Years ago, I think right after I was married, in 2003, I was at work and had a little old radio at my desk when I worked for PNM in Albuquerque, NM. I was channel surfing, and for years the only talk radio show that was available (that I was aware of at the time, especially in western states) was Rush Limbaugh (some day I’ll tell you my Rush Limbaugh story, I was a painter in Salt Lake City at the time Limbaugh had a TV show briefly and C-Span was still fairly new).
Anyway, I was at work at PNM downtown Albuquerque and heard this radio show (KABQ carried Air America at the time, but I was unaware of Air America) and I was like, wow, a radio show that is not right wing crazy! Wow! Of course Randi Rhodes was in the lineup, as well as Rachel Maddow, Al Franken (before he was a Senator), Marc Maron (Morning Sedition was funny!) The Majority Report with Sam Seder and Janeane Garofalo. There was also Ed Schultz on KABQ but not associated with Air America and I think The Lionel Show was on but also not affiliated with Air America. Thom Hartmann was on but not sure he was affiliated with Air America, this is the way KABQ did it Air America plus others.
It was FANTASTIC because until that time, there was only one viewpoint ever presented. Now there was something else and to my mind that was a good thing.
So now Randi Rhodes is coming back after being off air for what, almost two years? I am glad she’s coming back! But here is a show she did that explains things very well if you have an hour to spare (or to kill as my dad would say) then this is WELL worth your time to learn what is going on, what has been going on, if you don’t already know.
This is the part where I just shut up and give you the video link: https://youtu.be/GhBFjsWTNp4