NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS, RELIGION

Is Santa Claus white?

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly took to the airwaves Wednesday night to discuss the defining issue of our time: Santa Claus’ race. Today on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress, host Ari Rabin-Havt and panelists Christian Dorsey and Avis Jones-DeWeever respond to Kelly’s passionate … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Sandy Hook One Year Later: Continuing the Conversation

On Friday, December 14, 2012, 20 children and six educators were lost in one of the worst mass shootings this country has ever seen. Nearly one year later, the promises we made as a country to the memories of those … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

RIP Nelson Mandela (1918-2013): Live Memorial coverage on SiriusXM POTUS

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, passed away at home Thursday at the age of 95 years old. His memorial service will be carried live in its entirety on Tuesday, December 10 … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Rep. Gwen Moore of Wisconsin calls GOP ‘delusional,’ ‘neanderthals’

“We have an extra layer of misery,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) told Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress early Thursday morning. The Congresswoman is referring to Gov. Scott Walker’s delay of Medicaid expansion, forcing many who can’t afford it … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES

Not enough women (or respect for women) in STEM field, says Emily Graslie

Following a viral video aimed at exposing sexism and the extra barriers for women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, Emily Graslie, host of The Brain Scoop on YouTube, joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress … Continued

ENTERTAINMENT, POP CULTURE

Grindr founder Simkhai: ‘I’m very proud [it] has forced us to up our game.’

There has been lots of criticism of the gay dating app Grindr ever since its launch. To debunk — or perhaps, to explain away–some of it, Grindr CEO and founder Joel Simkhai stopped by The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

SiriusXM commemorates the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination

Starting this week, SiriusXM is commemorating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a series of special programming that pays homage to the late president with exclusive broadcasts featuring veteran journalists, interviews, memories and eye-witness accounts from this … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Hawaii governor celebrates marriage equality with Michaelangelo Signorile

Last week, the Hawaii state Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making it the 16th state in the country with marriage equality. For Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who has been a supporter for 20 years, the journey has been long. … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

ACLU to Obama Admin: ‘Abolish life without parole for nonviolent drug offenses’

Ezekial Edwards, Director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda  early Thursday morning to discuss the ACLU’s latest report, A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses. … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

SiriusXM listener announces run for political office

Make It Plain Facebook administrator and loyal listener, Laura Hubka, has decided to run for the state representative in Iowa’s District 51, and she announced her candidacy today on the air! “If I can take the seat, it’s one great … Continued