Thursday, December 01, 2016

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

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump officially picked a man named Steve Mnuchin to be the next Treasury Secretary; and although Mnuchin’s most recent background is in Hollywood, he’s also an alumni of Goldman Sachs — making him an interesting pick for a man whose closing campaign ad railed against the “global establishment” and featured images of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Manhattan’s Wall Street. But perhaps the most concerning aspect of his past is his tenure as owner and chairman of the bank OneWest.  Joining me today to talk all about Steve Mnuchin and his many victims is Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor at ThinkProgress

Today is World AIDS Day, which provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died. Since the first known cases of HIV in the United States appeared in 1981 public concern and fear about the growing number of people diagnosed increased and legislatures reacted to the public’s fear by passing laws based on the limited knowledge about HIV available at the time. In 1986, four states had passed laws that not only criminalized the transmission of HIV, but also criminalized behaviors that potentially or actually exposed others to the virus, including a host of behaviors that carry no risk of transmission.  Over the past 35 years, nearly 40 states across the country have passed similar laws, which are frequently called “HIV criminalization laws.”  Joining me today to discuss these laws and the impact they have on people living with HIV is Naomi G. Goldberg the Policy & Research Director for Movement Advancement Project which has just released a spotlight report on these laws.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Last Friday, the National Review’s Tim Alberta, reported based on “conversations with a host of conservative legal experts at this week’s Federalist Society convention…many of whom have had discussions with President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team”, that President-elect Donald Trump has settled on two finalists for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Judges William Pryor and Diane Sykes.  Joining me today to talk all about these two Judges, their views, and the threat pose to the rights of millions of Americans is Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgressJustice and the author of Injustices:The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting theAfflicted.

Since the results of the Presidential Election came in, Americans have been taking to the streets all across the country to voice their displeasure with the results and express their fears for the future of the country; but how do we take that anger, energy, and passion and turn it into something that will achieve real and lasting policy change in this country?  Joining me today to talk all about the importance and art of protest and what we can learn from history about its effectiveness in order to challenge President Elect Trump’s agenda is Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times editorial board member Tina Rosenberg who wrote a great column for The Times’ opinion page on Monday all about it. 


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Monday, November 21, 2016

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Since the beginning of his campaign for President, self-proclaimed white nationalists have happily embraced Donald Trump, and now that he has won the Election they are jubilant and are praising his choice of Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist, as a win for their agenda. But who are these ‘white nationalists’ and are they any different from the white supremacists like the KKK who we are all familiar with?  Joining me today to talk all about the growing white nationalist movement in the United States and in Europe is Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London

President Elect Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have for quite some time made it very clear that they are serious about repealing Obamacare, but according to Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent for The Huffington Post, don’t assume their dismantling of government health insurance programs will stop there.  For about two decades now, Republicans have been talking about radically changing the government’s two largest health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare; and Jonathan joins me today to talk all about how the health care safety net as we know it could be bound for extinction. 


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Friday, November 18, 2016

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On Sunday, we learned that that Stephen Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman will be Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor, and today we found out that President Elect Trump has tapped Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General which has sent shockwaves through Democratic and progressive circles.  Joining me today to talk all about Trump’s latest picks and the racist history of Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is senior fellow at People For the American Way Peter Montgomery.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Trump announcing that Stephen Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman will be his chief strategist and senior counselor and that Sen. Jeff Sessions, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) will all also have  places in a Trump administration.  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, November 17, 2016

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 while he's travelling back from Las Vegas. 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.



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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Earlier today, President-elect Donald J. Trump denied that his transition was in chaos, and attacked the media for reporting on the firings and infighting and insisting in an early-morning Twitter rant that everything was going “so smoothly.”  Yet, despite the delays Mr. Trump has announced some key members of his transition team and has put out a few names for other key posts like Secretary of State.  Joining me today to talk all about the Trump transition and what we might expect from a Trump Foreign Policy is Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live.

In recent years, the LGBT movement has made a number of significant gains, from the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to the Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality decision, but despite these advancements the history of gay life in this country remains poorly understood. In his new book Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation historian Jim Downs challenges the conventional portrayal of the 1970s as a period of unfettered sex, explaining that this was done in order to explain the outbreak of HIV in the 1980s, and as a result we have severely diluted the history of this important era in the LGBT community. Drawing on a vast trove of untapped records at LGBT community centers in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia, the book tells the stories of gay people who stood together to create a sense of community and their achievements which would be largely forgotten after the arrival in the early 1980s of HIV/AIDS, which allowed critics to claim that sex was the defining feature of gay liberation.  Jim joins me today on the show to talk all about the book and the importance of reclaiming this history.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

Throughout the entire campaign cycle the media continuously blew their coverage of Donald Trump and allowed him to waltz through the Republican Primary and into the General Election; now they’re blowing the Transition to Trump.  Joining me today to talk all about the horrible way in which the media is continuing to cover Trump and the threat this poses to our country is senior editor at The New Republic Brian Beutler.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, Donald Trump is now our next President, North Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ Republican Governor Pat McCrory is out of a job, and Californians voted to keep the Death Penalty.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.



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