Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

 Earlier today, President Trump unveiled his budget proposal which calls slashing $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim Education, healthcare, and assistance programs for the poor while pouring more money into our already bloated military budget.  Joining me today to talk all about how Trump’s proposed budget would impact America’s students and higher education is Randi Weingarten the president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers, paraprofessionals, school-related personnel, nurses and other healthcare professionals, and local, state and federal government employees. 

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that two congressional districts in North Carolina were racially gerrymandered in violation of the Constitution and Nevada’s Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill prohibiting mental health professionals in the state from attempting to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

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

Michelangelo is BACK!!!

Next week, The Texas Legislature end of its session, and are seeing lawmakers there scrambling to approve several measures which have sparked outrage in both the Lone Star State and the entire country.  Joining me today to talk all about the end of the Texas legislative session and the dangerous bills being voted on is Texas based Journalist and Editor for OutSmart Magazine in Houston John Wright

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened, from President Trump giving classified intel to the Russians to increasing calls for his impeachment.  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, May 19, 2017

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

Michelangelo will be off on Thursday & Friday, but don't worry Tina Dupuy and Adele M. Stan will be filling in for him while he is away.

Michelangelo will be back on Monday 5/22/17


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

The Signorile Show is LIVE from Washington DC on Tuesday and Wednesday covering the CAP Ideas Conference and for the second installment of our special series "How To Survive An Authoritarian".


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Monday, May 15, 2017

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

On Saturday, just after 9 p.m. in Charlottesville, Virginia, several dozen tiki torch-wielding protesters gathered in Charlottesville’s Lee Park chanting “You will not replace us,” “Russia is our friend,” and “Blood and soil” to protests the Charlottesville City Council’s vote to remove and sell the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.  Joining me today to talk all about the cities decision to remove its monument honoring the leader of the Confederate army and this weekend’s protests is Allison Wrabel who is a reporter for The Daily Progress, Charlottesville's daily newspaper, who was on the ground in Lee park Saturday night to witness the protest.  

As the fight against ISIS continues, President Trump recently approved the arming of Kurdish forces in Syria despite opposition from Turkey who view those fighters as terrorists because of their connection to Kurdish groups in Turkey that want to create their own independent state within the nation’s borders. However, despite the need to maintain Turkish support in the fight against ISIS, the move is viewed as necessary by the Trump administration for the offensive to retake Raqqa, the northeast Syrian city that ISIS considers its capital.  But even if ISIS is defeated on the ground in Syria, will that mean the end of the group and its dangerous ideology?  In their new book Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad career counter terrorism and intelligence officer Malcolm Nance and terrorism media and cyber warfare expert Chris Sampson map out the cyberspace level tactics of ISIS to explain how they spread their propaganda and recruit vulnerable young people, and what can be done to win the battle against ISIS online.  Malcolm has over 33 years of experience in combating radical extremism for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies, and he is the Executive Director of The Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics & Radical Ideology (TAPSTRI) and is the other of several books including  The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election and he returns to the show today to talk all about his latest book Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad and so much more.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

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Earlier this morning, President Trump took to twitter to issue a thinly veiled threat to former FBI Director James Comey, saying “James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”  This threat, coupled with Comey’s sudden dismissal has led some in the FBI to believe that Trump has essentially declared war on the FBI, as one anonymous FBI official recently told the Washington Post, and that there will be a concerted effort within the department to respond over time in kind.  Joining me today to talk all about the hornets’ nest that the President has kicked and how members of the FBI are threatening to go to war with the president is Zack Beauchamp who is a Senior Reporter for Vox.com

Starting Monday, The Dean Obeidallah Show will now be airing exclusively on SiriusXM Progress every weekday from 6-9pmET, and everyone here on the Progress team is so excited to have Dean join the lineup and bring his perspective to the amazing discussions we all regularly have on this channel.  Dean joins me on the show today to talk all about his show, the move to Progress, and so much more.


This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with former acting Attorney General Yates testifying before Congress and the President firing the Director of the FBI.  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, May 11, 2017

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

On Wednesday, Texas House lawmakers voted to approve a broad “license to discriminate” bill for child placement and protection agencies, the bill now goes to the Senate, where its companion bill has already been heard in committee and would allow among other things foster and adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex families and allow agencies to subject LGBTQ children under their care to “religious education.”  Joining me today to talk all about this bill and the danger it poses to the citizens of Texas is Kathy Miller who is the President & Executive Director of The Texas Freedom Network and Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, which is one of the great groups on the ground in the Lone Star state fighting to protect true religious freedom and civil liberties.

As the results began pouring in on election night, many Democrats across the country were shocked to learn that Donald Trump won Wisconsin by only 22,748 votes, which caused many pundits and analysts to say that this was the result of Sec. Clinton’s failure to effectively campaign in the state.  However, we are now learning that her loss in Wisconsin might not be as simple as a poorly run state campaign.  According to a new study by Priorities USA, a progressive advocacy group and Super PAC and shared exclusively with The Nation, Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law played a major if not pivotal role in Trump’s victory by suppressing 200,000 votes in the state.  Joining me today to talk all about the study, Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law, and how it led to decreased turnout among African-American and Democratic voters is Ari Berman who is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Fellow at The Nation Institute and the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America


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