Smart Show – 05.18.15

Sean McElwee to discuss Sean’s Opinion article for Al Jazeera America on Obamacare and the 2016 Presidential race. saying 2016 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES NEED TO EMBRACE OBAMACARE
· …. and how the left should learn to love Affordable Care Act, a landmark extension of the welfare state. He writes, “The Affordable Care Act is probably the most progressive policy Americans born after the Great Society will witness in their lifetimes. It has saved tens of thousands of Americans from premature death and has already insured more than 12 million people. It has already defined Barack Obama’s legacy and will inevitably be at the center of the 2016 election. So why do so many on the left despise it?” Read more here: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/5/in-2016-democrats-need-to-embrace-obamacare.html

Smart Show – 05.11.15

Jamie McIntyre is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist for Al Jazeera America.  Jamie joined Al Jazeera America from NPR, where he served as a newscaster for “All Things Considered.” Prior to that, James was the Senior Pentagon correspondent for CNN. You can find Al Jazeera America in southern California on Time Warner Channel 445, AT&T U-Verse 1219, DirecTV 347 and Dish Channel …


Smart Show – 04.27.15

Cher endorses Heidi Shink, who is running for City Council against the notoriously corrupt politics and developers of West Hollywood California. Louis Slesin Founder, Editor & Publisher, Microwave News, a bimonthly newsletter on the biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, with special emphasis on power lines and cellular phones. Eric Gladen, Director of the documentary, Trace amounts: Autism, mercury, and the hidden Truth.


Smart Show – 04.20.15

April 20th marked the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, when a deep-water oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and unleashing an 87-day undersea geyser of oil that spewed at least 518 million liters into the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists and BP have each recently filed reports on the current status of the Gulf ecosystem. each entity clearlyhas used the findings to underscore their point of view. Some examples, BP says the massive cleanup efforts have been “highly effective” and have prevented a lot of oil from reaching the shorelines. The National Wildlife Federation says BP is still cleaning up its mess 5 years later. A 28,000 tarmat was discovered just a few weeks ago. BP says oiled beaches and marsh areas have “largely recovered,” while the National Wildlife Federation says the coastal wetlands continue to show signs of visible oil years later.

Thomas Jefferson

Smart Show – 04.13.15

With guest BRUCE KAUFFMANN – Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

How did Jefferson get chosen to draft the Declaration? What were congress’s priorities when it reviewed jefferson draft? Did Jefferson father children with his slave mistress Sallie Hemings? Was Thomas Jefferson an anomaly? Jefferson’s views on religion? Was he the greatest writer ever to serve as president?

Henry Vinson on Confessions of a D.C. Madam – relates the author’s time running the largest gay escort service in Washington, DC in the late 1980s, and his interactions with VIPs from government, business, and the media who solicited the escorts he employed. Confessions of a D.C. Madam intricately details how an upstanding funeral home director became the whipping boy for politicians in the 1980s.

Greg Louganis

Smart Show – 03.30.15

4-time gold Medal Olympic diver, Greg Louganis, talks about his life and legacy, living with AIDS. Greg is being honored at a big AIDS-services fundraiser in Beverly Hills. http://www.alliancehh.org/

The Fire Turtles – Second city rock band plays banned rock songs from the 1950s. Fireturtles.com