Wednesday, June 03, 2020

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

As America grapples with civil unrest and a public health crisis, Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo, Heather “Digby”Parton, has been writing about it all. She joins me today to talk all about the latest news and what’s happening with protests on the West Coast.

As we follow the latest protests, Trump’s dangerous stunts, and the COVID-19 pandemic, we turn to fellow SiriusXM Progress host and comedian John Fugelsang. He hosts Tell Me Everything live weeknights 9pmET to midnight and he joins me today to check in on the top stories and highlight what’s coming up on the channel later this week.

During his first presidential campaign, Trump insisted "I am the law and order candidate" and promised in his inaugural address that "this American carnage stops right here and right now." Now, he's pushing the law and order message again, but as Princeton University Professor Kevin M. Kruse writes for The Washington Post, that the message falls flat for an incumbent. He joins me on the show today to talk more about the history of law and order appeals and Trump’s approach.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

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On Friday, New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie (D-20) joined constituents peacefully protesting George Floyd’s murder in Brooklyn, and then the police pepper-sprayed and handcuffed him. He joins me today to talk more about the front lines of protest and the front lines of legislating for reform in Albany.

As we keep up with the latest news on the pandemic to Trump to police brutality, we turn to SiriusXM Progress’ own Dean Obeidallah, comedian, lawyer and host of The Dean Obeidallah Show. He joins me to talk about some of the top news and more coming up on the channel.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from the Supreme Court upholding COVID-19 restrictions on places of worship to Trump’s attempt to censor Twitter to city curfews that could affect primary elections. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, June 01, 2020

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

As protests spread, calls for police reform grow, and Trump asks governors to use more force, the killing of George Floyd has inflamed the nation. Justice correspondent at The Nation, Elie Mystal, joins Michelangelo to talk about the incident, the protests and more. 

As the country roils over police brutality incidents, Trump incites from afar, tweeting “once the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Award winning author and Emory University Professor of African American Studies, Carol Anderson, joins me on the show today to talk about the systemic racism at the core of the protests and more.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from nationwide protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Trump’s attacks on social media and the latest in the coronavirus response.  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 29, 2020

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

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and lack of action from authorities has outraged the public in Minnesota and around the country. Calls for accountability and protests escalate, as Trump threatens violence. Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, Prof. Ibram X. Kendi, joins me today to talk about the controversy and racism in America.


A Republican state legislator tested positive for COVID-19, but leadership delayed notifying the Democratic members of the Pennsylvania statehouse, deepening the partisan rifts amidst the health crisis. State Rep. Brian Sims (D-182) spoke out about the health risks for him and his colleagues and he joins me on the show today to talk all about it.



This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with over 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in America, Trump criticizing Biden for wearing a mask and the police killing of George Floyd.  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 28, 2020

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.

Trump claims he is giving Americans relief through a payroll tax holiday, but the plan would undermine America's already weakened social safety net. Former deputy campaign manager for Sanders 2020, Ari Rabin-Havt, writes about the latest plan to "bankrupt" and privatize social security for Jacobin Magazine. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it, the 2020 election and more.


Trump—a serial adulterer who paid off a porn star and struggles to quote from the Bible--would seem like an unlikely hero for Evangelicals, and yet they continue to embrace his presidency. Reporting Fellow with Type Investigations, Sarah Posner, examines the story of Christian Nationalism and how Trump is a culmination of five decades of political organizing. She joins me on the show to discuss her new book Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship atthe Altar of Donald Trump.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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.

Tune in to hear interviews with:

  • Michelangelo Signorile on activist Larry Kramer's legacy
  • Political Director of Daily KosDavid Nir, on combating GOP voter suppression efforts and what to watch for in the upcoming election
  • Candidate for Iowa's fourth congressional district JD Scholten 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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

Trump touted Project Airbridge and its "young geniuses" as the solution for America's medical supply needs, but the Jared Kushner-led effort came under fire for how supplies were distributed and whether political considerations played a role. Mother Jones reporter Stephanie Mencimer wrote all about the project and joins me on the show today to talk about its rise and fall.

Media critic and creator of PressRun: the home of fearless media commentary, Eric Boehlert, has been following the latest in the coronavirus response and news coverage from the press wanting a close 2020 election to new calls for Twitter to ban Trump and more. He joins me on the show to discuss these and more top stories.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened from death penalty precedents out of Florida, a Michigan judge issuing a political polemic to progress for restoring the right to vote for ex-felons in Florida. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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