Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Last week, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, which has caused both policy makers and investors to speculate what the effect will be on the economy.  Joining me today to talk all about the hike and what history can teach us about how it might affect the economy is Neil Irwin the senior economics correspondent for The New York Times, where he writes for The Upshot section.
The Holidays are upon us and everyone has been rushing out to get their last minute shopping done, both in stores and online.  However, with the rise of digital payment methods identity theft is increasingly becoming a fact of life. We might once have hoped to protect ourselves from hackers with airtight passwords and aggressive spam filters, and those are good ideas as far as they go. But with the breaches of huge organizations like Target, AshleyMadison.com, JPMorgan Chase, Sony, and even the US Office of Personnel Management, more than a billion personal records have already been stolen, and chances are good that you’re already in harm’s way.  However according to Adam Levin, a consumer advocate with more than three decades of experience, in his new book Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves this doesn’t mean there’s no hope. Your identity may get stolen, but it doesn’t have to be a life-changing event. Adam joins me today in studio to talk all about the book and how keep hackers, phishers, and spammers from becoming your problem. 

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Monday, December 21, 2015


The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127



On Nov. 1, 1755, two tectonic plates a few hundred miles off the Portuguese coast collided, releasing a cataclysmic burst of energy that radiated in all directions, with the effects being felt as far away as Finland, but it was Lisbon, Portugal that most famously bore the brunt of one of the most powerful earthquakes in history.  In his new book This Gulf of Fire, historian Mark Molesky brings to life this disaster that forever changed Lisbon and provoked a Europe-wide debate about God and the workings of nature.  Mark joins me today in studio to talk all about the book, the destruction of Lisbon, and the effect it has on the ‘Age of Science and Reason’. 

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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 iPhone, Blackberry and Android apps. Not a subscriber? Not a problem! Listen online any time with a free thirty-day pass or, if you have an if you have an iPhone or Blackberry, go to the app store and download SiriusXM for free, for a 7-day trial, and listen on your phone.