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

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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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Wednesday, August 20, 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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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Today On The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - For years, the CEO’s of America’s largest corporations have complained about the United States’ corporate tax code, saying that it is complicated and that the rates are too high.  In recent months the issue has come to the forefront as more and more large American companies have sought to buy smaller foreign rivals so they can renounce their United States corporate citizenship and reincorporate overseas to lower their tax bills.  These corporations argue that this move known as inversion, is necessary if they wish to stay competitive with foreign companies who enjoy lower rates overseas, but according to Edward D. Kleinbard, a professor at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California and a former chief of staff to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the opposite is true.  He joins us today to discuss his most recent paper titled “Competitiveness” Has Nothing to Do With It, and explain how despite the claims of over taxation by American corporations, the US tax code is in fact much easier on their bottom line then they want you to believe.   Edward is also the author of the forth coming book We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money

4:35pm ET - The higher education experience in the future may no longer include ivy-covered libraries, large lectures filled with awkward silences, and even school-spirited college sports. The Minerva Project, a for-profit start-up university, says they are using the “science of learning to strip the college experience down to its core.” Students will participate in the small and focused online seminars that are designed to direct students’ maximum attention towards learning and participation. Joining us today to discuss The Minerva Project is Graeme Wood of The Atlantic who experienced its education model – still in its early stages – first hand. you can also follow Graeme on twitter.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

4:05pm ET - Following the shooting and death of Michael Brown at the hands of police in Ferguson, MO the St. Louis suburb has experienced a wave of protests and what many consider an extreme military style response by the police.  This response has come under harsh criticism from across the nation and has raised serious questions about the militarization of our police forces and the police’s use of lethal force against unarmed citizens.   Joining us today to talk about the shooting, protests, and the police response is Mark Thompson, the host of “Make It Plain” here on SiriusXM Progress, who just returned to New York from Ferguson where he witnessed what’s happening first hand.



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