Sam Alcoff, Jeremy Newberger Join The Show

We were lucky to be joined this week by two great guests: DemocracyNow’s Sam Alcoff and Jeremy Newberger, whose new film (“The Anthropologist”) recently premiered at docNYC.

Eric Garner’s Mother On Her Son’s Life And Death

We have a VERY special guest this week: Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner. She spoke to us about her son’s life and death and the aftermath of the Grandy Jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed him.

Molly Crabapple On Drawing At Gitmo Trials

Molly Crabapple talks to “The Katie Halper Show” about her work as a court illustrator, and her experience working in the Gitmo trials.

Tai-Nehisi Coates Joins The Katie Halper Show!

During the episode, the Atlantic correspondent, author of Between the World and Me, and the recipient of the MacCarther Genius Grant discusses the difference between racism in the United States and Europe, why he dislikes being called a genius, what it felt like when Toni Morrison compared him to James Baldwin, what changed his mind on reparations and the one statistic that crystalizes the need for race-based and not merely class-based solutions.

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Judah Friedlander On His New Book, Gentrification, and More!

On this episode of the Katie Halper Show, we chat with the hilarious standup comedian, actor, author and artist Judah Friedlander about his new book “If the Raindrops United,” which ranges from hilarious and lighthearted to hilarious and focuses a lot of gentrification. We also discuss the Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders’ accent, and amazing films like Red Dawn.

Al Giordano, Narco News, Tash Lennard, and Katie On Fox!

We have a new episode out featuring Al Giordano, Narco News, Tash Lennard and, of course, as always, Gabriel Pacheco and Reggie Johnson! On the The Katie Halper Show, episode 13, I share some of the audio from my appearance on Fox Radio. When I brought up the story of the Rosenbergs, a caller called in and said i was “lying anti-christ”and told me to stop my “cackling.” Then journalist Al Giordano gets made an honorary Jew, by yours truly in a very holy ceremony, talks to us about the School of Authentic Journalism, why he’s leaving Facebook for tsu dot co and his suspicions about Joe Biden and the White House. Then we talk to journalist Natasha Lennard about why we shouldn’t refer to they influx of refugees as a “European crisis” and why the media shows black and brown corpses more than white ones. And Jason Chaffetz (UT-R) thinks he catches Planned Parenthood President in a lie, but is actually caught lying himself about the source of a chart he claimed he had made but really stole from an anti-choice group. And he proves he knows as much about breasts and mammograms as Rush Limbaugh knows about birth control and female pleasure. On October 14th, we’ll have Judah Friedlander and on October 28th, we’ll have Ta-Nahisi Coates!

The “Best-Bi” List

On this week’s episode of the Katie Halper Show, we commemorate Bivisibility Day by presenting a “Best-Bi” list of people you probably didn’t know were bisexual. Then we discuss Chris Christie’s typically nuanced response to the Pope: “He’s just wrong.” And we ponder the awkward fact that the GOP considers Rosa Parks a hero but she said on the national board of the very organization the Republicans voted to shut down: Planned Parenthood. Oops! Our guests include Robert Meeropol, who is the song of Ethel and Julius Meeropol, who were the only people ever executed in the United States during peace time. He explains how the government used his mother Ethel to pressure his father to name names and when that didn’t work, the government put them both in the electric chair. Robert makes an exclusive announcement about an event honoring his mother on what would have been on 100th anniversary, which will take place Monday, Sept 28th at 11AM at City Hall. And and tells us about the man who adopted him and his brother, Abel Meeropol, who wrote the lyrics and the music to the anti-lynching anthem Strange Fruit, made famous by Billie Holiday. Bryan Collinsworth explains how we know that Martin Shkreli and Big Pharma are lying when they claim they mark up the prices of medications to pay for research. And Mexican documentary photographer Rodrigo Jardon talks about his work in the Mixtec Highlands, which will be in an exhibit opening Friday, October 25th at Union Docks in Brooklyn!

Ethel Rosenberg’s Birthday

On this week’s episode of “The Katie Halper Show” we discuss the infamous Rosenberg trial on the birthday of Ethel Rosenberg, who was sentenced to death along with her husband, Julius, after being convicted of espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union. Ethel’s brother David Greenglass, whose testimony had condemned her, later stated that he had lied to protect his own wife Ruth, who had been the actual typist of the classified documents he stole, and that he was encouraged by the prosecution to do so.


Why Kim Davis Should Love Lesbians

Episode 11 of The Katie Halper Show is up! Heather Gold talks gay divorce & why Kim Davis should love lesbians. Versha Sharma of NowThis News talks about interviewing Bernie Sanders and making a video about Bobby Jindal. State Senator Gustavo Rivera talks about his dreams for voice-overs & his work around syringe access and charities being able to pay people’s bail so that innocent people don’t please guilty to crimes they haven’t committed just because they can’t afford to pay their bail. Plus Bernie sings This Land is Your Land.