Friday, May 25, 2012

Randi Rhodes: State of the Recall

It's Friday, ya bastids!

Randi's already begun her Memorial Day weekend (Vegas, baby!), but our good friend Nicole Sandler is filling in today. Nicole's guest include:

Forbes columnist and friend of the show Rick Ungar will update us on the increasingly hostile state of the Wisconsin recall race. While Democrats on the ground seem to get the importance of the race, the DNC may not fully understand how crucial this contest is.

Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. will talk about the role of race in American politics in the first re-election campaign of the first African-American President. Leonard's new novel "Freeman" deals with race, love and politics in post-Civil War America. Much has changed since then, but - sadly - some very negative traits persist to this day.

Actress, comedian, and activist Maysoon Zayid will discuss the differences between the seemingly never-ending Palestinian and Israeli conflict, and how the Egyptian people are handling their differences through elections.

Finally, Leah Bolger of Veterans For Peace will talk about what Memorial Day should really mean to most Americans - and how you might be able to help serve the needs of our fellow Americans who come home less than whole.
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