Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

Earlier this month, the Capital Pride parade in Washington DC, was repeatedly interrupted by activist from the group No Justice No Pride to protest the participation of police contingents and certain anti-LGBT corporations in the parade.  The group sought to draw attention to the insidious ways corporations and police departments get moral cover for the discrimination and violence they wage against queer people and people of color by participating in pride parades. Joining me today to talk all about the protest and the reasons why we need to get corporate America and police units out of Pride marches is Steven W Thrasher who is writer-at-large for The Guardian US.

So much happening in the world of politics this week, from the Republicans in the Senate secretly plotting behind closed doors to take away health care from millions of Americans to the results of the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District coming in.   Helping us to make some sense of it all is Michele Jawando, Vice President of legal progress at the Center for American Progress, joins us today to talk about it all.  Be sure to check out THINKING CAP, the podcast she does every Thursday with our friend Igor Volsky!


If you mention the name Lowell Thomas today few Americans will recognize it, but in his day he was as well-known as any American journalist ever has been. Raised in a Colorado gold-rush town, Thomas began his career covering crimes and scandals for local then Chicago newspapers going on to assign himself to report on World War I, returning with an exclusive: the story of “Lawrence of Arabia.”  Then in 1930, he began delivering America’s initial radio newscast, making his voice the one that Americans trusted to keep them up to date and informed of world events in turbulent decades; yet despite his colorful life and groundbreaking career Lowell Thomas is not celebrated today in the way that other early broadcasters are.  Now, in his new book, The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th Century Journalism NYU professor of Journalism Mitchell Stephens offers the first biography of this largely forgotten but tremendously important journalist, documentary producer, and groundbreaking radio newscaster and he joins me on the show today to talk all about the life, career, and influence of Lowell Thomas on 20th Century journalism.  



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

Last Tuesday, Danica Roem made history by becoming the first transgender candidate to win a primary for Virginia’s House of Delegates.  She now goes on face 11-term Republican delegate Bob Marshall in the General Election and if she defeats him she would once again make history by becoming the  first openly transgender state legislator ever elected and seated.  Danica joins me today on the show to talk about her recent victory and what she plans to do for the citizens of District 13 if elected to office. 


Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from President Trump being hit with three Emoluments Lawsuits and the Supreme Court taking up a blockbuster gerrymandering case.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

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 and the rest of the week. 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.

Joe will joined on the show today by Igor Volsky of CAP, Nathan Williams of Town Hall Project, and Kerry Eleveld of Daily Kos.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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 and the rest of the week. 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.


Joe will be joined on the show by Austin City Council Member Greg Casar, NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Johnson, and Tierney Sneed of Talking Points Memo.

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Thursday, June 01, 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!



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a groundbreaking ruling in favor of a transgender student named Ash Whitaker, the ruling upheld the preliminary injunction, issued by a federal district court in September 2016, that has allowed Ash, a High School senior, to use the bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity without fear of discipline or invasive surveillance by school officials.  This landmark unanimous decision, by the three-judge panel held that transgender students are protected from discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Joining me today to talk all about the ruling and what it means for transgender students across the country is Shannon Minter, who is the Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a Board Member of The Transgender Law & Policy Institute.

Earlier today, President Trump wrote on twitter that he will be announcing his decision on whether he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord over the next few days, and according to multiple reports this is something he plans on doing which make the US join the ranks of such nations as Syria and Nicaragua in rejecting the historic pact to address climate change.  Joining me today to talk all about the importance of Paris Climate Accord to US environmental policy and the impact our withdrawal would have on international policy is Dan Kanninen who is a former White House Liaison to the EPA for the Obama Administration where he played a key role in the efforts to support former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and in campaigns to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.  


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened, from President Trump completing his first foreign trip to reports that Jared Kushner attempted to set up a back channel of communication with President Vladimir Putin of Russia.  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.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the nationwide injunction against Trump’s second Muslim ban to Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruling that laws prohibiting marriage between two people of the same sex violate the nation’s constitutional guarantees of equality. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

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

Happy Memorial Day from all of us here at The Michelangelo Signorile Show and SiriusXM Progress! 
The Signorile Show will not be LIVE today, but don't worry we are re'airing our broadcast from the CAP Ideas Conference.

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Listen to The Michelangelo Signorile Show weekdays live from 3-6 pm ET on SiriusXM Progress 127 and on the SiriusXM apps. Not a subscriber? Not a problem! Listen online any time with a free thirty-day pass or go to the app store and download SiriusXM for free and listen on your phone