Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

In recent days, Republicans and the media have become obsessed with the Clinton Foundation and the allegations that it granted access to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in return for donations. Donald Trump has called for a special prosecutor to investigate the foundation’s supposed criminal ways, and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani suggested the charity be indicted as a “racketeering enterprise.”  Joining me today to talk all about the work that the Clinton Foundation does and what this latest series of attacks on it suggests about the media is Eric Boehlert who is a Senior Fellow for Media Matters for America.

On St. Patrick’s Day 2012, while taking part in the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, Cecily McMillan along with her friends were surprised by the police in a raid; during which she had a physical altercation with a police officer and was arrested, tried, sentenced, and served 58 days in jail on the notorious Rikers Island.  While serving her time, Cecily connected with her fellow inmates and upon her release began working to reform our nation’s criminal justice system.  In her new memoir The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan she tells her own story from a tough childhood in Texas and Georgia to her arrest in New York which caused her to experience a personal and political transformation.  Cecily joins me on the show today to talk all about her memoir and the importance activism.  

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