Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post as well as the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices.  Be sure to follow Noah of Twitter!

Over the past few months President Trump has directed much of his anti-media attack at CNN, publicly attacking the network for its coverage of his administration. But according to Carlos Maza of Vox.com the truth is, a lot of the feud between Trump and CNN is theater.  Carlos joins me today on the show to talk all about how CNN has played an important role in mainstreaming and normalizing Trump’s misinformation, and why when you treat politics like a sport, you end up with news coverage that cares more about fighting and drama than it does about serious truth telling.

To most Americans, the Constitution is a sacred document and considered the foundation of our democracy, but what most of us are unaware of is how tumultuous and improbable the drafting and ratification processes were.  In his latest book The Framer’s Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution Michael J. Klarman narrates how the Framers' clashing interests shaped the Constitution, and as a result American history itself, and explains how they managed to persuade a divided country to adopt it. Michael joins me today on the show to talk all about the book and how we have lived with the consequences, both positive and negative, of the Constitution ever since.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

In the 2018 midterm elections, progressives will have their next big chance to regain power in our government, but this will take a lot of work and even more organizing, which is why we need groups like Swing Left that are starting early to unify progressives who promote tolerance, equality, unity and fairness in an effort to out-organize Republicans.  In the 2018 elections there will be 53 Swing Districts, places where the last election was won by 15% of the vote or less, and we all need to get active in order to win 80% of these districts in order to take back the House.  Joining me today to talk all about the important work that Swing Left is doing and how you can help is Adrienne Lever, one of the people leading Swing Left's national organizing efforts. 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but in order to end domestic violence and sexual assault, we all need to be part of the solution, and this means educating yourself and others, helping a friend who is being abused, speaking up, and being an engaged bystander are all examples of things you can do to help.  Joining me today to discuss the importance of talking about these issues openly, ending the shame and stigma that domestic violence and sexual assault survivors are burdened with, and what you can do to help is Jane Randel and Venkayla Haynes.  Jane is a co-founder of NO MORE, and organizations dedicated to getting the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse out of the shadows and Venkayla is a College Campus Sexual Violence Advocate & NO MORE Ambassador.

The Millennial generation, which is generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, was supposed to be the generation that forged what has been called “a new national consensus” in favor of gender equality, but according to a set of reports released by the Council on Contemporary Families, fewer of the youngest millennials, those aged 18 to 25, support egalitarian family arrangements than did the same age group 20 years earlier.  Joining me today to talk all about the reports and the reasons behind the decline in support for gender equality among Millennials is Stephanie Coontz the Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families.



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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

In the Trump Era, now more than ever, we’re learning elections count and they count not just on the national level but also at the state and city levels.  Last week, we saw an historic win in what many may have been thought as an unlikely place, with two candidates who ran for the Assembly in Anchorage, Alaska becoming the cities first openly gay public officials.  Joining me today is one of those Assemblymen, Felix Rivera, to talk about his historic win and how we should be taking even the smallest victories and using that momentum for the resistance nationwide. 

When Doaa Al Zamel was 19 years old, she became one of the more than 5 million Syrians forced by a brutal civil war to flee their homeland.  Trusting her life in the hands of smugglers she attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to seek asylum in Europe only to barley survive a horrific shipwreck and save the life of a toddler in the process before finally resettling in Sweden.  Doaa’s story is an eye-opening tale that sheds light on the most pressing humanitarian crisis of our time and in her new book A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea Melissa Fleming who is the chief spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) tells this true story and paints a vivid, unforgettable portrait of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.  Melissa joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and ongoing refugee crisis in Syria.   


Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from a Federal Judge ruling that Texas designed its Voter ID Law to discriminate against minorities to the Justice Department withdrawing litigation over North Carolina’s HB2.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

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

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Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened, Donald Trump launched military strikes in both Syria and Afghanistan; and his administration is hinting at a change in policy towards North Korea.  John returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and whole lot more, John is The Nation’s national-affairs correspondent, a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.

Since launching his campaign for President, Donald Trump has chosen to surround himself with some very controversial people with some very questionable ties to foreign governments and groups, like Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn who have both left Trump’s team when the extent of their foreign entanglements came to light.  However, unlike Manafort and Flynn, there is one advisor who Trump continues to employ despite a parade of evidence tying him to Nazi-linked symbols, far-right politics and anti-Semitic political parties.  Joining me today to talk all about Trump’s national security aide and counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka, his fascist affiliations, and the GOP’s history of cozying up to authoritarians is Money in Politics Reporter for The Huffington Post, Paul Blumenthal


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

Joe Sudbay, a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level, is sitting in for Michelangelo today. Joe has served as a Deputy Editor at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay and in February 2009, he became the first blogger credentialed to attend a presidential news conference and was one of five bloggers to conduct the first-ever sit-down interview with President Obama.  In his non-blogging time, Joe works with nonprofit organizations, companies, and campaigns, primarily designing and implementing strategies for dealing with the social networking and online world.  He's got some great things planned for the day so be sure to tune in and give him a call.


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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

Joe Sudbay, a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level, is sitting in for Michelangelo today. Joe has served as a Deputy Editor at AMERICAblog and AMERICAblog Gay and in February 2009, he became the first blogger credentialed to attend a presidential news conference and was one of five bloggers to conduct the first-ever sit-down interview with President Obama.  In his non-blogging time, Joe works with nonprofit organizations, companies, and campaigns, primarily designing and implementing strategies for dealing with the social networking and online world.  He's got some great things planned for the day so be sure to tune in and give him a call.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

Mike Rogers, activist, blogger, and Managing Director of Raw Story, is sitting in for Michelangelo today, and guest hosting the show.  He has got some great stuff planned for the day, so be sure to tune in and give him a call!  You can also follow Mike on twitter.



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