Monday, February 20, 2017

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

The Michelangelo Signorile Show will not be live today in honor of Presidents Day, but don’t worry we’ve put together a special ‘Best Of’ Show for you featuring interviews with three of the candidates for DNC Chair:
-              Chairman Jaime Harrison of the SC Democratic Party
-              Chairman Raymond Buckley of the NH Democratic Party
-              Former US Labor Secretary Tom Perez

The episode also features interviews with Wajahat Ali on his recent New York Times Op-Ed on resistance in the age of Trump and Lisa Dickey on her new book Bears In The Streets.

We will also be re-airing our Special Show ‘How To Survive An Authoritarian’ which features journalist Masha Gessen, Tina Rosenberg of The New York Times, and James Esseks of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). 

The Signorile Show will be live again on Tuesday 2/21/17.



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Friday, February 17, 2017

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

After Donald Trump announced that he was considering nominating Neil Gorsuch, Judge of the 10th Circuit, to the U.S. Supreme Court, Lambda Legal’s Fair Courts Project embarked on a comprehensive review of his judicial record.  They considered the hundreds of opinions authored or co-authored by Judge Gorsuch in the 10th Circuit and analyzed other decisions in which he participated involving LGBT-identified and LGBT-affiliated parties.  Joining me today to talk all about their findings and the impact Judge Gorsuch could have on the country if confirmed to the Supreme Court is Yuvraj Joshi who is the Fair Courts Project Fellow at Lambda Legal. 

 This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the massive scandal surrounding President Trump’s National Security advisor Michael Flynn and his Labor Secretary nominee withdrawing from consideration, not to mention his rambling Press Conference yesterday.  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, February 16, 2017

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

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post as well as the 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 Queer Voices.  Be sure to follow Noah of Twitter!

On Inauguration Day, a constellation of well-known Broadway performers gathered at the Town Hall auditorium in Manhattan to sing a collection of songs about love of country and hope for the future, offering a competing vision of America to the one associated with the country’s new president.  The show, called the Concert for America, and it raised money for the N.A.A.C.P., the National Immigration Law Center, Planned Parenthood, the Sierra Club and the Southern Poverty Law Center and was organized by SiriusXM’s own Seth Rudetsky and his husband, James Wesley. Now, they are staging similar benefits in different cities across the country and Seth joins me on the show today to talk all about the concert series.  

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

In the wake of the 2016 election, Democrats across the country are debating what the future of the party should like, and key to that future is the person who will lead the Party in the age of President Donald Trump.  Joining me today to talk all about the race for the Party Chair, why he is running for the position, and what his plan is for the Party is Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez

The day after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, millions of Americans turned out in mass in support of liberty, sorority, and equality.  The marches were conceived by women, led by women, and staged in the name of women and were a forceful pushback to the notion that because a woman just lost the American presidency, women should not be leading the politics of the left. Joining me today to talk all about the Women’s March and how it proved that the future of progressivism is female and that women are the face, body and energy of what is now the Resistance is Rebecca Traister, writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle.


Whether you call it ‘Pot’, ‘Weed’, ‘Grass’, or ‘Mary Jane’ - our collective understanding of the cannabis plant has been confused by politics and religion and according to Joe Dolce the former editor-in-chief of Details and Star Magazines, what we think we know isn’t the real story. In his book Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis he traces the plants history and possible future while investigating the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of marijuana. Joe joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and the future of the cannabis industry.  


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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

At Sunday’s Grammys, Adele took home the top three awards of the night and while accepting her award for album of the year she dedicated a significant portion of her speech to BeyoncĂ©, who was nominated in each of the same categories and lost.  Joining me today to talk all about what Adele had to say and how the Recording Academy, just like the Film and Television Academy, has a whiteness problem is Brittney Cooper who is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University and wrote all about Adele’s speech for Cosmopolitan. 


Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from President Trump’s Muslim Ban losing in Court to his National Security Advisor resigning amidst reports that he lied about his contacts and communication with Russian officials prior to Donald Trump assuming the Oval Office. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

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

Since taking office, President Trump has retained full ownership of his business empire, and has been receiving a stream of payments from foreign governments, which is prohibited by Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution and among legal scholars, there isn’t much debate that he is violating the Constitution.  However, as noted by Judd Legum the Editor in Chief for ThinkProgress, impeachment is unlikely while Republicans maintain an iron grip on Congress and show little interest in holding Trump accountable for anything, but there is still hope; and he points out that there is an obscure legal tactic that could still be used to hold Trump accountable for illegal acts without involving Congress.  Judd joins me today on the show to talk all about the way to hold Trump accountable for violating the Emoluments Clause through the court system.

Over the past century, agriculture around the globe has been radically transformed by new farming methods, feed additives, and social and economic structures, often at the expense of human health. In her new book Chickenizing Farms and Food How Industrial Meat Production Endangers Workers, Animals, and Consumers, Ellen K. Silbergeld, a professor of environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, reveals the unsafe world of big agriculture’s top-down, contract-based factory farming system—and its negative consequences for workers, consumers, and the environment.  Ellen joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and the complex history of the modern industrial food animal production. 

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Friday, February 10, 2017

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

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with President Trump’s Muslim Ban being halted by the courts and Sen. Jeff Sessions being sworn in as the next Attorney General.  Joining me today, as she does every Friday, 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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