Friday, June 15, 2018

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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Thursday, June 14, 2018

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

This week, the Supreme Court ruled to make it easier to take people off the voter rolls. The decision upholding voter purging of over two million voters in Ohio deals a critical blow to the National Voter Registration Act. Republicans and the Trump administration were heavily invested in the case. Senior reporter at Mother Jones Ari Berman joins me on the show today to talk all about it.

It’s been 17 months since the inauguration and while the resistance keeps growing, forces are still finding ways to discriminate. The Trump administration has appointed conservative judges, tried to ban trans military personnel, and restricted asylum seekers. Meanwhile, anti-LGBTQ hate crimes have been on the rise. In response, progressives have been building energy and transforming local politics to be more inclusive than ever. Today The Michelangelo Signorile Show hosts a panel -- “Queer in Trump’s America,” with SiriusXM family and friends Noah Michelson, Danielle-Moodie Mills and Allyson Robinson. Tune in to hear our guests will discuss the state of LGBTQ rights and activism in the Trump era.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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

Two years ago yesterday, a shooter killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL. Them.US staff writer John Paul Brammer argues that "none of the driving forces behind the Pulse tragedy have been sufficiently addressed." He joins me on the show to talk all about how the mostly young, gay and Hispanic victims need us to fight for them.

Transgender men make up a small, relatively invisible part of the LGBT community, but a younger generation is redefining the norms. Professor of sociology at Rutgers University and author Arlene Stein followed four individuals undergoing female to male transitions for a year. She writes about their stories and how they challenge concepts of gender in her new book Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity. She joins me in the studio with one of her subjects, Ben Shepherd, to talk all about what it means to be trans in America today.

From Capitol Hill to the States, immigration has become a defining issue in American life and politics, especially under the Trump administration. Staff writer at Daily Kos Gabe Ortiz joins me on the show today to talk about the latest immigration news on the Attorney General making it harder for victims of domestic abuse and gang violence to get asylum, Trump’s latest attempt to blame the family separation policy on Democrats and more.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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

The on-again, off-again North Korea-US summit officially happened earlier today in Singapore. In between photo ops, an appearance by Dennis Rodman and one-on-one talks between the two leaders, an agreement was signed, but the specifics and implementation remain unknown. Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic Steve Clemons joins me on the show to talk all about it and more of the latest global headlines.

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, from the Supreme Court allowing Ohio to purge its voter rolls to Attorney General Jeff Sessions barring domestic violence victims from applying for asylum. Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

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

Zach Wahls first became known around the nation in 2011 as the 19-year old who spoke passionately about same-sex marriage and his two moms before Iowa lawmakers. Now, he’s running for District 37 of the Iowa State Senate and he secured the Democratic Party nomination in last week’s primary. He joins me on the show today to talk all about his campaign.

During the early years of the AIDS crisis Avram Finkelstein became a key figure in the ACT UP advocacy movement. In his memoir After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images, the co-founder of the collective Silence = Death tells the story of how his work and other protest artwork associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. Avram joins me in the studio today to talk all about it.

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened from a contentious G7 meeting between Trump and ally nation leaders, to the North Korea summit happening tomorrow, to chef and author Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. 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.

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Friday, June 08, 2018

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

Despite sinking revenues on the network’s top two pro-Trump cable shows, Fox continues to advance pro-Trump propaganda. Columnist at The American Prospect, Adele Stan, wrote about the Trump boosterism in the article "Fox News Functionally Subsidizing White House Communications." She joins me on the show to talk all about it, plus the latest real headlines.

This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with Trump calling for Russia to be reinstated in the G-7, Stormy Daniels’ new lawsuit, and blue wave excitement in the Primary Elections. Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is EleanorClift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture. 

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

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

A new effort to pass an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution is gaining momentum and picking up state support. Though decades after the first amendment attempt, this movement to codify equal rights for women comes at a critical time when there have been efforts to roll back women’s rights in education, health, employment, and even domestic violence. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney is the lead sponsor of the bill and joins me on the show today to talk about advancing women’s rights.

In just one week, Trump has exploited the presidential pardon power, claimed to be above the law and added more lies to his repertoire. In “The week Trump went full dictator and no one tried to stop him,” Philadelphia Daily News columnist Will Bunch writes that “Hour by hour, lie by lie, dictate by dictate, Donald Trump is becoming an American dictator. And recent days have proved what many of us have long feared: That no one knows how to stop this.” He joins me on the show today to talk about Trump’s unchecked power.

In 2015, Emory University Philosophy Professor George Yancy penned a New York Times op-ed entitled “Dear White America” asking white Americans to confront the ways that they benefit from racism. Critics attacked Yancy in every form possible—including death threats—while supporters rallied to his side. He wrote about the blowback and ongoing ripples in the book Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America. He joins me on the show to talk all about it. 

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