Monday, June 20, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Last week, in the wake of the horrific shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, it was revealed that some of Broadway’s biggest stars would come together to record a version of “What the World Needs Now is Love” to benefit the victims. The track is now available for purchase, with all of the proceeds from the sale going to benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.  Joining me today to talk all about the project is SiriusXM’s own Seth Rudetsky who organized the effort along with his husband, producer James Wesley. 

After the Democratic primaries came to an end last Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders met with Sec. Hillary Clinton to discuss how the ideas and ideological direction of his campaign should be incorporated into her campaign and possible presidency.  But, what will this post-Sanders progressive agenda look like?  Well, according to Mark Schmitt the director of the program on political reform at New America, it’s unlikely to be one of Mr. Sanders’ creation because according to Mark, the Senator from Vermont is still running what he calls “the Windows 95 version of progressive politics.” Mark joins me today to talk all about the influence that Sen. Sanders’ campaign for President has had on the Democratic Party and why he doesn’t think he’ll be leading the progressive charge in the future.

The assassination of British parliamentarian Jo Cox is front-page news in the United States, and has sent a shock wave around the world.  The young wife and mother of two was shot and stabbed to death on the street in broad daylight by a man with alleged ties to American Neo-Nazi groups and who reportedly shouted the name and slogans of a far-right, anti-immigrant party as he took the life of this rising start in progressive British politics.  And, while much of the US media has been focused on the proximity of the attack to next week’s “Brexit” referendum vote on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union some people are questioning what this killing says about the state of Democracy in the world.  Joining me today to talk all about the assassination of MP Jo Cox and why we all should be very concerned about it is John Nichols the Washington Correspondent for The Nation.

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