Friday, October 23, 2020

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

Civil rights lawyer and former public school teacher Mike Siegel first challenged Republican incumbent Rep. Mike McCaul in 2018, coming within just a few percentage points. Siegel is back with new energy and a new campaign to win Texas’ 10th district in 2020. He joins me on the show today to talk all about the race and more.

As we unpack last night’s debate between Trump and Biden, we turn to political strategist Joe Sudbay. Joe also hosts the special SiriusXM Progress series “State of the States” focusing on key battleground states that also have competitive state legislature contests (Saturdays at 3pmET/12pmPT) to dig into the disorder. He joins me today to talk all about the debate, the election and more.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the final presidential debate last night, the Supreme Court confirmation vote scheduled for Monday and tens of millions of Americans voting early.  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 22, 2020

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

Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at HuffPost Personal and host of the new D is for Desire 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 Southern Poverty Law Center launched a podcast series to help people understand the threat that far-right extremists pose in America. In the latest installment of Sounds Like Hate, award-winning journalists/producers/filmmakers Geraldine Moriba and Jamila Paksima investigate the neo-Nazi group “The Base.” Drawing from hours of never-before-heard recordings taken from 83 hours of secret tapes from the group’s “vetting room,” the series brings listeners into the recruitment, tactics and strategy of the group. Paksima joins me on the show today to talk all about the series.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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

Trump touts herd immunity and the need to “reopen” the country, but these plans fly in the face of public health guidance on controlling coronavirus. Co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, and Nation Magazine contributor, Gregg Gonsalves, joins me on the show today to talk all about the false promises and deadly risks of “herd immunity” and the better paths to controlling the virus until we have a reliable cure.

Educator and organizer Dana Balter mounted a competitive challenge against incumbent Republican Rep. John Katko in New York’s 24th congressional district in 2018. Now in 2020, she’s out-raising and out-polling the incumbent and could soon turn the central and western New York district blue. She joins me on the show today to talk all about her campaign and more from the Empire State.

From coronavirus cases spiking in South Dakota to a competitive senate race in Iowa, rural America is in the midst of change in 2020. Executive Director of Rural Organizing, Matt Hildreth, joins me on the show today to talk about the political winds in rural America, mobilizing voters and more.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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

Georgia is a center for election energy with competitive presidential and senate races and a boom in new voters. The state is also the site of voter suppression and, as an investigation by ProPublica’s Electionland Project and Georgia Public Radio political reporter, Stephen Fowler, access to the polling sites has become increasingly difficult. Fowler joins me to talk all about the state’s obstacles to voting and the forces behind them.

The nation is watching Texas where we could see Democrats win from president on down. Lawyer, immigrant and cancer survivor, Sima Ladjevardian, has been a longtime healthcare advocate and worked on Beto O’Rourke’s senate and presidential campaigns. Now, she’s challenging incumbent Republican and Trump booster Rep. Dan Crenshaw in Texas’ second congressional district. She joins me on the show today to talk about the campaign, stopping his lies about coronavirus and more.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from a Supreme Court ruling on mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania to more challenges to the census count to the Department of Justice officially filing papers to defend Trump in a defamation case. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

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

House Judiciary Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee member, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), has been on the frontlines of Congress’ response to the coronavirus pandemic, economic turmoil and more. He joins me on the show today to share more from California and Capitol Hill.

Democratic Party candidate for the Georgia Senate Jon Ossoff has out-raised and out-polled Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue as his campaign keeps growing. He joins me on the show today to talk about the movement for change and more from the Peach State.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from early voting as we countdown to election day to Trump’s ongoing rallies and rhetoric and more.  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 16, 2020

ICYMI: Rachel Bitecofer spoke about what it will take to turn Texas blue on the show yesterday.


 

Heather 'Digby' Parton spoke about the GOP's governance problem on the show today.


 

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

As the presidential candidates took television in rival town halls last night, we saw more of the media’s framing of the contest and their messages exposed. Media critic and founder of PressRun: the home of fearless media commentary, Eric Boehlert, joins me on the show to talk about the events and more of the latest media coverage as we approach the final days before the election.

The week has been full of news from Supreme Court confirmation hearings to rival presidential candidate town halls to Republicans trying to disavow Trump moments before the election. Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo, Heather “Digby” Parton, has been covering it all and she joins me on the show today to dig into the latest. 

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, early voting numbers growing as we countdown to Election Day, and Biden and Trump’s rival televised town hall events.  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 15, 2020

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

Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at HuffPost Personal and host of the new D is for Desire 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.

With less than three weeks to go before election day, we’re checking in on election forecasts and contests around the nation. Editor of The Cycle, Senior Adviser at the Lincoln Project, host of the youtube show/podcast The Election Whisperer, Rachel Bitecofer, has been analyzing her forecasting models and picking through the noise to help focus on the real trends. She joins me on the show to talk all about her latest research and the election contests that have caught her attention.

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