It has become increasingly difficult this year to get an abortion in Texas. According to the New York Times, in 2013 the number of clinics in Texas was 41 but in 2014 it is down to 20 after Texas passed a series of laws requiring all abortion facilities to have admitting privileges at local hospitals as well as maintain the same expensive standards as an ambulatory care center. For more on this we are joined by Lenzi Sheible the president and founder of Fund Texas Choice. Lenzi was profiled in the New York Times on Saturday, and she joins us from from Austin, Texas.
Two time Tony Award winning comedian/actress Andrea Martin talks about her new autobiography ‘Lady Parts’. Then we are joined by Matt Rice, the director of Mercy For Animals discussing the horrible practices of Chick-fi.-A.
Kevin Bartini, the man who responsible for getting George Carlin Way created, whose brilliantly funny album is available on Amazon, who is the warm up comedian for both the Colbert Report and Daily Show sits down with David and gives a civics lesson. Then, former owner of such companies as The North Face, and ESPRIT, Douglas Tompkins, who left it all to become an environmentalist, prominent landowner, and conservationist talks about the Tompkins Conservation whose main goal is saving biodiversity of the planet.
Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny, the hosts of the daily podcast Citizen Radio, have a new book out called Newsfail, available now from Amazon and other online retailers. They stop by to talk about the current state of the news media, and how people get their news.
Then, Kelly Carlin, the host of Waking From The American Dream and Carlin’s Corneron Sirus XM drops in to talk about the upcoming dedication ceremony that Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into order that would allow the 400 block of West 121st Street to be renamed “George Carlin Way.” And on Oct. 22 at 1 pm at the corner of West 121st Street and Amsterdam Ave here in New York, family, friends and the comedy community will come together for a day-long celebration. Plus, Kelly talks about the upcoming book she’s written about her life with her father.
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