Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

It's DAY 36 of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and reports from a Congressional committee assigned to study the blast, "there were strong warning signs that something was terribly wrong with the well" hours before the blast. And today, after few failed attempts to contain the leak to at least try and collect more oil, clean up crews will now attempt to plug the leak, launching what is now known as Top Kill. The idea of this procedure is to shoot fluids down to plug the "clog the well and stop the torrent of oil." We discuss the results coming out of the Gulf this afternoon.

As we get closer to seeing repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy become a reality, direct action is still taking place to keep leaders in Washington engaged on the issue. In a deja vu moment, President Obama attended a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer in California, when GetEQUAL co-founder Kip Williams heckled the president, because Williams says, "the policy and practice (of DADT) doesn't have to be phased out until Robert Gates decides he's ready to do it." Keep the pressure on your Senators and Representatives and make sure they are voting for repeal: 202-224-3121.

Guest / 2:30pm EST - Dr. Aaron Belkin, Director of the Palm Center, joins us this afternoon to discuss the meeting Monday between gay activists, Congressional leaders and White House officials that decided on the DADT compromise and why he feels this is beneficial for the gay and lesbian servicemembers.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Kip Williams, a co-founder of GetEQUAL and who heckled President Obama last night at a fundraiser, joins us this afternoon to discuss why the DADT compromise is not sufficient and why we need to keep putting the pressure on Washington.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - Researchers estimate that more than six million hoarders live in the United States. And whether we're savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, none of us is free of the impulses that drive hoarders to extremes. Joining us to discuss hoarding, Gail Steketee, co-author of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things.

The Vatican has been under fire because of the abuse cases coming to light in recent months. There have been lawsuits brought to court but the Vatican has claimed immunity. The Obama administration, in a brief sent to the Supreme Court, has supported the Vatican's claims of immunity. We'll get into this story as well.

All these stories and much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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