Monday, December 08, 2014

Today on The Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Last week, following right on the heels of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO to not a indict Police Officer Darren Wilson, a grand jury in New York City decided also to not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the homicide of 43-year-old Eric Garner.  Immediately after this decision was made public, protests erupted across that country and are continuing even now as our nation wrestles with the idea of where do we go from here?  Joining us today to discuss the killing, the protests, and whether or not our police forces’ can be reformed is Mychal Denzel Smith, a contributing writer at The Nation and a blogger at You can also follow Mychal on twitter.

4:45pm ET - Of all the major cities associated with gay culture, Berlin may have been the first one where homosexuality truly flourished.  Historian Robert Beachy explores this gay mecca in his new book Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity.  He traces the origins of today’s homosexual identity all the way back to the Weimer Republic.  He joins us today to talk about the city’s unique history and stories.

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