Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - The Justices of the Supreme Court are currently deciding which cases they will hear in their upcoming term, and of all the cases currently under consideration marriage equality remains the most closely watched.  Joining us to discusses the possibility of whether or not the Supreme Court will take up Marriage Equality and what the possible outcomes of that decision will be is Arthur Leonard, Professor of Law at New York Law School.

4:35pm ET - All around the United States there is widespread concern that imbalances in voter turnout across race and class have led to biased outcomes in American democracy.   According to the New York Times, disparities between the percentage of black residents and the number of black elected officials are facts of life in scores of American cities, particularly in the South.  Joining us today to discuss this problem and the possible solutions is Jessica Trounstine, an Associate Professor of Political Science, at the University of California Merced who has extensively researched this topic.  You can also follow Jessica on twitter.



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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3:35pm ET - On Monday, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a new affirmative consent law which requires colleges in the state to adopt what’s sometimes called the “yes means yes” standard for sexual assault, meaning that a person’s silence or passivity in the face of sexual advances cannot be taken as consent.  Joining us to talk about this law and how it will be put into practice is Michelle Goldberg is a senior contributing writer at The Nation.  You can also follow Michelle on twitter.

5:00pm ET - As oil and gas production has increased all across the United States a lot has been said about the effects that the industry and its practices are having on the environment, however little attention has been paid to the negative consequences that the activities of these corporations are having on the people in which they operate.  In her recent piece in the Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sari Horwitz investigated how the recent oil boom in North Dakota is impacting the Native American populations in the area, and she joins us today to talk about her article Dark side of the boom: North Dakota’s oil rush brings cash and promise to reservation, along with drug-fueled crime.  You can also follow Sari on twitter. 



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Monday, September 29, 2014

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3:35pm ET - In Hong Kong, Riot police are deploying tear gas and rubber bullets against thousands of protesters who are demanding greater democratic reforms. The movement, which has been dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution” is capturing the world’s attention and leading some analysts to wonder if the event could escalate into a broader push for greater democracy in the region.  Joining us to explain the current situation in Hong Kong and the history behind it is Igor Volsky, Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org. You can also follow Igor on twitter and facebook


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

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3:35pm ET - Throughout the week, we've been discussing a horrific story out of Philadelphia, where a gay couple found themselves beaten by a group of people, leaving one with his jaw wired shut.  Yesterday, three people, including the daughter of a Bucks County Police Chief, turned themselves in for the alleged assault; however, as vile as this attack was, Pennsylvania doesn't have hate crime legislation protecting LGBT people.  PA State Senator Jim Ferlo, who has come out openly as gay in the wake of these crimes, is sponsoring a hate crimes bill in the state and joins us today to discuss it.

4:35pm ET - Paul Blumenthal of the Huffington Post returns to the show to speak with us about where billionaires are spending their money as we get to the home stretch of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections.  According to his latest piece, while Billionaires have donated to both parties, a large number of money they, including that of the Koch Brothers  is going to the Republican Party in order to help them take control of the Senate.  We'll get the states and the amounts from him today.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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3:35pm ET - Beginning Next week the Supreme Court will begin its 2014-2015 term, and Marriage equality, abortion, and birth control are all fairly likely to wind up on the Court’s docket before the justices go back on vacation next June.   Joining us today to discuss this upcoming term and the cases that are going to be considered is Ian Millhiser, Senior Constitutional Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of Think Progress Justice as well as the author of the upcoming book INJUSTICES: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted which will be published in March by Public Affairs Books. You can also follow Ian on twitter.

4:35pm ET - According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Pamela Geller is the anti-Muslim movement's most visible and flamboyant figurehead. She is known for her broad-brush denunciations of Islam and preposterous claims, such as that President Obama is the "love child" of Malcolm X.  She appears on Fox News frequently as a guest and has mingled comfortably with European racists and fascists, spoken favorably of South African racists, defended Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic and denied the existence of Serbian concentration camps.  But as if that wasn't enough, she has recently launched an anti-Muslim advertisement campaign in New York City’s Public transportation system that is beyond the pale.  Joining us today to discuss Pam Geller and her bigotry is Dean Obeidallah & Negin Farsad the directors of the comedy documentary, “The Muslims Are Coming!” You can also follow Dean and Negin on twitter.


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show

4:35pm ET - New York Times columnist Charles Blow joins us today in studio to discuss his new penetrating and honest memoir titled Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which describes his childhood growing up poor, African-American, and sexually conflicted in the 1970s Deep South. You can also follow Charles on twitter and facebook.



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Monday, September 22, 2014

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3:35pm ET - On September 11th in downtown Philadelphia’s City Center, a gay couple was ruthlessly attacked by a mob of what was described as ‘well dressed’ assailants.  Following the assaults in which anti-gay slurs were shouted and which sent both victims to the hospital the identities of some of the attackers has been revealed as a result of social media detective work by twitter and facebook users.  Joining us today to discuss this attack and explain the work being done in the Pennsylvania state legislator to get LGBT people included in the states hate-crime laws is Victor Fiorillo, the Senior Reporter and A&E Editor at Philadelphia Magazine who has been closely covering this case.  You can also follow Victor on twitter.


4:35pm ET - Fighting internalized homophobia is an uphill battle. For Jon Derek Croteau, the author of the memoir My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within, the only way to deal with the realization of his homosexuality was to punish himself with extreme dieting and exercise, which eventually became a full-fledged war with anorexia and bulimia. His traumatic childhood, headed by an abusive and outwardly homophobic father, made it nearly impossible for him to come to terms with who he really was. Jon joins us today in studio to discuss how he overcame his struggles with eating disorders and how he grew to accept himself, hoping that by telling his story, he can help others going through a similar struggle.  You can also follow Jon on twitter and facebook.


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