Still haven’t been writing much, but it’s coming…
But I’m still doing radio shows. Here’s an hour on KPFA’s Sunday Morning show.
Nicole Sandler is back on the air! Sandler is one of the best progressive media people out there and has been doing her show daily for years. Wednesday she interviewed Mike Lux, in her first regular broadcast since her battle with lung cancer.
Mike Lux is a progressive who recently became a senior adviser at the Democratic National Committee, working for Donna Brazile. The interview with Lux begins at around 32:40.
Near the end of the interview (beginning at 59:45) Nicole and Mike talk about how the real fights for progressives really begin after the election.
“That’s when the hard work begins. … then we hold [Clinton] accountable for every promise that she made,” says Sandler.
“Exactly,” says Lux. “The end of the game is not election day, that’s the beginning of it. … she has pledged to us that she is going to follow a progressive agenda. But once that happens then is the time that we work on Hillary and not just Hillary but Congress, and state legislatures to start passing progressive policy. The Democratic platform this year is the most progressive it’s ever been … we need to turn that platform into reality by holding Democrats’ feet to the fire, hold them accountable. … The way you change things in this country … is push like crazy.”
Click here to listen, read her introduction to this show and get more information about this show and her show generally.
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I just caught up with Angie Coiro’s interview with Geoffrey Nunberg and I recommend it. They discuss the language of this presidential campaign.
It’s at In Deep With Angie Coiro: Linguist Geoff Numberg: the Language of Campaign 2016
Note the picture at the link. Angie does her interviews with a live audience in a book store, and you’ll hear the audience reaction on occasion during the discussion. It’s well worth attending one of these if you are in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto, California area on a Wednesday.
Also, listening will show you just what an excellent interviewer and radio professional Angie is. (Can listening ‘show’ you things? What’s the right word?)
This just in from Nicole Sandler:
As you may or may not know, I’ve partnered up with Randi Rhodes to get her back on the air and build a new media empire! We’ve been in the process of building out new studios in Delray Beach, and we’re not shooting for a 6/13 launch day.
With the move to the new studios comes a new website (in production) – I’ll be at nicolesandler.com, Randi will be based at randirhodes.com – though we’ll be linked and will soon have more exciting distribution news to share.
I’ll also be moving the time of my show. I know those of you on the west coast will be disappointed to hear that I’m moving to a more reasonable 2-4pm Eastern/ 11am-1pm Pacific.
Virtually Speaking Sundays is a counterpoint to the weekly gasbags who air on Sundays. This week we talk about SCOTUS and the Real Donald Trump.
Today at 4pm ET / 1pm PT — Click to listen live, or later,
Dave Johnson — Senior Fellow with Campaign for America’s Future. Read Dave at Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America’s Future, Huffington Post and other outlets. With more than 20 years of technology industry experience, Dave’s earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. He was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers. He helped co-found a company developing desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US. Follow @DCJohnson
Cliff Schecter — A public relations, political and digital strategist , Cliff is President of Libertas, LLC and a columnist at The Daily Beast and Contributor to The Huffington Post and semi-regularly to the Cincinnati Enquirer op-ed page. Cliff sits on the Boards of
We Act Radio, the Ohio Innocence Project and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio.
Tonite Jay Ackroyd, Dave Johnson on Scalia, the Democratic pie fights and a plea for progressive unity in the face of policy and constitutional crisis.
Click here to listen live (5:00p pacific, 8:00p eastern) or later recorded: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2016/02/15/dave-johnson-virtually-speaking-sundays
This week: Scalia, the Democratic pie fights and a plea for progressive unity in the face of policy and constitutional crisis.
Jay’s guest is Dave Johnson — Senior Fellow with Campaign for America’s Future. Read Dave at Seeing the Forest, Campaign for America’s Future and Huffington Post. Follow @DCJohnson
The 2016 Virtually Speaking Media Panel:
Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Culture of Truth, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Sara Robinson, Susie Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman
Thursday marks the 6th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v FEC (and the day they pulled the plug on Air America too).
Tomorrow (Wed 1/20), I’ll host a debate between David Cobb of Move to Amend, who’s working towards a constitutional amendment that proclaims corporations are not people and money is not speech, and Shaun McCutcheon, who challenged the aggregate limits on how much money an individual could contribute to a national party and to federal candidates and won at the Supreme Court.
Sanders on Democratic Socialism; Trump on Muslim Americans; Warren on corporate tax reform. Commentary from Dave Johnson and Isaiah Poole you’re unlikely to hear from the DC media villager. Jay Ackroyd host.
The regular VS Media panelists:
Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Sara Robinson, Susan Madrak, Spocko, Stuart Zechman
Presidential primary campaigns and authenticity; policing America. Sara Robinson and Dave Johnson discuss the absence of coverage of mainstream policy alternatives that are both effective public policy and poll very well, the contrast between the marginalization of the Sanders campaign, and impediments that the symbiotic relationships between cops and prosecutors create cops commit violent crime.
The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Charles Lenchner, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Isaiah Poole, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Stuart Zechman, Susan Madrak
Dave Johnson, Isaiah J. Poole. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Political satire from Culture of Truth. Listen live or later http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/07/13/isaiah-j-poole-dave-johnson-schumer-portman-rewarding-corp-tax-evasion
6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern discussing the proposed “repatriation tax holiday” on what corporations owe on “offshore” profits held in tax havens. Also “reform” — a huge tax break to encourage off shore production and profits in the future.
Then, from the morning talk shows: Labor overtime rule, the Confederate battle flag, TPP, Debt crises in Greece and Puerto Rico, HUD announces fair-housing rule.
Commentary from Dave Johnson, Isaiah J. Poole. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Political satire from Culture of Truth.
Topics: Fast Track in the House and why Obama is being Obama. Bernie and Hillary, Elizabeth Warren’s letter about the SEC. Progressive: what’s in a name?
RJ Eskow, Dave Johnson and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth.
Listen live or later at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2015/06/08/dave-johnson-rj-eskow-vs-sundays
6pm pacific/9pm eastern
Bankrupt American public policy: TransPacific Partnership (TPP); the Republican budget; Iran treaty. Clinton and the dominance of centrist policy and rhetoric in the Dem party.
Commentary from Dave Johnson, Stuart Zechman, Jay Ackroyd. Follow @DCJohnson @Stuart_Zechman @JayAckroyd
2015 Media Panel Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner.