Oct 8: GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger
Oct 7th, 2011 by Sam


Coming up:

GOP Presidential Candidate Fred Karger. Is it difficult to be G-A-Y in the G-O-P? Fred will will be on The Samantha Clemens Show to discuss his run for president.


Samantha welcomes’s Tony Schinella as he presents his “Granite State Update.” Tony will give us an update about what’s happening leading up to the NH primary!

  • Will the primary be in December?
  • Will Bachmann make a comeback or does Romney have it in the bag for the GOP?


Aug 13: Don’t know much about climate change?
Aug 12th, 2011 by Sam


Don’t know much about climate change? If so, then maybe you were duped by science frauds paid by the industries that pollute the most.

Join Samantha and one of the coauthors of the book, Merchants of Doubt”, Naomi Oreskes, as the two talk about the politics of climate change.

Who’s to blame?
Who’s profiting?
Who’s cares?

The answers to these questions and more on this Saturday’s show!

Remember! Listen to The Samantha Clemens Show this and every Saturday from 10-11am, only on AM 1510 and

May 28: Savage and Schultz and Sluts, Oh My!
May 28th, 2011 by Sam


Michael Savage STILL banned in Britain?

Michael Savage is known for incendiary talk radio.  He targets liberals generally and other people who are gay, immigrants, poor, or are otherwise unfit in his view.  Britain has banned him from entering the country.  Is this a freedom of speech issue.

Ed Schultz taking a little vacation?  Has the word “slut” reared its ugly head once again?

Ed Schultz, known for his outspoken talk radio (as distinguished from incendiary), recently referred to Laura Ingraham as a whore.  He was suspended from his TV show on MSNBC for a week.  Is this a freedom of speech issue?

Is it ok for women to use the word (i.e. the Slutwalk) and men to be prevented from doing so?  Is this a generational thing?

And what about other words, like the N-word.  Why is the N-word banned from most of society and the word slut isn’t?

Join me and my producer Aaron Donchin, as we discuss some of this week’s latest talk radio silliness, only on AM 1510, The Revolution Boston

May 21: The attack of the NASTIE’s and storming moats
May 21st, 2011 by Sam



The economy:

If you reduce taxes to nothing, will the economy grow infinitely?  Jared Bernstein will explain why this is just not so, regardless of what he calls the NASTIE’s say (Never-A-Stinkin’-Tax-Increase-Ever!).  What Dems AND Repubs have to come to grips with.

Check out his blog:  Attack of the NASTIE’sWage Story, Longer Term.

Holding the banks accountable:

Storming the moat!  The JP Morgan Chase office in Columbus, Ohio is surrounded by a moat.  Liz Ryan Murray will explain why folks dressed up as Robin Hood, stormed the castle, and demanded to let others stay in their’s.

For more, check out Show Down in America and the New Bottom Line.

May 14: Cons win in Canada (what?) & Banks behaving badly
May 14th, 2011 by Sam



  • John Brenner, Managing Editor, CHUM radio-Ottawa, Canada
  • John O’Brien, Register of Deeds, Essex County

What’s up with Canada? Canadian elections were a few weeks ago and the Conservatives did far better than expected. We’ll talk to CHUM radio-Ottawa managing editor John Brenner as he gives us the low-down from north of the border.


Do you trust your bank? Are you angry that the big banks have taken America for a ride? We’ll speak with Essex County Southern District (Salem) Registrar of Deeds John O’Brien. He’ll talk about what his district is doing to combat mortgage fraud by Bank of America.

Mar 26: Spanking is to Republicans as Time-outs are to Democrats
Mar 26th, 2011 by Sam



Kevin B Smith, Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Are your political views shaped by your environment?  Do you come to your beliefs after long, careful, thoughtful evaluation?  Or, does our personality drive our political beliefs?  And, what creates that basic personality?

This has been in the news lately:

Nicholas Kristof writes: “…some humans are particularly alert to threats, particularly primed to feel vulnerable and perceive danger. Those people are more likely to be conservatives.  Our Politics May Be All in Our Head

See, they think the world is a very scary place!  Well, they might be right at least some of the time.  But, does that mean you can never leave your zip code??

We’ll get the low-down with Dr. Smith who has spent most of the past decade studying the biological basis of political attitudes and behavior. With John R. Hibbing, he co-directs the Political Physiology Lab at Nebraska, and has helped pioneer the use of techniques from psychophysiology, behavioral genetics, neuroscience and cognitive psychology to study political temperament.

Nov 13: Rose Aguilar: What do women (voters) want? It’s the issues, stupid.
Nov 12th, 2010 by Sam


Rose Aguilar joins us to talk about the election:  women candidates, women voters, women’s issues.  Why on earth didn’t women vote for Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina?  Is the budget deficit the highest priority for women?  Are women likely to support tax increases and social security cuts proposed by the so-called bipartisan commission to pay for tax cuts for the top 2%ers?

Rose is host of “Your Call,” a daily call-in radio show on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and on KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz; and author of “Red Highways: A Liberal’s Journey Into the Heartland.”

Recent articles by Rose:

The New York Times Gets Women Voters Wrong

GOP Hopefuls Threaten Reproductive Rights, Support for Poor Women

Jun 26: Rose Aguilar: “Red Highways: A Liberal’s Journey into the Heartland”
Jun 25th, 2010 by Sam


This week’s guest is Rose Aguilar, author, “Red Highways: A Liberal’s Journey into the Heartland,” host of Your Call, a daily, live call-in radio show on NPR-affiliates KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz. She is a contributor to the book, Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland. She also writes for and offers political analysis for the BBC.

About the book:
“Tired of speaking to like-minded people, San Francisco blogger and radio journalist Rose Aguilar quit her job, bought a Toyota van, picked up her boyfriend, and took off on a six-month road trip through southern and mountain states. There she interviewed a wide array of people who rarely, if ever, appear in the national media. They include a former Republican evangelical pastor who now preaches inclusion in Tulsa; anti-war, pro-choice, and green Republicans; and a Montana hunter planning to leave his job as a conservationist to fight for gay rights.

This political travelogue challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about—and what they expect from their political leaders.”

Listen to the podcast of last week’s show and listen live at AM 1510 in Boston.

Mar 27: Richard Wrangham: What makes us Human?
Mar 25th, 2010 by Sam



We’ll celebrate healthcare for everybody and talk a little about the tea party-animals, which will fit right in with our guest…

What makes us human? Was it walking? Making and using tools? Planning for the hunt? Or, was it…..drum roll… cooking??

Yes, cooking – heating and cooking food – gave us a better diet, created social bonding, all sorts of things.

In Catching Fire, a reviewer writes:

“Wrangham says the adoption of cooking had profound impacts on human families and relationships, making hearth and home central to humanity and driving humans into paired mating and perhaps even traditional male-female household roles.
He writes that the advent of cooking permitted a new distribution of labor between men and women: Men entered into relationships to have someone to cook for them, freeing them up for socializing and other pursuits and bolstering their social standing. Women benefited from men’s protection, safeguarding their food from thieves. Homo sapiens remains the only species in which theft of food is uncommon even when it would be easy.”

He also wrote “Demonic Males.” Check this out:

“Whatever their virtues, men are more violent than women. Why do men kill, rape, and wage war, and what can we do about it? Drawing on the latest discoveries about human evolution and about our closest living relatives, the great apes, Demonic Males offers some startling new answers. Dramatic, vivid, and firmly grounded in meticulous research, this book will change the way you see the world. As the San Francisco Chronicle said, it “dares to dig for the roots of a contentious and complicated subject that makes up much of our daily news.””

Maybe HE can explain the tea party-animals….


Aug 1: Crowley and Gates; Mokray on green barn-raisings
Aug 1st, 2009 by Sam


  • I am not a racist.” says suspended Boston Police Officer after comparing Gates to a “banana-
    eating jungle monkey.” (don’t miss the last 10 minutes when Scott from the Cape sez white
    people are losing their place in society because of black people)
  • George Mokray talks about HEET, a cool new way to get your house green without costing a
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