Thursday, May 25, 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!

Earlier this month, The Environmental Protection Agency dismissed half the scientists who serve on a science review board that plays a crucial role in the work the agency does.  The EPA relies heavily on the scientific guidance of the group when it comes to air and water quality when making policy decisions, and the move to cripple this review board has sent shock waves throughout the nations scientific and environmental communities and led to a number of EPA subcommittee members to resign in protest.  Joining me today to talk all about the EPA’s dismissal of nine of the 18 scientists on a key science review board and his decision to resign in protest from the EPA's Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee is Carlos Martín who is a Civil Engineer and former member of an EPA subcommittee.


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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After being faced with widespread expressions of disgust from progressive groups, journalism watchdogs, and even his own Fox News colleagues, Sean Hannity announced last night that he will stop his fact-free promotion of an unfounded conspiracy theory that 27-year-old Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in Washington, D.C., last July because he talked to WikiLeaks.  The announcement comes after his own cable network, the Fox News Channel, had officially retracted the bogus Seth Rich story earlier in the day saying that it was not initially subjected to a high degree of editorial scrutiny and that upon review it did not to meet those standards.  Joining me today to talk about the conspiracy surrounding the tragic murder of Seth Rich and the role that Sean Hannity and Fox News played in promoting it is Andrew Kirell the senior editor at The Daily Beast.

If you've been listening to this show for a long time, you'll remember my next guest, Xorje Olivares from our days at OutQ doing the news at the top of the hour or from his recent hosting of Progress Presents on Friday nights, but along with that his duties at SiriusXM Xorje also hosts a new web series featuring social commentary and one on one interviews with news makers, trend setters called "Hey Xorje", and is a writer whose work has been published on VICE, Vox, and OUT Magazine among other outlets covering a variety of topics which is why we wanted to ask him to return to the show today to talk all about latest news and issues of the day.  

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

 Earlier today, President Trump unveiled his budget proposal which calls slashing $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim Education, healthcare, and assistance programs for the poor while pouring more money into our already bloated military budget.  Joining me today to talk all about how Trump’s proposed budget would impact America’s students and higher education is Randi Weingarten the president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers, paraprofessionals, school-related personnel, nurses and other healthcare professionals, and local, state and federal government employees. 

Since we last spoke with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate last week a lot has happened, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that two congressional districts in North Carolina were racially gerrymandered in violation of the Constitution and Nevada’s Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill prohibiting mental health professionals in the state from attempting to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity.  Mark returns to the show today to talk all about these issues and so much more.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

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

Michelangelo is BACK!!!

Next week, The Texas Legislature end of its session, and are seeing lawmakers there scrambling to approve several measures which have sparked outrage in both the Lone Star State and the entire country.  Joining me today to talk all about the end of the Texas legislative session and the dangerous bills being voted on is Texas based Journalist and Editor for OutSmart Magazine in Houston John Wright

Since we last spoke with John Nichols of The Nation a lot has happened, from President Trump giving classified intel to the Russians to increasing calls for his impeachment.  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, May 19, 2017

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

Michelangelo will be off on Thursday & Friday, but don't worry Tina Dupuy and Adele M. Stan will be filling in for him while he is away.

Michelangelo will be back on Monday 5/22/17


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

The Signorile Show is LIVE from Washington DC on Tuesday and Wednesday covering the CAP Ideas Conference and for the second installment of our special series "How To Survive An Authoritarian".


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Monday, May 15, 2017

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

On Saturday, just after 9 p.m. in Charlottesville, Virginia, several dozen tiki torch-wielding protesters gathered in Charlottesville’s Lee Park chanting “You will not replace us,” “Russia is our friend,” and “Blood and soil” to protests the Charlottesville City Council’s vote to remove and sell the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.  Joining me today to talk all about the cities decision to remove its monument honoring the leader of the Confederate army and this weekend’s protests is Allison Wrabel who is a reporter for The Daily Progress, Charlottesville's daily newspaper, who was on the ground in Lee park Saturday night to witness the protest.  

As the fight against ISIS continues, President Trump recently approved the arming of Kurdish forces in Syria despite opposition from Turkey who view those fighters as terrorists because of their connection to Kurdish groups in Turkey that want to create their own independent state within the nation’s borders. However, despite the need to maintain Turkish support in the fight against ISIS, the move is viewed as necessary by the Trump administration for the offensive to retake Raqqa, the northeast Syrian city that ISIS considers its capital.  But even if ISIS is defeated on the ground in Syria, will that mean the end of the group and its dangerous ideology?  In their new book Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad career counter terrorism and intelligence officer Malcolm Nance and terrorism media and cyber warfare expert Chris Sampson map out the cyberspace level tactics of ISIS to explain how they spread their propaganda and recruit vulnerable young people, and what can be done to win the battle against ISIS online.  Malcolm has over 33 years of experience in combating radical extremism for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies, and he is the Executive Director of The Terror Asymmetrics Project on Strategy, Tactics & Radical Ideology (TAPSTRI) and is the other of several books including  The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election and he returns to the show today to talk all about his latest book Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad and so much more.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

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

Earlier this morning, President Trump took to twitter to issue a thinly veiled threat to former FBI Director James Comey, saying “James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”  This threat, coupled with Comey’s sudden dismissal has led some in the FBI to believe that Trump has essentially declared war on the FBI, as one anonymous FBI official recently told the Washington Post, and that there will be a concerted effort within the department to respond over time in kind.  Joining me today to talk all about the hornets’ nest that the President has kicked and how members of the FBI are threatening to go to war with the president is Zack Beauchamp who is a Senior Reporter for Vox.com

Starting Monday, The Dean Obeidallah Show will now be airing exclusively on SiriusXM Progress every weekday from 6-9pmET, and everyone here on the Progress team is so excited to have Dean join the lineup and bring his perspective to the amazing discussions we all regularly have on this channel.  Dean joins me on the show today to talk all about his show, the move to Progress, and so much more.


This sure has been another crazy week in politics what with former acting Attorney General Yates testifying before Congress and the President firing the Director of the FBI.  Joining me today to help us wrap up the week in politics is Eleanor Clift the Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, where she covers the White House and writes about politics and culture.  


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