Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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

Ever since Pres. Trump and his administration have taken power, we have seen a steady assault on the right of LGBTQ people in this country, which is why it is so important for all of us to come together to resist these attempts to roll back the gains made in recent years.  One of the organizations that has been on the front line of this fight for many years is PFLAG National, which is the nation’s largest and oldest organization uniting families and allies with LGBTQ people, and early last week they named Jaime M. Grant, Ph. D. as their new Executive Director. Dr. Grant, is a longtime social-justice and LGBTQ activist and advocate, and will now lead PFLAG in their continuing fight for Queer community and their families in the age of Trump and she joins me on the show today to talk all about the work that PFLAG is doing to educate, engage, and empower LGBTQ people, their families and a new generation of allies.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from a federal court ruling against the Trump administration’s latest attempt to punish ‘sanctuary cities’ to the Supreme Court blocking two rulings by a federal district court that would have required Texas to redraw its state and federal congressional districts.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

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

Earlier today we learned that Republicans in the Senate are far from done with their quest to take away healthcare from millions Americans, and with an eye on the Sept. 30 deadline set by the Senate parliamentarian for passing a bill with 50 senators instead of the usual 60, Senate Republicans are now desperately trying to secure enough votes for the awkwardly named Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill, which would repeal many of Obamacare’s taxes, mandates, and subsidies while converting Medicaid and the ACA exchanges into block grants controlled by each individual state.  Joining me today to talk all about this proposed piece of legislation and the opposition to it is Alice Ollstein who is a reporter at Talking Points Memo, covering national politics. 

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from Pres. Trump making yet another possible deal with Democrats, this time on DACA, to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont releasing his Medicare For All plan. 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, September 15, 2017

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

As the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, erupted back in August 2014, media commentators across country referred to the response of African Americans to the killing of unarmed black people by police as “black rage,” and in response to the characterization, historian Carol Anderson wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting that this was, instead, "white rage at work” noting that “With so much attention on the flames, everyone had ignored the kindling."  This op-ed would lead Carol Anderson to write a full length book on the subject called White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, which is now out in paperback, and in it she details how since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. Carol is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and she joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and how every time social progress for African Americans was made it was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition. 


This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Pres. Trump making deals with Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announcing his Medicare For All plan.  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, September 14, 2017

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

We are now seeing reports that President Donald Trump is moving closer to a deal with Democrats that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation, the news came after a dinner between Trump and Democratic leaders last night and since then there has been a lot going on.  Joining me today to talk all about DACA and make sense of latest news concerning the fate of program is José Dante Parra who is the CEO of ProsperoLatino, a Latino-focused public relations firm.  Jose was the former Senior advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Latino communications advisor for President Obama’s 2012 reelection and led the Democratic National Convention Hispanic media team. 

Last week, Americans learned that the credit reporting bureau Equifax had been hacked and the personal information of millions of people had been stolen.  Hackers gained access to Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, credit card and driver’s license numbers of 143 million people—more than half the adult population in the U.S., and about three-quarters of all Americans with a credit history, and to make matters worse this the third major data breach in a year for Equifax.  Joining me today to talk all about the hack and why he feels that Credit bureaus are a racket is author, journalist, and weekly columnist for The New Republic David Dayen.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

According to reports, Congressional leaders, including Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, are meeting today to discuss the fate of the beneficiaries of the DACA program, and while it appears that Congress is unsure about the fate of these Dreamers, American voters overwhelmingly agree that DACA recipients should stay here, in the only country they’ve ever known as home. According to brand new polling, 73 percent of American voters—including 68 percent of Trump voters—want a bill with permanent protections for immigrant youth.  Joining me today to talk all about the popularity of the DACA program and the danger that Trump’s decision has placed the Dreamers in is Gabe Ortíz who is a staff writer at Daily Kos focusing on immigration, LGBT, Latino issues.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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

Since January 20, 2017, in more than 33 states, lawmakers have proposed at least 90 pieces of legislation aimed at restricting access to the ballot box for millions of Americans, while at the same time, the President Trump created a commission on Election Integrity to look into the his own widely debunked claims that millions of people voted illegal in November.  Joining me today to talk all about Trump’s voter fraud commission and the Republican-led assault on the voting rights of young people is attorney Marc Erik Elias who is the chair of Perkins Coie’s Political Law practice, Marc was also general counsel to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from Betsy DeVos making a speech on campus sexual assault to the Trump administration releasing its brief in the Supreme Court's anti-gay baker case.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

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Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from the aftermath of Harvey to Trump’s ‘deal’ with the Democrats.  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.

As Florida is dealing with the impact of Irma and Texas is attempting to rebuild its coastline after Harvey, communities across the country are being confronted with the effects of climate change and the need to better prepare for the possibility of increased natural disasters in the future.  Joining me today to talk all about the current rebuilding and relief efforts under way, what needs to happen in order for cities and towns to bounce back after disasters, and how communities should be preparing for effects of climate change in the way they build and plan is Carlos Martín is a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. 


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Friday, September 08, 2017

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

Adele M. Stan of The American Prospect will be guest hosting for Michelangelo today.  Adele has some great things planned for the show so be sure to tune in and give her a call.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017


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

Adele M. Stan of The American Prospect will be guest hosting for Michelangelo today.  Adele has some great things planned for the show so be sure to tune in and give her a call.

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