Thursday, January 17, 2019

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. 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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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-2) formally entered the 2020 presidential race last week. She has been a champion of many left positions and made history as the first Hindu in Congress, but is an outlier in many of her other views. HuffPost foreign affairs reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed writes about her troubling ties to authoritarianism and Islamophobia abroad. He joins me on the show today to talk about the impact of those positions on her candidacy and the presidential race overall.

As the government shutdown stretches to day 26, tensions are rising in Washington over the impasse, the “wall,” new revelations about Trump’s interactions with Russia and more. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) is a progressive force in Congress and member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee. He joins me on the show today to talk about the latest on Capitol Hill and around the nation.

Social justice activist, equality advocate, writer and producer Danielle Moodie-Mills tackles the big issues on her show “Woke AF” every Sunday from 10am to 1pm EST on SiriusXM Progress. As we grapple with the latest news on the Russia investigation, the GOP response to Rep. Steve King’s racism, and the ongoing shutdown, she joins me on the show today to dig into the news.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

A new account of former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under Nixon, Henry Kissinger, reexamines his role in the Vietnam War, which resulted in 35,000 American deaths and casualties and over 300,000 Vietnamese deaths. Relying on newly available archival materials, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations at Vassar College Robert K. Brigham shines new light on Kissinger’s involvement and his flawed legacy in Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

New York State has been riddled with voting problems and last year the state had extremely low voter turnout, ranking 48 out of 50 states. Now things are changing with the new Democrat-led State Senate and a commitment from Governor Cuomo to improve voting rights in the state, from early voting to simplified primaries and registration and more. Senior reporter at Mother Jones Ari Berman joins me on the show today to talk all about these exciting changes.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from revelations about Trump’s meetings with Putin to today’s confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee William Barr to a judge ruling against adding the new citizenship question to Census 2020. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

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

Robert Cutler was the nation’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (now called National Security Advisor), and the closest confidante in the President’s inner circle. Aside from carrying many of the nation’s secrets, he also kept one of his own—he was gat at a time when McCarthy era policies were targeting gay people. In the summer of 2006, journalist Peter Shinkle first heard that his great-uncle “Bobby” had a secret that could have brought down the Eisenhower presidency. Peter Shinkle, author of Ike’s Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler joins me today to share this story.

Congress is taking action on gun reform this year with a new bill calling for universal background checks. One of the lead sponsors, Rep.Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) introduced the bipartisan bill on the eighth anniversary of the Arizona shooting that wounded former Rep. Gabby Giffords. He joins me on the show today to talk all about the bill, plus the latest on the shutdown, Trump’s Russia ties and more.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened—the 24-day shutdown has become the longest in US history, new revelations emerged about Trump's efforts to hide his conversations with Putin, and more entrants into the 2020 presidential candidate field.  John returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and whole lot more, John is The Nation’s national-affairs correspondent, a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. 


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Friday, January 11, 2019

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

American kids are living in a world of ongoing public debates about race, daily displays of racial injustice, and for some, an increased awareness surrounding diversity and inclusion. Sociologist Margaret A. Hagerman zeroes in on affluent, white kids to observe how they make sense of privilege, unequal educational opportunities, and police violence. She joins me on the show today to talk about her new book White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the government shutdown stretching to 21 days, Trump’s threat of calling a national emergency to build the wall, and plans for Michael Cohen to testify before congress.  Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture.  Eleanor welcome back to the show!


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

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

Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at the new HuffPost Personal and 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 HuffPost.

When ex-military officer and far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential election in October, people called him “Trump of the Tropics.” Now that he has taken office and is working to implement his hardline positions and undermining protections for the LGBTQ and indigenous groups, we take a closer look at the new leader. Foreign and national security reporter for Vox.com Jen Kirby joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

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

From Capitol Hill to the States, immigration has become a defining issue in American life and politics, especially under the Trump administration. Staff writer at Daily Kos Gabe Ortiz joins me on the show today to talk about the latest immigration news on Trump’s prime-time TV address, investigations into the deaths at the border, and more.

From Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s upcoming departure to the charge against Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to new revelations in Paul Manafort’s Russia ties and more, the Mueller investigation continues heating up. Independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties and head of the emptywheel blog Marcy Wheeler joins me on the show today to talk all about the latest developments.

Charlene Carruthers is a strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation. She brings her thoughts on activist ideas and history in her book Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. She joins me on the show today to share her story.

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