Friday, August 16, 2019

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

Recent boycotts of Equinox and SoulCycle and new attention on donors to Trump have put the spotlight on accountability for political contributions. The initiative Zero for Zeros advocates for companies that are allies to LGBT employees and customers to stop making contributions to anti-LGBT elected officials. Campaign manager Lane Hudson joins me on the show today to talk all about the effort.

Federal investigators are looking into the publisher AMI about a special issue of the National Enquirer produced that lavished praise on Saudi Arabia and its controversial leader, Mohammed bin Salman. Deputy editor, digital, at Mother JonesJames West, digs into the story of how AMI came under scrutiny by the feds as a possible agent of Saudi influence and the dizzying saga involving the world’s richest man, a Saudi leader with deep ties to the Trump administration, and a media baron. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Trump shifting from background checks to mental health, a travel ban imposed on congresswomen traveling to Israel and the latest in the 2020 race.  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, August 15, 2019

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As a former senator from one of the most rural states in the country, former Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) saw firsthand the slow erosion of rural support for Democrats, which led to a landslide victory for President Donald Trump. Now, she wants Democrats to focus on rural voters and rural issues to build support. She launched the One Country Project to help reengage with the American Heartland. She joins me on the show today to talk all about connecting with rural issues, combating Trump’s tariffs and much more.

Author and contributor to The Bulwark Molly Jong-Fast returns to tackle the latest news. She joins me on the show today to talk about Trump’s favorite racist, Rep. Steve King’s comments on rape and incest, Jeffrey Epstein’s victims and more.

Koch Industries plays a role in our daily lives from nitrogen fertilizer to gasoline to building materials, and has annual revenue larger than that of Facebook, Goldman Sachs and U.S. Steel combined. A major force in corporate markets and political lobbying, the company has grown largely in secret. Reporter and author Christopher Leonard investigated them for years to write his new book Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Political strategist and SiriusXM Progress host Joe Sudbay joins me from Maine today to talk about the campaign to beat Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), plus meaningful gun law reforms and Trump’s latest attacks on immigrant rights.

Trump’s offenses keep adding up, but the media is reluctant to call for his resignation—a much different climate than when Bill Clinton was called out for being “unfit” in the 1990s. Media critic and Daily Kos contributor Eric Boehlert joins me on the show to talk all about how the media is treating Trump and the Republicans differently.

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 stories about—corporate boycotts, Trump’s immigration policy and new developments in the 2020 race, she joins me on the show today to dig into the news.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), is a member of the House Oversight and House Judiciary committees, and also a constitutional law professor. He joins me on the show today to talk about the horrific shootings in Dayton and El Paso, the threat of white supremacy and advocating for meaningful gun law reforms.


Academy Award winning filmmaker, writer, and activist Dustin Lance Black, has chronicled key moments in LGBT history and pushed for change. Now, he shares his own story in the deeply personal memoir, Mama’s Boy: A Story From Our Americas about how his mostly-paralyzed, conservative, Christian mother raised three boys and built a successful career despite the odds. It’s also the story of how the conservative, southern American values she instilled are what lit his path and fixed his compass as he worked in LGBTQ+ activism. He joins me on the show today to talk all about the book.

The Interior Department announced plans to change the enforcement of the Endangered Species Act, which could weaken one of our nation's bedrock conservation laws. The move to roll back the protections further exposes the Trump administration’s prioritizing of mining, gas and oil interests over wildlife. Policy director at the Center for Western PrioritiesJesse Prentice-Dunn, joins me on the show today to talk all about the rules changes, Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, and more.


House Judiciary Committee member Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) joins me on the show today to talk all about the aftermath of the shootings, calls for reform, and the impeachment process.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

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Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy and Lecturer in Government at Christopher Newport University, Rachel Bitecofer, developed the innovative forecasting model that predicted the 2018 Blue Wave with incredible accuracy. As we look to upcoming elections, we turn to her insights again as she breaks down competitive congressional races and more. She joins me on the show today to talk about the races to watch, new thoughts on the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

More horrific gun violence in America has again prompted conversations about gun law reforms and, especially, activism. Founder and executive director of Guns Down America, Igor Volsky, is part of a new campaign to push Walmart to stop gun sales and end donations to the NRA. He joins me on the show today to talk all about this latest campaign.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from calling out racism in the aftermath of horrific mass shootings to the presidential candidates campaigning at the Iowa State Fair.  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, August 09, 2019

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As recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton make clear, America’s hatred and violence are fully exposed and yet not reckoned with. Author, speaker and activist Kevin Powell has been writing about the country’s relationship with violence and hatred. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the aftermath of two mass shootings, ICE raids arresting hundreds of immigrants in Mississippi, and boycotts against Equinox and SoulCycle over a Trump fundraiser.  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, August 08, 2019

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As South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg became a breakout sensation in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential race, he has also received attacks from the religious right and beyond. Senior editor and writer at The Daily Beast, Tim Teeman, writes about how the conservative blogger, radio host, and former CNN commentator Erick Erickson is obsessed with Pete Buttigieg's sexuality. He joins me on the show today to talk all about the hypocrisy and more.


The Trump administration continues to deny the problem of white supremacy, even as bigoted language and crimes are on the rise and out in the open. As we try to unpack what’s happening to American democracy, we turn to the history of prior waves of fascism. Benjamin Carter Hett, a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has written all about the history in his latest book, The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar RepublicHe joins me on the show today to talk about how the Nazi Party came into power alongside the failure of the Weimar Republic.

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