Thursday, October 10, 2019

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

As the impeachment investigations accelerate, subpoenas are issues and denied, and Giuliani’s associates have been arrested, we are keeping tabs on all the developments. Independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties, Marcy Wheeler of EmptyWheel, has been following all the threads. She joins me on the show today to help unpack the latest.

Last fall, Florida voters overwhelmingly supported Amendment 4—the ballot proposal to restore voting rights to ex-felons in the Sunshine State. But, the state legislature has put up hurdles to prevent as many as 1.4 million people from exercising their right to vote. Activists and advocates are pushing for justice to ensure that everyone who's entitled to vote can. Micah Kubic, executive director of ACLU Florida, joins me on the show today to talk about what's happening on the ground and in the courts.

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has been a force in the Democratic Party as the junior senator of New Jersey and a passionate voice on the House Judiciary and other committees. Tonight, he will be one of nine Democratic candidates taking part in CNN's LGBTQ town hall. He joins me on the show today to talk all about his campaign, the forum and the latest from Capitol Hill.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

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As we delve into the latest impeachment developments and more breaking news, 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 impeachment inquiry, the hypocrisy of Trump’s kids, and the possibility of optimism in today’s political climate.


Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Chuck Hoskin Jr., announced the tribe's intention to send a delegate to Congress. Based on promises made in treaties signed in the 18th and 19th centuries, this Cherokee Nation delegate represents a historic first. Chief Hoskin Jr. joins me on the show today to discuss the new delegate and top priorities for his constituents.

In 1978, Gilbert Baker created a unifying symbol for the growing gay rights movement—a rainbow flag that debuted at San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day Parade. His creation would become an international emblem of liberation, forever cementing his pivotal role in helping to define the modern LGBTQ movement. Baker’s memoir tells the story of his repressive childhood in 1950s Kansas to a harrowing stint in the US Army, and finally his art and activism in San Francisco. Award winning Art Director Charley Beal is a Board Advisor, as well as the Manager of Creative Projects for the Gilbert Baker Estate. Charley Beal, joins me on the show today to talk about his dear late friend, Gilbert Baker and Baker’s Memoir Charley helped bring to reality, Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color. 

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

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Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened as impeachment support in the polls keeps growing, Trump announced the plan to pull US troops out of the Middle East and more developments in the impeachment inquiry and whistleblower complaints.  John returns to the show today—this time for a special in-studio appearance—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.

As the impeachment inquiry continues, Trump also announced a radical shift in US policy and presence in the Middle East. Iraq war veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joins me to discuss the consequences of Trump’s announcement in the region and across the globe.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened—the Trump administration kept another witness from testifying before Congress, the Supreme Court agreed to take up another abortion case, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases with major consequences for LGBTQ rights. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, October 07, 2019

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Dozens of experts came together to publish their assessments of Trump’s mental state for the book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. Two years after the volume was first published, the danger keeps growing. Contributor and Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Dr.Lance Dodes wrote about how Trump is a sociopath because of his lack of empathy for others, loss of reality, rage and more. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

This morning, Trump announced plans to withdraw US forces from the Middle East and leave it to others “to figure the situation out,” risking upheaval and more. CEO of Avicenna Strategy, former White House Senior Director and State Department Senior Advisor, and SiriusXM guest host Nayyera Haq joins me on the show today to talk about the situation in Turkey, plus the latest in the Ukraine scandal.

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Friday, October 04, 2019

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The release of texts between US and Ukrainian officials is just the latest in the story of Trump’s corruption. Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo Heather “Digby” Parton has been following the latest developments from what’s going on at Capitol Hill to phone calls and officials traveling the globe. She returns to the show to talk all about it.

Representative Chris Collins (R-NY-27) was the first sitting congressman to endorse Donald Trump and now has resigned after finally pleading guilty on insider trading charges. Democratic candidate Nate McMurray, came within 1,100 votes of Collins last year and is running to fill the seat again as the Western New York congressional seat gains national attention. He joins me on the show today to talk all about his campaign.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the release of texts between US diplomats and a senior aide in Ukraine, Trump’s false claims of a “coup,” and Trump’s call to investigate China.  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 03, 2019

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.

Progressive talk-show radio host and New York Times bestselling author Thom Hartmann joins me on the show today to talk about his new book The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America. With the new Supreme Court session starting next week, his analysis of how the “most harmless branch” has become a danger to democracy and how the people can take it back is as timely as ever.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

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Veteran, science teacher and mom Elisa Cardnell is the only Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Dan Crenshaw for Texas’ second congressional district in southeastern Texas. She wants to unseat the incumbent who “Puts Trump over Texas” and bring more blue wave energy to the Lone Star State and Capitol Hill. She joins me on the show today to talk all about her campaign.

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 on more revelations about the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of migrants, the Supreme Court case on DACA, a New York lawsuit to stop ICE arrests at courthouses, and more.

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