Friday, June 11, 2021

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Saturday, June 12, marks the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, where 49 were murdered and dozens more were injured. The shooter targeted LGBTQ club goers on Latin night, leaving a lasting impact on the local community and the nation. Florida’s first LGBTQ Latinx legislator Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith joins me on the show today to talk about the event and the aftermath today.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with rocky infrastructure talks, revelation about the Trump DOJ subpoenaing phone records and Biden’s first G-7.  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.  

We turn to Salon contributing writer and the force behind Digby’s Hullabaloo, Heather “Digby”Parton to talk about the latest. She joins me today to discuss signs of hope for Democrats in local races, the ongoing filibuster battle, and more top news. 

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at HuffPost Personal and host of the 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.

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Biden’s first two judicial nominees and the Democrats are on track to appoint more to all levels of the judiciary in the coming weeks and months. After Trump and the Republicans appointed more than 220 federal judges, this rebalancing is more vital than ever. Co-founder and executive director of Demand Justice, Brian Fallon, joins me on the show today to talk more about the new wave of nominees. 

Yashar Ali has wielded powerful influence in media, politics and entertainment with his exclusive scoops and high powered connections, promoting causes and taking down foes on Twitter and beyond. Writer and journalist Peter Kiefer digs into the political-operative-turned-social-media-muckraker’s career and influence in the LA Magazine article, “The Curious Rise of Twitter Power Broker YasharAli.” He joins me on the show today to talk more about the story.

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Monday, June 07, 2021

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Sen. Joe Manchin announced his opposition to a sweeping voting rights bill, disappointing his fellow Democrats, a majority of whom support the bill. Judd Legum of Popular Information notes that Manchin’s rationale mirrors that of the US Chamber of Commerce and corporations around the nation. Legum joins me on the show today to dig deeper into the arguments. 

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from the Senate’s demise of the January 6th commission to a stalled infrastructure bill to growing interest in the New York City mayoral race.  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.

Trump and his cronies have pushed the "big lie," suggested he’ll be reinstated as president by the end of the summer, and even called for a coup—a recipe for a domestic terrorism threat. Daily Kos writer and author of Don't Tell Me To Wait: How the Fight for LGBT Rights Transformed America & Obama’s Presidency, Kerry Eleveld joins me on the show today to talk about how lies and disinformation have led to this threat.

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Friday, June 04, 2021

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Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have been linked to QAnon, conspiracies and extremism. New research from Media Matters for America exposes the new congressional candidates who have previously endorsed or given credence to QAnon theories and content. President of Media Matters Angelo Carusone joins me on the show today to talk about tracking QAnon candidates and more.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with the demise of the commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection, the quiet progress of the COVID Commission Planning Group and an investigation into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.  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.  Eleanor welcome back to the show!

In the late 1980s, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power rose to become a driving activist force. Author Sarah Schulman chronicles the movement in her new book Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993. Based on nearly 200 interviews with former members, the book explores ACT UP’s origins, impact and ongoing influence. She joins me on the show today for a special interview to talk about how this group of outsiders banded together to change history.

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Thursday, June 03, 2021

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Hear a special interview with Dr. Rachel Levine, the Assistant Secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.

Pride Month shines the spotlight on the long struggle the LGBTQ community has had in America. Professor of political studies at Bard College, Omar EncarnaciĆ³n, looks at nations around the globe in his new book The Case for Gay Reparations. He joins me on the show today to talk about the potential for the US to acknowledge and make amends for a history of discrimination, stigmatization and violence.

Noah Michelson, the Editorial Director at HuffPost Personal and host of the 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.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Now half of US adults are fully vaccinated, but the nation still has a long way to go to get the rest of the population on board and inoculated. Surgo Ventures conducted nationwide surveys to get to the core of vaccine hesitancy and different types of concerns people have. Director of Programs at Surgo Ventures, Hannah Kemp, joins me on the show today to talk about the different groups and ideas on how to reach them. 

The media is reluctant to praise Biden for his administration’s successes in addressing COVID but all too happy to invent drama to cover. Eric Boehlert, Media Critic and Creator of PressRun, has been following the latest political news and battles. He joins me on the show today to talk all about it. 


From the fashion runways to the ballroom scene to Fox's Pose to Cannes Film Festival, actress, model and activist Leyna Bloom has been dazzling audiences as a pioneering trans woman of color. She joins me on the show today to talk about starring in the new film, Port Authority, plus her upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition appearance.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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Humorist and playwright, Paul Rudnick’s new book Playing the Palace is a queer romantic comedy spanning from New York City to the royal palace. He joins me today to talk about the new book that should be on your spring/summer reading list.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from the Supreme Court taking up a challenge to Roe v. Wade to a win for same-sex couples and their children overseas. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

On Sunday, Belarusian authorities diverted an airplane to capture dissident journalist Roman Protasevich. The extraordinary move involving international airspace, piracy and silencing of critics underscores fears about the nation’s leader and more. Political and foreign policy commentator Steve Clemons of The Hill, joins me on the show to talk all about it as well as the latest in Israel and Palestine.

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