Monday, October 22, 2018

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

On Friday, the Department of Justice charged a Russian woman with interference in the upcoming midterm elections, highlighting the continued threat to America’s elections. Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center Kathleen Hall Jamieson researched how Russian hacking and social media messaging altered the content of the electoral dialogue and contributed to Donald Trump’s victory. She joins me on the show today to talk all about her new book, Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know.

Trump Administration plans to revise federal regulations that will impact gender identity and rights. The reported plan would ensure that federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination will not be enforced by federal agencies to protect transgender people. Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Shannon Minter joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened—Trump praised a congressman who assaulted a journalist covering an election, more details about the disappearance and murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi emerged, and the midterms are fast approaching.  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, October 19, 2018

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This November, Massachusetts voters will consider Question 3, a referendum on whether to retain a 2016 law protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places. Opponents of the law — who call themselves “Keep MA Safe” — have been stoking fears through a series of anti-trans ads aimed to scare voters. LGBTQ editor at ThinkProgress Zack Ford joins me on the show today to talk all about the facts and myths about the referendum.

As the midterms approach, voting rights and efforts to suppress them are more critical than ever. Senior reporter at Mother Jones Ari Berman has been covering voting issues in states around the country from an initiative to restore voting rights to felons in Florida to voter suppression in Georgia. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Trump joking about a congressman assaulting a reporter, and Trump’s calls for closing the Mexico border.  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.  

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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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.

The comedy-driven reproductive rights organization Lady Parts Justice League is gearing up for the midterms with the Golden Probes Awards. Hosted by comedian Margaret Cho, the extravaganza of comedy and music aims to raise awareness about what's at stake in the midterms. Political comedian and Lady Parts Justice League founder Lizz Winstead joins me on the show today to talk about "sexism's most glamorous event."

When Gavin McInnes, the founder of the violent neo-fascist gang the Proud Boys, spoke at the stuffy Metropolitan Republican Club, it marked another embrace of far-right extremism by the Republican establishment. National Reporter at HuffPostChristopher Mathias examined the group's leadership and ideology in light of its rise in Trump’s America. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Organizers of the upcoming #WalkAway March in Washington, D.C. claim they're hosting a rally for the many who've walked away from the Democratic Party. However, upon closer inspection, the movement appears to be a flop. Reporter at ThinkProgress Casey Michel examined the operation behind the march. He joins me on the show today.


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 ongoing family separations, demands for the Department of Homeland Security to disclose documents and Trump’s claims that family separation was an Obama era law.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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With the midterms on the horizon and Democrats focused on rallying Progressives to get the vote out, we’re eager to check in with Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan (D-02) who is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He joins me on the show today to talk about the latest from DC.

Since the news broke that Representative Chris Collins, the first sitting congressman to endorse Donald Trump, was indicted on insider trading, his district in Western New York has been in the spotlight. Now, his challenger, Nate McMurray, the 43-year-old town supervisor of Grand Island, NY, near Niagara Falls, has the nation’s attention. He joins me on the show today to talk all about his campaign.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, Florida’s Supreme Court stopping Gov. Rick Scott from packing it after his term ends to North Dakota’s Voter ID Law that will disenfranchise thousands of Native Americans.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

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In his new book A History of America in Ten Strikes, associate professor of history at the University of Rhode Island Erik Loomis recounts ten critical workers’ strikes in American labor history that everyone needs to know about from the Lowell Mill Girls strike in the 1830s to Justice for Janitors in 1990. He joins me on the show today to talk about these movements and how they relate to labor and protest today.



Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation, a lot has happened—Nikki Haley’s surprise resignation, the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the upcoming midterms, 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, October 12, 2018

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California congressional district 39 covering parts of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties is among the key districts in the state that could flip from red to blue. Veteran and education advocate Gil Cisneros is looking to bring new energy to the state and the nation. He joins me on the show today to talk all about his campaign.

At a time of great divisions, professor of sociology and the director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University Eric Klinenberg researches the places that connect us in his new book Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. He explores our “social infrastructure” from libraries to day-care centers, bookstores, coffee shops and community gardens that shape our face-to-face interactions. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Nikki Haley’s surprise resignation, the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the upcoming midterms.  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.  

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