Thursday, November 06, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - While many politicians continue to champion gun rights, their constituents are calling for reforms to ownership laws.  On Tuesday, Washington State voters approved Initiative 594: Universal background checks for gun buyers--the first such measure to be passed by popular vote in any state in recent memory.  The law bans the unregulated sale of weapons at gun shows and on the internet.  Senior editor at Mother Jones, Mark Follman, has written award-winning investigations of guns in America.  He joins us today to discuss the new law and the growing gun safety movement.

4:35pm ET - One of the founders of modern gay literature, Felice Picano, has written over 30 books of poetry, fiction, memoirs, nonfiction, and plays.  His latest collection is True Stories Too: People and Places from My Past.  In these 15 personal essays, he shares tales from his family, brushes with fame, the HIV crisis, and his new life in California.  Picano takes the reader on a tour through New York City from the 1960s to the 2000s, around the globe to Berlin and Japan, and to Los Angeles.  He joins us in the studio to talk about these stories and his journeys writing them.

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