Friday, July 15, 2016

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

Its official, Donald Trump has announced in a Tweet that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate. Pence, who is perhaps best known for signing into law a blatantly discriminatory “religious liberty” bill targeting LGBT people—then revising the measure after it sparked coast-to-coast outcry. Joining me today to talk all about Gov. Mike Pence and what his religious liberty flap demonstrated about his about his him and why these qualities make him the ideal choice for Trump’s vice president is Mark Joseph Stern of Slate who covers the law and LGBT issues. 

The Republican Party has unveiled its list of speakers for their upcoming national convention and most of those listed are elected officials and right-wing heroes such as Tim Tebow, however hidden among the schedule is the relatively unknown Rev. Mark Burns who according to Jack Jenkins the Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress, is not your average rank-and-file right-wing evangelical minister, but a preacher of the so-called “prosperity gospel,” a loose but growing Christian movement.  Jack joins me today to talk all about this ultra-capitalist Christian sect and how they will be taking center stage at the RNC, thanks to Donald Trump.



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Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and 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. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

Last week the nation was shocked when a man armed with an easily acquired military assault rifle ambushed members of the Dallas Police Department while they working to protect a peaceful protest in the city.  Joining me today to talk all about the shooting, its aftermath, and what we need to do in order to move forward as a nation and address the root causes of these problems is Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)who represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas which includes the city of Dallas

Next week, the city of Cleveland will host its first big political convention in 80 years and in preparation for the big event the city has taken a number of steps to prepare for a number of possibilities and situations.  From emptying the city jails and keeping its courts open until 1 a.m. in case of mass arrests to spending tens of millions of dollars on riot gear, handcuffs, body cameras for their police department.  Joining me today to talk all about the preparation the city has undertaken is Mary Jordan a national correspondent for the Washington Post who has been covering the 2016 presidential campaign.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Last summer when actor, singer, producer, and author Chris Colfer who gained international recognition for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the hit television series Glee, released the 4th book in his bestselling series The Land of Stories it landed at #1 for two consecutive weeks on the very competitive New York Times children’s series list, outselling all the other major franchise series including Harry Potter, Maze Runner, Divergent, Star Wars, and Diary of Wimpy Kid.  Now, he is back with the 5th installment of the series tilted An Author’s Odyssey which was released yesterday.  The series follows twins Alex and Conner as they magically travel through a cherished book of stories and have adventures in a land where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.  Chris also has a cameo appearance in the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie which is out on July 22.  
Yesterday, on the one month anniversary of the mass shooting in Orlando, congressional Republicans held a committee hearing to discuss legalizing discrimination against LGBT people in the United States. Despite repeated calls to cancel or postpone the hearing, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) refused to do so and instead decided to mark the anniversary of one of the worst attacks on LGBT people in this country’s history by choosing to discuss how best to deny them equal rights and protections under the law.  The hearings concerned the so-called “First Amendment Defense Act” which would allow businesses and individuals to deny service to LGBT people and just about anyone else if they cite their religious beliefs.  Joining me today to talk all about this horrendous bill and what it says about House Republicans is Rep. Mark Pocan who represents the 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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One month after the mass shooting in Orlando at a gay nightclub, congressional Republicans are holding a committee hearing to discuss legalizing discrimination against LGBT people. Despite repeated calls from fellow lawmakers, activists, and civil rights organizations, chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) refused to cancel or postpone the hearing which will focus on the so-called “First Amendment Defense Act” which would allow businesses and individuals to discriminate against LGBT people if they cite their religious beliefs.  Joining me today to talk all about the hearing is Joe Jervis the editor of the popular news website and blog JoeMyGod and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) who represents the Fourth District of Massachusetts in Congress.


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Monday, July 11, 2016

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Back in in November of 2012, fast food workers across the country began protesting for a $15/hour minimum wage, and by June of 2014 Seattle had adopted one.  But how was this historic victory achieved and what does the fight for $15 mean for the future of the country?  In his new book The Fight For $15: The Right Wage for a Working America David Rolf, an International Vice President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the president of SEIU 775 (which waged the successful Seattle campaign) combines history, economics, and commonsense political wisdom to make a deeply informed case for a national $15/hour minimum wage, arguing that it is the only practical solution to reversing America’s decades-long slide toward becoming a low-wage nation.  David joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and the need for a national $15/hour minimum wage.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016

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, and 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. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

Yesterday, groundbreaking news when it was announced former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against the FOX News chairman, Roger Ailes, alleging he sexually harassed her a variety of times throughout her career there.  Michelle Fields, formerly of Brietbart News and not a contributor with Huffington Post, has been speaking with several sources inside FOX who have said Carlson isn't the only woman who has been harassed by Ailes.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey announced that the bureau would recommend to the Justice Department that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not be charged with a crime relating to her use of a private email server.  The announcement was the result of the fact that his investigators had found no clear evidence that Mrs. Clinton had intentionally broken the law.  However, Mr. Comey went a step further in his press conference than simple announcing the findings of an investigation, he went on to offer his opinion that that Sec. Clinton’s use of a private email server was “extremely careless”, which is causing some people to question whether or not he stepped over a line in doing so.  Joining me today to talk all about Director Comey’s press conference and whether or not he may have violated DOJ rules about disclosing information about ongoing investigations is Matthew Miller, a former Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Department of Justice

Last week, Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November.  Misty K. Snow who campaigned and won on a progressive platform against a self-described conservative Democrat who sought to govern as a centrist, will be the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she joins me today on the show to talk all about her campaign and the upcoming election. 

Earlier this year the Zika virus started making front-page news after an alarming number of children in Brazil were born with microcephaly, a serious disorder characterized by unusually small heads and brain damage. Since then, fear of this epidemic has been growing internationally, but it’s been hard to tell scientific fact from rumor. Joining me today in studio to demystify Zika is Donald McNeil Jr., The New York Times’ science reporter and the author of the new book Zika: The Emerging Epidemic. The book tells the gripping story of the origins of Zika, how the most recent outbreak was discovered, and assesses the very real threat it poses to the American public.


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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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Michelangelo is back today and live on the air covering all the news and issues of the day!

Two weeks ago Democrats in the House of Representatives staged a dramatic sit-in on the House floor in order to force Republicans to vote on bills that would reform our Nations guns laws.  Joining me today to talk all about that historic sit-in and the ongoing effort in Congress to address the problem of gun violence in our country is Congressman David N. Cicilline who represents Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.


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