Jeff Santos Show 1/18/17

GUESTS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2017: Green Day Wednesday With Rona!... And Looking At The Confirmation Hearings This Week & The Troubling Pruitt, Price & DeVos Nominations!... Betsy DeVos, the Charter School-Voucher Program champion and billionaire, nominated by Donald Trump to head the Department of Education, was grilled in the Senate yesterday, and would not directly promise that she would NOT privatize America's public schools!... We'll be discussing the Hearing and what makes Ms. DeVos such a frightening choice for this position, including the fact that she has absolutely zero experience personally with the Public Schools!... Does she make YOU nervous?... We'll also be checking in with Rona on the EPA Head Confirmation Hearings & With Kenneth Zinn of National Nurses United (NNU) !... Join The Conversation!

- Julian Vasquez Heilig, award-winning teacher, researcher, and blogger. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State University Sacramento..

- Kenneth Zinn, Political Director, National Nurses United.

- Rona Fried, founder of SustainableBusiness.com with the latest environmental and green economy news.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/17/17

GUESTS FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2017: Tuesdays With Mark Taylor-Canfield & Robert Kraig!... We're Talking About The Inauguration (And Still Remembering Dr. King!)... It's the Inauguration this week!... Can YOU believe it?... Are YOU heading down to D.C. for the Women's March or other protest?... Will YOU be assembling with the folks back home?... How are YOU going to commemorate the Inauguration?... OR... are YOU going to join the Inauguration Boycott?... Join The Conversation!

- Mark Taylor-Canfield is a Seattle-based journalist whose work appears in: Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Capitol Hill Times, Truthout, Op-ed News, Oximity,Free Speech Radio News (Pacifica),Democracy Watch News.

- Robert Kraig, Executive Director, Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/16/17

GUESTS FOR MONDAY JANUARY 16, 2017: Remembering The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.!... No guests today!... Just one hour live, with Jeff and YOUR calls, and then a special re-broadcast of interviews with The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), as we celebrate the life and legacy of Doctor King!... Join The Conversation!

Love to hear how YOU are marking the holiday today!

Jeff Santos Show 1/12/17

GUESTS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 12, 2017: Looking At Ethanol In America!... Are We Growing TOO Much Corn?... And We've Got Herb & Elaine Together In Hour Two!... We're looking at the Ethanol industry and how it's impacting the environment!... Join The Conversation!

- Julie Sibbing, Associate Vice President for Land Stewardship at the National Wildlife Federation (MWF) in Washington, DC.

- Herb Boyd, journalist, educator, author, and activist based in New York. His articles appear regularly in the "New York Amsterdam News", and have won him three 1st-place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle.

- Elaine Cleeton, Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY Geneseo, where she specializes in women's health; social welfare; and, race, class and gender relations.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/11/17

GUESTS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 11, 2017: The Jeff Session AG Nomination Scrutinized In Congress!... We're Joined By California Congresswoman Barbara Lee & The Reverend Jesse Jackson!... Confirmation Hearings began this week for the Senator Jeff Sessions Attorney General nomination!... It's been quite a show, we'll talk with Congresswoman Lee and the Reverend Jackson about it!... Join The Conversation!

- Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), representing California's 13th District which includes the municipalities of Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and San Leandro. Rep. Lee serves on the House Budget Committee, the Appropriations Committee and the House Steering and Policy Committee. Rep. Lee has been a leader in Congress in the areas of global peace and international cooperation and one of our most outspoken progressive members in the House! (She voted against the original Iraq War authorization.)

- the Reverend Jesse Jackson, life-long civil rights activist and former Democratic Candidate for President in 1988.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/10/17

GUESTS FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 10, 2017: The Confirmation Hearings Begin!...With Jeff Sessions!... President Obama's Final Speech To The Nation As President!... We'll Preview It With Tuesday Regulars, Mark Taylor-Canfield & Robert Kraig!... President Obama returns to his hometown of Chicago for one final televised speech to the Nation?... What do YOU think he's going to talk about?... What would YOU like to hear him say?... Join The Conversation!

- Mark Taylor-Canfield is a Seattle-based journalist whose work appears in: Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Capitol Hill Times, Truthout, Op-ed News, Oximity,Free Speech Radio News (Pacifica),Democracy Watch News.

- Robert Kraig, Executive Director, Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/9/17

GUESTS FOR MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2017: The Confirmation Hearings Begin This Week!... We're Talking About It With John Nichols, Joe Williams & Jonathan Jackson!... Great to have John Nichols with us today to talk about the final speeches of the Obamas and the rolling out of the Trump Presidency!... We'll also be talking with Jonathan Jackson about the nomination of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General, one of the most controversial picks, out of a group of controversial picks!... Hearings begin on Wednesday in Congress to start the confirmation process for the President-Elect's appointees!... Many of them have NOT yet completed their required financial paperwork yet!... Are YOU concerned about the process being rushed through?... About conflicts of interest?... Which appointments are the Democrats going to go to the mat to block?... Join The Conversation!

- John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine and co-author of the book Dollarocracy, How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. John joins the Jeff Santos Show every Monday. Check out his latest posts at the Nation HERE.

- Jonathan Jackson, son of the Reverend Jesse Jackson. He was a Bernie Sanders surrogate during the presidential election campaign.

- Joe Williams, political reporter and blogger based in Washington, D.C. Joe has been a long time contributor to the Jeff Santos Show, appearing weekly in the past. He is a news editor with U.S. News & World Report! [Joe couldn't make it at the last minute!...We'll re-schedule him soon!]

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/6/17

GUESTS FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 2017: Fridays With Jim Dean & Elaine Cleeton!... The Future Of The ACA!... And A Little Friday Football!... Plans to dismantle Obamacare and turn it into Trumpcare are heating up feverishly in Congress, in anticipation of the new administration!... But what are the Republicans actually going to do?... We'll ask health care whistleblower Wendell Potter about it!... And we'll finish up with some NFL football talk with Jim McBride of the Boston Globe!... First week in the new American reality!... What do YOU think about it?... Happy Friday!... Join The Conversation!

- Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA).

- Elaine Cleeton, Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY Geneseo, where she specializes in women's health; social welfare; and, race, class and gender relations.

- Wendell Potter, author and health care system whistleblower after 20 years working as a CIGNA Executive. His book, "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans" (on Bloomsbury Press ) is an expose of health insurers and a "stark warning that corporate spin is distorting our democracy". Mr. Potter is a senior analyst at the The Center for Public Integrity and a senior fellow on health care for the Center for Media and Democracy. His latest book is Nation On The Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.

- Jim McBride, Boston Globe sports writer covering the New England Patriots... talking a little NFL football this Friday!

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/5/17

GUESTS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 5, 2017: Congressman Joe Sestak! And Thursday Analysis With Herb Boyd & Jerry Austin!... Taking A Look At The New Denzel Washington Movie "Fences"... It's been a long time since former Congressman & 3-Star Admiral Joe Sestak has been on the show!... Glad to have him back to hear about his recent bid for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania and what he's been doing since that ended!... Plus, it's the first Thursday of the New Year, and we'll hear what Jerry Austin & Herb Boyd have to say about it!... What do YOU think about the President-elect's love fest with Vladimir Putin and the Russians?... Do YOU agree with Jeff that Senators John McCain & Lindsey Graham are escalating the New Cold War by threatening harsher sanctions?

- Joe Sestak, Former Pennsylvania Congressman and Retired 3-Star Navy Admiral who recently ran for Senate in Pennsylvania in the 2016 election against incumbent Pat Toomey, but lost to his DSCC-backed Democratic opponent, Katie McGinty, in the Primary.

- Herb Boyd, journalist, educator, author, and activist based in New York. His articles appear regularly in the "New York Amsterdam News", and have won him three 1st-place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle.

- Jerry Austin, award-winning political consultant and Campaign Manager for the Rev. Jesse Jackson's 1988 Presidential Campaign. Part of the long-running Strategy Session on the Jeff Santos Show!.

And Listener Calls!

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