Editor at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay and 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 things planned for the day so be sure to tune in and give him a call.

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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 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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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

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 Michelangelo today while he's traveling up to New Hampshire today. Joe has served as a Deputy Editor at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay and 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 things planned for the day so be sure to tune in and give him a call.

Don't forget, you can follow Michelangelo on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! 
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 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, April 27, 2016

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

This Saturday, The White House Correspondents' Association will host its annual dinner which has become one of the most anticipated events of year.  The dinner is traditionally attended by the President and the First Lady as well as other senior government officials and members of the press corps and this year the event will be emceed by Larry Wilmore, the host of "The Nightly Show" on Comedy Central, and my friend and colleague Julie Mason, host of The Press Pool on SiriusXM POTUS 124, sat down with Larry in a SiriusXM townhall, to discuss the upcoming Dinner, his life, upbringing, race and President Obama and she joins me today on the show to talk all about the townhall which has its debut airing on POTUS, SiriusXM 124 on Friday at 3pm ET and on PROGRESS 127 at 9pm ET.  


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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 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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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 Yesterday, a person in North Carolina used a bathroom, and while this would not be news in almost any other state, in North Carolina, it’s now a revolutionary act of political protest.  Mara Keisling, the head of the National Center for Transgender Equality and a transgender woman, used the women’s bathroom in Gov. Pat McCrory’s office yesterday while working to repeal HB 2, which bars transgender people from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity, and she joins me today on the show to talk all about the bill and the protests that happened at the North Carolina State House yesterday.  You can also follow Mara on Twitter.

We have all heard the phrase “you’ll sleep when you’re dead” and according to Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, we are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, which has profound consequences on our health, job performance, relationships, and happiness. In her new book The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time she argues that what is needed, is nothing short of a sleep revolution.  Arianna joins me today on the show to talk all about her new book, latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream and the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. 



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Monday, April 25, 2016

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Since his election as Governor of Kansas, conservative Republican Sam Brownback has plunged the state into fiscal problem after fiscal problem.  The budgetary woes which have been a recurring theme during the two-term tenure of Governor Brownback, are a direct result of a series of deep tax cuts that he ushered in after taking office, and now it was just reported by the Kansas budget office that things are about to get even worse in the Sunflower State.  Joining me today to talk all about Kansas' never-ending budget mess is Russell Berman is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.

Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality last June we have been experiencing a wave of anti-LGBT backlash across the country, and the latest front in this ongoing fight is the recent spate of anti-LGBT legislation aimed at restricting access to public restrooms. Lawmakers in at least 16 states, have considered so-called bathroom bills this year, and the speed at which they've emerged across the country, often with similar or identical language, raises the possibility that these bills are part of a coordinated effort.  Joining me today to talk all about the group of lawyers behind this assault on the civil rights of transgender Americans is Samantha Michaels the copy editor at Mother Jones who wrote all this group in article on MotherJones.com.  



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Friday, April 22, 2016

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In the fall of 2011, we focused a lot on the trial of 17 year-old Brandon McInerney, who in 2008 at the age of 14 shot his classmate Larry King in the back of the head.  King would go onto die at the age of 15 two days later.  The reason for the murder was nothing more than fear and intolerance with McInerney basically using the gay panic defense because King was dressing as a girl and identifying as “Leticia”.  Joining us now to talk about the murder, the trial, and to answer the question as to how something like this happened is Ken Corbett, who has written the new book, A Murder Over A Girl: Justice, Gender,Junior High all about this tragic and troubling case.


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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 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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

During the first Republican-sanctioned presidential debate last August we were offered some telling signs about conservatives’ general attitude toward education reform.  Which was basically that Common Core needs to be repealed and control over education needs to be returned to the States.  However, according to former Republican Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer, State control is exactly the principle that makes up the foundation of the Common Core State Standards and she joins me today on the show to talk all about how it is here to stay and how that should be something that any conservative voter can support.  


In the fall of 1838, 272 men, women, and children were loaded on ships at a bustling wharf in the nation’s capital, destined for the plantations of the Deep South, however unlike the countless other slave sales that went on this country, this one was different.  All 272 of the enslaved African-Americans had belonged to the nation’s most prominent Jesuit priests and were being sold to help secure the future of the country’s premier Catholic institution of higher learning at the time, known today as Georgetown University.  Joining me today to talk all about the role that slavery played in the history of our nation’s academic institutions is Rachel L. Swarns, a columnist for The New York Times who wrote all about the sale and the efforts currently underway to track down the living decedents of those men and women.

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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 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