Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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

While the Republican senator Rick Scott was governor of Florida, his administration presided over the effective blocking of $70m in federal funds available for fighting the state’s HIV crisis.  Which, coupled with the fact that Scott refused to expand Medicaid in Florida, caused the state’s HIV epidemic to became almost peerlessly severe during Scott’s time in office.  Joining me today to talk all about Sen. Scott’s role in failing to combat HIV in Florida is Benjamin Ryan who is an editor at large at POZ magazine, wrote all about what’s happening in Florida for The Guardian.


On Friday, some of the Democratic presidential hopefuls are expected to attend an LGBTQ forum in Iowa at Coe College in Cedar Rapids which will be hosted by One Iowa, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group; The Gazette, a daily in Eastern Iowa; and The Advocate. At the forum the candidates will address the audience before a question-and-answer session with the three moderators, one from each of the host organizations, and joining me today to talk all about the upcoming forum and the importance of LGBTQ issues in the 2020 election is Zach Stafford, the Editor in Chief of The Advocate the nation’s oldest gay magazine still in circulation.

Yesterday, we all witnessed former Corey Lewandowski show his utter contempt for Congress, the US Constitution, and our very Democracy, and while many pundits suggested that he was the victor in the hearing Heather “Digby” Parton of Salon suggests that the hearing showed that his stonewall campaign is finally crumbling and the impeachment courts are coming.  She joins me on the show today to talk all about yesterday’s hearing.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019


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Over the weekend, new sexual assault allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and since then a number of the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates have called for his impeachment.  However according to Vox’s Senior Correspondent Ian Millhiser, Brett Kavanaugh can be removed from the court without going through the impeachment process and he joins me on the show today to talk all about how this could be done.

Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, Susan Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, radicalism and Fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture. From the start of the Cuban Revolution to the Berlin Wall to the New York art scene, no writer negotiated as many worlds.  In the new book Sontag: Her Life and Work author Benjamin Moser tells her the story and examines the work upon which her reputation was based.  Utilizing hundreds of interviews and featuring nearly one hundred images—Sontag is the first book based on the writer’s restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about her. 

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from the Arizona Supreme Court granted businesses a right to discriminate against same-sex couples to the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to drastically alter immigration law by closing the Southern border to most migrants seeking asylum. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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Monday, September 19, 2019


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Former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Pres. Obama, Juli├ín Castro, is running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination and if elected could become the first Latino-American president of the United States. While Trump made fears about immigration a defining issue of his campaign, Castro has made comprehensive immigration reform a central issue to his campaign for 2020. He joins me on the show today to talk all about his campaign.

Jodi Kantor of The New York Times will join us today to discuss her new book "She Said"

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened, from calls for Justice Kavanaugh to be impeached to Pres. Trump threatening Iran on twitter……...  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 13, 2019

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As we unpack last night’s debate and catch up on the latest news of the week, we turn to author and contributor to The Bulwark Molly Jong-Fast to talk about it all. She joins me on the show today to discuss the debate, Ivanka Trump’s compass, Mark Halperin’s attempted comeback and more.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the latest presidential debate, the House Judiciary Committee’s vote on an impeachment investigation, and John Bolton’s departure. 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 12, 2019

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Qasim Rashid is a human rights lawyer running for Virginia’s 28th State Senate district. The Blue wave first emerged in Virginia in 2017 and candidates like Rashid are trying to bring it further. He joins me on the show today to talk about his campaign.


As our television shows keep expanding and a reality TV star serves in the White House, we turn to TV critic for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum who has chronicled it all in her writings. She joins me on the show today to talk about her new book, I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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On Saturday, September 21, people will march on Washington and across the nation to protest the status quo and demand accountability. The We the People March channels calls for change into action. Co-organizer of the march, Amy Siskind, is the president of The New Agenda and author of the book The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year. She joins me in the studio today to talk about the march and more.

Award-winning novelist Dina Nayeri left her native Iran at the age of eight, when her family sought asylum. She writes about her long and arduous journey from Iran through Italy to Oklahoma in her new book The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You. She weaves her story with the stories of other refugees and reflects on larger questions about policies and identity. She joins me on the show today to talk all about her new book.

Social justice activist, equality advocate, writer and producer Danielle Moodie-Mills tackles the big issues on her show “Woke AF” every Sunday from 10am to 1pm EST on SiriusXM Progress. As we grapple with the latest stories about John Bolton’s departure and the expanding impeachment investigation, she joins me on the show today to dig into the news.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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This week, the Democratic presidential hopefuls debate in Houston at Texas Southern University, bringing the spotlight to the state that could be pivotal in the 2020 election. Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign put Texas’ blue potential in the spotlight, but the movement started before then and continues after. Democrats are working hard to make change in Texas as we approach local and federal elections. Executive Director of Battleground Texas, Oscar Silva, joins me on the show today to talk all about what’s happening in the Lone Star State.

Mark Joseph Stern of Slate has been busy this summer and we’re so glad to have him back for his weekly deep dive into legal news and more. He returns to the show today to talk all about the latest from the Supreme Court to the White House to the states.

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Monday, September 09, 2019

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Trump, foreign leaders, lobbyists, Republican candidates, members of Congress and more in the president’s network routinely spend money to stay at Trump properties. Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo Heather “Digby” Parton writes about it all as scrutiny on these transactions is on the rise and the possible impeachment inquiry expands. She returns to the show to talk all about the swamp and much more.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from Trump defying facts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, plans for an expanded impeachment inquiry and a cancelled meeting with Taliban leaders.  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 06, 2019

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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.

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