Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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.

Today's guests:

Washington Post writer Greg Sargent

Journalist and book author David Dayen

Daily Kos writer Kelly Macias

Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern

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Monday, May 21, 2018

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

Today, the Supreme Court’s ruled that companies can use arbitration clauses to block employees from banding together in class action suits. Today’s opinion resolved three cases that were argued together on the first day of the term: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA. In the 5-4 decision written by Justice Gorsuch, the court ruled in favor of employers forcing employees to sign away many of their rights to sue their employers. Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, Ian Millhiser, joins me to breakdown what the decision means for millions of American workers.


Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened—another horrific school shooting, the Supreme Court ruling in favor of employers over workers in arbitration cases, and Trump’s latest Twitter storm about the Russia investigation.  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 18, 2018

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

A new book exposes a government-run program that detained and harmed tens of thousands of women suspected to be prostitutes without due process. From the 1910s to the 1950s, the “American Plan” sought to rid the country of venereal disease and women of loose moral character through forced medical tests, detentions and dangerous treatments. Starting with the story of one brave woman subjected to this horror, author Scott Stern wrote The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex,Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison"Promiscuous" Women. He joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and this often forgotten shame in American history.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with new reflections on the Mueller investigation one year later, another horrific school shooting leaving at least eight dead, and the deadly opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.  Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The DailyBeast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture.  

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

Noah Michelson is back! 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 Queer Voices.


On Friday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed one of the country's most restrictive abortion bills into law on Friday. The "heartbeat" bill bans abortions once the fetal heartbeat can be detected—after just six weeks. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have filed a lawsuit to overturn the bill. Dr. Meera Shah of the Physicians for Reproductive Health joins me on the show to share her medical expertise and experiences with patients and why she and her colleagues opposes the bill. 


Trump’s newly-confirmed CIA director, Gina Haspel, has a history of torturing terror suspects at secret prisons after 9/11 and working to cover up the evidence. Despite her controversial track record and secrecy about her career, the Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed her and the senate confirmed her today. Senior National Security Correspondent at The Daily Beast, Spencer Ackerman, has been reporting on her history and her claims. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it. 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Yesterday, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Oregon and Nebraska held elections that will shape the field for 2018 political contests and beyond. Taking stock of the many elections, observers note that progressive candidates performed well, with women leading the pack. Political Director of Daily Kos and Publisher of Daily Kos Elections David Nir joins me on the show today to talk about the results and what they mean for the upcoming election.

Author Eric Poole’s second memoir Excuse Me While I Slip Into Someone More Comfortable debuted this week. He writes about his quest for stardom, and the coming of age and coming out journeys entwined with it. Traveling from his hometown of St. Louis to Los Angeles, the book traces Eric’s journeys. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

From Capitol Hill to the States, immigration has become a defining issue in American life and politics, especially under the Trump administration. Staff writer at Daily Kos Gabe Ortiz joins me on the show today to talk about the latest immigration news from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s anti-immigrant remarks to the administration’s new policy to separate detained children from their families, and more.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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

Top publications striving to include a diversity of voices end up over-representing perspectives that were never relevant, or aren’t relevant anymore. New York Magazine political writer Eric Levitz argues that the liberal media in fact can have ideological diversity without conservatives. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow sports betting, and corporate and Russia-connected interests giving money to Michael Cohen were revealed. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

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

The involvement of current or former service members — often with sophisticated weapons training — in white supremacist groups has long been a concern. An investigation by ProPublica and Frontline reveals deep ties between military members and Atomwaffen, an extremist group preparing for a race war who were instrumental in the deadly Charlottesville protests. ProPublica staff reporter A.C. Thompson joins me today to talk about the investigation into these disturbing ties.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened—the US embassy move to Jerusalem prompted deadly protests, Ohio voters overturned partisan gerrymandering, and controversial CIA director nominee Gina Haspel could soon be confirmed.  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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