Show Notes for Friday, August 22, 2014

• Comedian John Fugelsang calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT for another edition of Fridays With Fugelsang

Lee• Journalist May Lee joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour

• Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the failed U.S. attempt to rescue James Foley, but warned that the Islamic extremists who executed the American journalist are “beyond just a terrorist group” and “beyond anything that we’ve seen.”

• Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, have recovered and have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials announced Thursday. Brantly called it a “miraculous day.”

• An AP reporter has seen the first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossing into eastern Ukraine after more than a week’s delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow. The Red Cross says that no personnel from the organization were accompanying the convoy.

• Gay and lesbian rights advocates continued their undefeated run Thursday when a federal judge ruled Florida’s same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional — though he didn’t go so far to allow such marriages as to take place right away.

Show Notes for Thursday, August 21, 2014

• Democratic Strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the GOP’s reaction to Ferguson • Filmmaker CC Goldwater calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the events in Ferguson • Civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT toContinue Reading

Show Notes for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

• Former Vikings kicker Chris Kluwe calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about his settlement with the team over their alleged anti-gay behavior • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president-elect of the National Education Association, joins us in studio at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT • Actor and comedian Carlos Alazraqui joins usContinue Reading

Show Notes for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the events in Ferguson, Missouri • Bob Cesca of The Daily Banter calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the Sarah Palin Channel • Protesters filled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri again afterContinue Reading

Show Notes for Monday, August 18, 2014

• The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the events in Ferguson, Missouri • Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about Texas governor Rick Perry’s indictment • Voice Deity Jim Ward joins us in the Los AngelesContinue Reading

Show Notes for Friday, August 15, 2014

• Actor Tony Hale (VEEP, Arrested Development) calls in at 9:50am ET / 6:50am PT to talk about his new children’s book, “Archibald’s Next Big Thing” • Journalist May Lee joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour • County police in riotContinue Reading

Show Notes for Thursday, August 14, 2014

• Democratic Strategist Karl Frisch calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the loss of two great Progressives in Hollywood this week • Filmmaker CC Goldwater calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the Dems’ changing chances for the 2014 elections • Health care reform expert JackiContinue Reading

Show Notes for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

• Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about whining among the GOP about Obama’s vacation • Michael Tomasky of The Daily Beast calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about why Liberals should back the Iraq intervention • Comedian and actorContinue Reading

Show Notes for Tuesday, August 12, 2014

• Comedian Kathleen Madigan joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 9am PT / 6am PT to hang with us all three hours • Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the debts the Bush Family left America • Bob Cesca of The DailyContinue Reading

Show Notes for Monday, August 11, 2014

• The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about President Obama’s acknowledgement of torture • Comedian Rick Overton joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT to hang with us for the hour • Israel said a new cease-fire with the militant Hamas groupContinue Reading